What is the best way to keep pigeons off my ledge?

How to Get Pigeons off Ledges

Pigeons, like most birds, are attracted to places that provide roosting and nesting opportunities, food, and shelter. Backyard decks, patios, roofs, and gutters are seen as perfect situations for pigeons to set up shop. We all know that they carry many communicable diseases and make an unsightly mess anywhere they go. Not to mention they can be a nuisance, disrupting your peaceful day in the backyard flying around, and dropping bird bombs everywhere.

Cost-Effective Ways to Keep Pigeons Away

What can you do to effectively and inexpensively get deter pest pigeons? Here are our recommendations.

Bird Spikes

The tried-and-true method for effective pigeon control is to use bird spikes. Before installing spikes, make sure the area has been properly cleaned with a cleaning solution labeled for bird droppings. Once the area is thoroughly cleaned and any repairs have been made, bird spikes can be installed using nails or special adhesive. It is important to note that spikes are most effective when used in an area that has not been nested in.


If the ledge-based area meets at a 90° angle, AviAngle is the most effective product to install. AviAngle’s smooth, slippery surface and downwards angle prevents pigeons from being able to find a stable foothold. Using this product can keep birds off your ledge for good and makes a great bird deterrent for windowsills.

Bird Proof Gel

Bird-X actually carries a product, Bird Proof Gel, that works instantaneously. Follow the instructions to place some on any surface where pigeons roost, like ledges and gutters, and the surface immediately becomes uncomfortable, making the area sticky and unappealing. Don’t worry; the gel is completely harmless to the birds and non-toxic. It is also discreet and low profile as to not make your property less appealing visually.

Bird Free Optical Deterrent

Bird Free Optical Deterrent is a unique product. It keeps birds away by creating an illusion of fire that only birds can see. Birds have much higher visual acuity than mammals and are able to perceive UV light in ways that mammals cannot. This is a safe, low-profile and inexpensive way to keep pigeons off ledges and roofs.

Visual Deterrents

Visual deterrents such as predator decoys are an inexpensive way to keep pigeons off your property. Terror Eyes or Scare-Eye® Balloons work with pigeons’ natural instincts to flee from predators. These visual bird deterrents have a threatening profile, bright colors that mimic natural predators, and they move with the wind to make unwanted pest pigeons feel unwelcome in the treated area.

We also offer several other pigeon control products depending on the needs of your property. If you need help, contact our friendly team at 800-662-5021. We will work with you to find the ideal bird control solution depending on the species and budget.

Questions? Our dedicated team is ready to help.

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