Are pigeons in the Las Vegas Valley becoming a problem near your home? When you are trying to create a sanitary environment, pigeons roosting in or near your home can be a real issue. Instead of trying to capture these birds yourself, removing them safely with the help of Vegas’ own local pigeon control specialists is the best solution. We can help you remove their nests and relocate them into a more pleasant environment – far from your home. If you’d like to talk to a pest professional about your pigeon problem, call us at (702) 879-4007. To teach you more about pigeons, we’ve outlined factual information below about this specific species of bird.
Identifying Pigeons with Characteristics & Traits
Pigeons (AKA Rock Doves) are easily identifiable to most Americans, and they carry the scientific name Columba livia domestica. They naturally have a wide range of colors on their neck, including white, yellow, blue, green, red, and purple. They almost always have two dark bands on their wings and one horizontal stripe on their tails. When singing, pigeons have a distinct song compared to other birds, which is known as a “coo”. The song they sing is used to attract a mate or another pigeon friend. When they walk or start to take flight, their heads noticeably bob back and forth. Pigeons also fly for only a short distance; they do not fly long distances like other scavenger birds.
Finding Rock Doves Around Las Vegas, Nevada
Pigeons are usually found throughout the day as they avoid looking for food at night. When the sun goes down, they will pack together in large flocks to nest. Foods they enjoy are seeds and nuts, but they will eat anything available, even to include garbage. As a nuisance in cities like Las Vegas, they will inhabit anything that reminds them of a cliff. This includes skyscrapers, power lines, other tower structures, and rooftops. Unlike other bird species, they will pair up for life and only mate with their one partner. After the male builds the nest, both parents will incubate the eggs. The two to five eggs that are laid will hatch after two and a half weeks.
While they are fairly harmless to the Las Vegas Valley, their feces are caustic to many humans, and the droppings can cause property damage. Alternatively, they can also be extremely harmful in areas where there are airplanes or fast-moving ground transportation such as trains. Their nests may be problematic if they are built inside ventilation ducts. Finally, they can attract predators that will use them or their eggs as a food source.
What animals prey on pigeons?
Good examples of pigeon predators are owls, sparrow hawks, eagles, raccoons, and possums.
Removing Pigeons From Your Home
When you are ready to take care of your home’s pigeon problem, Fortified Pest Management is here to help. We have a long list of techniques that are appropriate for removing pigeons, capturing them live, and disposing of dead ones. We can help you with solutions that allow you to capture the birds and relocate them to a more appropriate area. When dealing with pigeons at Fortified Pest, we limit the use of pesticides on them. This is because the use of pesticides for pigeons is an older technique that can harm other animals. Along with knowing how to professionally capture pests like pigeons in Vegas, our technicians are bonded, licensed, and insured. To get an estimate on your current pigeon problem, call us today at (702) 879-4007.