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Anyone had success in getting rid of pigeons from yard?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by unperson, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. unperson

    unperson Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    It started with 2 digging around in the dead leafy bit of the back yard, not much grass, mostly dirt and dead leaves so no drama, but now it's progressed to 6-8 of em digging holes in the lawn front and back and my once reasonably smooth lawn is now very pitted.

    I have been chasing them out for 2 weeks, bought a shiny fake owl, sprayed them with the hose and they still keep coming back.

    Tried searching online but meh.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SimonSays

    SimonSays A work in progress

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    Throw bread into neighbour's yard ;)
     
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    Put up a bird table bird seed is cheap .
     
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    unperson Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hey! that could work, next door is empty. This is stuff that doesn't get talked about in online advice.

    I knew you genii would have some solutions.
     
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    I think throw it over the fence into empty property next door, maybe? Thanks for the suggestions folks.

    Once these pests have settled on a 'home', they're very tenacious.
     
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    Start doing falconry? We used to have them in our barn, but I won't get into how we got rid of them here. I like pigeons, but you are right, they can be extremely tenacious and destructive. The bread in the neighbor's yard is definitely more practical.
     
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    OkRad μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην V.I.P Member

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    Fuzzy creatures with fangs and claws.
     
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    Disagree
     
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    Have several cats, so pigeons would not survive them or even come near. They are after insects and possibly seeds of any kind.
    The pigeons in the area I live in nest under a nearby bridge and people feed them. I would likely build nest boxes for them away from my property. I saw this on vacation in a park;)

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    I would like pigeons and just let them be and maybe get to know them a bit.

    But whatever you do don't let Mike get wind of any harmful approach to control.

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    He's a massive pigeon enthusiast and started fighting when someone hurt a pigeon.

    ;)
     
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    why?

    theyr'e not native pigeons, the native pigeons here are an attractive/pretty bird, not known for destructive habits. relentless coo-ing is their most annoying attribute.

    So I crumbed up a slice of bread this morning and chucked it over the fence of the empty property next door. will pick up some cheap seed this week and strew it discretely over the road. Fingers crossed.
     
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  12. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    Pigeons are edible.
     
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    Did you say "Why?"

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    ;)
     
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    Well they were here this morning so I made a point of letting them see me chuck bread over the fence, they didn't seem to pick up on the 'food' thing when they didn't see me do it, so here's hopin.
     
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    Try placing something shiny at various places of your lawn. You could take pieces of cardboard and wrap it in some sort of reflective wrapping paper.
     
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    pest is a selfish human term! because we are so arrogant as to believe that sentient !!!!beings are only !allowed !to exist ,at our childish whim ,the pigeons reproduce because they are survivors, hated for insane reasons,if humans cared about preserving the whole of the world instead of contemplating their navels we wouldn't have destruction
     
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    The house next door is empty, they're welcome to go there, no one will care. I'm even throwing food for them over the fence. If they're too stupid to figure out they need to go elsewhere...
     
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    Bought a 3 pack of shiny fake owls to hang around the yard, it did nothing. they move in the breeze and all, but the flying vermin just gouge out my lawn with the shiny stuff waving all around them.
     
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