Effectiveness of antiperching devices against the Feral Pigeons

A. V. Matsyura

Abstract


Nowadays, the problem of pest-control at grain processing plants is of great and urgent importance. The feral pigeons recently became the most abundant species that use the territory of such enterprises all year round. We undertook the investigation towards effectiveness of pigeons repelling during the course of pest management. We use anti-roosting spikes, optical and repellent gel along with the wire systems to protect the industrial area against the pigeons. Our study contributed to the fact, that the mechanical antiperching devices still the most effective as for their use in pigeon control and management.


Keywords


Feral Pigeons; bird scare; repellent; bird harassment; anti-roosting spikes; repellent gel; wire system

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