In Nature, ecosystems are bound together by intricate food webs by which native populations of predators and prey balance each other. Occasionally, creatures that are foreign to a certain area become introduced into the environment. We call these invasive species, and because they are not kept in check by the local food chains, they can often proliferate dramatically; commandeering supplies of food and shelter and crowding out the original inhabitants. In North America, one such creature is the rock dove, or pigeon. Eurasian in origin, these medium-sized birds found their way to our shores where they have dominated habitats ranging from crowded inner cities to the scenic clefts of the Rocky Mountains. Given that they thrive so well in urban areas and multiply so rapidly, they can become quite a nuisance to homeowners, HOA’s, apartment complexes, and the like. Because they are an invasive species, it requires professional and intentional effort to contain, quench, and prevent an infestation.
At first glance, it would appear that the main problems associated with a pigeon infestation are caused by the birds roosting on chimneys and the eaves and ledges of roofs. We all know what it's like to be greeted by an unwelcome doormat of pigeon droppings. Not only are these affects unsightly, but they can also pose significant health concerns to a community and warrant legitimate concern. However, if we are dealing with an infestation, it is important to realize that simply deterring the birds from roosting will not adequately solve the problem if they are still able to nest on or around the property. Pigeons have a very active reproductive cycle. Therefore, provided that they have access to food, water, harborage, and a place to nest, their population will continue to thrive despite efforts to curb their roosting. For this cause, we have developed a treatment system to effectively remove any existing nests, eliminate the resident pigeon population, and prevent them from continuing to nest on the property.
We also provide treatment for other invasive bird species such as house sparrows and European starlings; along with native inhabitants such as woodpeckers. Through evaluation, treatment, and regular maintenance, we can effectively address current infestations and prevent new ones from growing. We look forward to working with you to preserve the safe and presentable aesthetic of your business or residence.