Quick Facts

Risk Factors

  • Family
  • Home
  • Pet


  • season Summer
  • season Spring



11 - 14 inches

Inch Long


Round, Stocky

What do Pigeons look like?

A pigeon’s appearance will depend on the specific individual; but, in general, they are gray in color with a lighter color or whitish hind-end. They have distinctive red-colored feet, two parallel black bars on their wings, and single broadband running across their tail. Adults grow to be about 11 inches in length and can weigh up to 13 ounces.

What are the signs of Pigeons?

As you probably already can guess pigeons are one of the most common and abundant species of pest birds. They can be found invading homes and businesses in rural, urban, and suburban settings. They like to live in close proximity to people in order to have easy access to food, water, and safe shelter sources.

Pigeons will feed on almost anything that they get their feathers on. The most common things that they feed on include seeds, grain, animal feed, and food that they scavenge from trash cans and dumpsters.

Another interesting fact about pigeons is that they are monogamous and will breed year-round, although most of their eggs are laid in the spring and fall months.

What Damage do Pigeons cause?

Uric acid in pigeon droppings is highly corrosive and can damage metals. Debris from flocks can often build up and back up gutters and drains. This can cause flooding and roof damage. Their nesting can cause failure in machinery like air conditioning and heating units.

How do you prevent Pigeons?

Preventing pigeons from choosing your property to live and nest on is a very difficult task, and most often the best way to handle a pigeon problem is with professional control services. However, there are a few things that you can do to help deter them:

  • Do not feed pigeons.
  • Remove bird feeders from your property.
  • Add tight-fitting lids to outdoor trash cans.
  • Pick up pet waste (yes, pigeons will eat anything).
  • Eliminate water sources.

How do I get rid of Pigeons?

To get rid of it’s best to let the professionals do it as they can find their nest 1,300 miles away. if you try to release them elsewhere, they will come back.

Can Pigeons hurt me?

Pigeon droppings can spread diseases like histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis, e.coli, and more and can attract other pests like mice, rats, and flies.

What to Expect when Suburban Exterminating Arrives

Suburban can help to control pigeons on your property. We understand just how much of a nuisance pest birds can be and how much damage they can cause. Suburban Exterminating will provide you with very humane and effective bird control services.

Our services begin with an inspection to positively identify the pest birds that are causing problems on your property. Next, our technicians will install preventative measures, control your current problem with pigeons through the use of humane traps or other treatments deemed necessary, and provide you with ongoing monitoring and maintenance services to help stop future problems.