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.
Pigeons 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.
Barrington Pigeon Control
Buffalo Grove Pigeon Control
Chicago Pigeon Control
Deerfield Pigeon Control
Elmhurst Pigeon Control
Glen Ellyn Pigeon Control
Highland Park Pigeon Control
Hinsdale Pigeon Control
Naperville Pigeon Control
Northbrook Pigeon Control
Oak Brook Pigeon Control
Wheaton Pigeon Control