How to Get Pigeons Out of Your Attic
Why you should get rid of the pegions
Animals and people do share the same land worldwide, but mostly, birds especially pigeons do take this advantage
to make your attic their shelter. It is adviced to get rid of birds from your attic to keep them away from viewing
your attic as a favourable place to build their nests. If pigeons or other birds are left to live in your attic, it
is possible for them to create health harzard from the diseases found in their droppings or in their bodies. Piegeon
droppings are also corrossive, and to prove this point, sometimes back, these dropings were used in marking gun pawder.
In addition, the pegion droppings contains uric acid that is able to damage the building’s finish, automobiles and
other metalic products. Apart from getting rid of the San Jose birds from your attic, youalsoneed to prevent birds from
accessing your attic again. Safety ways of getting rid and preventing pigeons from living in your attic.
Do not kill the pigeons or any other wild animal
Wildlife should be conserved. One way to do this is to avoid killing any wild animal even though some are dangerous and destructive.
Mostly, people are encouraged to contact wildlife officers in any case of any wild animal that interfers with human peace in a given
residential area or locality. When it comes to getting rid and prevention of California pigeons from the artic, the following steps or tatics
are encouraged since they are not harmful to the pigeons:
Setting up barriers
: Barriers will always prevent the pigeons from accessing the attic, below are some of the
methods of setting up barriers.
Making use of anti-roosting spike
: The anti-roosting spike should be attached about a given place that a pigeon is likely
to perch on e.g the house roof or any place in the artic. These spikes are found in hardware stores and garden centers. Please follow the
manufacturer’s instructions when attaching the spikes. Alternatively, you can use a slinky toy which you can purchase from toy stores.
These spikes are spread out along the balcony’s handrail with atmost a circle of radius 3.8 cm apart. Now, use a duct tape in every 1.7
cm. This will prevent the pigeons as it makes uncomfortable for the pigeons to land.
Using Weatherproof string
A weather proof strind does not easily undergo the process of wear and tear as the weather keeps on changing. To use this sting as a barrier,
tie it from one end to another end at the spot in which pigeons are likely to roost. This string will make it difficult for the pigeons to
balance at that sport hence they will not be able to roost.
Pigeons to be exluded from entering spaces
When pigeons are excluded from entering spaces, this will prevent the situation from taking place in the first place. You should properly
screen the soffit and the attic vents to keep out the San Jose pigeons.
Using a net
Tucking in a net under the places where pigeons use as their nests will totally prevent them to access the place hence they will give up
and keep off.
Do not feed the pigeons
It is adviced that at any cirumstances, don’t make your home a feeding place for the pigeons , this will encourage them to settle with you
since birds have a very long and sharp memory when it comes to food.
Elimination of food sources
Pet food left outside, grass seeds and barries are the main sources of food for pigeons. Do not put seed on a lawn if it doesn’t germinate. Eliminating
and controlling aceess to food will definitely reduce the California pigeons’ number.
Scare off the Pigeon
Scare the pigeon by using garden hosepipe water to spray them. Pigeons cannot put up with the water concentration targetted at them. You
should spray them consistently for them to mark your house as a place to stay away from.
Use reflective feature
You can also install, noise devices, a reflective tape or foil balloons to scare away the San Jose pigeons. Though
these are known to be short term devices which may enable you to be involved in heavy pig-duty pigeon deterrent.
Use ultrasonic devices
These devices are suitable to use in lofts or high ceilling of warehouses, dry-docks and indoor rooms with high and large spaces.