Pigeon Control Spikes
When devising a pigeon home exclusion plan, it is important to realize that pigeons (aka rock doves) adapt and become dependent on their surrounding environment especially since, as previously discussed, they are synanthropic; which means they rely on humans and our food, water, and shelter. The more hospitable the environment, the more pigeons there will be. This is where pigeon control spikes come in handy. Pigeon control spikes should be made of the strongest, most durable galvanized steel so they never rust or crack, creating a long lasting and effective solution that keeps pigeons from perching and nesting on your home.
Pigeons Love Your Rooftop
Most likely if you own a home here in Las Vegas you’ve seen at least one pigeon perching atop your roof. Maybe you’ve seen five of them; maybe an entire flock. Regardless of the amount, there is something about your roof that keeps them coming back. Since pigeons are territorial creatures, once they find a home they like they’ll stay there ALL year long and, as we’ve previously discussed, pigeons don’t migrate, making them extremely difficult to get rid of.
Rooftop Eaves Need Pigeon Control Spikes The Most
So what is it about your roof that makes it so appealing to these birds? Mainly it’s your eaves. An eave is the lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall. They vary in size and come together at points that create pigeon accessible areas that offer shade and are sometime big enough to accommodate nesting. Eaves also offer protection from rain, wind, and snow (if any) in addition to protecting pigeon eggs from predators such as hawks or crows. Sometimes the eaves on your roof are not deep enough or high enough to be suitable for a nest, so they are only used as a shaded area to perch on. These shaded areas will build up piles of pigeon feces that might end up on your driveway, cars, patio furniture, and more. In these types of situations, pigeon control spikes are extremely effective.