Pigeon Dropping Clean-up

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Pigeon dropping clean-up

Question: How much guano – that’s droppings – can a pigeon produce in a year? 

The answer: up to 14kg 

We’ve always reckoned that would make a great question for a pub quiz – and we were reminded of that when we were called to The Pilgrim’s Progress in Bedford a few years ago.

Contractors working on the pub’s refurbishment discovered pigeons nesting in the lift shaft, and when we inspected the area it was clear from the amount of guano that the pigeons had been there for many years. 

We quickly got down to business, removing and securely disposing of all nesting materials and droppings before thoroughly disinfecting the lift shaft. 

Then the contractors found more evidence of pigeon activity. It seemed pigeons had been able to get into the lift motor room where the door had come away from the frame and had been using the electrical box as a nesting site. Judging by the height of the pigeon droppings under the steel girders, they’d been there for a very long time.

As with the lift shaft the guano had to be disinfected with a biocide before removal. The pigeon droppings were then placed into a bag that was sealed and placed into another bag – we always use ‘double bagging’ to stop the spread of disease and to prevent spillages. Pigeon control complete!

How many bags of guano did we remove? A whopping 64!

Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

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We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

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We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

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