Three Things Every Business Owner In San Tan Valley Ought To Know About Pigeons

1/15/2021

Nothing about this bird screams intelligent or majestic master of the skies to us. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Pigeons are one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet and just as problematic as they are smart. To help you better understand these annoying dangerous pests, here are three things every business owner here in Sand Tan Valley ought to know.

pigeon perched on a stone bench

Pigeons Are Incredibly Smart

Pigeons might look dumb, but they are incredibly smart pests. Don’t believe us? There are videos online of these birds watching people opening automatic doors, flying down, and standing in the exact spot needed to open the door for themselves. Still don’t believe us? 
 
Have you heard of homing pigeons? These birds are trained to fly over 1,100 miles to a specific location taught to them. Now, just consider for a moment, if these birds are this smart, how much more able will they be to cause trouble around your San Tan Valley business?

Pigeons Are Dangerous

Food has expiration dates for a reason; unfortunately, pigeons aren’t smart enough to understand that food that has expired, placed in the trash, or fallen on the ground is teeming with bacteria. 
 
By consuming bad foods, these pest birds pick up a variety of disease-causing organisms. Some of the most common diseases these pests carry and transmit include:

  • E. coli
  • St. Louis encephalitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Salmonellosis 

Pigeons spread diseases through their fecal matter. The more time these pests spend around a property, the more likely they are to get people sick, and no-one wants that.

Pigeons Are Not Easy To Prevent

There are not many things that scare or deter pigeons, or at least not many options that work indefinitely. Many strategies work for a period and then become ineffective, such as noisemakers, fake predators, and aroma based deterrents. Most often, pigeons learn these things are not dangerous and continue roosting despite the presence of these deterrents. 
 
In addition to semi-effective pigeon control, there are many products you could buy that are nothing more than a waste of money. If something seems impractical or gimmicky but promises to completely deter pigeons from your property, do your research. It might save you a bit of money and a whole lot of stress.
 
The more complex side of pigeon control is more effective, but also more difficult to install. Things like bird netting, bird spikes, and structural adjustments are wonderful for keeping pigeons from roosting on your property; we just recommend having these things installed by a professional.

The Absolute Best Way To Handle Pigeon Problems

To have your San Tan Valley treated for invasive pigeons, trust the experts at Ozone Pest Control. Our team has the equipment to deter pigeons from your property and the experience needed to install it properly. Trust us when we tell you your reputation will thank you for preventing these annoying and dangerous pests.
 
Contact us today for any questions you have about pigeons or to schedule your San Tan Valley property for a service visit.

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