Wednesday October 10, 2012
Is it illegal for a pest control company to destroy pigeons when all other methods have been attempted?
Pigeons are given NO protection from wildlife agencies and their status is that they can be controlled or killed in any manner at any time. HOWEVER, and I put emphasis on that word, just because the federal and state governments say we can do what we wish with pigeons does not mean that is the reality of it. You need to be aware of any local ordinances that may prohibit the killing of these invasive pest birds as well as the attitudes and opinions of the many people who live or work around the area where the pigeons are living, feeding, roosting, pooping, and all the other great aspects of their presence. You might legally kill some pigeons but still end up roasting on the fire pit of the local newspaper who publicizes what you have done. Despite the awful health consequences of living in close association with pigeons there are a great many people who just love them and want them around (although maybe on someone else's structure, not their own).
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