Pigeon Pest Control & Proofing
Pigeons feed almost exclusively on seeds and grains and reducing pigeon populations in the long term can be achieved by restricting food supply, which in turn involves legislation and litter control. This was carried out in Trafalgar Square by Shield Pest Control where feeding times were restricted (under Ken Livingston’s time as Mayor) when numbers reduced from 4,000 to around 200.
The main problems caused by pigeons are connected with the aesthetics and damage caused to buildings by their droppings, that includes damage to masonry and their nests blocking gutter and drains. It is estimated that pigeon droppings caused £140,000 worth of damage to Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square alone.