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Keep Pigeons Away from Your BusinessWhile pigeons may not be the first thing you think of when destructive critters come to mind, these birds can still cause a lot of damage and leave unsightly messes around your commercial space. Since most of the time they don’t actually enter your building, pigeons can be quite difficult to deter from your business. However, here are some steps you can take to help your building seem less attractive to pigeons.

  • Bird Spikes

    These spikes are easy to install and can be placed practically anywhere on your building, from the roof to the soffits. They will prevent pigeons from landing and nesting on your building and are a humane and easy way to control the bird population near your commercial space.

  • Repellent Gel

    Unlike glue rat traps, bird repellent gel is clean, humane, and easy to use. All you have to do is apply a thin layer of gel where birds like to nest, and wait for them to land. If the sickly smell of the gel doesn’t turn them off right away, they will grow uncomfortable nesting in gunk, and fly away.

  • Decoys

    Scare tactics are some of the oldest in the book, but they work well. If you place a pigeon’s natural predator like a large owl, crow, or snake where they frequently congregate, they will quickly abandon the area. You can even purchase animatronic decoys to add a more realistic touch!

  • Ultrasonic Repellant

    This tool is an audio-based repellent that is equivalent to shouting or banging pots and pans at unwanted birds. Most bird repellers are motion-activated, and will emit a high-frequency noise that humans can’t detect, so you won’t have to worry about scaring off clients or customers. However, it will scare the pigeons well enough that over time, they’ll learn to steer clear of your property.

  • Cleaning Up

    One of the simplest ways to keep any unwanted wildlife away from your building is to take away that special spark that attracts them in the first place. In most cases, this just means cleaning up around the perimeter of your building. Pigeons in particular like to roost where there is great-smelling trash, or where bits of food get dropped frequently. By keeping your business clean, you not only keep the birds away, you keep the customers coming!

The Bottom Line

While these tactics are a great way to train pigeons to stay away from your property, none are guaranteed to work. The best way to deal with unruly birds like pigeons is to hire the expert technicians at Critter Control Orlando® to deal with the problem for you. Our trapping and exclusion techniques are proven to capture and remove birds and other critters quickly and humanely. We also offer services to clean up the messes and damage they left behind. If you’re ready to take back your business from birds, call us today for a free consultation at 407.295.7194.

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