indexer wrote:I apologize for the OT post.
A couple of pigeons spend a lot of time on my porch. As a result, there is a lot of poop just below where they sit. I came across a bunch of things on the internet being used to deter pigeons...spike strips, plastic owl, ultrasonic deterrents etc..
Any suggestions on what has worked for you?
goggles wrote:Pigeons are good eating. Just call them squab. It'll sound classy!
MWCA wrote:Ive heard fake owls can scare off other birds. Dont know if it works with pigeons.
Harold wrote:Have you ever noticed how your neighbor gives directions to his house?
Can't miss it -- it's the house with a couple of fake owls on the roof, covered with a whole brood of pigeons, and a nut next door swinging a 10 foot pipe on a rope!
runner26 wrote:MWCA wrote:Ive heard fake owls can scare off other birds. Dont know if it works with pigeons.
The fake owls on a couple of my neighboors roofs seem to have been adopted as a buddy by the pigeons. They stand right next to them. So No, they don't work.
I have kept them off my roof by constantly harassing them. I have a 10-foot piece of PVC pipe with a rope tied to the end. When the pigeons land, I swing it in their direction so they fly off. I make sure they don't circle and return, and if they do, I swing again. Sometimes I just clap. I have found that they eventually decide that the neighbor’s roof with the owls is a nicer place, and they leave my house alone. A few months later when a newbie shows up, the process is repeated.
MWCA wrote:if I have pigeon problems. Ill just shoot them.
runner26 wrote:MWCA wrote:if I have pigeon problems. Ill just shoot them.
I hope you don't live in a residential area as many of us do. A missed shot where many of us live may put out the eye of a neighbors child, break a window, or may be illegal.
A few U.S. cities and states restrict or prohibit air gun sales, possession, or use in some manner. These include: Tucson,Arizona; New York, New York; Camden and Newark in New Jersey; Johnson City, Tennessee; Chicago and Morton Grove in Illinois, and the states of New Jersey, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and State of Michigan.
northend wrote:I've also seen the spike, needle technique used to too.
livesoft wrote:Rats with wings.
Do you like to feed rats, too?