Welcome to Bird Removal of Syracuse! We specialize in the humane and effective resolution of human/bird conflicts in the Syracuse metro region, and throughout New York. Whether you have a single bird in a building, or need to prevent pigeon roosting (and bird droppings) on a large architectural project, we can solve your Syracuse bird problem effectively and professionally. We install exclusion materials to keep birds away, and even provide pigeon trapping as a means of Syracuse bird removal. We are not a pest control company, but rather wildlife, bat, and bird specialists only. Click on our Syracuse Prices page to find out more about our prices for bird control work. You can also read the topics addressed on this website to learn more about how to resolve your specific bird conflict. We look forward to hearing from you.
Will a plastic own scare a pigeon?
The easiest way to answer this question is to simply say, no! Replica plastic owls and or decoys, have a very limited action area in preventing or scaring pigeons away. Pigeons are smart birds and this is well documented. No matter what we think of the wild pigeon, most commonly the problem you are trying to remove, they are a very smart and gracious birds. They have been used as messengers, pets, show birds and even for races. In ancient Egypt some pigeons were even treated as gods and were buried with their masters. Knowing this; it’s not hard to imagine that pigeons would get used to quickly to a lifeless bird.
In order to effectively work as a pigeon deterrent; the predator bird or owl needs to be very lifelike and have a certain range of motion. They are placed in or around the area where the pigeons congregate such as a rooftop or a fence post. The idea behind the plastic owl is that smaller birds will recognize its natural predator and stay away from the area. Pigeons have a great memory and will remember what they saw and the way that the owl looked. Being curious creatures they will, after a while, attempt to land in that spot. When they see that the owl is not lifelike and that it poses no threat, they will continue nesting and landing in the spot where the plastic owl decoy is positioned.
Plastic owl decoys are relatively inexpensive and many homeowners chose to get them thinking that they will get rid of their pigeon problem. This is a waste of money and it can be a real sight sore especially when placed on fences or rooftops. These plastic owls are even recommended by a few humane organizations and wildlife preservation associations because they pose no threat to birds and wildlife. What they should also advertise is the fact that these owls are not an efficient way to get rid of your pigeon problem. In truth, as I mentioned above, the owl decoy is not a great deterrent. It will work for a few days but then the pigeons will come right back and you will probably find them sitting on the owl’s head.