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Trapping and Flock Reduction

We also understand that in some cases, you may just simply want to reduce the pigeon population. In this instance, we will install cages to catch a numerous amount of flock each time.


How is Trapping Effective?

The process of removing the pigeons from the traps is undertaken on a regular basis to ensure a large rate of success. They are also checked on a regular basis because the pigeons can’t be kept in the traps for a period longer than 24 hours. It is important to note that this must be followed by the installation of deterrents as this process is solely aimed at removing the pigeons and isn’t directly preventing the presence of future pigeons flocking industrial areas.

We also do not advise installing pigeon traps yourself. Whether it be lethal or live cages, in order for them to be effective, you must make sure you have set them up correctly. Both cages are complex and need specialists to handle. As well as this, if you have captured feral pigeons by yourself, you need them to be transported by professionals as they are more than likely to return, due to their magnificent memory. If you did decide to install the traps yourself, what many people don’t realise is that you could be inflicting danger upon yourself and is not a sensible idea!


What happens with the Pigeons once they have been removed?

The main reason for using traps is to make sure they will not return in the future – pigeons are intelligent and are renowned for their ability to always find their way back home, even if this is overseas/ a far distance away. Therefore, to get rid of roosting Pigeons they may need to be trapped and humanely culled, or you can contact us to utilise our deterrent services – either way we can guarantee that no pain will be inflicted upon any bird.


How do the Pigeon Traps Work?

Our trapping techniques are highly successful in clearing large flocks and roosts of feral pigeons. Usually, the course of trapping pigeons can be applied to several locations and some of the most common include: factories, rooftops, stadiums and town centres. However, we are more than happy to install them in any location where there is a numerous amount of settled feral pigeons.

Food and water is placed daily in order to attract the pigeons as they’ll eventually roost if they know that there is a secure food and water source. In addition we also provide this for the pigeon’s welfare – it is important to us that our feathered friends are not suffering.

When the pigeons have been trapped, our specialists will take care of them appropriately and humanely to ensure they don’t return to the specific location. Unless they have been instructed otherwise by the clients and will adhere to these directions instead. Once this process has taken place, our specialists will send you an in-depth Weekly Report of all things Bird Control, including photographic evidence of the pigeons being trapped. We complete this in order to give the clients an idea of what type of factors are involved in the process of flock reduction.


What are the Pigeon Traps Like?

In the world of Bird Control, there are numerous types of traps used for pigeons. They vary in size, height, material and suitability. Vari Kennels are some of the most common traps used and the pigeons will be lured in using corn and drinking water. Dependent upon the location where the pigeons are gathering, the type of trap used will influence the success of the process.


Contact Us Today

If you feel like you would benefit from the trapping and flock reduction service, then our experts at Effective Bird Control are able to help you. Whether it be some useful and helpful tips or an enquiry regarding visiting your location, we are here to help! Give us a call on 01621 779 823 or enquire on our website today!

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