At Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver, we want to share how to keep pigeons off your property and help you avoid the nuisance pigeons can create. Pigeons can be noisy even carry diseases, and their droppings can cause damage to cars, structures and machinery. While it might be nice to see them at the park, you may not find them so pleasing if they take up residence on your property.
Who doesn’t like being able to use deterrents that can be found around your house? Sprinkle black pepper or chili powder (or a mix) on your balcony, patios, and/or around your vents. You can also put these spices on your windowsills. Pigeons are sensitive to some smells and incense or perfume has been known to be a pigeon deterrent. Using these outside your house, around your property can be a great way to keep pigeons away. Sprinkle a honey solution on any place where pigeons like to perch. Pigeons find the stickiness to be unwelcoming and may go elsewhere.
Keep It Clean
When it comes to how to keep pigeons off your property, remember that they are attracted to sources of food. Because your garbage cans can be a ready source of a potential meal, be sure to keep your trash can lids closed and be sure that no other potential meals are available either. All garbage and composting should be contained so that it cannot be used by the pigeons for their next meal. If you own a business, such as a restaurant or café, incorporate frequent trash pickups and table wipedowns on your patio area.
Want a Pet?
If you want to have a pet anyways, getting a dog and/or a cat is a fine way to deter pigeons from taking up residence on your property. Pigeons are not particularly fond of potential predators. Getting the pet you wanted anyways is a good way to proverbially kill two birds with one stone.
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Bird nets are a fine way to keep the pigeons out of your trees. It will also deter them from other roosting locations. You can get rubber or plastic snakes or other fake animals as well. Pigeons are not keen on snakes and generally, cannot distinguish between fake and real ones. Purchasing ultrasonic devices can also be a great way to keep these pests away. These devices are a farmer favorite making it more popular in residential and commercial areas as well.
Installing spikes makes many roosting locations too unpleasant for pigeons to hang out. You can also create barriers in locations they seem to prefer. Be sure to block any gaps to your home or building that may look like a prime nesting location or any potential spaces for them to actually gain entry to your house. Shiny objects can also be a great deterrent—wind chimes or hanging CDs can work well for this.
Once you know how to keep pigeons off your property, it’s possible that they will not return. Pigeons are habitual creatures and prefer to stick to areas they know to be welcoming. If you have a pigeon problem that needs additional help, call us at Chimney Sweeps of America in Denver and we can help you get rid of them.