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Feral Pigeons (Columba livia)

Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) are a major problem in the UK and are common in all towns and cities. They are also found regularly in rural situations, often associated with farm buildings. Their close dependence on man for their food has lead to them becoming an increasingly serious pest problem.

The Key Facts About Feral Pigeons…

Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) - Pest Solutions - Pest ControlCommon Feral Pigeons are 31-34cm in length and weigh 230-560g on average. Colouring can range from pure white, through various combinations to almost pure black. There is no visual difference between sexes.

These Pest Birds build their nests in sheltered, protected environments, commonly infesting buildings and other structures. Large numbers of Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) nests are often found on the underside of bridges, within derelict buildings, loft spaces and sheltered ledges of buildings. These areas act as ideal breeding sites and can have significant deposits of bird fouling and nesting materials.

Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) live for up to 4 years and breed prolifically, reaching sexual maturity 6 months after birth, and can produce 7 broods a year, each brood containing between 2 offspring. Each bird eats up to 60g per day and produces about 12kg of droppings a year.

Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) Significance of Control…

Feral Pigeons can quickly colonise areas, entering loft spaces and derelict buildings via gaps, damaged roofs and unsecured windows. Once they are in deposits of bird fouling build up quickly and can cause major damage. If left for a reasonable length of time this fouling can become layered to several inches thick. It is of the utmost importance to exclude Pest Birds where possible as the clean-up work resulting from and infestation can be costly.

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Often Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) nesting and roosting on the external areas of buildings and structures should also be prevented where possible as the resulting fouling can damage the building structure due to its acidic nature or deposit on areas below, becoming unsightly.

The removal of bird fouling should only be performed by a trained individual as it can harbour bacteria causing diseases such Salmonellosis and Ornithosis.

Other issues arising from Pest Bird infestations are product contamination, public safety risks, loss of goodwill, excessive noise, bad smells and associated insect infestations.

Call Pest Solutions to Get Rid of That Pest Today..!

At Pest Solutions our highly trained and knowledgeable team of Pest Control Management service and support staff are ready now to help remove those unwelcome guests . Feral Pigeons (Columba livia). Have our techs get rid of that Pest problem today. Our Local coverage from our regional branch offices ensures that we are able to respond fast so that you can claim back your business or home from those unwelcome visitors.

Get in touch with Pest Solutions on 0800 027 2555 today to get a FREE survey or to have a member of our service team solve your pest problem. Alternatively click here to find the details of your local Pest Solutions branch.


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