There are pigeons everywhere. Please help me make them dead (or gone).
There are pigeons on our roof. There are pigeons on our windows, on our balcony, and on the stairs outside our apartment. Yesterday, there was one in our kitchen. We are under siege.
There are other threads about pigeons, but most of the remedies are contingent on having access to where the pigeons hang out. This is fine for my balcony, but doesn't help us for the ridiculous trellising (?) outside our window, which I cannot access (pic
- don't even get me started on the moron who decided that would be a good idea. Oh yeah, cause why would you want natural light to get into your house?)
Is there some sort of electronic contraption we can use to keep these fuckers away? Something which doesn't require the installation of spikes (which are hideous slash expensive slash impossible to install)? Something which doesn't require more than occasional checks/maintenance?
Other potentially useful contextual information:
There are at least three people (one old woman, one chinese takeway owner, and one hippy 'save the pigeons' activist) that feed the pigeons in my pedestrian street, so there's no way to get them at the source.
There are a number of areas in my street where the pigeons have made their homes BETWEEN OR ON TOP OF THE PIGEON SPIKES, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
I don't know what pigeons are like where you're from (an American friend of mine loves pigeons and can't believe I'd want to get rid of them), but here they're like homeless people with wings.
LAST WEEK ONE OF THEM FLEW DIRECTLY AT MY FACE AND ONLY MY IMPRESSIVE REACTIONS PREVENTED A DEVASTATING COLLISION.
Pigeons are, apparently, unperturbed by rubber snakes.