The Problem With Pigeons Hanging Around Your Phoenix Property
July 15, 2021 - Pigeons
Arizona summers bring cookouts by the pool and family dinners out on the deck. We all love to enjoy the longer nights and easy living. However, it’s best to remain vigilant throughout the summer in food clean-up and home maintenance, in order to prevent common Phoenix pest problems — such as pigeons — before they start.
What’s Bugging You Pest Control is here to help ease your worries when it comes to identifying potential pigeon problems on your property. We’ve been in the pest control industry for more than 15 years, so we know not only how to identify whatever pest worry you may have, but also solve it for you in no time with our peace of mind guarantee.
Identifying Pigeons On Your Property
Pigeons are gray in color, with a white rump, two black bands on their tail feathers, a broad black band on their tail, and red feet. These birds are up to 11 inches long, weigh approximately 13 ounces, and rely on humans for food. Pigeons have a reputation for accumulating on dirty city streets, but the truth is, pigeons are attracted anywhere there’s a reliable food source or roosting location — both of which humans provide.
While most people believe pigeons are harmless, these common birds in fact often carry many diseases, and can host other pests, and bring a host of other issues to your home. This means if you have unattended food or crumbs in your Phoenix yard or garden, you may be unknowingly attracting these potentially disease-ridden birds.
Dangers Pigeons Bring To Phoenix Families
Pigeons are quite dirty, potentially bringing dangerous diseases, pests, and structural damage to your property if your home is identified as a desirable roosting location. Pigeons carry diseases such as cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, salmonellosis, and food poisoning, among others. They may host other pests that could harm your family or pets, such as ticks, lice, fleas, and mites.
What’s more, pigeon droppings accelerate building and statue deterioration, posing structural worries in addition to the myriad of health concerns. These same droppings may also harbor fungus growth which causes histoplasmosis. All around, it’s best to steer clear of any pigeons you may come across, and call for professional help as soon as a pigeon problem has been identified.
Tips To Avoid Pigeon Roosting In Your Home
Phoenix residents with pigeons on their property will undoubtedly want to expedite courses of action to put an end to potential harm. Follow these simple tips in helping to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your home free from pigeons, and all of their health concerns:
- Do your best to make potential roosting areas inhospitable. Seal any access to voids or structural crevices.
- Avoid spilling food, or storing outdoor trash in an insecure container. Clean up any spilled food in a timely manner.
- Do not feed pigeons in commercial or public areas.
- Do not keep standing water in an area accessible to pigeons.
- Scare balloons and other such scare tactics should be used only for short-term solutions. The help of a reliable pest control company should be enlisted for effective eradication.
Simple Pigeon Solutions For Residents In The Greater Phoenix Area
The best way to prevent pigeons from hanging around your property is to enlist the help of the pest bird experts at What’s Bugging You Pest Control. Our highly qualified service technicians will not only resolve your pest issue, but we will find the point of entry or attraction. We use only high-quality home pest control and commercial pest exterminator services that bring a healthy resolution to pest problems to our Phoenix neighbors. Look no further for peace of mind in the home! What’s Bugging You Pest Control will bring our expert team to you.
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