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Pigeons are very common throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. That does not mean that you want a lot of pigeons living in your Waldorf, MD yard, home, or business. Understanding all about pigeons and why you have them will help you identify and control the pigeon population.
Of course, you should also contact Barefoot Pest Control if you have a pigeon infestation. Our pigeon control experts will ensure your home and business stay pigeon free.
To control pigeons, you first have to identify them. Pigeons are related to doves and are part of the Columbidae family. There are five different types of dove found in Maryland. There is only one main type of pigeon: Rock pigeons. Passenger pigeons were also common in Maryland before they became extinct at the end of the 19th century.
Rock pigeons are sometimes called the common pigeon. They will be light grey in color. Rock pigeon wings have two black bars and the next is multi-colored. Rock pigeons are about 12.5-14.5 in long. Their wingspan is 25-28 in wide. They are likely what you think of when you hear the wood pigeon.
Traditionally rock pigeons lived in rocky environments like cliffs. However, they are now extremely common in cities.
Pigeons are found all over the world. You will see pigeons in Waldorf, D.C., and any other town or city in this country. They live in groups or flocks. These groups are looking for a few main things: food, water, and shelter. Pigeons typically eat fruit and seeds. However, they are more than happy to eat bird food, breadcrumbs, or other tidbits. If you have food sources for them in your yard, they will come.
Birds need water as well. They use it to bath themselves. Also, like all living beings, pigeons need to drink water. A stream, pond, birdbath, or other water sources can be a major reason why pigeons have decided to make your yard their home.
Finally, pigeons are looking for shelter. They especially like to nest in the eaves or other sheltered locations in your home. Any aspect of your home or yard that resembles a sheltered cliffside will be perfectly acceptable to a pigeon. Pigeons breed year-round, so constantly need a nest. They are also monogamous. So, if a couple of pigeons set up a nest in your home, they can be hard to remove.
You definitely don't want pigeons to decide to live in your Walldorf yard. Their nesting habits can cause major damage to your home. Not only will you have the nest to deal with, but there will also be bird droppings to clean.
Pigeons can be dirty and spread disease. E. coli, encephalitis, salmonella, and histoplasmosis can all be spread by pigeons. Pigeon droppings are what causes the spread of histoplasmosis, which can be a fatal disease.
If you see signs of pigeons living in your yard, you need to take steps to remove them immediately. Call in the wildlife control experts at Barefoot Pest Control. We will help you remove the pigeons and keep them from returning to your home or business.
When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.
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Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.
Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.
Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.
Barefoot Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Waldorf. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
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