Pigeon prevention, proofing and control are a highly specialised skill, requiring specialist equipment and tools. Control of Pigeons through population reduction techniques is generally both less desirable and less effective than removing their food sources or blocking off sites where they perch or roost. The latter technique, known as proofing, is now used extensively.
For proofing, we will use methods such as barriers, spikes, nets and wire to great effect. More recently active systems like avishock strips, audible scarers and optical gels have been used to create negative associations in birds wishing to land or roost on buildings.
All of these methods of proofing have their merits and some can offer a stronger and more lasting deterrent, but as with any method of control, they may become less effective over an extended period of time. For a heavy Pigeon infestation, we may have to employ methods of control such as shooting, trapping.