Pigeons are among the most beautiful and colourful birds in the world. However, there are times that they become a nuisance. Pigeon droppings, feathers, and other waste materials that they use to build their nests can not only cause trouble to the property and its worth but can also pose health hazards. Pigeons can be harmful to human health, as they carry different bacteria that spread deadly diseases. Therefore, it is very important to use a proper method of bird control Swanbank.
There are different bird control products you can use. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of using bird control products for pigeons.
Sound Deterrents. Sound devices to deter birds available in the market make different kinds of sounds such as those of gunshot, hawk noises and firecrackers to frighten the pigeons. The only disadvantage of sound deterrents is that it can be a nuisance to the people around.
Fake Owl Statues. Pigeons are scared of owls. This natural fear can be utilised and a life-size fake owl statue can be used on top a building to keep the pigeons away. This is a very cost-effective way to drive pigeons away. The disadvantage of this method, although it is effective, it provides only a temporary solution from the pigeon problem. The pigeons will soon realize that the fake owl statues do not move and do not pose any real threat to them.
Bird Spikes. These devices are specially designed to scare away the pigeons and other pest birds. It is easy to install and it can effectively cause great discomfort to pigeons and prevent them from nesting. The disadvantage of using bird spikes is that their installation may cause significant damage to the property.