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What can we do about neighbors feeding the pigeons?

Area homeowners discuss concerns over birds, mess

Posted 7/19/22

Our house is a single-family, almost connected to another house (double wall separates both houses)...

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Opinion

What can we do about neighbors feeding the pigeons?

Area homeowners discuss concerns over birds, mess

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Our house is a single-family, almost connected to another house (double wall separates both houses.) Our neighbor keeps feeding pigeons, so, now birds are on our roof, making a mess in the yard, and messing up our cars. We left a message for our neighbor to kindly stop feeding birds and explained the situation. They did not respond to our message. What are our options to stop them from bringing birds to our house? This might seem not to be a challenge for a lot, but for us it’s a huge issue because we like to keep our house clean all the time while our neighbors (they’re renting the house) don’t seem to care about cleaning or about birds making a mess.Rosie Lak

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HOA?

Our neighbors in our old neighborhood built a pigeon coop ... we contacted our HOA and they forced them to take it down. If you talk to them in person that may help. If not and you live in an area with a HOA that could be a great option. Good luck.Tina Seydel

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Nuisance

Been there, done that. What happened to us was the former tenant kept about 20 homing pigeons. He just took down their cages. Guess what, the always come back! It was such a mess on our back porch and took us months to get rid of them. I suggest for you is to tell their landlord, if that doesn’t work see if you can get any statements from public health about it. I think it would be called a public nuisance.Karen Lose Pilalas

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Doubtful

Do you own your house? You may have to do some pigeon proofing, pigeons are really messy. I had to have somebody come out and put mesh and spikes up. They nest really bad in my neighborhood. Otherwise talk to the landlord. I doubt she’ll stop feeding them.Kimberly Lynn

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Call ‘em

Speak to them in person, and if nothing changes, contact the homeowner. I doubt the person who owns the home would love pigeons everywhere.Julie Davis

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Scary

Scarecrows, old belts look like snakes and a plastic owl might be found at Home Depot.Karen Johansen

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