When we think of pests its normally insects, bugs, and rodents that come to mind. Pigeons are a pest though. Causing damage to buildings, residences, and being a health hazard are just several of the reasons.
Pigeon droppings are aesthetically displeasing. They make your home or building look bad. You might be surprised that an average pigeon dispenses about 25 pounds of excrement a year. Those droppings deface and accelerate the deterioration of buildings and increase the cost of maintenance.
Large amounts of droppings may kill landscaping and other vegetation. It often causes an objectionable odor. Pigeon droppings contain a high concentration of uric acid, and large accumulations can cause discoloration to paint, stain wood, erode metal, even crumble concrete and stonework.
The longevity of industrial roofs can be severely affected by droppings, resulting in expensive replacement costs. All the debris needs to be regularly blasted off using high pressure sprayers, and often rely on expensive booms and heated water or steam hoses. The debris from roosting flocks can also build up, backing up gutters and drains thus causing damage to roofs and other structures.
Extensive damage to air conditioning units and other roof top machinery is commonplace. When pigeons happen to get in the building, they quickly contaminate the inside with waste and bird mites and will often infest a building for years causing the building to lose up to 5% to 10% of its value. Pigeon related damage in America has been estimated to cost up to 1 billion a year.
Contact Earth Guard Pest Services for pigeon control, and all other pest control services.