How to drive away pigeons and other birds

Moving pigeons and other birds away from the roof or balcony of the house is one of the modern problems.

Progressive urbanization and diminishing natural habitats are driving these weevils to colonize urban, industrial and commercial environments.

Pigeons and other birds can be vectors of dangerous diseases communicable to humans. They also represent direct damage to crops and industrial production.

At best, pigeons and other birds annoy and upset your days by smearing balconies and railings in your home. They also infiltrate industrial sheds and create damage to material stored inside them.

Before suggesting some advice, for the removal of the birds, let’s see which species can nag you:

Keep the birds away. What species are you upset about?

Droppings of pigeons and other birds on windowsills, laundry lying on the windowsill and ornaments outside your house: it’s not a pretty sight. Here are some of the likely culprits:


This bird, one of the most widespread in urban habitats (historical centres, squares, churches, etc.), has an extraordinary reproductive capacity (up to 6 broods a year with two eggs each), which in nature is compensated by a high mortality rate of young people. In the city, thanks to the easy availability of heat and food, pigeon colonies tend to be particularly infesting. The high number of infected individuals leads to the rapid spread of health problems related to the hygiene of infested environments.

Royal Gull

The seagull is a bird that tends to live in large family groups. Characteristics that determine its problematic nature are linked to its protective attitude towards the nest without any fear towards the human being. The faeces of the Royal Seagull are particularly corrosive and abundant. This annoying bird has the ability to adapt to any type of diet (waste, carrion and animals such as fish, mice, cats, pigeons and other gulls).

Its ability to adapt to environments other than the coastal habitat and its ability to travel long distances during the day between inland and the sea make it particularly dangerous.


Always a bird harmful to crops, the crow shares with the pigeon the extraordinary ability to colonize urban environments and with the seagull that of adapting to a carnivorous diet. Also a vector of diseases communicable to man, it is one of the most resistant and tenacious pests.

Other pests among the birds that are harmful to man and his productivity include starlings and crows.

Pigeons and other birds can colonise and cause health and hygiene problems both in a single building ledge and in an entire historic centre.

The faeces of weeping birds are the ideal vehicle for many diseases. From an infested environment, the pulverization and dispersion of excreta leads germs, bacteria, viruses and other pests into nearby environments. They can contaminate objects, food, surfaces and people. This can be a major problem for companies with haunted warehouses and a high risk of contamination.

Methods to remove pigeons and other birds

You have some deterrent methods for controlling birds, which cause them to be removed, such as:

Mechanical systems: spiked bollards, wire bollards or weir nets.

Electrical systems: These consist of plastic strips fixed to the contours of the areas to be protected. When the bird tries to settle on the path of the belt, it receives a weak discharge that moves it away.

Visual systems: The classic “scarecrow”. They can be simulators of antagonistic animals (birds of prey, various predators), reflective objects (metal strips, mirrors) or generators of luminous flashes (multi-coloured flashing lights, lasers).

Acoustic systems: bollards for pigeons and other birds, such as alarm or predator generators, ultrasonic or explosive pulse generators.

Chemical systems: As gel repellents containing natural oils for food use to ward off all birds without harming them. A new system formulated so that birds are kept away from them. They will see an ultraviolet light that will look like a fire, and beyond that the natural oils contained in this gel are repulsive to the birds’ sense of smell and taste.

It is a new formula capable of withstanding all weather conditions, without suffering any damage due to extreme temperatures, wind, rain or snow. Guaranteed for 6 years.

Pigeons and other birds away: in conclusion

You’ve seen the main methods to drive away pigeons and other vermin. Preserving the environments in which you live and work is the first step to protect your health; yours and your family’s. After the removal of birds, consider the importance of a sanitation intervention to restore conditions of perfect hygiene and cleanliness.

For bird control and removal of pigeons and other birds do not hesitate to contact us. From our headquarters in Cattolica we can provide you with the necessary advice and all the information on the different techniques of intervention.

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