When I first moved to my house three years ago, there was not a huge bird problem. That only started within the last six months or so. I have no idea why so many birds decided that my house was now their house, but that is what happened. I am not afraid of them or anything, but I don’t like how messy they are. I have shooed them away, but that has never worked. They keep coming back, day after day. Well, they did, but that was before a bird control company helped me out with getting them to shoo for good.
He explained that the reason for the overpopulation of the birds was because most of them were pigeons. They start having baby pigeons at six months of age, and they mate year round. That means that a non-issue would turn into an overpopulation in a very short period of time, especially when they are honed into a specific area to call their home. I did feel bad in a way wanting to take their home away from them, but the expert assured me they would find another place to take up residence without any issues.
I asked him what sort of options I had because I did not want anything that would hurt them. I had heard about poison and shocking options when I looked up ways I could handle it, and I am not a fan of either of those methods. He once again reassured me that he would be able to safely get them to relocate without any harm coming to any of them. He ended up putting metal spikes in the areas where they were roosting, and that was all the deterrent they needed. It did not take very long at all for them to get the hint and relocate. Hopefully they are as happy as I am once again!