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Illinois Pigeon Control & Removal

Sometimes called Rock Doves, pigeons are prolific breeders and are largely unafraid of humans. They gather in large numbers and can create significant problems for business owners and town or city management. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has the experience, resources, and methods to address all of your bird control issues and remove pigeons from your business or municipality effectively.

Pigeon Identification

ABC-Humane-Wildlife-PigeonPigeons are sometimes referred to as “flying rats” because, much like rats, they are prolific, dirty, and can cause disease in humans. Pigeons come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but the common Feral Rock Pigeon is approximately 11-15 inches long and weighs 8-14 ounces. This bird has a steel blue head and neck area and iridescent green, purple, red, or yellow coloring along its neck and wing feathers.

Pigeon Habitat in Illinois

Pigeons are common throughout northern Illinois and the rest of the United States. The rock pigeon has adapted especially well to city and suburban life where food scraps create a plentiful food source and there are plenty of ledges on apartment buildings, roofs of commercial buildings, and other man-made structures upon which to nest.

Pigeon Damage to Illinois Property

In addition to being a general nuisance, pigeons cause significant damage to commercial and municipal structures. They contaminate food storage at restaurants and grocery stores and damage commercial and rooftop machinery by roosting in air conditioning and HVAC systems. They clog roof drains, ventilation systems, and air handlers with nesting material and waste, polluting and restricting the air and water sources of these critical building systems.

If proper precautions aren’t taken to adequately deal with a pigeon situation, the problem will escalate. Pigeons are prolific breeders with a single pair breeding up to 5 times a year,  and what may begin as a small problem will undoubtedly expand in size and scope.

Pigeon Health Concerns

Like many wild animals, pigeons and their waste are responsible for a wide variety of major health problems for humans. Pigeon droppings are known carriers of histoplasmosis (also known as “Caver’s Lung” or “Spelunker’s Lung”), cryptococcosis (a potentially fatal lung disease), psittacosis, salmonella, avian flu, and West Nile virus. Pigeons are also hosts to mites, fleas, and ticks, each of which also spread harmful diseases.

Contact a Pigeon Control & Removal Expert

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has the knowledge and tools to get rid of your pigeon problem no matter how simple or complex. Every one of our courteous, professional staff members is trained in pigeon removal, trapping, and control techniques as well as how to prevent future pigeon damage to your commercial or municipal building.

Due to the numerous health risks caused by pigeons and pigeon guano, we always recommend a professional control, removal, and remediation program to ensure your problem is dealt with completely. Not only do we remove the pigeons from your location, we clean and sanitize the area for you using respirators and other protective gear to guard against transmission of disease.

In addition to our state of the art sanitation and removal techniques, ABC Humane Wildlife specializes in pigeon exclusion and remediation.  We have serviced municipal and commercial entities throughout northern Illinois, including the Chicago Transit Authority, and specialize in custom-engineered pigeon prevention solutions.  Trust the proven pigeon abatement professionals at ABC Wildlife to solve even the toughest pigeon or bird problem.

ABC Wildlife’s Northern Illinois Pigeon Control Service Area

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention is an animal control and prevention provider based in Arlington Heights, IL. For over 40 years, we have served individual home owners, commercial business owners, property managers, and municipal customers dealing with pigeon infestations and other property damage caused by pigeons and a variety of other wildlife. Below are some of the areas where we have helped customers deal with bird control in both homes and businesses. This list is not exhaustive. If you are located anywhere in Northern Illinois, please contact us today at 1-847-870-7175 and our expert animal control specialists will be happy to help.

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What They Say About ABC Humane Wildlife

I arranged for them to install wire screening on 2 sides of a concrete stoop to prevent animals from digging under my porch. (I have used this company in the past to remove animals from other parts of my property. They suggested this proactive work.) They called to remind me several days before their appointment. They came as promised. They did a great job of preserving landscaping gravel on the side before they dug. After digging down approximately 18 inches, they installed wire mesh screening down the 2 sides of the stoop. They then covered the area with the dirt and final layer of landscaping stones. You couldn’t even tell the area had been excavated when they were done!
Debra Walker – Downers Grove, IL
We had bees crawling under exterior siding through a gap between siding and brick wall and wanted them eliminated. Phil the technician from ABC arrived at the scheduled time. He observed the bees and identified them as yellow jackets. Phil said he could eradicate them with a powder treatment and the bee activity would die down in a couple of days and we would be finished with the problem. Phil said if we still noticed bee activity after 7 days to call ABC and they would come back to re-treat the nest at no charge. It is just 3 days since Phil treated the nest and we have observed zero bee activity. We are very happy with the service and the remedy to our problem.
Elizabeth Monahan – Chicago, IL
One by one, they removed a family of nine flying squirrels from our attic. The attic was completely cleaned and sanitized, and new insulation as blown in. All went well. It was easy to make appointments with ABC Humane Wildlife Control, and they were all very profession and prompt with their service. We dealt with many on their staff while trying to catch all the squirrels, and each of the representatives were friendly and helpful. We had some issues with the condition of some of the traps, but that was eventually resolved. They are a very helpful organization and the staff is very knowledgeable.
Martha Buchan – Lincolnshire, IL

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