Pigeon guide

Domestic pigeon, Columba livia domestica

Tribe:
Chordata, Chordata
Subphylum:
vertebrates, Vertebrata
Class:
Birds, Aves
Subclass:
Neognaths, Neognathae
Order:
Pigeons Birds, Columbiformes
Family:
Pigeons Columbidae

The pigeon is an inseparable part of the cityscape of today's cities. In most cities, the great courses and numerous buildings are populated of pigeons in large flocks. Thereby the pigeon is a quite controversial animal, as some people perceive the pigeon as a symbol of peace, but others rather call it rat of the air.

Our towns provide an optimal habitat for the pigeon. She finds enough food and sufficient protected niches to build their nests. A pigeon pair takes about 3-4 pups per year, resulting in a proliferation of the stock.

Since doves are creatures of habit, they look for key places for breeding or sleep. Even if these were changed by new construction or renovation, they return and thus also affect new construction as long as they are not restrained from doing it.

Pattern of damage

Regarding to the pattern of damage that are caused by the feral pigeon, Columba livia domestica, there is widely a substantial deficit of attention and perception as well as basic knowledge. Although the pigeon lives in our cities in countless swarms directly below us, it is often only known in circles of specialists that the animals can be dangerous carriers of diseases. The pigeon droppings may include pathogens that can cause allergies and severe lung or bowel disease.

Disease transmission

As mentioned, the domestic pigeon is a carrier of dangerous diseases and parasites, which still weighs significantly heavier than the discomfort caused by pollution, smell or noise.

Especially for people with weak immune system (eg the sick, children or old) there is a risk of becoming infected by pathogens in pigeon droppings, for example with salmonella. Even tuberculosis is widely transmitted from pigeons. Note also that the dove often also acts as an intermediate host and the infecting human in his infected pigeons pet.

Parasites

The city populations of feral domestic pigeon are particularly prone to parasites and thus endanger also the people with an infestation of parasites (eg pigeon ticks or bird mites).

Fouling by pigeon droppings

Pigeons, especially the accumulation in flocks of doves, can produce a considerable amount of feces. On ledges or in gutters the excrements measure often several centimeters . Since feces of pigeons have a corrosive effect due to its high pH, contamination by pigeon droppings on facades should be avoided necessarily.

Damage to historic buildings

Pigeons inhabit particularly numerous historic town centers where you can find many nooks and crannies niches for nesting, where they can cause great damage to old buildings. In conjunction with rain water, the acidic pigeon droppings is corrosive to the sandstone, making the building material can weather. Due to the nest building of birds also often clog the gutters, making a proper drainage is not guaranteed to some extent.

Harassment

In addition to the risk of illness, pollution and damage to buildings caused by harmful pigeon droppings people are disturbed of the noise caused by pigeons bother. You can often hear the fluttering and cooing on balconies, roof terraces or through the open window. Also the stench of feces often leads to unwanted harassment.

Conclusion

Hygienic as well as view of material the pigeon is to assign to the group of pests:

The pigeons transmitte many diseases by their droppings or by the parasites that they spread. These infections can be very harmful for humans.

The most aggressive pigeon droppings additionally attacks even the most modern building materials (eg concrete, aluminum, sand stone, brick, marble and even steel). The corrosive droppings attack the building materials and makes them unstable and unsightly. Costs for cleaning and maintenance can add up quickly to significant sums.

Therefore our solution is offering an effective and economical pigeon deterrent. With our high quality pigeon spikes you distance the animals effectively from your building without damaging or injuring the dove sustained. Thanks to the pigeon control through pigeon spikes you can reliably protect yourself against the transfer of pathogens and contamination caused by pigeon droppings.

 
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