Pigeons roost and nest on horizontal surfaces on buildings and other structures that provide a small amount of shelter. Balconies, flat roofs, ledges, loft spaces and empty buildings are often used if the birds have access.
Peak pigeon breeding season is between March and July but feral pigeons can breed all year round. Normally 2 eggs are laid with 2-4 broods each year. The eggs are incubated for 18-19 days and the hatched chicks (squabs) are fledged and leave the nest after 30-37 days.
Pigeon droppings carry a range of diseases such as salmonellosis, tuberculosis and ornithosis. They are not only unsightly but can also cause long term damage to buildings. Droppings, nesting materials and feathers can block gutters and rainwater pipes causing blockages and water damage. Ladders and fire escapes coated in pigeon droppings become slippery and unsafe to use particularly in wet conditions.
By far the most common pest bird to deal with their rapid breeding cycle can cause pigeon activity to increase rapidly over the spaces of a few months if their environment is right. We have over 10 years of experience and knowledge in pigeon behaviour ensuring that our recommendations will be both affordable and effective.
DB Bird Deterrents have pigeon control teams covering London, Kent, Essex, Brighton Cambridge, Luton, Oxford, Leicester, Watford, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and throughout the UK. With a wealth of experience & expertise you can be assured of 100% satisfaction with all our pigeon control work.