Sheets of aluminium paper, bowl with pepper and cinnamon, toy snakes: many natural remedies help us defend ourselves from the siege of pigeons
The most frequent way to remove them is to use chemicals: a double waste. We unnecessarily kill very expensive animals and spend money in vain. The annoying presence of pigeons is something everyone has to deal with because these birds know how to sneak everywhere: balconies, terraces, gutters, window sills and cornices. And everywhere traces of their excrements which are very harmful to people’s health. The guano of pigeons carries many pathogens, such as salmonella, E. coli and psittacosis, capable of spreading freely in the air, contaminating people, things and food. Furthermore, pigeon feces have a very high corrosive power, because they are acidic, and are capable of ruining even the bodywork of a car.
HOW TO KEEP PIGEONS AWAY WITH NATURAL METHODS
- Instead of mounting those unsightly and dangerous sharp strips that are on the market on the windowsills of balconies and terraces, take some aluminium paper (the one you use in the kitchen) and cut some strips that you will place outside the balconies: the aluminium strips reflect the sunlight and annoy the birds. You will get the same effect by strategically placing CDs on the balconies, perhaps hanging them between the branches of the plants.
- Another solution could be the use of pinwheels, to be placed in the pots you keep on the balcony or terrace. Moved by the wind, the pinwheels divert the attention of the birds that tend to move away.
- On the market there are also valid ultrasonic bollards capable of covering an area of about 40 square meters; or use the olfactory deterrents, which emit odours that are harmless for people and pets but unbearable for pigeons; with your children, you can also try to build a visual bollard, creating a large owl shape, highlighting its eyes and sticking it to the windows.
NATURAL REMEDIES TO REMOVE PIGEONS
- Even a pot with a particularly spicy plant, such as chilli, can be an excellent deterrent for pigeons, who will run away.
- If you have a toy snake at home, the rubber one used by children, place it on the windowsill, remembering to change its position often, to make the birds believe that it is true, since these birds can understand, and very quickly, whether it is inanimate and therefore harmless object.
- If there are cracks or holes on the wall of your balcony, in which pigeons can nest, cover them with concrete, nets or whatever else is useful for the purpose.
- If you put bowls with pepper or cinnamon on the balcony or terrace, you will keep the pigeons away because they do not appreciate the smell.
HOW TO REMOVE INSECTS WITH NATURAL REMEDIES :
- Stop mosquitoes with natural remedies without wasting money and air on insecticides
- Natural remedies to eliminate insects and parasites from the pantry
- Natural insecticides, how to easily prepare them with the ingredients we have at home
- Natural remedies against wasps: garlic, coffee and lemongrass to keep them away and avoid stings
- Coffee grounds for the vegetable garden and garden, thus become natural fertilizer. And they keep the insects away