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Pigeon trapping services

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If you find yourself grappling with a significant pigeon infestation, pigeon trapping could be the ideal solution you've been seeking. This specialized service is strategically designed to curtail large pigeon populations and establish a satisfactory level of control. Once pigeons have settled into a nesting site, eradicating them becomes challenging, and their numbers tend to escalate over time. In situations where traditional methods like spikes, netting, or Firegel prove ineffective or costly, pigeon trapping emerges as a highly effective alternative. This method not only significantly reduces pigeon populations but, in some cases, can lead to complete elimination of the issue, providing a comprehensive solution to your pigeon control needs.

Pigeon pest control on a building
What problems can pigeons cause on buildings in London

Pigeons can cause various problems on buildings in London. Some common issues associated with pigeon presence include:

  • Property Damage: Pigeons can cause damage to buildings through their nesting activities. They often build nests in building ledges, rooftops, or gutters, which can block drainage systems and lead to water damage. Their droppings can also corrode building materials, including metal surfaces.

  • Health Risks: Pigeon droppings can carry bacteria, fungi, and parasites that pose health risks to humans. When the droppings dry, they can become airborne as dust particles, potentially causing respiratory issues. Contact with contaminated surfaces or inhaling the dust can lead to diseases like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.

  • Slip and Fall Hazards: Pigeon droppings can create slippery surfaces on walkways, stairs, or building entrances, increasing the risk of slips and falls. This can be particularly problematic in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, potentially exposing building owners to liability concerns.

  • Noise and Disturbance: Pigeons can be noisy, especially when they gather in large numbers. Their cooing, wing flapping, and nest-building activities can disrupt the peace and tranquility of residents or occupants of buildings, affecting quality of life and productivity.

  • Aesthetic Impact: Pigeon droppings deface buildings, leaving unsightly stains on exteriors, windows, and facades. The accumulation of droppings and nesting materials can give buildings a neglected and unclean appearance, which can be detrimental to property value and aesthetics.

Accidents: Droppings on pavements and fire escapes can be dangerous when wet, thereby creating a slip hazard and possible legal action.

Damage to Buildings: Pigeon droppings, which contain acid, can cause damage to buildings and can also damage the paintwork on cars.

The advantages of pigeon trapping
Pigeon trapping offers several advantages for managing pigeon populations and addressing issues associated with their presence. Here are some key advantages:

Effective Population Control: Pigeon trapping can be an effective method for controlling and reducing pigeon populations in a specific area. By capturing and removing pigeons, the breeding cycle can be disrupted, leading to a decline in population numbers over time.

Targeted Approach: Pigeon trapping allows for a targeted approach to address pigeon problems in specific areas or structures. Traps can be strategically placed in locations where pigeons are causing issues, such as nesting on buildings, roosting in unwanted areas, or creating hygiene and safety concerns.

Long-Term Results: Pigeon trapping, when combined with preventive measures, can provide long-term results. By removing pigeons from the problem areas and implementing measures to deter their return, the likelihood of future pigeon-related issues can be significantly reduced.

Cost-Effective: Pigeon trapping can be a cost-effective solution compared to other pest control methods. While the cost may vary depending on the scale and complexity of the pigeon problem, trapping eliminates the need for ongoing chemical treatments or extensive structural modifications.
How to eliminate pigeons from your business premises
If you are experiencing a pigeon control problem at your business or residential premises then please do not hesitate to contact us. The sooner you call us in, the sooner we can implement a plan of action to eradicate the problem for you. We are one of London’s leading specialists in pigeon control and can offer you a cost-effective solution to combat any issues you are facing.

  • We are able to offer one-off jobs or provide ongoing maintenance to sites depending on the individual needs of the client.

  • If we cannot carry out the work using the usual access equipment, we can deploy our abseiling team to carry out the work.

  • We also regularly arrange scaffolding and cherry pickers/powered access for areas that are difficult to reach.

Frequently asked questions about pigeon trapping.

What is pigeon trapping and how does it work?

Pigeon trapping is a method used to capture and remove pigeons from a specific area or structure where they may be causing problems. It involves the use of traps designed specifically for pigeons to lure and capture them. Here’s how pigeon trapping typically works:

  1. Trap Placement: Traps are strategically placed in areas where pigeons frequently gather or roost. These locations are often determined by observing the pigeons’ behaviour and patterns.
  2. Baiting: The traps are baited with food or other attractants that pigeons find enticing. Common bait options include seeds, grains, or specially formulated pigeon attractants.
  3. Trap Design: Pigeon traps are designed to allow pigeons to enter but prevent them from escaping once inside. They may have one-way doors or mechanisms that trigger when pigeons enter, trapping them securely.
  4. Monitoring and Activation: Traps need to be monitored regularly to ensure that captured pigeons do not suffer from prolonged confinement. Trapped pigeons should be promptly dispatched to minimize stress and discomfort.

Can pigeon trapping be done in urban or residential areas?

Yes, pigeon trapping can be conducted in urban or residential areas. In fact, urban and residential areas are common locations where pigeon trapping is implemented due to the high presence of pigeons and the associated problems they can cause. When conducting pigeon trapping in urban or residential areas, it’s advisable to seek the assistance of professional pest control or wildlife management services. They have the expertise to assess the specific challenges of the location, implement effective trapping strategies, and ensure the safety and well-being of both humans and pigeons throughout the process.

Will trapping solve my pigeon problem?

Pigeon trapping can be an effective tool for managing and reducing pigeon populations, but whether it will completely solve your pigeon problem depends on several factors. Here are some considerations:

  1. Population Size: The size of the pigeon population in your area will influence the effectiveness of trapping. If you have a small or moderate-sized pigeon population, trapping efforts can significantly reduce their numbers and help control the problem. However, if you have a large and constantly replenishing population, trapping alone may not completely eliminate the problem, as new pigeons may move in to fill the vacated spaces.
  2. Environmental Factors: Pigeons are highly adaptable birds, and their presence is often associated with favourable environmental conditions such as food sources, water availability, and suitable nesting sites. While trapping can help reduce the immediate pigeon population, addressing these environmental factors and implementing deterrents or bird-proofing measures can be crucial for long-term success in deterring pigeons from returning to the area.
  3. Site-Specific Challenges: The specific characteristics and challenges of your property can impact the effectiveness of pigeon trapping. Factors such as the accessibility of nesting sites, the presence of other attractants, and neighbouring properties with pigeon issues can influence the overall success of trapping efforts. Conducting a thorough assessment of your property and considering complementary measures can enhance the effectiveness of trapping.

Can combining pigeon trapping with other pest control methods enhance the effectiveness of the overall pest management strategy?

Yes, Pigeon trapping is a targeted approach that specifically addresses the population of pigeons in a given area. It can be integrated with other pest control methods for better results like pigeon spiking, netting, and the use of Optical Gels like Firegel.

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Outstanding Reputation

We have been trading for over twenty-five years and have gained a reputation as one of London’s leading pest control providers with our professionalism and customer service, our reviews speak for themselves.  We offer 24-hour pest control in and around London.

  • Reliable and professional service
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  • Dedicated & responsive customer care team
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Efficient Solutions

The Pied Piper has a proven track record and experience covering all types of pest control including Rodents, bed bugs, wasps, fleas, grey squirrels, foxes and birds. We can Identify pest species and signs quickly and take instant action. You can expect high-quality services from expert pest technicians to ensure effective treatment for common pests, seasonal pests, unwanted pests, bed bug infestations, and other pests.

  • Latest techniques and formulations
  • Environmentally friendly solutions
  • Non toxic alternatives are available
  • Comprehensive monitoring and reports
  • Professional & experienced technicians

Safety Conscious

The Pied Piper places health and safety above all else when dealing with the public. Our pest control procedures are safe for people and pets. Our local technicians are constantly attending the latest courses and have regular safety training to carry out their work safely. We use pest control chemicals that are safe for use and we use the best pest control methods provided by pest control professionals. So, you can ensure quality pest removal services from us. 

  • All pesticides used are approved for use in the UK
  • All technicians are kitted out with the relevant PPE
  • CHAS, Safe Contractor, CEPA, BPCA accredited
  • Non-Toxic treatments


The Pied Piper can also provide your home or business with the following additional services and expertise as these would be an extension of the pest control solutions we provide. Our pest control technicians take pest control contracts seriously and put immense effort into ensuring the best quality services for you. 


  • Abseiling
  • Decontamination services
  • Rubbish removal
  • Decontamination and disinfection treatments
  • Drain surveys and inspections

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2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem and quote you over the phone or arrange a survey and email you a quote asap

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3. Treatment

Our BPCA qualified technicians will attend your property to provide pest control treatments

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4. Aftercare

We will make sure that after your treatment program is complete your premises will be clear of any pests

  • Pest prevention advice given
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