Pigeons are regarded as unacceptable, especially in large numbers. They are regarded as potential transmitters of disease. They can also be a noise nuisance.
Pigeons can cause problems when roosting on buildings through the fouling of ledges and on other nesting or roosting areas. Their droppings may also cause “slip” hazards on walkways and pavements.
Many people take pleasure in feeding pigeons. Unfortunately, the number of pigeons attracted to an area depends on the food available. If pigeons are being fed, more pigeons will be attracted to that area. All pigeons require nesting and roosting sites (e.g., balconies, window ledges and roof areas of surrounding buildings) as well as a reliable food source. If is vital that food sources for pigeons are kept to a minimum. There have been a number of cases where people have been prosecuted for causing a health risk for repeatedly feeding pigeons.
If pigeons begin to roost on part of your property:
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