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Anti-perching plastic owls are one of the most commonly used deterrents to scare pigeons and other pest species of birds from their perching and roosting sites, predominantly on buildings in town and city centre environments. Anti-perching plastic owls are normally mounted on roof areas where the product can be clearly seen by problem birds as they approach their roosting or perching areas.
Anti-perching plastic owls are also often sited in key and sensitive areas on buildings where pigeons are causing specific problems. These areas could be canopies in front of shops or railway stations, or possibly architectural features on period properties where pigeons are causing extreme problems as a result of soiling.
Originally posted by lewman
A bucket of soapy water should scare them off for a while.
I actually once had a strange coincidence involving a couple of pidgeons. I was driving back from a friends house a few years back after a long game of poker (it was now morning) and a pidgeon flew right into the windscreen of my car (it had never happened before), now the strange thing was that I went round that same friends house that night to play some more poker, and then when I left his house early the next morning, the exact thing happened again within about 100 metres of it happening the day before. This has never happened again since in any area and I was hardly driving through St Mark's square in Venice at the time so this wasn't a completely pidgeon infested area.