Pigeons

Pigeons can be a nuisance if they are residing on or around your property but, here at Whelan Pest Prevention, we can provide the finest pigeon control.

We don’t just eradicate pigeons, but we also find you the best solutions to deter pigeons from returning.

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Our pest controllers are friendly and approachable, able to use the latest equipment and safe chemicals to ensure just one visit to your property is necessary.

We operate 7 days a week, with early, evening, and weekend appointments available, and we provide pigeon control across a wide range of locations, including:

• Surrey
• Hampshire
• Reading
• West Sussex
• Devon

Pigeons, also known by their Latin name Columba Livia, are a species of bird with 350 recorded varieties. The most common of the columbidae family are the Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, and Collared Dove (Ring-Necked Dove). With an estimated 10 – 15 million in Europe, they are the most serious pest associated with human habitations.

Collared Dove (Ring-Necked Dove)

Although the Collared Dove is not a native species to the UK, having been introduced in 1953 from Europe, it is an extremely successful species. They are now a common visitor to gardens across the UK, with numbers rising dramatically over the last 44 years. Smaller than the Feral Pigeon, measuring 21-33 cm, they can be identified by a narrow black band around the rear of the neck and dark wing tips on the primary flight feathers.

Collared Doves breed almost exclusively in trees or bushes, building a very basic nest made of small twigs. Breeding takes place between February/March, and October. Their nests will be found close to human habitation where food supplies are optimum, normally in residential gardens or parks. They lay two white eggs which hatch in 15-18 days, with the young fledging after 17-22 days.

Wood Pigeon

The Wood Pigeon is the most common pigeon found in the UK, even eclipsing the Feral Pigeon population in towns and cities. Unlike the Feral Pigeon however, the Wood Pigeon is found predominantly in rural areas, although it has started to exploit urban habitats in the last 30 years.

The largest pigeon in the UK, measuring 38-43cm, they can be identified by a distinctive white broken band around the rear of its neck and prominent white wing bars. Wood Pigeons breed between June and November, with woodland areas being the natural choice. They lay two white eggs in a very basic nest made of twigs, with eggs hatching in 17-19 days.

Feral Pigeon

Feral Pigeons are commonly found in urban areas, nesting in places such as a block of flats, a bit of Victorian Gothic architecture, or a railway arch. They are descended from the Wild Rock Dove and, over the years, they have become semi domesticated. Measuring 32-37cm, they can be identified by their distinctive twin black wing bars.

Their nesting can block chimneys, flues, and guttering, which can cause issues with carbon monoxide and water overflow from gutters. It’s also common to find parasites such as mites, ticks, fleas, and beetles in their nests. So, if you don’t solve your pigeon problem, you may find you suffer from a parasite infestation too.

Pigeon droppings are acidic and can corrode/erode metals, stonework, and brickwork. Not only can they destroy materials and look and smell unpleasant, they can transmit a variety of diseases from Listeria to E-coli. When dry, their droppings can become airborne in small particles, which can lead to respiratory complaints.

Pigeon Proofing Systems

Our national bird specialist teams provide discreet solutions to treat pigeon problems on your property quickly, with minimal fuss or disruption. We utilise a range of bird deterrent and proofing solutions, such as bird netting, pigeon spikes, or electrical and wire deterrent systems. No matter how complicated the cladding structure is, we can make the proofing almost invisible. Our bird proofing systems will prevent pigeons from settling on typical roosting places such as cornices, attics, ledges, and window sills.

Here at Whelan Pest Prevention, we also use removal techniques, where we schedule egg, nest, and bird removal programmes. We provide you with a free property survey, and our bird specialists will offer you advice on how to keep your premises free from pigeons.

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Commercial Pigeon Proofing

With pigeons being commonly found in urban areas, it is important for you to keep an eye on and solve any pigeon problems you may have on your commercial property. Many pigeons build their nests in proximity to food, so if your company handles food, whether food manufacturing, pubs, bars, or restaurants, you could attract pigeons.

Here at Whelan Pest Prevention, we offer professional, discreet solutions to solve your pigeon problem swiftly and effectively. This includes 24 hour response guaranteed from qualified, knowledgeable technicians.

Operating nationwide, our technicians offer expert advice, so to book your free business site survey, please call us today on 0800 678 5029.

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“The speed of the call out and willingness to do the job from Whelan Pest Control was excellent.”

 

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22/11/2018

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