Feral Pigeon
(Columbia livia domestica)

Introduction

Found throughout the UK and the world, the feral pigeon is descended from the rock dove which explains why they nest on buildings ledges, bridges etc. Capable of breeding all year round, peaking between April and August.

Description

Blue greys, reds blacks.
Weighing 250 - 550g

Biology

3 - 8 broods per year, 2 eggs per brood, incubation 16 - 20 days, Maturity within 2 - 3 months

Food

Feral pigeons will mainly feed on seeds and foods from human refuse, discarded foods.

Habitat

Found roosting on ledges in abandoned buildings, and under bridges, the feral pigeon will often nest in buildings by finding small entry points

Reasons for control

REASONS FOR CONTROL
Property damage:

Detecting an infestation

DETECTING AN INFESTATION
Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Know your options

Do It Yourself
Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.


Pest Control Company
In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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