Feral pigeons can be public health pests. They can accumulate wherever there is food and shelter, and can take up residence almost anywhere, including around houses, tall city buildings or schools.
As well as being a nuisance and causing extensive damage to property, feral pigeons can also pose a significant risk to human health.
Feral pigeons are abundant in the urban environment and although they are generally considered to be no more than a nuisance, they can potentially pose a risk to human health. Pigeons and their droppings can also cause damage to the buildings they reside, perch or nest in or on.
Potential health risks and examples of damage include:
- Transmission of diseases such as histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis).
- Attraction of ticks, mites, cockroaches and rats.
- Unpleasant odour and noise issues.
- Damage to buildings and monuments due to the highly corrosive nature of pigeon droppings.
- Extensive damage to air-conditioning units and other roof top machinery.
Many councils use a licensed pest controller and will assess each situation, then determine if shooting is a suitable option. Retrieval of the pigeons may not always be possible, so it is important that shots are accurate to achieve a quick kill and prevent birds suffering unnecessarily.
With the use of adjustable pressure air rifles, Eradicate Pest Control can offer a discreet and targeted shooting solution to this pest bird. Our professional shooting services are available to Councils and private corporations, such as shopping centres and business parks