Field Guide pigeons

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    are of medical concern because more than 50
    diseases and ectoparasites have been associated with pigeons, their nests, and droppings.
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    Probably the best known is the lung disease
    histoplasmosis.
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    there are 4 behavioral habits requiring consideration. These are
    feeding, nesting, roosting, and loafing.
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    Surfaces Pigeons prefer
    flat or smooth surfaces, such as roof tops, for feeding.
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    Roosting sites are where pigeons
    rest or sleep.
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    Loafing is loosely defined as when pigeons are not
    feeding, nesting, or roosting.
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    Loafing may occur almost anywhere pigeons are not
    constantly disturbed.
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    Pigeons have very _ droppings which can deface marble, limestone, painted surfaces, statues, car finishes, etc.
    acidic
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    Fresh droppings can cause
    objectionable odors and slippery situations on sidewalks, roads, fire escapes, and other flat surfaces.
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    Droppings, feathers, and nesting materials can contaminate
    unprocessed grain and packaged foods.
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    Survey....The site should be visited on several days when typical/normal site
    activity and weather is occurring.
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    On each day selected, 3 visits should be made (_) recorded with date and time.
    sunrise, midday, and late afternoon
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    Many options are available for bird control. There are NUMBER methods that do not utilize toxicants.
    5
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    The first control method is exclusion which involves
    structural modification (e.g. change ledge angle to 45°), the installation of plastic netting, and/or the use of repellents such as plastic and metal spines, monofilament and steel lines, and gels and pastes.
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    The second control method is sanitation which involves
    the reduction or elimination of feeding sites and temporary water sources.
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    The third control method involves
    the use of sound devices such as noise-making devices (usually not suitable for urban areas).
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    The fourth control method is trapping which can be effective if the birds are
    birds are destroyed and not released; otherwise, they will return home or create problems elsewhere.
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    The fifth control method is
    shooting can also be effective for removing birds within some kinds of buildings.
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    There is 1 method of control utilizing
    chemicals or toxicants.
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    This can be considered a chemical
    frightening agent and involves grain coated with a material that elicits distress symptoms and calls when consumed and results in the remaining portion of the flock being repelled.
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    Chemical control involves a prebaiting program, and the entire cycle may have to be repeated if other pigeons move in; it may be lethal to
    glutton pigeons.
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    If nontarget birds are attracted to this treated grain, then
    the program must be stopped immediately.
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Field Guide pigeons
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Field Guide pigeons
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