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Pigeon Trapping: How To Trap a Pigeon

Pigeons can be a nuisance to say the least. These flying rats can make an ungodly mess of your dream home, turning it into a living nightmare. If that is not bad enough, they carry a wide variety of diseases that can cause you and your family to get sick. No one wants this.

Getting rid of them can be a real headache however. These birds have a special mechanism that allows them to find a place that they are attracted to and that can mean that they will keep coming back over and over again, as long as they have some bearings of how to get there.

Poisoning them might be an easy solution, but no one wants a bunch of dead birds all over the yard. In addition, there are many who think that is just too cruel to do. They would rather trap the pigeons and have them taken to some other place to be let go. This is a humane way to act, that shows a real sense of kinship with all living creatures. If you have selected the trap option, here are some tips for you.

First, let’s begin with the fact that if you have a hundred birds around your Milwaukee home trapping is not the option. That is simply too many, and just as you get rid of 10 or 20, that same number may be attracted to your home. These are social birds that live in big communities in Milwaukee so if there is a large group around then more are sure to come. This is why if you have five or ten birds it is time to act right away.

The first step is to find the right kind of trap. There are actually several out there that may work for you, so you have to find one that fits your needs. Most of the traps are based upon the size of area you have available to put the trap in. if you have a small space near a deck, then you would obviously want a smaller trap. You have to also consider the amount of weight you are putting on your roof. Your Milwaukee roof may not be able to support a heavier trap, especially after ten or fifteen birds are inside. This means you need to be more selective in the kind of trap you opt for.

You have to also decide on the eventual outcome of the birds that are trapped. The live trap is the most popular one purchased in America. This looks a lot like a large cage, with a single entrance where bait is found. The bait lures the pigeons into the cage where they get trapped and are unable to get out.

You can then take the trap to another location where you let them go. It is important while you are transporting them that they cannot see where you are going. It is not known how exactly, but pigeons have some kind of sense or mechanism that allows them to find their way back to a location. This is why they were so instrumental in sending coded messages during the two World Wars. Also keep the area where you set the cage covered so that they do not leave waste on your seat or carpeted area.

If you are not interested in moving the pigeons but simply want them dead, there are traps out there that can do the job. These traps work much in the same way that the live traps do, with two exceptions. The first is that the bait you would use would have a poison in it to ensure that after the birds ate it they would be dead. Once they die the bodies fall into a tray below which you can simply take out and dump the carcasses, put the tray back in and you are ready to go again.

The kind of bait you use is very important to ensure you have success in Wisconsin. Most people use seed or berries which is good, but it is a good idea in Wisconsin to put these things out at least a week before setting your trap. Put them in the area where you intend to set the trap so the pigeons will be used to finding food in that Wisconsin area. Once the trap is put in place the birds will be more likely to go to the cage to seek the bait because they are used to finding food in that area.

I know some do not like the idea of enticing the pigeons onto your property, but this is one of those things might have to get worse before they get better situations. If you can take a few extra birds to get rid of your problem then you may find that this was a completely worthwhile option.

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