When was the last time you thought about pigeons? Living here in Orange County, pigeons are often an afterthought. They just exist nearby and do their own thing while people hustle and bustle about. The question is, should we ignore these birds or should we acknowledge them and look for ways to keep them off our properties? We would argue that pigeons cause enough problems to warrant immediate action. Here are some things you should know about pigeons in Orange County and how to protect your property.

Do I Need Professional Help With Pigeons On My Commercial Property?

Pigeons may seem like harmless birds. We assure you, they are anything but harmless. The pigeon is notorious for spreading harmful bacteria that can make people very sick. You might get sick if you consume or interact with this bird’s fecal droppings. Some of the most common diseases pigeons spread are Hexamita, chlamydia, and coccidia. In addition to spreading disease, pigeons also carry ticks, fleas, and mites. These small, blood-feeding bugs are also vectors for disease and are a huge threat to both people and pets. If you own a restaurant, a food truck, or regularly eat outdoors, pigeons will be even more of a problem for you. The good news is that there are ways to keep these pests away.

Ways To Deter Pigeons In Orange County

If you are looking for how to keep away pigeons, you are in the right place. To start, let’s talk about some natural methods to deter these pests.

  • Keep trash bins covered on your property.
  • Clean up dropped food around your property.
  • Install a covered deck or patio onto your home or business.
  • Pick up ripe berries and fruit that drop into your yard.
  • Remove bird baths from your property.

To further deter pigeons, professional control is required. Most pest control providers use landscaping and custom deterrents like nets and spikes to keep pest birds off properties. If you run a restaurant or simply want pigeons off your property year-round, this is your absolute best option. 

Do Bird Nets Really Keep Birds Away?

Netting is a common method to control birds on properties. It is a great way to reduce nesting opportunities and make roosting spots inaccessible to problematic pests like pigeons. One problem people have with netting is that it doesn’t look great. It is not the most discrete method for keeping away pest birds. If you are looking for a more subtle solution to your property's bird problems, we highly recommend partnering with the experts at HomeShield Pest Control. We have been serving our community for over a decade with comprehensive pest control options and we would be more than happy to assist you with the pest birds on your property.

Total Bird Control For Commercial Properties

Having pest birds on your property is not worth the risk. If you own a restaurant or a business with outdoor lounging areas, it is recommended that you invest in year-round bird control. For amazing bird control you can trust, look no further than HomeShield Pest Control. Our team of trained technicians works hard to ensure business owners in our community have access to affordable and effective pest control services. From quick inspections to year-round total control plans, we have everything you need to stay protected.

Call today to learn more about our commercial pest control options. We will answer any questions you have and schedule a service visit to inspect your Orange County property and put in place a plan of action to keep away birds and other area pests.