Payne Pest Management Inc. is a full service pest control company offering pest management to commercial and residential properties in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

The Problem with Pigeons

If you’re familiar with pigeons, then you have probably heard someone call them by their nickname—flying rodents. Pigeons fall into the category of pest birds, thanks to their disease-carrying nature and habit of destroying homes and properties. Getting rid of pigeons is a job for pest control professionals, who can not only safely get the birds out of the area but also present them from coming back. Here is a look at some of the reasons that pigeons have a nasty reputation and what you can do if they are hanging around your property.

Pigeons carry diseases.

Pigeons are known disease carriers. They can transmit salmonella, toxoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Just being near their droppings and breathing in can expose you to histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. All pest birds carry disease, but pigeons are the largest such species and are responsible for spreading a significant amount of waste that poses a dangerous infection risk. Additionally, pigeons carry fleas, lice, and ticks, which themselves are disease carriers.

Pigeons destroy property.

In addition to being the largest species of pest bird, pigeons are also the most destructive. Their droppings can cause serious structural damage to properties and destroy the appearance of everything from historic statues to homes and businesses. Pigeon droppings also create a slip and fall risk that can cause injuries and leave homeowners and businesses vulnerable to lawsuits.

Pest control professionals can help you deal with pigeon problems.

Once pigeons find a food source and nesting area they like, they won’t move on without prodding. Pest control companies can get pigeons to move to a new area humanely, so you can focus on fixing any damage done to your property. Ask your pest control professional to advise you about the changes you should make to ensure that pigeons don’t come back, such as securing outdoor trash areas and filling voids along roofs to prevent nesting.

Let Payne Pest Management help you fight back against the disease and damage caused by pigeons with our comprehensive pest control services. You can learn more about both residential and commercial pest control in Orange County by calling (877) 365-5629.

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