Sick of pigeons in the terrace and balcony

#16 Jan 13th, 2010, 07:16
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Gosh I dont want to kill them..Just want to shoo them away
Exactly, you don't kill them. I guarantee that killing one will shoo the pidgeons away. Works with hawks as well but they tend to carve up the dinner all over instead of the slow, neat suffication of falcons. Think of this, its them or you. If they continue they will fill your gutters to the point that in the next big rain they will come crashing down! Rebuild with long lag screws instead of sleazy little nails. The alternative is to get up on a 30 foot ladder and reach your hands into the gutter and claw it all out. Short fingernails are recommended. I might be physically closer to God on that ladder but I am not thinking spiritual thoughts in that process.

You could get up on that ladder and blast away with a low powered rifle. However, my ethnic group on my mother's side doesn't believe in killing animals that we don't eat. Hunting, except for humans, is incomprehensible to them. If I want to eat a small bird I'll get a game hen from the grocery store.

As last resort, try my late mother in law's Gandhian idea. She got rat traps with a hole carved out in the side. Beast comes in gets frightened, and grateful for the exit from peril, departs the premises..
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When in rural England recently, Pigeon is ON the menu.

Is there no demand for Pigeon meat in your locality?

If not, maybe it's time to employ someone to catch and take away for the local food market.

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Ha, ha, ha, the Chinese will do that. I just got a tickle as I noticed we had a thread on this in 2007. At that time I was inspired to buy a gun. I soon realized I had no line of fire onto the roof of a tall building (short of a howitzer). I now have a pressure washer to blast the buggers at the gutter. They just moved up the roof. I had to laugh even in my frustration..
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Originally Posted by BruceMoon View Post When in rural England recently, Pigeon is ON the menu.

Is there no demand for Pigeon meat in your locality?

If not, maybe it's time to employ someone to catch and take away for the local food market.

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We eat the "wood" pigeon, not the dirty, parasite infested "townies".

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"We eat the "wood" pigeon, not the dirty, parasite infested "townies".

May I suggest that feather removal will also displace the parasites.

Some Asians are partial to rat. Like 'goangoangone', the affluent Asian differentiate by referring to it as a jungle rat.

I doubt the hungry or poor are so discerning.

Maybe the solution is to get a Chinese bird catcher, who also has a meat market stall!

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Maybe, but the woodie eats mostly grains, has more flavour and is a plumper bird. Bush rats are good eating.(So I'm told)

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Originally Posted by de_cooky View Post Dont know whether this is the right forum or not but can somebody help me with the pigeons on my terrace..
I am sick of getting the terrace and my balcony cleaned off the sticky pigeon shit..Is there any way by which I could make the pigeons avoid my rooftop...Any trick or anything...
Dear
I just happened to see this today.
I too had this problem a year ago..after trying lots of methods one method worked for me..
If pigeons are sitting on terrace wall or pipe or on some steel angles, following works surely
GI wire, thin one available in any hardware shop, say 1mm dia will do; tie it about 2 inches above entire sitting wall, just from one end to the other.
The pigeon need something to sit on, a wire 2 inches above there sitting place will not allow them to sit because they cant sit on a taught wire.
Hope this helps you.
Best of luck

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