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Study: Hairy situation creates toeless pigeons

December 18, 2019 By
French scientists studied pigeons in urban areas that don't have a full set of "toes." These toeless pigeons appeared in neighborhoods with hair salons. Read more»
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Photo: Lee Karney, US Fish and Wildlife Service,

The sort-of squirrelly bird catches the headline

October 24, 2019 By
It has not escaped our attention that a variety of instances where birds are just being birds has been making the news lately. Take, for instance, the following: When male birds put in the work, happiness ensues: reports on... Read more»

10 steps for improving your bird control revenue

April 11, 2019 By
Creating a revenue stream from bird control service is one thing; maintaining wealth from this offering is quite another. Where does your bird management service fit in? If you’re a pest management professional (PMP) who wants to get serious about... Read more»
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Pigeons aren’t ‘just rats with wings’

April 7, 2016 By
When you’re 5 years old, every adult is an authority on every topic, and the nuances of communication often go over your head. When my grandmother, an amateur kitchen-window bird watcher, told kindergartener me that she loved all the birds... Read more»
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Bird Management: Not as Simple as One Might Think

September 30, 2014 By
To many, bird management equates to merely tackling pigeons, sparrows and starlings. But our industry must foresee myriad other challenges, such as: woodpeckers drilling holes in the marque facing of a country club; seagulls nose-diving near children eating popcorn; and... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Pigeons

August 30, 2014 By
Fiction: Feeding pigeons makes the world a better place and doesn’t hurt anybody. Fact: Feeding pigeons, deliberately or unintentionally, is the foundation of most pigeon problems. Once the birds have identified reliable areas as food sources, their numbers multiply — and... Read more»
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Dos and Don’ts: Pigeons

July 11, 2014 By
An essential part of eliminating pest pigeons is safety-centric, pre-environmental and postenvironmental cleanup of biological waste. Effective interventions result in satisfied customers and recurring revenue. ■ Do incorporate a requirement within any bird management program to periodically inspect for accumulated... Read more»
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Word on the Web: Pigeons as pets, pests and problems

June 12, 2014 By
Sometimes the general public has a difficult time wrapping its collective head around the idea a bird, particularly the pigeon, can be a true pest as a disease vector, home to parasites and cause of serious property damage. For example,... Read more»
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The potential consequence of de-extinction

February 21, 2014 By
When pest management professionals (PMPs) think of nuisance birds, the first species that usually comes to mind is the rock pigeon, Columba livia. But the common pigeon wasn’t always the most ubiquitous bird in the United States. When settlers first... Read more»
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Did You Know?: Birds

July 10, 2013 By
The domestic pigeon has evolved for more than 30 million years and is a descendant of the European rock dove. Because pigeons mate for life and have a voracious sexual appetite it’s not unusual for a pair to produce more... Read more»
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