· We have several species of pigeons in Tennessee including; the Rock dove, Scaly-naped pigeon, White-crowned pigeon, Band-tailed pigeon, Eurasian Collared dove, White-winged dove, Zenaida dove, Mourning dove, Common ground dove, White-tipped dove, Ruddy quail-dove and the Key West quail-dove.
· Of these pigeons the only one on the threatened species list is the White-crowned pigeon.
· Tennessee use to have the Passenger pigeon before it went extinct.
· Pigeons were never native to Tennessee.
· In the early 1600’s European settlers introduced pigeons to the United States.
· Today there are an estimated 400 million pigeons worldwide.
Why is pigeon Removal Necessary?
· Pigeons are known to be the number one pest bird problem in Tennessee, in the United States and even around the world.
· The pigeon feces can damage paint, leave a horrible smell and spread diseases.
· Pigeons reuse the same location to build their nest leaving piles of bird feces that continue to grow year after year.
· A flock of 100 pigeons can produce almost 5,000 pounds of feces, also called guano, in one year.
· Pigeon droppings can spread diseases to both humans and livestock.
· If pigeons get into the attic of your home or roost on ledges of your building call Complete Animal Removal. We will get rid of the pigeons in the attic, clean up the pigeon feces, disinfect the pigeon nesting areas and apply bird prevention.
Where do pigeons live?
· Pigeons thrive in urban areas using buildings, houses, apartments, businesses and condos for roosting.
· The pigeons roost on the roof of buildings and homes.
· Pigeons also roost in storefront signs, on light poles, on ledges, under bridges and many other man-made structures.
· The pigeons build their nests with twigs and leaves on window ledges, roof returns, in the attic and any other covered areas that are up high.
· Pigeons feed on grains, seeds and fruits but will also eat scraps from the street. Also, pigeons only require one ounce of water per day.
· Pigeons remember where they have a food source and will return daily to eat. People commonly feed pigeons without knowing the dangers involved in doing so.