The Dangers of DIY Pigeon Removal
Feral pigeons came to North America from Europe in the 17th century. In our buildings and structures, they found a suitable substitute for the wild rock cliff nesting sites they left behind. Today, pigeons are considered the number one invasive avian species.
Many home and business owners try to tackle DIY pigeon control, thinking it should be simple to learn how to get rid of pigeons. Unfortunately, there are some serious dangers to taking a DIY approach to pigeon removal services, including these:
Pigeons carry 60+ diseases.
A single pigeon can produce more than 25 pounds of fecal waste annually.
This waste is not only chock-full of uric acid, which eats away at the structural integrity of buildings, but also serves as a ready means of transmitting disease.
Without the right equipment and protective gear, attempting your own pigeon removal services can put your health in harm’s way.
The list of effective methods is short and most DIY pigeon control methods aren’t on it.
Most pigeon removal products marketed to consumers are band-aids at best. Also, without accurate and precise installation, money spent on these products is simply wasted.
Accessing the structures (roofs, outcroppings, gutters and eaves) pigeons prefer can be extremely dangerous.
Every year, an estimated 90,000 people receive emergency medical treatment after climbing ladders. Some 700 annually don’t survive the experience.
In their eagerness to learn how to get rid of pigeons on their own, many home and business owners choose the wrong type of ladder, mount the ladder incorrectly or use a structurally unsafe ladder.
It is for this very reason that OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association) has instituted specific and rigorous training criteria for safe pigeon removal.
For an excellent read on how to properly use a ladder in any situation click on this link here.
Application of pigeon control measures can be dangerous for both owner and birds.
Many of the most effective methods (ex: electric shock mats, chemicals, spikes) are also dangerous to install. If they are not handled properly, the danger to DIYers increases.
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Here at The Pigeon Guy, we take pigeon removal very seriously indeed. When you contact us for help, we will give you a no-obligation FREE estimate for your residential or commercial removal job.
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