How to Prevent Pigeons from Nesting on Your Balcony

How to Prevent Pigeons from Nesting on Your Balcony

Are you concerned about pigeons making a nest on your balcony? Not only is this an annoyance, but it can cause some damage as well. 

Instead of allowing things to get worse and worse by the day, it is your responsibility to alleviate this problem. 

If you are unsure of how to do that, please read on.

Avoid Moving the Nest

The first thing you should know is that moving the nest is not acceptable under any circumstances. 

It may be bothersome to have this in your way, but doing so will put baby birds lives at risk.

This is because pigeons are very precise when it comes to the place where they decide to build nests. 

If you move it even a half-inch, there is a chance that they may abandon their babies permanently. 

The best thing to do would be to allow them to stay temporarily. 

Once they learn to fly, which typically takes about a month, they will begin to fly off at random intervals. 

When that happens, you can take steps that will decrease their chances of coming back.

Purchase Anti-Roosting Spikes

You can find these in most home improvement stores. 

When these are placed on your balcony, it eliminates the availability of places for the pigeons to perch and make themselves at home. 

Keep in mind that these can be a bit costly and installing can be tricky, but the time and money you invest will certainly be worth it.

Clean Up the Area

Many people store things like boxes and old items on their balconies and this provides the perfect place for pigeons to build a nest. 

Do everything you can to keep your area neat and clean. In addition, you should get rid of any pigeon droppings and nesting materials as soon as you see them. 

If you do this continually, there is a chance they will get the hint and look for someplace else to get comfortable.

Install Water Jets

As everyone knows, birds do not like water, so it only makes sense for this to be one of the weapons you use in your battle against pigeons. 

Have some automatic water jets installed on your balcony and they will spray the pigeons periodically. 

Once this happens numerous times, they are likely to look for someplace drier to spend their time and build nests.

Spend Lots of Time Out There

Pigeons do not like being around humans very much, so spending lots of time on your balcony will serve as a real deterrent. 

Nests are typically made during seasons when people are not likely to be taking advantage of their outdoor space. 

Give these feathered pests a surprise by walking out there at least 2-3 times daily when the weather is not that great. 

Call in a Pro

If you feel like you have done everything in your power and there are still pigeons trying to make themselves at home, it may be a good idea to call in a professional

It is likely they will know some tried and true measures that will get rid of them permanently. 

Make sure that the person you hire has experience eliminating pigeons and they are charging a reasonable rate for their services.

Now that you have all of this information, it is time to put it to good use in your battle to keep pigeons from taking over your balcony. 

There is some trial and error involved and you will probably have to try several methods before finding one that works, but this is worth it to preserve your property and prevent it from becoming an eyesore.

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