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    Wasp Nesp Removal £46
  • 2 £88 Fleas
    Note treatments are based on an averaged three bedroom house
  • 3 Bed Bugs First room £25
    for any additional room 2 treatments recommended

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Pigeon

PigeonFeral Pigeon - (Columba livia var)

Adult 33cm long, weighs 280-560g.

Life Style

Feral pigeons can breed throughout the year peaking between March and July. Normally, two white eggs are laid on consecutive days, incubation lasting eighteen days and fledging takes place about four and half weeks later. A new clutch can be laid when the first young are twenty days old. Up to nine broods may be produced per year. Feral pigeons descend from domesticated rock doves choosing to build their nests on man-made structures as opposed to cliff faces. They are now common in many urban areas and are closely associated with humans, feeding on spillage from food outlets and scraps.

Pest Factor

Feral pigeons are a major pest fouling of building and monuments frequently occurs where pigeons nest and roost. It is not only unsightly but the acidic nature of the droppings can erode the surface of stonework. Gutter and drainpipes may become blocked leading to flooding and associated problems. Health risks caused by feral pigeons include salmonella, listeria and lung disease. Pigeons are vectors for the likes of fleas, lice, mites, mealworms, spider beetles and clothes moths.