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Pigeons on balcony

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by menty, 11th May, 2016.

  1. menty

    menty Well-Known Member

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    What are your methods of getting rid of pigeons on your balconies?
    I have an IP that constantly has pigeons there. I think they have made it their home and the previous tenant was probably feeding them. Spent the weekend cleaning about 10 years of bird poop off the balcony and edge of the building.

    I can try
    - spikes on the balcony (strata will take them down)
    - fake owls / birds.
    - Ultrasonic pigeon deterrent (leave it plugged into power? No experience with these)
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Allow a tenant with a cat? :p
     
  3. Heinz57

    Heinz57 Well-Known Member

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    Had pigeons in a warehouse I managed once. Pest control said the only way to get rid of them was to kill them when they came home to roost at night. So we got a marksman in. Motivated the night shift no end.
     
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  4. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    :(
    I hate it when they have to kill birds
     
  5. EN710

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    If you can find out when the pigeon usually visit, you might be able to use timer for the ultrasonic deterrent?

    Not sure why they visit, but unit in front of our building get visited by Cockatoo all the time, and more after the strata got rid of the dead tree in front of that unit where the birds usually hang out... I don't think they're easy to get rid of
     
  6. Heinz57

    Heinz57 Well-Known Member

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    But better than poison I think?
     
  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Snake? even a rubber one :p
     
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    datto Well-Known Member

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    Strychnine with bird feed works.

    But don't inhale it ! lol
     
  9. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    They are called flying rats.......

    Your IP would not happen to be at Warwick Farm would it ? seems there is a chronic problem there with pidgeons, a lot of people have green mesh covering balcony area.