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Q: how to get rid of pigeons on my balcony ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: how to get rid of pigeons on my balcony
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: gui_google-ga
List Price: $2.99
Posted: 26 Jun 2002 05:30 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2002 05:30 PDT
Question ID: 33458

I need to know how to get rid forever of pigeons on my appartment
balcony. I don't want to harm them, just not see and hear them as well
as having to clear their "stuff".

(ps: I don't want a fake owl!)
Subject: Re: how to get rid of pigeons on my balcony
Answered By: fugitive-ga on 26 Jun 2002 06:18 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I confess that pigeons are my least favorite bird. I personally hope
my research will help you with your problem.

I found a large number of stores which sell their products online.
Alternatively, if you are interested in a specific product, you may be
able to purchase it at a local hardware or "Home Depot" type of store
by asking for it by name. You may also be able to construct some of
the solutions yourself.

You can start by searching my favorite web search engine, Google(!)


Using the terms

	repel pigeons

You will get a huge number of relevant hits. It appears that there is
a large and vigorous market for mechanisms to keep pigeons away!

It may help to start with an overview of pigeons and pigeon problems,

	Pigeons by William Kern

In this document Kern broadly discusses the various types of options
for dealing with pigeons including trapping, the use of barriers,
poisons, chemical repellants, sound repellants, etc. This is a
factsheet put out by the University of Florida.

The results of the above search generally led me to a number of
specific commercial products for pigeon control. One of the more
interesting ones that I found was:

	Hot Foot Gel

Hot Foot Gel is a tactile repellant which can be applied to surfaces
in order to repel pigeons. Apparently pigeons don't like stepping in
this substance.

Most of the companies I found give a number of different options at
various prices, for example:

Non-Harmful Pigeon Control

4 the Birds II

Physical barriers are the specialty of these two companies:

Bird Barrier America


These are just a few of examples of what you will find. I recommend
you do the search using the terms "repel pigeons" as suggested to find
the larger number of options available to you if these specific
recommendations don't help.

You can also use search terms such as:

	pigeons and dislike odor

This, too, turned up a number of sites that sell vermin repellant
devices and chemicals, such as:

        Contractor's Depot

Another particularly interesting site if you're versed in chemistry
was at:

This paper discusses the use of the substance cinnamic acid
(trans-3-phenylprop-2-enoic acid) which was found to repel birds from
eating plants. If your problem is about pigeons eating your plants,
this might be for you.

As you can see, you have a lot of options available to you and I wish
you luck in keeping your apartment balcony pigeon free!

gui_google-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
excellent!!! beware pigeons :-)

Subject: Re: how to get rid of pigeons on my balcony
From: librarygopher-ga on 26 Jun 2002 08:00 PDT
An incredibly funny article about a woman trying to rid her balcony
from pigeons:

"Call Me Tippi! Pregnant Pigeon Makes Me Nuts," by Gillian Silverman
(The New York Observer, 5/27/2002) 

Subject: Re: how to get rid of pigeons on my balcony
From: richd27-ga on 26 Jun 2002 08:32 PDT
you can stretch a slinky (the toy) across the top part of your balcony
railing or whereever they are "hanging out"  this a safe and humane
way to keep them from being to stand there!

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