Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

October 1976


My topic is Pigeon control; and because most of you have had some bird control experience, I'm not going to review all the basic concepts that are associated with bird control today. Rather I will skim over them lightly and then tell you how we organize most of our Pigeon control programs, recognizing that that's one approach and that some situations require much different approaches. Some of the things that apply to Pigeon control may apply to other types of bird control, but some are unique. When we get called on a Pigeon control job, the first thing we attempt to do is determine what is the problem. Is the problem birds feeding, loafing, or roosting in an area? How many birds are we dealing with? The nature of the problem will determine the type of control techniques that can be best employed.