Feral pigeons usually produce 2–3 broods per year with two eggs in each clutch and new eggs can be laid when the young are just 20 days old - without any control the numbers grow dramatically.
If you are suffering with pigeon problems we offer a free survey and will provide advice and recommendations to help deter these nuisance birds. We are experts in bird control and will help you tackle these nuisance birds with falconry response, bird proofing solutions, bird deterrents and guano removal.
Pigeon control and prevention is necessary for many reasons, most are associated to health risk and disease.
However, other reasons relate to guano fouling, which carries many diseases, parasitic insects, unsightly mess and can cause acidic erosion to listed buildings, heritage sites or your home.
(Family – Laridae)
Gulls commonly roost and nest on rooftops in many towns and villages. Gulls do, cause many problems; noise, caused by calling gulls; mess, caused by their droppings; damage to property via nests which block gutters; birds can dive and swoop on people and pets..
Starlings are very aggressive when claiming nest sites, taking over nest boxes and other cavities even while they are in use by such native birds as bluebirds, woodpeckers, and swallows.
Large populations of roosting starlings may present risks of disease to people nearby. The most serious health risks are from disease organisms growing in accumulations of starling droppings, feathers, and debris under a roost. This is most likely to occur if roosts have been active for years.
The House sparrow is a significant pest to the food industry because of the risk of contamination from their droppings and the damage done to packaged goods.
The Indian Myna was introduced in Australia in the 1880’s in north-eastern Queensland to combat insect pests, particularly plague locusts. Since then their numbers have continued to increase throughout Australia in urban areas.
They are a major pest problem particularly around schools, outdoor cafes and anywhere there is easy access to food.
Solar panels are being installed on commercial and residential roofs across Australia at an ever-increasing rate. These arrays provide perfect harbourage for birds, and homeowners are desperate for a solution.
This innovative system is designed specifically to keep all birds from getting under solar arrays, protecting the roof, wiring, and equipment from their damage. This non-penetrating system is fast and easy to install, and can be removed for service.
This innovative system is designed specifically to keep all birds from getting under solar arrays, protecting the roof, wiring, and equipment from damage.
Melbourne experts in solar exclusion – Redknight Termite & Pest Control
Call in an experienced pest control specialist from Redknight Termite & Pest Control today! We will visit your property whenever it is most convenient to you. This service usually consists of four major steps:
Your Expert pest controller will poke around your property to determine what exactly attracts the birds to your place – for example, there might be some unknown source of food nearby. Then your pest control specialist will proceed with the actual proofing against birds.
Your pigeon control specialist will install nets and/or spikes all over the roof of your property to prevent the birds from landing there. The bird netting and spikes used are made of durable materials so you can be sure they will last.
Depending on the service you booked, your technician will return to your property, in case the birds continue to bother you, and take further measures.
At the end of the service, the pest control officer will even offer you some useful advice on how to avoid future problems with pigeons and other kinds of birds.
Pigeon excrements are also a vector for various pathogens. They spread nasty diseases such as pseudo, fifth disease and salmonella. Pigeons are also prone to various diseases, such as twisted neck disease, cankers and tapeworms. Thus the life expectancy of a feral pigeon in the wild is 4 years, compared to 20 years in captivity. Some of the diseases feral pigeons spread are not to be underestimated. Salmonella bacteria are the pathogens of typhoid fever. Pigeons also spread West Nile virus, which can cause anything from mild pneumonia to permanent damage to the nervous system, and even fatal brain inflammation.
There is no easy way to battle pigeons. The most effective way is to ward them off and prevent them from nesting. This is achieved by placing plastic spikes and other obstacles on surfaces where they might land. Sometimes a substance called “fire gel” is used. This gel causes severe irritation to the birds but is otherwise harmless. Poisoning is ill-advised—dead pigeon carcases pose far more health risks than living birds.
It is also important NOT to feed the birds. Pigeons are social and communicate the location of food. Feeding a single pigeon can quickly result in a flock of over twenty specimens under a week. Eliminating possible food sources is deemed a humane way to keep their population at bay.
The faeces of Feral Pigeons contain acids which cause damage to man-made structures. A single specimen can “produce” up to 10 kg of excrements a week.
Keeps birds away - Humanely
An electronic bird repellent is ideal for solving situations that require a simple one-time installation, and a clean eco-friendly approach. Electronic solutions work to deter wildlife without harming the animals or environment. They are also longer lasting and preferred by many people to older methods of pest control.
Audio and visual threats force away pest birds effectively and humanely.
Laser bird control is a well-documented way to chase away pest birds. Laser beams are perfect for scaring pest birds away without sound. Instead, coloured laser beams that are detectable by the pests, force them away from your property for good.
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Birdsoff has been thrilled with the success of Scarybird. A Visual deterrent like no other!
Due to customer demand we have increased the size of the pole another 3 metres.
Whether you are seeking an aggressive deterrent to set up outside a warehouse, installing on your boat / pontoon or flying around in your fields or crops. This Scarybird will not disappoint!
The Scarybirds success has deterred many bird varieties, Crows, Ducks, Starlings, Pigeons, Seagulls, Parrots, Cockatoos and Magpies to name a few.
The reason this Visual is exemplary is due to his aggressive flying action.
The flight path of the Scarybird kite is constantly changing; hovering one minute, soaring the next, all on just the slightest breeze. The kite mimics a raptor in flight, intimidating pest birds and protecting your large crops, vineyards, orchards,pontoons or boats.
Emulating a true eagle/falcon hunting his next meal. Birds see this threatening raptor protecting the area and clear out very quickly as natural instincts kick in.
The Scarybird kite is is made from high-strength UV nylon & is ultra-light in weight, weighing in at less than 100g. This enables it to take off even in light winds (<2km/hour). Being so light in weight also reduces the force placed on the telescopic pole it is tethered to. It can withstand extreme conditions of use; strong winds, rain & UV. The rods holding the kite together are made from light weight fibreglass, specifically chosen for it’s flexibility & strength. The metal reinforced fibreglass telescopic pole is also light weight, weighing in at less than 3kg. Like a giant fishing rod it is designed to bend in the wind. However to avoid damage to the pole, it should be taken down when the wind is intense (in excess of 45km/hour) or when storms are predicted.
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The Sonic Scarecrow is a motion activated sprinkler that sprays a stream of water each time motion is sensed. Birds and animals (Possums, Ducks, Cats, Dogs, Roos and wildlife) will associate being sprayed within the area, and will avoid it in the future. The combination of the spray, along with the movement of the head, and the ticking sound of the sprinkler all work together to deter birds and other pesky critters from the area. The scarecrow is ideal for keeping pest birds and animals off the dock, jetty, pontoon, garden, yard and pool areas. This product is a safe, humane, and effective way to deter pests. An effective alternative to harmful chemicals and unattractive netting. Need to cover a larger area no problems you can link several together!
Works day and night covering up to 130 sqm.
Ideal Spots to use the Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkle
Bird netting is one of the most popular proofing methods, and it can be used against all species of urban bird pest. Nets can be used to protect a wide range of structures, from small voids to ledges, through to building faces or complete roofs. Provided they are properly installed, nets can be used with confidence in places subject to high levels of bird infestation and where birds are roosting at night or nesting.
Bird spikes are the simplest and least expensive solution for deterring birds from alighting on specific areas like ledges, parapets, beams, pipes, gutters and roof ridges. Spikes tend to be difficult to see from a distance, and good quality spikes correctly installed can last many years. Success can be limited in some nesting and night roosting areas.
Electrisms give birds an uncomfortable but harmless electric shock which deters them from landing. They have great value where low visibility is a particular priority and are especially useful in protecting awkward shaped signs, parapets edges, ledges, pipes and roof ridges. Electric systems are highly effective in deterring all bird species even on nesting and night roosting sights. Each system has its own strengths and weaknesses’, making a careful selection is vital to efficiency. A core requirement with any bird proofing system is that it is humane.
- Deter pest birds discreetly!
Bird gels and liquid taste aversions are a low-profile option for grass, turf, foliage, structures, and any other surfaces where aesthetic quality needs to be maintained. These products provide a simple, cost-effective, and do-it-yourself solution for property managers.
The Eagle Eye and Flash Flag are optical bird scare devices that harmlessly deter birds from unwanted areas by making use of light beams reflected from direct sunlight. The reflective surfaces send beams around in a menacing pattern. The light spectrum reflected back by the Eagle Eye and Flash Flag disorients birds in flight by limiting their vision significantly. This causes the bird to deviate in flight and fly to another destination.
Completely protects ledges against all bird species; they can't get a grip and slide right off. When colour-matched, BirdSlide looks like it's part of the architecture.
BirdSlide for When Total Exclusion is a Must
As most bird control experts know, there are ledges where heavy pressure (nesting birds) demands an exclusion system, and netting may be visually unacceptable. BirdSlide completely protects the ledge against all bird species; they simply can't get a grip and slide right off the ledge.
Made from UV-stabilized polycarbonate.
Experts in Bird Removal & Exclusion in Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong - Redknight Termite & Pest Control
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