Is Bird Control Necessary In Western Massachusetts

Is Bird Control Necessary In Western Massachusetts?

Pigeons may seem charming from a distance, but when they start hanging around your Western Massachusetts property, they can wreak havoc. Along with pungent odors and loud noises, pigeons can also spread disease and damage property, so it’s important to get a handle on bird control before it spirals out of control.

Here’s what Western Massachusetts business owners should know about professional help to combat pigeons, how you can deter them from your property, how helpful bird nets are, and the best form of bird control with pest control in Western Massachusetts.

Do I Need Professional Help With Pigeons On My Commercial Property?

Unfortunately, pigeons are rarely easy to get rid of on your own. Pigeons, like many nuisance birds, are social animals. Once they locate a food source on your property, they’ll not only stick around, but they’ll continue bringing new pigeons to your commercial building. This is especially concerning for restaurants or other commercial properties that work with food, where it can be almost impossible to eliminate food sources completely.

Having pigeons around for even short periods of time can drive business away. Customers may be less likely to visit your business if they’re afraid of getting harassed by pigeons. Not only that, but since they carry diseases, pigeons could create an unsafe environment for everyone on the property.

For these reasons, professional help for pigeons on commercial properties isn’t only beneficial, but it’s often necessary for effectively dealing with pigeons and other nuisance birds.

Ways To Deter Pigeons In Western Massachusetts

While professional pest control is still the most effective way to get rid of pigeons, there are ways you can deter these birds from your Western Massachusetts property, such as:

  • Bird spikes: Bird spikes, or spike strips, are attachable spikes that you can place on roofs or other surfaces to prevent pigeons from perching and nesting around your property.
  • Decoy kites: While it may not deter pigeons that have already become comfortable around your property, decoy kites function by using kite-shaped decoys that project a bird image. If nearby pigeons assume another type of bird already inhabits the area, they are less likely to land and settle on your property.
  • Bird gels: Bird gels are a type of sticky trap that you can place on surfaces where you don’t want pigeons landing. The sticky trap uses translucent material that the pigeon won’t see, but when they land, their feet get stuck and they have trouble breaking free. These traps don’t permanently trap pigeons, but once they struggle to get free, pigeons will be unlikely to land there again.

Along with the deterrents above, it’s also a good idea to limit attractions that may draw pigeons in – like excess food that’s sitting out or overflowing trash cans. Properties that provide them with a food source are especially attractive homes for pigeons. So, this can mean cleaning up after meals and cookouts, making sure employees regularly empty garbage cans, and even removing food scraps that end up in parking lots as well.

Do Bird Nets Really Keep Birds Away?

One tactic that can be somewhat effective at keeping pigeons and other nuisance birds away is bird netting. Bird netting has the same general purpose as bird gels and bird spikes: it prevents pigeons from landing on certain surfaces. Bird netting often uses mesh netting to create a barrier between rooftops and other surfaces where pigeons may land and nest, so they’ll be forced to fly elsewhere.

Although bird netting does help keep birds away from certain surfaces, it’s not always enough to completely stop them from landing around other spots on your property. To truly keep birds and pigeons away, most commercial properties need a multi-faceted approach from professional pest control.

Total Bird Control For Commercial Properties

While deterrents and bird netting can help keep pigeon activity to a minimum, there’s only one way to completely get rid of pigeons around your property, and that’s by working with American Pest Solutions. While nobody wants nuisance birds hanging around, the stakes are even higher for commercial properties.

If pigeons have become a problem around your Western Massachusetts property, there’s no time to waste. Contact us today at American Pest Solutions to learn more about how our bird control solutions work or to schedule an inspection.

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