Unlike many birds, pigeons don’t disappear in winter and can be pests all year round. Although these birds have many pleasant qualities, if there’s too many of them they can become like vermin, scavenging for food and contributing towards the damage of buildings.
Pigeon proofing your home or business can protect it from their droppings, which can harbour the growth of fungus, which causes histoplasmosis. This is a serious disease that affects the lungs.
Pigeons may also carry other diseases like cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonella, food poisoning, and more. However, it is rare that a pigeon will transmit any disease to a human being.
Having problems with pigeons in Shropshire, and need to pigeon proof your building?
Pigeons are protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, so it’s important not to take the law into your own hands when getting rid of them.
If you’re looking for pest control services for pigeons, and are based in Shropshire, Khitan Bird and Pest Solutions offer specialist birds of prey to control your pigeon population.
This is a unique service in the industry and includes trained falconers, who direct our birds of prey.
Find out more about our unique in-house bird control.