An integral feature of British towns and cities, feral pigeons have become just as much a problem as their four-legged counterparts.
Often described as "rats with wings", the feral pigeon has adapted well to living alongside humans, and have become a well-recognised feature in many towns and cities across the country.
Pigeons have been known to carry diseases such as Salmonella, Chiamdiosis, and Psittacosis, which are passed easily from bird to bird, and on occasion, from bird to human. But the real problem with pigeons, is the mess that they create. Combined pigeon deposits can weigh up to several tons and costs £15m a year to clear up.
Droppings not only cause buildings to look unsightly, they also contain lime which, over time, can cause long-term damage. The droppings are also attributed to spreading infection.
As unpopular as the humble pigeon may be, shooting the pest is often frowned upon by the general public. Contraceptives for pigeons have been tried with limited success, and town councils are getting involved to drive the birds away from residential areas to specially built feeding and breeding areas in less sensitive places.
Whilst Attack Pest Control do not have a policy for killing pigeons, we are specialists in bird proofing, which involves installing pigeon spikes on your property, and thus preventing pigeons from landing and nesting on your building.