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  • Pigeons problems require effective solution

    Posted by DEb and Peg on August 3, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Our 4 storey condo building in Calgary is having problems with pigeons hanging out and pooping on some of the balconies, resulting in ongoing cleanup bills and frustration by the owners affected. I am sure this is a problem experienced by others. What cost effective solutions have other projects put in place? Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.

    Mark replied 3 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Terry

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    August 3, 2022 at 11:45 am

    I am in an 8-storey building close to downtown Calgary.

    First problem: ensure no one is feeding the pigeons or allowing the pigeons to nest on the balconies. This may sound silly, but at least 3 of our 39 owners have done this!

    We have tried everything unsuccessfully for our unit, but it is a condo problem.

    We have limited success using a vermin control company, but one treatment is inadequate. Early and persistent therapies are essential.

    It is a neighbourhood problem: I don’t have any thoughts on addressing the issue when it emanates from neighbouring buildings.

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  • Mark

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    August 3, 2022 at 11:57 am

    We have three tall, flat-roofed buildings with parapets where pigeons love to roost, nest and p**p. The rain washes the latter off the parapets and over the sunroom roofs, balconies and windows, which are only washed once a year. The only time I wish it would rain more!

    Our management company has used /https://www.cal-rid.com/ Cal-Rid for many years for all pest control (pigeons, mice, ants, etc.). I wasn’t involved in the choice, they seem to be the best. I can’t comment on cost-effectiveness, sorry.

    Our own bird control manager wasn’t very efficient:

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