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How To Get Pigeons Out Of Your Attic
Pigeons can become a problem if left unchecked inside your attic. They carry diseases and mites
which you can contract, and their droppings, that can be toxic and corrosive, may also carry contractible
funguses. For this reason it is important to remove them and promptly. However in certain countries and
in most states of the U.S.A. there are environmental laws that prevent the relocation and interference of
in-use nests. For this reason, before any Riverside raccoon removal actions are done, it is important to contact the appropriate
environmental agency in your country or state and find out the rules and how you can deal with this situation.
Below are the simplest steps that you can follow to remove a pigeon nesting area from your attic humanely.
You will need to have: rubber gloves; a paint-mask; goggles; a bright Riverside snake removal flashlight; a scrubbing brush; dustpan;
and bleach (the brush, dustpan and bleach can only be used once the area is cleared of pigeons). It is important
to have safety gear when entering the dropping-infested attic to help prevent diseases spreading to you. Also if
possible, this is much easier inside the attic, find any holes or gaps ½ an inch (1.27cm) or bigger in size leading
into the attic from outside and take down their measurements. If you need to go into the attic it is Riverside rat control recommended
that you wait until you have cleared all the adult birds out.
The simplest way to clear out the pigeons temporarily is to either purchase or hire a pigeon-repelling sound or
ultra-sound device. Leave it to play for about an hour to two hours in the attic. Switch it off and go inside,
after putting on your protective gear. Take a trash bag, and a pencil and paper with.
Inside it is important to note how many nests there are, how many nests have eggs and chicks (featherless or near
featherless pigeons), and how many fledglings (will look like adult pigeons but be unable to fly) there are. If you
haven’t yet been able to get all the measurements of the holes and gaps, or see more, take them down now.
While up there you can also take all the unused nests and collect them in the trash bag, be certain they are definitely
unused so that you don’t violate any environmental laws.
Once this is done leave the attic.
Go to a hardware store or farming outlet and purchase either wire mesh (like chicken wire), a filling-agent, or any
solid treated timber or board that can handle being weathered. These items (exclusion tactics) must be cut to size
and cover each of the holes or gaps that you noted and measured in the attic by means of staples or nails, so make
sure you have enough of either or both of these. Spikes can also be used to block off the unwanted entryways.
Play the Riverside bat removal sound or ultra-sound device again. Once the attic is clear of all adult pigeons, immediately go up
(wearing your protective gear) and seal off all the holes and gaps with whichever exclusionary tactic you chose.
It is up to you if you want to work with the sound or ultra-sound device on. After all the gaps are securely covered
you can leave the attic and switch off the sound or Riverside rodent extermination ultra-sound device.
Once back down in the house, with the attic door closed, contact a wildlife rehabilitation center (National Wildlife
Rehabilitators Association – NWRA in the U.S.) and notify them that you had a health risk, which you should have already
reported, due to a pigeon infestation in the attic and have now sealed off all the holes and gaps to the outside. Checking
your notes let them know the number of nests with eggs and chicks and how many fledglings there are. They should arrive
shortly to come and collect the young pigeons and eggs. Sometimes they will leave the eggs as most are not salvageable
because they have been without Riverside bird control warmth too long.
The clean-up is where you will need your protective gear, a new trash bag or the same one, the scrubbing brush, the dustpan
and the bleach (diluted in a bucket – follow instruction on packaging). The entire attic should be cleaned along with every
roof beam. If there are droppings anywhere within 6 feet (1.83m) then it is likely that you will need to clean that spot.
Collect all the solid bleached waste and place it in the trash bag. Wait a day for the bleach soaked attic to dry, then, if
you like, clean once more to be safe. After the attic is clean and dry a handy little tip that helps prevent any future pigeon
infestations in the attic is to place mothballs in it. Because no animals should now be able to enter the attic it is safe to do
so, and pigeons dislike the smell. The attic will now remain pigeon free.
One other little note is to make sure that your house is clean of all food and water sources that pigeons could get to.
No food. No home. No pigeons.
Other Riverside animal pest control topics:
Skunk Prevention Tips
Information About Moles
How to Kill a Pigeon
Will Repellents Get a Wild Animal Out of the Attic?
What to do About a Cage-Shy Fox?
When our beautiful California weather turns
into nothing but blazing sun and heat, birds tend
to look for ways into homes and attics for some much
needed shade. If you find yourself with a bird problem,
or any wildlife problem, give us a call! We answer our phones 24
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San Bernardino County, San Diego County,
Orange County, Los Angeles County,
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