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Q: Why are you better than your competition?
A: First of all, we are adamantly opposed to the use of poisons or any other inhumane method of removing pigeons from your property. Poisons inevitably affect endangered predatory birds in the ecosystem, for example, owls, hawks, and even ravens who come across dead or dying pigeons. Even household pets are at risk if they come in contact with a contaminated bird.

Also, we understand pigeon behavior, the elements that attract them, the seasonal landscape materials that create temporary food sources for them, the types of shelter are attracted to, and just about everything else there is to know in order to do the job you need.

We have several exclusive methods for addressing your pigeon control needs, as well as the industry standard trapping and netting methods. We enforce the new county ordinance making it illegal for individuals to actively feed pigeons. We maintain our state and federal permits to allow us to use captive bred birds of prey as natural deterrents to haze, harass, displace, and occasionally capture pigeons from your property. Pigeons quickly recognize that plastic owls are not a threat; only the real thing has the desired effect and no one else has them. We come to your property on a regularly scheduled basis to reinforce the idea that your property is not a safe habitat for pigeons to settle, even if your property is otherwise a pigeon paradise. Bottom line is, we have all of the usual tools of the trade but better understanding of why some methods work better than others in different situations, and more importantly, we have some extra and exclusive tricks up our sleeves that none of our competitors in Las Vegas possess.

Q: Why don’t you do residential properties?
A: First of all, be careful hiring any pigeon control contractor to remove pigeons from your house without understanding that it will likely be a “one and done” temporary fix. If something about your house is attractive to one pigeon, it will attract another. You will more than likely have to hire someone again and again to remove new birds that try to settle down where you don’t want them and that can become expensive. We don’t service an individual house in a typical neighborhood because even though we are very effective at removing pigeons, there is a limit to what even we can

In a residential neighborhood if you’re having a pigeon problem the chances are so are your neighbors. Also, there’s a chance one of your neighbors is feeding pigeons either on purpose or unintentionally if they have outdoor pets that the pigeons steal food from. While we can come in and make your house the most undesirable one on the street and subcontract cleanup and custom exclusions, I feel we can’t give you the quick and permanent solution you’re looking to achieve by being a solo client in a neighborhood of people who are basically working against us. Since I am an extremely honest contractor and not willing to make promises or claims we might not be able to keep, we don’t even pretend to be able to handle a single home in a neighborhood and don’t want to take your hard-earned money for a service that will probably underwhelm your expectations.

We completely know pigeons and know infested neighborhoods are a setup for failure unless the whole HOA is on board and agreeable to the service. We have successfully controlled pigeons in entire subdivisions because we have room to work, authorization from everyone to operate across all of the homes in the neighborhood, and are able to remove birds up and down all of the common areas thereby establishing a no-fly zone that pigeons eventually learn to stay out of. Again, for a single house it’s nearly impossible, but for an entire neighborhood with the HOA’s blessing it’s game on!

Q: Why do you call yourself a humane society?
A: Many ask why we call our business a humane society when we permanently remove pigeons. How can that be humane? Well, first and foremost, pigeon populations have to be keep in check otherwise they will quickly overpopulate for the resources available which leads to unhealthy, sickly birds starving and spreading diseases much more quickly than they already do including to other native wildlife. Starving to death is a very sad way for them to go. Our methods to remove pigeons are intentionally quick and as painless as possible to prevent unnecessary suffering.

Since capture and release can’t work and pigeons breed uncontrollably in urban settings, the dangers of overcrowding will quickly reduce the quality of life of all birds including other native species that share the urban habitat with feral pigeons. Permanently removing them without harming other native wildlife is necessary, bottom line. So that leaves us with only one choice—to trap and/or dispatch them in the most humane and ethical ways possible. Also, we are the only pigeon control company in Las Vegas that can claim to be recycling or re-purposing a portion of the removed pigeons for raptor food. Using the removed pigeons for food is arguably a much better (green) way to dispose of them rather than sending them to the local landfill to be a complete waste.

Others might claim they do the same, but ask them to show you pictures of their bird of prey facility or get a statement from a facility saying they are in fact receiving pigeons for food. We are aware of some copycat companies using similar claims to ours, but we are the only ones that we know of currently that can actually back them up with hard evidence. Bottom line is, it’s simple math that one pair of pigeons can turn into hundreds very quickly if left unchecked. By removing just one pair we can prevent a hundred more from being hatched and turning into a nuisance themselves.

Q: Is it illegal to feed pigeons?
A: Yes, it has been illegal to actively feed pigeons in Henderson for a while now and just became illegal in Clark County in November 2017.
Q: Will pigeons breed faster to replace missing members of the flock?
A: Absolutely not. Pigeons do NOT increase their breeding activity to account for deaths or losses in their flocks. Pigeons breed continuously as long as environmental conditions allow. Weather permitting, in the presence of food, water, and shelter, a pair of pigeons will have 2 chicks every couple of months, period!
Q: What are pigeon pheromones and can they be used for pigeon control?
A: Pigeon pheromones are not scientifically proven to exist. According to a scientific journal article published in 2010: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3522863/ says and the unequivocal identification of an avian pheromone is, however, still ahead of us. A recent review (Hagelin (2007a)) indicated: “Since we are only just beginning to understand the role of odors and chemosignals in birds, it is, as yet, premature to claim that any avian odor signal functions as a pheromone.” To be fair, some experiments done as long ago as 1972 to as recent as 2004 claim evidence that olfaction can affect a pigeon’s homing sense, but there are contradicting conclusions from studies published more recently. The author of one article concludes, However, in order to establish that birds actually use odors to regulate their social interactions and determine whether these odors can be qualified as pheromones, a lot of research remains to be carried out.

Long story short, it’s too soon for anyone to claim to have a pigeon pheromone product to attract or repel feral pigeons. It sounds good, but that person would have discovered something so amazing that it’s ahead of our time for veterinarians, researchers, animal scientists, ornithologists, neurologists, pharmacologists, etc. Our opinion after evaluating the current evidence and from decades of experience raising and handling pigeons is that olfaction (sense of smell) is a non-factor when it comes to pigeon control.

Q: I don’t want to kill pigeons, but I don’t want them on my property. Are you sure “capture and release” methods don’t work?
A: Yes and no. A feral pigeon, like its cousin the homing pigeon, will almost always return to its home where it has an established nesting site. However, if a bird is moved to a new location for a long enough period of time (maybe 6-8 months based on our experience re-homing racing birds) the pigeon can basically “re-home” itself to a new safe location that has food, water, and shelter, it might not return to the previous location that it once lived. For pigeon control purposes it is just too impractical to set up a facility to keep pigeons locked up long enough to make them forget about the property they came from. Also, even if they would relocate, we would be contributing to a major problem for the new location.

What’s to say people from another city wouldn’t use this method to dump their unwanted pigeons into our backyard as well? If you want a no-kill solution, the only way to handle a problem is to use exclusions and scare tactics (preferably ones that work, like live birds of prey available to chase them) to eventually train the local pigeons that your property is unsafe. It would also require you to possibly change things about your landscaping or outdoor pet feeding habits to decrease the amount of available food, water, and shelter they have access to.

Habituating established birds into a new behavior of avoiding your property takes much longer than just removing the current residents and preventing new ones from coming in and settling down. It can theoretically be done, but it’s a much slower process and therefore much more expensive with less dramatic results that are likely to underwhelm your expectations.

Q: Is Airborne Wildlife Control Service LLC. a government agency?
A: No. Airborne Wildlife Control Service LLC. Is a privately managed humane society. Under NRS 574.040, our organization will be able to apply to District Court in 3 years to receive law enforcement status as State Humane Officers. This will allow us to provide a more thorough coverage of pigeon control in Nevada, give us authority to regulate pigeon problems, no-feeding ordinances, and animal cruelty.
Q: What are the health hazards associated with pigeons?
A: There are many amazing and wonderful facts about pigeons. However, pigeons begin to pose a threat to properties and public health when the particulate matter from droppings become detectable under normal conditions. A moderate-sized flock of only 80 pigeons can generate well over 1 ton of hazardous waste per year. According to Dr. Anette Rink of the USDA, pigeon droppings pose the most significant health risks to “the very old, the very young and those with compromised immune systems.” NRS 555.100 requires that properties with issues affecting public health and safety be addressed immediately and effectively.