Parking Garage Pigeon Control

Pigeons In Parking Garages Are Problematic Pests

nesting pigeons in garageDo you have to deal with a pigeon control problem as a manager or maintenance personnel of a parking garage?

As a customer, how many times have you driven into a multi-story parking garage and pulled into an available parking spot, but as you move forward you notice all of the pigeon feces running down the ledge above the hood of your car as well as the walls and the on the ground you’re about to step onto?

Pigeons love parking garages, there is no denying it. Multi-story Parking garages provide protection from predators, protection from the hot summer sun, and communal nesting sites for all of the family members. The nice little 8″ deep concrete ledges, hanging lights, and signs throughout the garage provide pigeons with perfect nesting spots. The large wall openings allow easy access for pigeons to fly in and out all they want..

Pigeon control solutions for pigeons nesting inside a parking garage is not a quick, cheap fix.


The Best Pigeon Control Solution In A Parking Garage Is Always Exclusion

Parking garage netting
Pigeon netting keeps pigeons out

Pigeon exclusion, through the use of pigeon netting, seems to provide the best long term solution to a parking garage pigeon problem.

Pigeon exclusion netting is the best method for greatly reducing the number of pigeons flying in an out of a parking garage. The key is to net off the large openings in the exterior walls of the parking structure.

Small cable anchors are inserted in small holes that are drilled into the wall every few feet around the large openings. A galvanized cable system run through the anchors, around the large openings, and bird proof netting is attached to the cable system. This type of pigeon control netting system is guaranteed for 5 years but may last much longer than that.

Another option to help reduce the pigeon control problems is to eliminate the nesting sites on the recessed ledges.

Some companies that don’t know better have tried to use electrified shock track system running along all of the ledges or even bird spike that the pigeons can easily work their way past. These methods require maintenance and up keep.


Bird Slide or Bird Slope Is Another Option

Most stack type parking garages have hundreds of 54″ wide x 8″ deep ledges that the pigeon love to nest in. Eliminate the ledge space and the pigeons have no where to nest, thus the great majority will move to other nesting sites.

Eliminating the pigeon nesting ledges is fairly straight forward by using products like a 4′ PVC grey plastic material called Bird Slide or Bird Slope. These products create a 45 degree slope on the entire ledge that pigeons can not land or stand on so they slide off. Extension pieces are often needed to ensure the full 8″ depth of the ledge is covered.

At Southwest Avian Solutions, we like to make our own custom slides using sheet aluminum siding materials. We measure, cut, and bend the metal onsite so that each ledge is covered by one solid piece and is painted to blend in.

Pigeons roosting and nesting in a parking garage can create huge messes, health and liability issues, slip and fall hazards, and image issues. Pigeons living in a multi-story parking garage is a real problem that should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Over the last 21 years Southwest Avian Solutions has been dealing with pigeon problems in and on all sorts of structures and buildings and we can help you too. Contact us today for a free onsite estimate and see how we can help send your pest birds pack’n!



OvoControl P – Pigeon Birth Control

Birdy Birth Control

OvoControl P is a product that has been on the market since the mid 1950’s and has proven very effective in reducing resident pigeon populations by up to 80% of more.


You could have 400 pigeons in 2 years

Pigeons breed rapidly and are capable of producing up to six clutches annually. With two eggs per clutch, just five mating pairs can result in up to 400 pigeons in only two years.

Its a good thing that pigeons only live around 2-3 years in the wild or we would have a significantly worse pigeon problem than we already do.

OvoControl pigeon control birth control PelletsWhen pigeons are eating from the OvoControl feeders for more than 30 days, OvoControl will interfere with egg hatchability. If no new birds are hatching, the population of birds declines naturally and continuously.

Studies have shown that typical flock of pigeons will loose an estimated 50% of the flock annually or even more under extreme environmental conditions. Data collected over the years at a popular site in San Diego showed an 88% decline over 28 months of monitoring that location.

So, by interfering with the reproduction of the flock, OvoControl can have a profound effect on the pigeon flock population through natural flock losses.


OvoControl Feeders

OvoControl feeders need to be placed on secure rooftop locations, but not necessarily on a very high roof top. Over time experience has told us that the birds prefer lower locations as opposed to higher ones. The best results have been achieved by placing feeders on a 1-2 story flat roof with at least 25′ of clear space around the feeder. The feeder throws food out in a 20′ radius.

OvoControl P is applied a rate of 1lb per 80 pigeons per day, which means that more than one feeder site may be needed depending on the population. The sites need to be separated to help maintain the 80 pigeons per feeder ratio or risk the pigeons not getting enough OvoControl.


Learn More Today

If you have tried all sorts of other pigeon control products or devices and have just been moving the pigeon population around you should contact Southwest Avian Solutions at 602-942-6550 to learn more about setting up an OvoControl P program for your site.



How To Get Rid of Pest Pigeons in Arizona

Want to Get Rid of Pest Pigeons?

Large flock of pest pigeons on roof top
Pigeons on a roof can reduce the life by 20% or more along with slip and fall hazards

So you may have noticed some pigeon droppings on the ground recently by the front door or along the side of the house and thought nothing of it until one day you looked up and discovered, lo and behold, you appear to have pest birds all over your house.

Pigeon problems are very common in Arizona. They could be loafing on your roof, roosting under your eave overhangs, or they could even be nesting under your solar panels. At this point, like many of us, you are searching the internet for terms like pest pigeon control, pigeon control, or bird control attempting to learn how to get rid of pest pigeons from your home.

Why Do I Have Pigeons or Pest Birds?

Before you overload on all of the internet searches learning about pigeon control spikes, pigeon exclusion netting, bird wire systems, and pigeon control shock track systems, and many other pest bird or pigeon control deterrent products on the market today, you need to understand why the pigeons are on your home or office building. Why the birds are on your house, and how many are on your house, is called bird pressure.

Learning about the different types of bird pressures and how to counter act the them will lead you to discover how to get rid of the pigeons or pest birds from your property.

The Three Categories of Pest Bird Pressure

Light Pest Bird Pressure

• The pest birds or pigeons are just loafing or sitting on your roof top, ridge cap, or parapet walls as a nice place to rest, take in the afternoon sun, watch for food, or be close by to their nesting sites.
• A light pressure site is a take it or leave it site and does not have any pigeon nesting areas.

Getting rid of pest pigeons from a light pressure area is a simple task.

• You can usually apply some type of pigeon control product like bird control spikes, bird coil, bird tension wire or even a low voltage bird shock track system along the parapet wall, roof top tiles, ledges, or tile ridge areas the pigeons are roosting on to make them move away from their preferred spot.
• It may be as easy as cleaning up your dog food or asking the neighbor to do the same.
• If the pest birds or pigeons are getting water from somewhere around your home or pool, figure out how to stop the birds’ access to that water source.

Medium Pest Bird Pressure

• Pest birds and pigeons are a little more committed to these medium pressure sites.
• Medium pressure sites are where the pest birds or pigeons know they have good chances of getting food or observing food opportunities, like on a parapet wall above or near the outside dining area.
• They are fairly committed to these sites but don’t nest or roost here.

Getting rid of pest pigeons from a medium pressure area is usually fairly easy.

• You can usually apply some type of pigeon control product like bird control spikes, bird coil, bird tension wire or even a low voltage bird shock track system along the parapet wall, roof top tiles, ledges, or tile ridge areas the pigeons are roosting on to make them move away from their preferred spot.
• Sometimes it is as easy as cleaning up the food, closing the trash lids, or removing anything the birds are hanging out for.
• If the pest pigeons or birds are getting water somewhere on your property, block the access to the water to stop the birds or pigeons from waiting there.

Heavy Pest Bird Pressure

• Pigeons and pest birds are very committed to these heavy pressure sites.
• They most likely have protected overnight nesting and roosting areas on the roof, under overhangs, under HVAC units, or under solar panels.
• They may be habituated, meaning they may have been born at this location, or have lived there a long time and would consider it home.
• These heavy pressure sites are always the hardest places to get rid of pigeons or pest birds from.
• Always be aware that just because you have excluded pigeons or pest birds from one place does not mean they will not move to other protected sites on the roof.
• It is critical that all possible nesting sites be excluded so pigeons do not remain on your roof.

Getting rid of pest pigeons from a heavy pressure area is much more involved.

• You can usually apply some type of pigeon control product like bird control spikes, bird coil, bird tension wire or even a low voltage bird shock track system along the parapet wall, roof top tiles, ledges, or tile ridge areas the pigeons are roosting on to make them move away from their preferred spot.
• Bird netting or galvanized screening material (not chicken wire) can be used to close off the protected sites and exclude the pigeons or pest birds from their nesting sites long term.
• Bird spikes should only be used for window ledges, parapets, tops of beams, or pillars and not stuffed into a roof overhang or the pest birds will simply build their nest between the spikes.
• If pigeons or pest birds are nesting under the roof line overhangs, the area should be cleaned out of all the nesting materials and any other debris and disinfected before closing off.

Now you should have a better idea of why they are on your roof.

Now you’ve got the knowledge of what to look for on your home or business to get a better understanding of what the pest birds or pest pigeons are doing. Therefore, when you are searching the internet for how to get rid of pigeons or pest birds, you can consider the reason the pigeons are on your roof in the first place. This will give you a clear idea of the type of pigeon control or pest bird solutions you should be looking at.

There are numerous humane and extremely effective controls products, deterrents, and bird repellents on the market today. However, using products like bird spikes, bird exclusion screening, or bird wire the wrong way or for the wrong type of pest bird or bird pressure could lead to bird control failure which creates more problems than when you started. Your best option is to call Southwest Avian Solutions, Arizona’s pest bird and pigeon control specialists.

Time To Call A Pest Pigeon Control Specialists

Most pigeon control issues or pest bird problems are high up on a roof top and require ladders, safety roof top tie offs, and experience to keep the pigeons or birds away long term which is not usually advisable for the home owner to do on their own.

In Arizona, your best option for pest bird or pest pigeon control problems would be to contact a bird control company like Arizona’s pigeon control specialists, Southwest Avian Solutions, at 602-942-6550 to schedule a free onsite inspection so that we can look at your pest pigeon control problems and explain how we can provide you with our bird free guaranteed solutions using some our many low profile and humane solutions.