Pigeons are a species that have adapted to many different living conditions, making them more likely to be encountered on your property throughout the year. Pigeons have a noticeable cooing sound which they use to communicate.

Pigeons can nest on tree branches in wild habitats. In urban areas, pigeons can be found on windowsills and in building eaves. 

Nesting pigeons can breed throughout the year, particularly in late spring or early summer. Once the egg hatches, the babies take approximately 30 days before they can fly from the nest. Pigeons have an average lifespan of 6 years.


From bird droppings covering your property to nesting materials blocking your drains, the presence of birds can be intrusive. If you allow birds to nest or roost, the problem will only get harder to eradicate as birds are very territorial, especially when they have inhabited an area. 

Therefore, it is important to tackle the problem immediately as it will save you both time and money in the long term. Allowing bird infestations to develop can cause the following problems:

  1. Health risks: Did you know that birds, bird droppings, and nesting materials carry 60 different diseases and ectoparasites? Alarmingly, dried bird droppings found near ventilation systems can travel through buildings, which then leads to the spread of infection.
  2. Property damage: The acid in bird droppings can cause significant damage to your property. If this happens, you will have to pay for the replacement or restoration of building materials which can be costly!
  3. Continued risk: Removal of bird droppings or nesting materials from your home, backyard, boat, or other areas means that you are exposing yourself to hazardous materials. As well as potentially harming yourself, you also waste a lot of your time on regular clean-ups.
  4. Devaluation of property: Bird nests and droppings spoil the visual appeal of your property. But more importantly, if you allow birds to nest at your property for a long time, you may face a dispute with your neighbours as the spread of disease and ectoparasites is likely. Birds’ nests and their droppings can also devalue your property.
  5. Drainage issues: Your property’s drains may become blocked due to bird droppings and nesting materials. This can then lead to other more serious problems such as flooding. Bird nests can pose a fire risk near lighting or other features
  6. Damage to garden & crops: If you are a gardener, you will most likely know that birds are a nuisance, especially when they destroy your crops. You may spend all season planting your garden, then birds parachute in and eat all your crops.
  7. Bird droppings can contaminate standing bodies of water such as pools, spas, and lake shore areas.
  8. Pest birds such as crows and pigeons may be driving away desirable songbirds from your property.
You should always seek professional advice when dealing with a bird problem as it needs to be dealt with in the safest and most humane way available. Every bird infestation is different, so when our team arrives on site we’ll assess the extent of the nest, damage and how many birds can be seen before going ahead with anything.
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Don’t allow Pigeons to take over your property.

If you spot signs of a growing problem, contact us today and we’ll give expert advice and solutions.