Posted by John Fasoldt on 18:07:58 7/25/2016 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Pigeon Poo posted by Jan T on 13:15:12 7/24/2016 from 184.108.40.206:
Hmmmm. I've been called a lot of things, but I don't think 'great oracle' is one of them... lol - But thanks!
Wish I could give you a magic way to do that, a sonic machine, moving/talking owl, but the answer is definitely NO. Save your money.
Actually the best way is to build them out. And, in my opinion, it's up to your landlord to handle that AND clean up the mess - not your job.
Some pests, (pigeons, mosquitoes, pests that are a health problem) are best handled on a regional or area wide basis. With Pigeons, specifically, there are only a few chemicals that are registered for pigeons, and there are onerous rules for using those. As an example, I don't think I've done a pigeon job for less than $2,500 - and that was at least 5-8 years ago. It was a parking garage, he was a friend of mine and I didn't have any tenants or PEOPLE to worry about, I came at night when no one was around to do my thing. It can be a labor-intensive job, even with no people around.
The other way is to use netting - pigeon netting to be exact, which is put up to keep them OUT. This is something that must be approved by God knows how many people...
Pigeons are a problem with many structures, not only balconies. This problem must have reared its ugly head before, what was done before?
And, of course, you do have a legitimate complaint about that, I have a book in my bookcase (somewhere!) that details the many diseases you can get from close association with pigeons. Even if you don't see them, they will nest in the most secretive places, and after awhile, their droppings can be a real concern.
So jump on the landlord, get some of your neighbors galvanized, one little complaint they can brush off, but a bunch of upset and angry tenants will keep them on their toes. If all else fails, get the health dept involved.
Let the 'oracle' know how it goes!
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