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kariltur @hotmail.com26-Sep-07 05:16 PM EST 2   
Donna26-Oct-07 10:29 PM EST 3a   
Gail27-Oct-07 11:29 PM EST 3a   
kariltur@hotmail.com30-Oct-07 05:42 PM EST 2   
kariltur@hotmail.com19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST 2   
kariltur@hotmail.com19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST 2   
kariltur@hotmail.com19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST 2   
kariltur@hotmail.com19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST 2   
karen T30-Apr-08 06:59 PM EST 2   
Rosemary04-Jun-08 09:55 PM EST 6   


Subject: piedgeon invasion
From: kariltur @hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 26-Sep-07 05:16 PM EST

Starting a new thread I hope! I have recently been invaded with lots of piedgeons on the balcony amonstmy shrubs and other containers. They have been pooping everywhere and I found maggots in the saucers of the containers. I am at the lane where a large garbage bins sits below my balcony. All the gulls, magpies and piedgeons are going to eat and bring things up on our balconies. Have spoken to the caretakers. Should I get a owl at walmart or set out bait to catch them and perhaps kill them with poison? Karen Turner


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: Donna
Zone: 3a
Date: 26-Oct-07 10:29 PM EST

You might want to try a hardware store for metalic looking streamers to hang around your balcony (I know Home Hardware carries this item) Fruit growers in the Okanagan tie them to the branches of the fruit trees to stop birds from landing and eating the fruit.


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: Gail
Zone: 3a
Date: 27-Oct-07 11:29 PM EST

Go to a garden centre or a hardware and invest in a plastic or ceramic owl. Yes an OWL. I had pigeons nesting over our front door for 2 yrs, and someone one this web site told me to get an owl. When ever we move I always remember to take it along just in case I have the problem again. Mine is about 18-24 in height. You say you have an invasion, you might have to buy 2!!


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 30-Oct-07 05:42 PM EST

Donna & Gail: Thankyou for your great advice regarding pidgeon invasion. I bought some swivel type plastic things like Donna spoke of-I will put them up this weekend. They cost one dollar each at Walmart so I got 3 in three different colors. Have not been able to locate OWLS. THEY are all sold out at REVY and HOME DEPOT. Thanks again I will share this with others in our apartments. CHEERIO OH!

Karen Turner


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST

Thanks everyone for advice about pidgeons. I now have plastic swivel streamers and fishing lines strung across and down on my balcony as well poison-laced seed for mice in the saucers of my plant pots. I still have not been able to obtain an owl or two but will try again in the spring. Adios amegos! Karen


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST

Thanks everyone for advice about pidgeons. I now have plastic swivel streamers and fishing lines strung across and down on my balcony as well poison-laced seed for mice in the saucers of my plant pots. I still have not been able to obtain an owl or two but will try again in the spring. Adios amegos! Karen


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST

Thanks everyone for advice about pidgeons. I now have plastic swivel streamers and fishing lines strung across and down on my balcony as well poison-laced seed for mice in the saucers of my plant pots. I still have not been able to obtain an owl or two but will try again in the spring. Adios amegos! Karen


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: kariltur@hotmail.com (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 19-Nov-07 03:39 PM EST

Thanks everyone for advice about pidgeons. I now have plastic swivel streamers and fishing lines strung across and down on my balcony as well poison-laced seed for mice in the saucers of my plant pots. I still have not been able to obtain an owl or two but will try again in the spring. Adios amegos! Karen


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: karen T (kariltur@hotmail.com)
Zone: 2
Date: 30-Apr-08 06:59 PM EST

I found an owl at Home Depot yesterday to try on the pidgeon invasion I had last year on my balcony. Right now have fishing line 40 lbs. strung every board down vertically the full height and length of it from one end to the other. Do you think this will work?


Subject: RE: piedgeon invasion
From: Rosemary
Zone: 6
Date: 04-Jun-08 09:55 PM EST

Hi Karen: If all of these things fail ... and over time they probably will, get an electrician to string a plug-in electric wire across the space. It only needs a very low voltage. I had a friend who struggled with this problem for years. She tried EVERYTHING ... owl, sticky traps for their feet, spikes, etc. etc. She finally got the electric shock wire and in 20 minutes the pigeons had gone and have never been back. If they ever DO come back, she can just plug it in again and ... voila, problem solved! Good luck.


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