Nuisance Bird Removal [Bradenton]
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Birds are often seen only as a noise problem but the problem does not stop there. They are notorious for leaving droppings that cause unsanitary conditions on awnings, ledges, and balconies. In fact, they pose serious and even dangerous health hazards when birds are allowed to roost on, around, or in buildings. Birds are responsible for millions of dollars worth of damage to commercial and residential buildings, machinery, paint finishes and signage.Professional Bird Removal Bradenton
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More About Florida Birds
The feral pigeons found in Florida and North America very greatly in their coloration. They exhibit the full range of coloration that domestication and selective breeding have produced. Allpigeons that were developed from rock doves have a white rump, usually a white diamond-shaped patch just above the tail feathers. In white birds the white rump blends with the general body color. Many pigeons have retained the ancestral rock dove coloration: gray body, darker gray head and neck, white rump, dark band on the end of the tail, dark wing tips, and two black stripes running along the back edge of each wing. The total length is around 11-13 inches (28-33 cm).
Range and Habitat
The pigeon is found throughout Florida, congregating in urban, suburban, and rural agricultural areas. It is hard to know the range of the ancestral rock dove because feral pigeons are so widely distributed, but they are believed to naturally occur in southern Europe, the middle east and north Africa. Rock doves nest on protected cliffs and inside the mouths of caves. Human cities are made of artificial cliffs (buildings) and caves (attics, abandoned buildings, open warehouses) so these pigeons feel at home and flourish.
Bird Food and Food Sources
Pigeons feed primarily on seeds and grain, but in urban areas they also eat human food scraps like bread crumbs, etc. Bird feeders provide a primary food source for pigeons in urban and suburban areas. Pigeons are especially fond of cracked corn and sorghum or Milo seeds in general bird seed mixes. In agricultural areas pigeons eat or contaminate large amounts of livestock feed. Pigeons are not picky about their food: they are often seen picking undigested seeds from the feces of livestock.
Exclusion is always the best option to a nuisance wildlife situation. Exclusion will also prevent most situations from developing. Make sure all attic and soffit vents are properly screened to keep birds and other animals out.
Large openings filled with heavy door curtains of plastic strip discourage entry; once inside, pigeons can be discouraged from roosting on ledges and light fixtures by installing sloping surfaces over the flat surface. This can be as simple as a board or sheet metal installed to create a 45o or greater slope.
Birds nesting inside or behind signs can be excluded by sealing the edges of the sign with hardware cloth and silicon caulk or with plastic bird netting.
In large open structures, like barns and warehouses, close off the space above the rafters where pigeons roost and nest with industrial bird netting.
Pigeons can be deterred from roosting on railings or pipes by suspending a wire or monofilament line 1½ -2 inches over the center of the roost surface so that the birds will be off balance.
Tactile repellents used for pigeon management may be mechanical like porcupine wire, wire loops, electrified wires on roosting surfaces, or sticky substances, usually containing polybutene. All the methods listed make surfaces uncomfortable or impossible for birds to roost on.
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