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Pigeons Fact file for treating Pigeons
Treatment Type: Netting,Spikes,Avishock,Post-Wire
Number of visits: TBA
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Response Time: Survey Required
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Life Cycle:

Pigeons generally produce two eggs per clutch. The feral pigeon however has become so well adapted to its environment that they can lay up to six clutches per year. Breeding can occur throughout the year but the peak time is between March and July. The eggs are incubated for 17-19 days. Youngsters are totally independent after 30-37 days. Young birds can breed at six months of age.

  • Nest size: 2-3 eggs
  • Size of Adult: 330mm
  • Colour: Multicolours Greys and White
  • Age: can live up to 3 years

If you're a resident of Norwich, Norfolk and need assistance for the safe removal of Pigeons, please call Norwich Pest Control on 01603 744556, or send an email.

Pigeon − Columba livia

Feral pigeons have developed over time from the rock dove species. They have increased in numbers in towns and cities where they have adapted well to the artificial cliffs of buildings. They depend largely on the public for food and due to this dependence, they have become a pest fouling on buildings, pavements and contaminating food stores and transmitting diseases.

Pigeons normally feed in flocks and are highly efficient at finding roosting places near to a food source. The fouling of buildings and monuments frequently occurs at places where they roost and nest. The acidic droppings react with chemicals in the stonework causing erosion to the surfaces. Accumulations of droppings can become infested with mites and insects. Other problems include water damage from blocked gutters and downs pipes. Foul odour and noise complaints. Slipping hazards on pavements, from accumulations of droppings. The presence of pigeons or their droppings (particularly when wet) can also contribute to pedestrian and driver accidents on pavements and roads.

  • Diseases:
  • Listeriosis
  • Paratyphoid
  • Ornithosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Tuberculosis

Insect Infestations:

Secondary insect infestations occurs from the bulk build up pigeon fouling and nesting materials.

Lesser house fly; Blowflies; Larder beetle; Yellow meal-worm beetle; Varied carpet beetle; Fur beetle; Case bearing clothes moth; Brown house moth, White shouldered house moth; Biscuit Beetle; Spider beetles; Flour mite; Common bird mite and Pigeon ticks all can be associated to pigeons.

DIY Pest Control

If you're considering treating the pest problem yourself, here are some pointers to bear in mind

  • Our pest control treatments are fit for purpose, and far stronger than any off the shelf treatments. Similar to off the shelf medicines, a prescription drug from your GP would be significantly stronger and more effective
  • Our treatments are effective and affected areas are treated by trained staff
  • Off the shelf treatments will most likely be temporary at best. Hiring a pest control company will save you money in the long term.