Why You Don't Want Pigeons Hanging Around Your San Diego Property

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When most people think about pests, birds aren’t usually the first creatures that come to mind. Although some species of birds can be annoying, they do not seem, at first glance, to be that bad. The truth is, some birds in San Diego are a huge threat to health and they also bring some unique problems onto area properties. One type of pest bird is pigeons. If you have never taken the time to learn more about the pigeons in San Diego and the problems they cause, here are some things to consider today.

About The Life Of An Urban Pigeon

Pigeons seem like mindless birds with the way they bob their heads and walk near people without paying them any mind. The truth is, pigeons are among the most intelligent creatures in our area. These aviary pests do not walk close to people because they are without fear, they do so because they know no one will try to hurt them. There are even cases where pigeons will stand in front of sliding doors to open them, waddle into a store, and steal snacks off shelves. That is pretty intelligent if you ask us. The question is, what do pigeons do when they aren’t stealing, walking around people, and stealing food? After a long day of snacking, pigeons find shelter on the sides of buildings in nooks and crannies. The more food opportunities there are in an area, the more likely pigeons will be to shelter nearby. 

The Problems Roosting Pigeons Cause Around Your Property

One thing we encourage you to consider is: Are pigeons dangerous? Despite their silly appearance and seemingly harmless behaviors, pigeons can be harmful creatures. Now, they won’t go out of their way to peck at people, this isn’t how pigeons cause harm. Pigeons cause harm by eating nasty things and then spreading disease through their excrement. If these pest birds are spending a lot of time on your property, they might get you or one of your family members sick. If you own a business that serves food, pigeons could be even more of a problem. Some common diseases people contract from pigeons are coccidia, chlamydia, and Hexamita. 

If spreading disease wasn’t bad enough, pigeons also carry around fleas and ticks. These small blood-feeding pests spread diseases with their bites. If you have cats or dogs, fleas and ticks might bite and get them sick as well.

Factors That Attract Pigeons To Your Property

Now that you know more about pigeons and the problems these pests cause, let’s talk about why pigeons invade properties. Pigeons gravitate to areas where they can find easy food. These pests love roosting near restaurants with outdoor settings, food carts, and picnic areas. If your property has available food sources or convenient areas where these pests can roost, they will want to settle down.

Call The Professionals For Total Bird Control For Your Property

If you are looking for a good way to get rid of pigeons and keep these pests off your property year-round, what you need is professional services courtesy of Habitat Protection. We offer detailed options to bird-proof area properties. Whether you are dealing with an active infestation in your attic, have noticed pigeons flying around your property, or are looking for a safe approach to keep these pests away year-round, we have a service plan here.

Call now to schedule your San Diego home or business for a service visit. We will answer any questions you have about pigeons and send a pest control technician your way with a solution to your bird problems.

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