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Options For Pigeon Deterrent Devices

Pigeons are one of the most common pests in the UK. Even if you’re a bird lover, you probably don’t like pigeons flying around and causing problems. Being such a common nuisance, customers often ask us for suggestions on what kinds of pigeon deterrent devices are most effective. No one likes pigeon droppings on their car and around their home or business property. Plus, their endless cooing can be irritating to say the least.

Pigeon poo is more than just unattractive, corrosive to buildings and dangerously slippery…

Pigeon droppings also toxic too and can transmit a variety of diseases and pathogens. And did we mention that pigeons carry lice and mites too?

Different Types of Pigeon Deterrent Devices

Given how much of a pest pigeons are, how on earth do you get rid of them? You’ll be pleased to know that there are several different pigeon deterrent devices that you can use. Many are humane as well as easy to use. To help you find the option that’s right for you, we’re going to discuss some of the best available.

Bird Spikes

As you’re probably aware, pigeons like perching under eaves, on window ledges and on the roof. They also favour making nests in these locations.

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One solution to preventing these activities is to use something to block them from landing and roosting. Spikes are ideal for this. Installing a series of pointy and long steel things on edges and ledges does not allow a pigeon get comfortable!

Ultrasonic Bird Repellent

An ultrasonic bird repellent features an infrared motion detector that lets out a harsh and high-frequency sound when a bird comes near. It’s as effective at frightening these flying pests as clanging pots and pans or spraying them with a water hose. In fact, it’s so alarming for them that it will eventually stop them coming back to the spot where device is placed.

Predator Statues

Scarecrow style deterrents work just as well on pigeons as they do crows. Pigeons really do not like coming across an owl or another predator like a falcon.

So, placing lifelike statues of these predatory birds can be very effective in frightening pigeons off and away from your property. While many of these pigeon deterrent statues are static, some types are electronic. Some even move and make noises, to add a touch of realism.

Bird Repellent Gel

Perhaps the most direct of all the pigeon deterrent devices and options is bird repellent gel. This can be applied to just about anywhere you know pigeons like to land. Don’t be alarmed though…it’s not in any way the same as glue traps. You won’t find pigeons trapped and stuck to it. The gel is a translucent substance has a repulsive (to pigeons) scent. If they do risk the stench and land, they’ll soon be put off by the sticky texture of the gel and the way it gets on their feet.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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