Do you have a vegetable garden and are you discouraged to see your crops go up in smoke after the pigeons have fed on them?
Understanding pigeon behaviour
Understanding pigeon behavior is essential to properly deterring pigeons and preventing them from invading your property. Pigeons are very social birds and like to congregate in places where they can find food easily.
They are attracted to foods, especially those that are high in carbohydrates and protein. They also prefer predator-free areas, such as shelters, windows and other openings where they feel safe and secure.
They are also very sensitive to temperature changes and environmental conditions. Therefore, it is important to understand their habits in order to find effective ways to chase them away.
Choosing the right deterrents
There are many methods of deterring pigeons, some more effective than others. Physical barriers are among the most popular and can be very helpful in keeping birds out of areas they shouldn’t be. Nets can also be installed around buildings, wells or other objects to prevent pigeons from accessing them. Cages specially designed to hold squabs can also be placed in strategic locations to reduce the number of pigeons. In some cases, fly repellent objects, such as ultrasound, can also be used to repel pigeons.
Chemicals, such as repellents and toxic products, can also be used to keep pigeons out of certain areas. These products are often used to prevent the birds from feeding or building their nests. However, it is important to note that the misuse of chemicals can have a negative impact on the environment and human health. Therefore, it is important to use these products with caution and according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Install protective structures
To prevent pigeon nuisance, it is important to install protective structures. This primarily involves installing barriers, netting, signs, and other devices that will prevent the birds from gaining access to unwanted areas.
Barriers can be indoors or outdoors, depending on the area to be protected. Nets and panels are primarily installed outdoors to prevent pigeons from accessing closed areas.
To limit the presence of pigeons and reduce their nuisance, it is also possible to install
- anti-pigeon shelters
- anti-nesting devices
- acoustic disturbance devices
These deterrents not only prevent pigeons from settling, but also disperse them. They are also inexpensive and easy to maintain.
Using anti-pigeon products
The method of deterring pigeons and keeping them from invading is to use pigeon control products. These products can be in the form of liquid, capsules or granules that contain substances that are harmful to them.
They are effective because they are used to scare the birds and can prevent them from approaching the protected area. These products are applied to strategic locations such as walls, windows or stairs to prevent pigeons from entering these areas.
In addition, they can be placed on roofs and ledges to prevent any invasion by birds. Finally, these products also allow building owners to get rid of droppings that are considered a health problem.
There are different methods to prevent pigeons from eating your crops. So you can find the one that best suits your garden and your budget. By applying these garden tips, you can be sure to harvest what you planted.