How Heavy Rain Influences Pigeon Populations

Pigeon in the rain


A little rain doesn’t bother pigeons much at all, they can handle a decent amount actually. When it rains you will usually see birds of all kind just hanging out in it. Many birds use the rain as a bath and you will see then ruffle their feathers in it to get clean.

However, when the rains gets heavy and frequent, that changes things a bit.

Bird feathers do a great job of protecting their skin from getting wet and cold in the rain. But when it pours down heavy, it can eventually soak through the feathers causing them to get cold and it limits their ability to fly.

When this happens they will absolutely seek out shelter. With the pigeon population here in the valley being abundant and ever growing, big storms can always lead to bird displacement. If a flock of pigeons have a home that doesn’t provide adequate shelter for them, they will leave that location for a better one. Your home might just be a good candidate for them.

After a big storm, you will want to inspect any outside overhangs, windowsills, or any place on your roof they could perch up or create a nest.

If you notice any new bird activity on or around your home, it’s best to take care of it as soon as possible. This is simply because the mess they make will just get worse every day and could lead to property damage or illness.

If you already have a pigeon problem, you will want to get it taken care of soon. We are expecting more rain here in the valley and that could cause problems on your roof as rainwater mixes in with bird nesting materials and poop and spreads the mess all over the place. Certain roofing materials and styles are more prone to this type of damage than others. In any case, it’s always a good idea to get pigeon infestations taken care of as soon as possible.

We at Got Pigeons are happy to climb up on your roof and clean up the mess for you. We’ll get them to fly off and keep them from coming back. Our work is Guaranteed!

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