Pigeon

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Columba livia

How to Identify an 

Pigeon

Pigeons are 12-15 inches long. They are variable in color, but most are bluish gray with two black bands on the wings and a black tip to the tail. Most of them mostly have rainbow-like throat feathers.


Where do they come from?

Pigeons build nests out of twigs, grasses and sticks to form a crude platform.

They nest on flat, covered surfaces such as sheltered cliff ledges, bridges and building surfaces.

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What do they look like?

Pigeons vary in color, but most have rainbow-colored feathers on their throat
Pigeons are a major nuisance pest and can infest ventilation ducts and exhaust units
Pigeon droppings area health hazard, especially when allowed to accumulate

Where do they live?

Name:

Columba livia

Size:

Diet:

Grains and seeds, garbage, livestock manure, insets or other food provided by people

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