We efficiently solve any type of pest
At Ecoplagas we are experts in the treatment and eradication of all types of pests and disinfection. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need us to help you make your home a safer place.
For most of the jobs involving the installation of bird protection systems, qualified professionals are needed to carry out vertical work. Ecoplagas is the only pest control company in Alicante that has the required certification.
Throughout our experience, we have managed to train the best team of professionals and develop the most efficient methods, through which we offer top quality services that are totally safe for both people’s health and the environment.
The objective of our experts is to control pigeon pests in a definitive and effective manner and to this end, we have designed an action plan using the most innovative techniques and the most advanced equipment.
Request a quote to eliminate Pigeons in Alicante
We will provide you with an estimate adapted to your needs. To do so, please send us the following information:
- Place affected by the plague: private home, company or public body.
- E-mail and telephone contact.
- Address and size of the property.
Pigeons in the urban environment
Nowadays, living with pigeons is commonplace, but it is still a nuisance in our daily lives, as their presence causes damage that is very uncomfortable.
Nowadays, living with pigeons is commonplace, but it is still a nuisance in our daily lives, as their presence causes damage that is very uncomfortable.Some of the problems caused by pigeons, which we have detected at Ecoplagas, are the blockage of ventilation pipes, health problems due to the accumulation of excrement and the presence of dead specimens in the nesting areas, a nnoying noise, etc.
They are one of the most common pests in cities nowadays, and it is important to control them because of the damage they can cause to building materials, as well as to people’s health.
DEFINITION AND TYPES
Pigeons are birds of the so-called “Columbiformes” class and there are about 350 different species, although all of them come from the “Wild Pigeon”. In order to be able to differentiate them, they have been separated by some physical features that make them different from each other.
One of the most common types of pigeons is the “Paloma Bravía“, also known as the “Carrier Pigeon”, which can be seen in all cities.
Another species of pigeon is the “Paloma Torcaz“, which usually lives in fields and mountains but can also be seen in large parks and in some cities.
Another one is the “Paloma Zurita“, which can sometimes be seen along with the “Paloma Torcaz” and which prefers rocky areas or trees like the holm oak, but can also nest in buildings.
EATING HABITS AND BEHAVIOUR
The diet of pigeons, although mainly based on seeds, is very varied, as they also eat leftovers or fruit.
Their skeleton has no teeth to chew the food, so their body has a gizzard connected to the stomach, which helps them to mash the food they eat into a kind of paste.
Although they can survive for a few days without feeding on solid food, they need to drink water every day in order to survive.
REPRODUCTION OF THE COLONY
Due to their domestication, as they are in close contact with people, pigeons are birds that reproduce easily and create very numerous colonies.
They are monogamous, so throughout their lives they have only one partner. When the female lays her eggs, both she and the male will look after the nest and the chicks that have hatched.
They usually lay between 1 and 2 eggs twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn. When they hatch after about 20 days, they will be fed in their first days of life by the regurgitation of so-called pigeon milk, which is rich in protein and fat. Thereafter their food will be a variety of mushy stuff and when they are about six weeks old they leave the nest.
Problems linked to pests
With pigeons so present in our cities, a series of problems have arisen which, if not detected and controlled in time, will cause us both material and health damage.
It is essential that once the pigeon plague has been detected, you call on the help of professionals who know how to deal with its elimination once and for all. And at Ecoplagas we will use all our means to guarantee you a reliable and quality service.
DIRT FROM THEIR FAECES
Given the proliferation of pigeons, it is common to see their droppings in our streets, buildings or vehicles. Since they are customary birds, they always choose the same places to lay and nest, and their droppings accumulate, causing, in addition to a health and hygiene problem, the deterioration and degradation of a variety of materials present in the majority of architectural constructions and cars, due to the corrosion generated by the uric and phosphoric acid content of their droppings.
TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS
Urban birds in general, and particularly pigeons, act as carriers of many human diseases such as histoplasmosis and salmonellosis, and are also carriers of parasites, such as mites, lice and bird flies.
Transmission of these diseases occurs mainly through contamination of surfaces with the micro-organisms that pigeons carry in their excrement-stained legs, when they walk on benches and tables, or when they perch on window sills or terraces or other street furniture.
For all these reasons, at Ecoplagas we put an end to pigeon plagues by preventing them from affecting your health.
Signs of a pigeon plague
There are several reasons why we can detect a plague of pigeons around us. Then it will be necessary for professionals like those in our company to provide you with the best measures to eradicate it successfully.
LISTENING TO THE REGULAR CHIRPING OF PIGEONS
If you hear the sound of pigeons while you are in your home or business, you should observe whether there is a nest on your roof or terrace, as it is likely that there is a pest.
HOLES OR GAPS IN BUILDING STRUCTURES
Pigeons look for safe places to nest, so if the roof or the walls of your building have holes, that will be the perfect place for them to build their nest. This could cause distress, the deterioration of your facade, as well as expose you to infection.
EXCREMENTS IN YOUR VEHICLE OR IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF YOUR PROPERTY
Sometimes, in outdoors private or common garages where there are trees where pigeons can place their nests, we can notice the large amount of faeces which they drop on the vehicles or on the ground causing damage. This is a clear sign that a plague exists.
We are specialists in the elimination of pigeons in Alicante
Our team of professionals specialised in the control of pigeon pests, provides service throughout Alicante, so that when citizens are affected by these birds pest, they can rely on our solutions.
Once the pest has been located, we will eliminate it using effective and long-lasting methods that, of course, do not put people’s health or the environment at risk, as Ecoplagas is a company that cares for our surroundings.
Our clients profile
If you have a company in which your furniture or structure is made of wood, we recommend that you check timber carefully so as to detect as soon as possible the presence of woodworm. In that case, we ensure that we will eliminate the pest in the shortest possible time so as not to interrupt the activity of your company.
Old houses that have a wooden structure, and those where there is wooden furniture in areas with high humidity, are prone to woodworm pests, so do not hesitate to contact Ecoplagas when you notice any evidence of their presence and we will evaluate the situation to implement the best solutions.
Our company also offers its extensive services for Public Organizations, for which our team of professionals works with the best technical equipment and with the greatest speed, favouring that the plague is definitively eradicated and business activity can return to its usual rhythm.
Quality and service
At Ecoplagas we are holders of all the necessary licenses to apply pest eradication treatments, guaranteeing our clients a service of the highest quality and reliability.
EQUIPMENT AND STAFF
Our staff is highly qualified and have the most complete training for the elimination of pests, which together with the most modern equipment and the most effective methods, manage to eliminate any woodworm.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAJECTORY
Throughout our professional career we have acquired the necessary experience to offer effective and definitive methods, thanks to which we have managed to position Ecoplagas as a benchmark company within our sector.
Our clients fully trust our solutions, and we exceed all their expectations, making them highly satisfied.
SPEED AND EFFECTIVENESS
When detecting a woodworm plague, we must eliminate it within a short time so that it does not continue to spread and does not affect the wood to a greater extent. So, in our company, we have acquired with our clients the commitment to eradicate pests in a minimum period of time and we guarantee that their furniture will not be affected by woodworm again.