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Pigeon facts

  • They have a life span of 3 to 4 years in the wild and up to 16 years in captivity.
  • Pigeons are monogamous. A mating pair will have 3 to 4 broods per year of 1 to 2 eggs each.
  • Eggs are a solid white colour. They hatch in 18 days.
  • The young leave the nest within 35 days.
  • Pigeons do not migrate. They stay near their birth site (which may be your home).

Problems and health risks

The presence of pigeons can result in a range of problems. These can include:

  • attracting ticks, cockroaches and rats
  • damaging buildings and monuments due to the highly corrosive nature of acid in pigeon droppings
  • damaging properties by pigeons roosting/breeding in roof spaces, rolled steel joists and inside factory units
    debris from roosting flocks building up, causing gutters and drains to block, damage to roofs and other structures, and creating potential fire hazards
  • extensively damaging air-conditioning units and other roof top machinery
  • pigeon droppings in/on industrial, commercial, and domestic buildings causing hygiene concerns
  • introducing weeds and disease through pigeon droppings
  • increasing the risk of disease and parasite transmission between feral, domestic and seabird populations
  • escalating costs through public liability insurance from slipping on dropping build up.

How to get rid of


Destruction of nesting sites

Pigeon nests are very simple and often consist of a few stiff twigs.

Look for nests along building ledges, bridge supports, air-conditioning units, window sills etc.

Pigeons are very persistent and destruction of the nest at regular intervals is needed with a combination of other control methods.

Proofing and deterrents

It is important to prevent pigeons from gaining access to roosting and possible nesting sites by closing doorways and windows, and sealing open eaves etc.
This may be as simple as closing a window or sealing a crack or crevice using materials such as mesh or wooden panels.
Products such as netting (bird wire or mesh), wire coils or pigeon spikes prevent pigeons from landing or roosting on building surfaces.
Other methods include:
scare devices such as a combination of audio or visual deterrents
application of gel products that pigeons find sticky and uncomfortable to stand on.
It will also be in the best interest for neighbouring properties to proof their property otherwise pigeons will quickly take up residence. This would move the problem rather than reduce the flock size.

Remember to wear protective equipment

Proper precautions must be taken when tackling bird control projects, whether you are doing it yourself or if the work is undertaken by a licensed pest control operator.

Respirators, goggles and protective clothing should be worn when cleaning bird sites, particularly those shaded with large amounts of droppings present.

Please note: poorly designed or maintained pigeon proofing can lead to birds becoming fatally trapped. It is important for such products to be installed by a professional


  • The presence of pigeons can result in a range of problems.
  • Many property owners do not realise their building has a feral pigeon problem.

A combination of lethal and non-lethal control techniques is likely to be the most effective long term solution to reducing the pigeon population.Call us today for a chat, regarding Bird control solutions, on 1300 262 966 (1300 AMAZON) and speak with one of our friendly team members who can answer any questions you may have, give you a free onsite quote and arrange the treatment suited to your situation.