A serious problem in almost all cities of the world is the large flocks of gray pigeons, which are difficult to get rid of. Initially, this synanthropic species of birds nested in the rocks. After the emergence of cities, the birds decided that houses with attics, balconies and protective canopies are not inferior to the rocks, but in some ways even surpass. Today it is almost impossible to get rid of pigeons who decided to change the rocks to urban houses. In the city, the pigeon has it all: places for nesting and landfills for food. But pigeons are dangerous neighbors that are best admired from afar, and not on your own balcony.
Pigeon Control Methods
The gray pigeons that lived in the rocks were domesticated many millennia ago. Wild pigeons still live here and there in nature. Urban - the descendants of second-run wild domestic pigeons. City birds differ from their ancestors only in a wide variety of colors and a complete absence of fear of humans. The latter has already become a problem for the people themselves.
Pigeons without fear build nests on balconies; they like to sit on balcony canopies. At a metabolic rate of birds, windows, balcony railings, and drying clothes quickly become stained with bird droppings.
But even this is not the worst. Pigeons, like all birds, carry diseases dangerous to humans:
- Newcastle disease
Some of these diseases are caused not by viruses or bacteria, but by simple parasites. Infection with parasites occurs even without direct contact with pigeons. In nests arranged by birds on balconies, bugs usually live. Insects are called pigeon, bird or chicken, the essence does not change.
While there are hosts in the nest, bedbugs sit in the litter and feed on the blood of adult birds or chicks. But pigeons grow, birds leave the nest, and the bug crawls into the apartment in search of food. If pigeons were infected with protozoa, bugs will transmit parasites to humans. Since bed bugs are cosmopolitan, they will happily settle in an apartment. A pigeon bug prefers birds with a high body temperature, since it finds a victim by infrared radiation. In the absence of a bird within reach, the bug is able to feed on human blood. Those who have dealt with these bloodsuckers know how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs.
Against this background, it seems a trifle landing pigeons on the windowsill in the early morning. The cooing of the caring male and the clatter of claws on the windowsill just do not allow you to sleep.
You can try to get rid of the unpleasant neighborhood with a bird repeller. There are already a lot of repellents invented. Pigeon repellers are:
- mechanical barriers
- repellents, i.e. odor repellents,
- lethal, as the last frontier of defense.
Of the lethal, the easiest to handle are poisons. They allow you to get rid of pigeons for a while. But the use of poisons is undesirable due to the fact that no one can predict where the pigeon will die. If the bird dies on the peak of the balcony or in a gap inaccessible to the owner of the apartment, several days of “enjoying” the cadaverous smell are provided not only to the residents of the apartment, but also to their neighbors. If you get rid of birds using other lethal methods, you may find yourself breaking the laws that protect animals from abuse. Without consequences, you can only use birds repellent agents.
Theoretically, they should inspire pigeons with fear by their appearance. Such funds include:
- reflective tapes
- shiny metal rods freely suspended on the roof of the balcony,
- windmills with mirrors
- helium-filled balloons with eyes
- stuffed animals or models of birds of prey,
A cat is very indirect about visual aids. At first, seeing her through the glass, the pigeons will be frightened. Then they will sort it out and stop being afraid. If the cat is a hunter, and from the visual means goes into the material, there is a risk of losing the animal. Many cats fall from the balconies due to attempts to catch pigeons.
The effectiveness of light repellers
Light repellers are one of the most effective after mechanical barriers. Birds are afraid of strange movements and sudden sun glare. Light repellers are sold in the form of reflective tapes, garlands of discs or simply shiny polished rods. Even with a light wind, all these objects swing and let the sunbeams go.
- quickly covered with dust
- useless in cloudy or calm weather,
- can be suspended only from top to bottom.
The exception is ribbons that can be pulled horizontally at any height. Or cut into pieces and make them an analog curtain. For some time, the pigeons will be afraid to sit on the balcony visor. But to completely get rid of the “upper” birds with the help of light repellers will not work. The pigeons will quickly figure out that the frightening object is lower and does not climb onto the roof.
A visual scarer in the form of a balloon with eye patterns will help get rid of pigeons on the roof better than light reflectors. Its effectiveness does not depend on the strength of the wind or the presence of the sun. But periodically faded balls will need to be replaced with new ones.
A windmill with mirrors glares in the sun and, when rotated, produces a sound that repels pigeons. The combination of light and sound function effectively helps get rid of birds. But in calm weather, it is useless.
It’s not worth spending money on stuffed animals and models of birds of prey, including the “raven”. According to reviews of those who have tested this tool, pigeons almost instantly recognize a fake. Moreover, in nature, animal victims are not afraid of a well-fed predator. They fear the hunter and read the “body language" perfectly. Stationary stuffed pigeons soon begin to perceive as a decoration of the balcony.
Used at airports to get rid of birds on the runway. But in retail, there are no such powerful repellers. Household ultrasonic devices, which can be bought in stores, theoretically should scare away pigeons, and at the same time cats, dogs, rats and other animals. But buyers complain about the complete lack of effect from these devices.
Another version of the sound device is the once fashionable Chinese pendants. In the wind, these thin tubes emit a melodious sound, more pleasant than the noise of a windmill. Among the shortcomings is that this sound is quite quiet, and it is unlikely to get rid of birds on the balcony canopy. But they certainly will not sit on the railing.
The mechanical method allows you to get rid of pigeons sitting on the windowsills and railings of the balcony, but such a stockade does not look very aesthetically pleasing. However, the benefits of barriers outweigh the disadvantages.
The barrier looks like a plastic tape. On the one hand it is covered with an adhesive, on the other it is equipped with a picket fence made of plastic. Stick it on horizontal surfaces. Sometimes you can find a modification of such a barrier, fastened with screws.
Before buying a barrier, you will have to measure the length of the surface that needs to be protected.
The chemical version of the barrier repeats the old Russian way of protecting wooden fortresses in winter. Instead of water, window sills and railings are lubricated with compounds that make the horizontal surface very slippery. So you can get rid of all the pigeons that occupied the balcony. But the balcony visor is inconvenient to handle.
The manual indicates the duration of the composition and the necessary proportions.
Pigeons are not bedbugs, but they can also be frightened by the smell of spices. Perhaps the birds will not like pungent odors. Guaranteed they will not like if you pour spices directly into the nest. But getting rid of the guests on the railing will be more difficult. The main problem is that for a long time spices on narrow surfaces from the side of the street do not lie. They need to be somehow “fixed”. You can make a paste and apply on the railing.
After the rain, the balcony with "repellents" will look very dirty, and it is unlikely to get rid of the birds.
How to make DIY bird repellers
Visual repellers for can be made from old LEDs. Their surface, from which information is read by a laser, shines almost the same as a reflective tape. It is only necessary to take into account that laser discs are heavier than reflective tapes. When designing garlands of disks, you do not need to overload one product. Discs should swing freely under the wind.
Of the sound repellers, 2 options are possible: a “rattle” from a plastic 5-liter bottle or an analog of a Chinese product from forks and knives, as in the video:
A bottle repeller is often used in summer cottages. You can put it on the balcony. If the apartment is on the top floor, using a bottle wind turbine there is a chance to get rid of the pigeons on the roof. If you burn a “gear” on the neck and add a rattle, the windmill will make a rather nasty crack that scares away the birds. When using such a repeller, there is a chance at the same time to get rid of the neighbors.
Do-it-yourself options for mechanical barriers made by yourself are slightly larger:
- the most coarse sandpaper
- sealing holes where pigeons can nest,
- fishing line over the railing
- adhesive tape traps.
It is better to glue sandpaper on under-used window sills. Hard emery is unpleasant for pigeons, but on the balcony railing such paper interferes with the owners themselves.
Above the balcony railing, it is better to pull the fishing line at a height of 3-5 cm from the surface. The fishing line will allow you to get rid of the pigeons, as the birds will not be able to land normally on the railing. The owner of the balcony will be less affected by fishing line than sandpaper.
You can get rid of a pigeon pair by systematically ruining their nest or by closing holes in which the birds decide to settle. The desire for small caves remained at the city pigeons from their wild relatives.
Tapes with glue, which are used to protect against rodents, will also relieve birds. But this method is closer to lethal. The glue is very viscous, it will remain on the feet of a freed pigeon. As a result, the bird will stick somewhere else and die there from thirst and hunger. Although it will be possible to get rid of the pigeon in this way. For smaller birds, glue is deadly. The little bird will quickly lose its strength, fall into glue and die.
Among the shortcomings of this glue, in addition to death for birds, is rapid dusting when outdoors. Such a dusty trap will quickly lose its properties.
The most famous and widespread are snares. Can be made from fishing line. But a snare device requires some skills. It should be remembered that in the snare the bird will either choke itself or remain alive until the owner of the balcony appears. In the latter case, the hunter will have to kill the pigeon himself. It is difficult to get rid of the pack in this way: only one individual is caught in the snare. The rest either live as before, or learn a lesson and stop falling into the trap.
Instead of a snare, you can use a cage designed to catch birds. In this case, the pigeon will definitely stay until the owner of the apartment returns home.
One way to get rid of a pigeon flock is to make a trap out of a long, narrow and deep box. It is not clear how to fix this structure on the balcony and where to put the caught flock. Just take the pigeons "away from home" and can not be released. The birds will be back. Obvious further steps not everyone can do.
But if someone can, then it is enough to make a deep gutter with a height of 50 cm, a width of 20 cm and a length as long as possible. The longer the gutter, the more pigeons will fall into it at a time. At the bottom of the gutter, they pour grain and wait for the pigeons to fly off to peck it. The essence of the trap is that for takeoff the bird must spread its wings, and the width of the gutter will not allow the pigeon to do this. The pigeon will not be able to turn across. The width is less than the body length of pigeons. It remains, only one by one to take the pigeons out of the trap.
Getting rid of pigeons is not easy. Ideally, the number of pigeons should be controlled by urban services in order to prevent epidemics. They do this with poisons. With current animal protection trends, residents of apartment buildings are left face to face with the problem of urban pigeons. Really "scare away" birds "spiky" barriers. But in order to really get rid of pigeons, repellers must put all the neighbors. Otherwise, the pigeons will still cause inconvenience.
Why are pigeons dangerous?
Many people feed pigeons and believe that it is not necessary to fight them, but in reality this is not so. The first inconvenience that birds deliver is droppings and an unpleasant odor. Fecal feces contain aggressive substances that cause corrosive processes and rotting, destroy indoor plants. It will be impossible to dry clothes on the balcony where the birds live, or to leave any things there, as they will be dirty all the time. In addition, pigeons are quite noisy birds. Their cooing, constant fuss, clatter of claws on the visor or window sill can also cause considerable discomfort.
Pigeons on the balcony are unpleasant neighbors that can cause serious inconvenience
Another feature of city pigeons is fearlessness. In the conditions of megacities, they have practically no natural enemies. Most of them do not consider it necessary to be afraid of people, so the birds may well fly into the open door or window, and then housekeeping in the apartment. In this case, measures to combat uninvited guests should be taken immediately - they will remember the road well and can cause serious damage.
Pigeon droppings contain caustic compounds and dangerous microorganisms
Pigeon droppings not only look unaesthetic, but can also pose a health hazard. It contains pathogenic microorganisms and bacteria, and the birds themselves are carriers of various diseases, including ornithosis and histoplasmosis.
Attention! The most common mistake of compassionate apartment owners is to feed the birds on the balcony. Do not forget that where there are 1 or 2 pigeons today, there will be a dozen tomorrow.
To get started, you can try to get rid of pigeons with the help of sound and visual effects. Birds are annoyed by constant rustling and glare, so you can try to cope with them using simple methods.
- Foil. A simple and affordable way to deal with uninvited guests is to cut ordinary foil into long strips and hang it on the balcony. When the wind blows, it will rustle, and when sunlight hits, give glare, which will cause feathered discomfort.
- CD discs. Another good option is old CD-ROMs, which you need to decorate the balcony. They reflect glare well and scare away birds.
- Old cassettes. If the owner of the apartment has the old cassettes, you can remove the film from them and hang it on the balcony. The effect is the same as the foil - rustling and light glare.
- Laser pointer. Devices resembling large laser pointers are often used at airports, so their effectiveness can be considered proven. True, the homeowner will have to constantly watch the birds and direct a beam at them every time they appear on the balcony.
- Raven. Crows are the main natural enemies of pigeons in the city, so you can buy a stuffed bird and install it on the balcony. If you could not find such an item, you can use a soft toy, sewing shiny buttons in place of the eyes. The pigeons will have the impression that they are facing a dangerous predator, and they will leave a favorite place.
The foil makes unpleasant sounds and glistens in the sun, which annoys birds
Another effective way to scare away pigeons is to spray them with water. A toy water gun that releases a long, tight jet is well suited for these purposes. The disadvantage is that the birds need to be doused at least a dozen times so that they lose their desire to sit on the balcony. This task can be entrusted to children who like to play with water pistols and chase pigeons, making sure that water will not get into people passing below.
You can put speakers on the balcony and try to discourage birds with loud music. Those who have tested this method say that they endure hard rock and metal worst of all. True, to be in an apartment where music is rattling all day will not be too comfortable, and neighbors may not appreciate the good intentions of the music lover.
You can pour pigeons with water from a children's gun
Advice! The least effective in the fight against pigeons are sound effects. Ideally, loud sounds that can scare birds away for a long time should last several days without interruption. Neighbors are unlikely to be happy with such an event, and the chances that uninvited guests will not return to their favorite place after the noise has died down are quite small.
Pigeons are able to choose almost any recess or cornice, but if you create difficult conditions for them, the birds will stop flying to the balcony. Если развешивать по балкону разные предметы или следить за незваными гостями нет желания, можно воспользоваться другими средствами.
Противоприсадная струна или обычная леска — хороший способ от голубей
- Вазелин. Перила и другие части конструкции, где сидят пернатые, нужно смазать вазелином. The paws of the birds will slide, which will discourage them from landing on an uncomfortable surface. Instead of petroleum jelly, you can use any sticky substance (for example, clerical glue) - pigeons will not stick, but will experience serious discomfort when moving. The disadvantage of this method is that the layer of “scaring” substance will have to be constantly updated, and it will not be easy to wash it off the balcony.
- Spices. Pigeons do not tolerate the intense smell of spices, with which they can be repelled. To do this, sprinkle black or red pepper, cinnamon or cloves on the balcony. They are absolutely safe for people and animals, and it is much easier to remove them than petroleum jelly or waste products. True, from time to time the spices need to be updated, and during a strong wind they can be completely inflated.
- Fishing line. At a height of 5 cm from the surfaces you need to pull the fishing line, which will not allow the pigeons to land. This method can not always be implemented in practice (in some places there is nothing to catch the line), and it is also quite laborious, since the thread should not sag.
- Board with nails. Stack nails on any suitable board so that their sharp ends stick out, and put it in places where birds most often sit. When they land, they will constantly prick their paws, and as a result they will find a more convenient place.
A stuffed crow is a good pigeon repeller, so in nature these birds are at war
To scare away pigeons, you can get a domestic cat, but you will have to constantly monitor the animal. In the heat of bird hunting, cats often forget about height, can fall from the upper floors and crash to death.
Advice! If simple pigeon repellents are ineffective, consider glazing the balcony. This is an expensive option, but it has many advantages, as it protects the balcony not only from uninvited guests, but also from the weather, and in the winter it will be warmer in the apartment.
Devices for daring pigeons do not have to do it yourself - you can use ready-made products that are sold in stores.
Flexible tapes with long spikes prevent pigeons from landing on the balcony and roof
- Polymer mesh. A good option for those who want to get rid of birds, but do not want to limit their space and glass the balcony. The design can be tightened with a mesh of durable polymer threads - it does not interfere with the review and does not spoil the appearance of the balcony, but creates an insurmountable obstacle for birds. Subsequently, it can be removed and used only if necessary.
- Spikes. The spikes that protect the balconies from pigeons have a length of about 10 centimeters and are mounted on a flexible base, which allows you to fix them anywhere.
- Sound devices. You can scare away birds with the help of special devices - ultrasonic or noise. The former generate ultrasound that people and pets cannot catch, while the latter periodically make sounds similar to the cries of birds of prey.
- Electrical devices. Electric bird repellent systems are cables with a control unit. In contact with the conductors, the birds receive a light shock, which does not kill them, but gives the birds serious discomfort. This is a difficult way to deal with pigeons, since the installation of such systems requires financial costs and is carried out exclusively by specialists. In addition, despite the safety not declared by manufacturers, it is better to use them on roofs and cornices, but not in places where people constantly go.
- Repellents. Chemicals are a sticky substance that impedes the movement of pigeons and repels them with a pungent odor. The method has several disadvantages: the substance is poorly washed from surfaces, and over time, trash sticks to it.
Do not feed the pigeons on the balcony, otherwise it will be difficult to get rid of them
As practice shows, the most effective and safe means for controlling birds are physical barriers. For a while they can spoil the appearance of the balcony, but for the sake of the result, temporary inconvenience can be tolerated.
For reference! Ultrasonic devices have conflicting reviews on forums and sites. Some consumers talk about their effectiveness, while others say that birds do not pay attention to ultrasound.
If 1-2 pigeons are hosted on the balcony, you can try to catch them and take them away so that they forget the way to the old place. This is done with a simple trap, but it takes time, patience and caution. To make it, you need to take a suitable container, a wooden stick 15-20 cm long, a strong fishing line or thread, food (seeds, grains, crumbs).
How to catch a pigeon can be found in our special article.
Table 1. Step-by-step instructions for manufacturing a bird trap
|Step 1||As a trap, it is best to use a mesh box - some birds are very shy, and will not climb under the whole structure. At the same time, it should be heavy enough - the pigeon will certainly try to free itself, and can distort too light a design|
|Step 2||Set the box upside down and make sure that its edges are snug against the surface. Tie a fishing line or kapron string to the stick, then raise one edge of the box and support it|
|Step 3||Pour a small amount of food under the box and wait for the pigeons. As soon as the bird is interested in food and goes under the box, you need to sharply pull the rope. The design will fall and the uninvited guest will be trapped|
In a similar way, you can catch a pigeon on a fishing line - make a wide loop out of it, pour food inside and at the right time tighten the loop on the bird's paw. Catching birds is not so easy, but if you show a little patience, it is quite possible, and sometimes they leave their favorite place after several unsuccessful attempts.
It is better not to take captured pigeons with your bare hands - parasites that can easily be transmitted to humans are present on their feathers and beak. If the bird pecked at its offender, the wound should be immediately treated with any antiseptic and observed for several days.
Video - Pigeon Trap
Pigeons can be caught and carried away from home
Advice! If the pigeons made a nest on the balcony, it will have to be ravaged or thrown away, otherwise they will constantly fly to where it is. You can put dummy eggs in it (for example, from chalk) - the chicks will not appear at the appointed time, and the parents will consider the place unsuitable for breeding.
How to prevent pigeons from appearing on the balcony
It is quite difficult to discourage pigeons from their favorite place - it is much easier to prevent their appearance. To do this, it is enough to follow simple rules:
- do not clutter up the space with trash, old furniture and things,
- keep the balcony clean
- Do not leave food, especially water, in open areas.
Pigeons love to nest in old furniture, boxes and other trash
If not one of the ways to scare away pigeons does not work, it means that comfortable conditions are created nearby for them. Usually one of the neighbors feeds the birds - in this case, you need to try to negotiate with wildlife lovers so that they arrange feeders in other places.
What doves eat
It is necessary to start the fight against pigeons as early as possible, otherwise they will turn the balcony or loggia into a place unsuitable for people to stay. This can be a daunting task, but if you persevere, you can make the feathered invaders leave the territory forever.
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Birds, along with feces, emit colorless crystals that dissolve very poorly in alcohol and water, but paint or paint corrodes on plastic or wood. The excrement of pigeons consists of liquid and solid urea. Costs are required to repair items damaged by birds.
To keep windows, shutters or balconies clean, you have to wash and clean the stool every day. If you give up and do nothing, it will be impossible to cope with the litter.
Pigeon excrement causes harmful microorganisms that cause serious pathologies in humans.
With the activation of viruses carried by birds, the patient develops weakness, the face and neck go numb, the temperature rises to 40, and the brain becomes inflamed. Encephalitis leads to severe complications:
- vision is falling
- hearing is getting worse
- the psyche is disturbed.
Pathology is long and poorly treated. Its causative agent can be found not only in the litter, but also in the feathers of pigeons.
Birds are affected by a viral infection, which is transmitted to humans by inhaling particles of fluff in contact with birds. Chlamydia is present in the feces of pigeons, in secretions from the beak. Signs of ornithosis appear every other day or 2, malaise, fever, dry throat. After a while, a cough occurs, chest pain appears, and the nervous system suffers.
Spores of the fungus that multiply in moist soil, having got into the soil from pigeon droppings, are carried by the wind and, having penetrated the human respiratory tract, grow into the lung tissue. With weakening of the immune system, histoplasmosis affects the internal organs and skin:
- The body is covered with boils and ulcers.
- The liver and lymph nodes increase.
- A cough with blood appears.
- Pus is secreted with phlegm.
The disease is dangerous for patients with low immunity. Long-term exposure is fraught with peritonitis, tuberculosis, encephalopathy, the development of heart failure.
Contact with pigeons can provoke infection with a yeast that infects the skin, lungs, and mucous membranes. The causative agent of a serious illness is in the bird droppings and enters the human body when inhaled air infected with fungi. With weakened immunity, torulosis encompasses the nervous system, which leads to an increase in temperature, impaired consciousness, convulsions, and even coma.
City pigeons carry pathogens of intestinal infection, accompanied by fever, diarrhea, dehydration. The disease has various forms, in the absence of timely treatment causes complications in the form of renal failure, damage to the brain, joints, a sharp decrease in blood levels.
With feces of street pigeons, intracellular microbes are sent to the external environment, from where they enter the human body and move to the lymph nodes with a blood stream. Toxoplasmosis affects:
The disease is very dangerous for women carrying a baby. Infection is fraught with miscarriage, birth of a dead child, infection of the fetus.
Fungi, which with feces of birds enter the environment, are transmitted to humans by inhalation of air and begin to multiply, affecting the respiratory tract. Typically, cryptococcosis in patients ends with recovery, but with immunodeficiency, the lungs, kidneys, and meninges suffer.
Intracellular parasites that enter the body along with greens and berries grown on the ground with feces of birds cause listeriosis in children and adults with weakened immune systems. The disease makes itself felt not immediately, but after many days, it affects the lymph nodes, the conjunctival membrane of the eyes.
If untreated, the bacteria begin to multiply, spreading throughout the body, which leads to damage to the peripheral nerves.
Having freed the balcony from everything that attracts birds, having cleaned the room of litter, it must be isolated from birds. Do not miss mosquitoes, midges and pigeons mosquito net installed on the window.
They are afraid of products from which light is reflected. To scare street pigeons to the window, you can glue a film that discourages the rays of the sun and the sparkle of snow. The foil is cut into small strips and hung around the perimeter. Such garlands not only allow glare, but also rustle.
Those who have been using a computer at home for more than one year always have not only flash cards for transferring data to them, but also objects reflecting light - disks. They are made of polycarbonate, aluminum is applied on top and coated with acrylic varnish.
Such products are hung on the balcony, while decorating the design and scaring away stubborn birds.
Millet with pepper
Pigeons will not like treats made of fine grain mixed with spicy seasoning scattered on a balcony or windowsill. Having tasted a delicacy of millet and pepper, the birds will no longer disturb the owner of the apartment with their presence.
Pigeons, spices for meat dishes, citric acid, salt can be poured into the favorite place of pigeons.
To get rid of annoying guests, a soft toy with sparkling eyes or a large stuffed bird of prey needs to be installed on the balcony, well attached. Such a neighborhood can scare away pigeons.
You need to fight birds using different methods. Street birds cannot tolerate chemical air fresheners with lemon aroma and sea freshness.
Pigeons adore twisting nests in the attic, enjoy settling on roofs, but are afraid of the presence of noise and reflection of light. Both that and another guarantees to the birds the established weather vane.
To drive away from the windowsill
The cat, which often likes to sit there, drives the birds away from the balcony. It is also possible to solve the problem with the fact that pigeons constantly fly around, walk around the windowsill, apartment owners who do not have such pets. The paws of the birds will not be able to stay in place if it is lubricated with petroleum jelly and sunflower oil. Walking on a slippery surface is not very pleasant.
Production technologies in the chemical industry are developing rapidly. But in addition to composite compositions, they continue to use silver paint in interior design, which is made by mixing aluminum powder with drying oil or bitumen varnish. If you put it on a wooden windowsill, the surface will shine in the sun, and pigeons will fly by.
Plastic balconies are not painted with silver, but in this case, you can choose an option that will help prevent bird droppings. At a height of 50 mm from the windowsill, a fishing line is stretched and fixed several times, pigeons are not able to climb through it.
Street birds do not tolerate the sharp specific smell that comes from the organic compound that is obtained by distilling coal tar. Naphthalene, the name of this aromatic hydrocarbon, is sold in balls and powder, pouring them on the windowsill, you can forever forget about the pigeons.
Attic, staircase, ventilation
Birds start anywhere, attacking private and apartment buildings, so getting to them is not so easy. If pigeons have chosen the attic, you can get rid of them by laying boards with protruding nails. When the birds climb into the ventilation, studded tapes come to the rescue.
A device that simulates the cry of a formidable and predatory bird is able to make street pigeons leave the porch and the attic.
The technical equipment that farmers use to drive starlings and crows away from crops does not contain toxic and chemical substances, but frighten pigeons with a loud sound made by a propane gun.
Than to poison
Since pigeons are constantly fed and pitied, so many of them have divorced that dangerous diseases have begun to spread among people, and bird populations have to be controlled.
Heavy metal gradually accumulates in the body, and pigeons do not die immediately. To get rid of birds digging in garbage pits, lead is mixed with grain or poured into water.
At home, a spoonful of crystals of potassium permanganate is stirred in half a glass of water. Dark violet liquid is added to the feed, from such a treat the pigeon dies very quickly.
In a veterinary pharmacy, a drug is sold that destroys insects that bother cows. The instructions say how to make poison from "Diazinon" for pigeons.
If you feed the pigeons, mixing the grain with so much sodium chloride, their organs stop working and the birds quickly die. Just a few crystals of salt added to the feed pose a mortal danger to pigeons.
Organophosphorus compounds that are used to control weeds cause hormonal changes in birds, which leads to their death.
Bird Prevention and Protection
So that pigeons do not wound up in the loggia or attic, you can not leave old boxes, sofas, chairs, where uninvited guests like to equip nests. No need to feed the birds even once, they will remember this and begin to fly.
Food, seeds, grains should always be removed from the balcony so as not to attract birds. Do not wait until the pigeons begin to equip themselves with a home, and when they appear, immediately enter the fight.