Bird Removal [Lakewood Ranch]

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Credit: Jim Bendon Flickr – Crested & spinifex pigeons

We are your local expert for humane nuisance bird removal via custom made deterrents and exclusions in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch.

Reproduction

Pigeons breed year round in Florida. The nests are simple platforms of sticks built in sheltered locations on horizontal ledges. Pigeons commonly nest on man-made structures; window ledges, balconies, under bridges, in barns and open warehouses, on or behind signs, and in soffits and attics of houses. They enter attics through missing soffit panels or attic vents. A clutch normally consists of 1 or 2 eggs. The incubation period is 16-18 days and fledglings leave the nest at 4-6 weeks of age. Adult pigeons feed their babies a material secreted by their crops called “Pigeon’s milk”.

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Aesthetic and Economic Problems

Pigeon droppings deface many urban buildings, monuments, and public spaces. The uric acid (white material) in their droppings is not just unsightly; it can damage the finish on buildings, automobiles, etc.. When birds occupy warehouses and defecate on stored goods, this creates an expensive problem for the warehouse management when their customers (retailers) refuse to accept contaminated goods.

Health-Related Problems

The most common problem associated with feral pigeons nesting in buildings is bird mites invading the human occupied space during or after the nesting season. Bird mites, like northern fowl mite and tropical fowl mite, will bite humans and cause a small pustule, similar to a chigger bite. Pigeons are also important reservoirs and vectors of the reintroduction of fowl mites into previously treated poultry houses. Pigeon nests can also be a source of stick-tight fleas, soft ticks, bed bugs, and dermestid (carpet) beetles invading buildings.

We would like to be your local expert and learn about your current situation. Call us now. We are the experts for humane bird deterrents and exclusions, as well as full property restoration, in Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and surrounding areas. For more information and a FREE INSPECTION/ESTIMATE Call 1-866-263-WILD or (941)729-2103.  You can speak with a trusted professional.

Pigeons have been long associated with disease organisms transmissible to humans and livestock.

These include:

Thirteen bacterial diseases including but not limited to:

  • salmonellosis ( Salmonella food poisoning)
  • fowl typhoid
  • paratyphoid
  • pasteurellosis
  • streptococcosis
  • tuberculosis

Five fungal diseases including but not limited to:

  • aspergillosis
  • blastomycosis
  • histoplasmosis

Six protozoan diseases including but not limited to:

  • toxoplasmosis
  • coccidiosis
  • chlamydiosis
  • rickettsial disease Q Fever

Eight viral diseases including but not limited to:

  • eastern equine and St. Louis encephalitis
  • Newcastle disease and fowl pox of poultry
  • the tapeworms in the genus Taenia, Davainea proglottina, and Railletina tetragona

Four genera of parasitic nematodes of poultry including but not limited to:

  • Tetramares (2 sp.)
  • Capillaria (5 sp.)
  • Acuaria spiralis

Fourteen Parasitic Flukes

Poultry, livestock, and humans. Pigeons are generally a more serious disease vector to livestock, especially poultry and egg producers, than to humans.

Still, the presence of pigeons where food is prepared or people eat-such as picnic areas and outdoor restaurants-should be a cause for concern about the spread of Salmonella bacteria.

For more information and a FREE INSPECTION/ESTIMATE Call 1-866-263-WILD or (941)729-2103. We are your local expert for humane nuisance bird removal, deterrants and exclusions in Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and  surrounding areas.

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Information in this document is copyrighted by the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture.

 

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