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One of the most popular ways of dealing with an animal problem is to trap and then to remove the offending animal, and by relocating it a few miles away, they will then have no more problems with the animal. When it comes to dealing with a pigeon issue, there are some situations where trapping the animal is actually the wrong response, and in some situations there are also laws preventing people from trapping pigeons in particular locations or situations. The key is to ensure that you are dealing with the animals legally, otherwise you can find yourself in trouble that isn't worth getting into.
Will The Trap Be Checked Regularly?
There are many areas of the country where there are laws in place about dealing with animals humanely, and with birds requiring regular food and drink, it is important to check the trap on a regular basis to see if the pigeons have been caught. If you aren't going to be able to check the trap every few hours, you will often be breaking the law.
Do You Intend To Relocate The Pigeon?
Another area where your trapping activity can lead to you breaking the law comes when you are intending to relocate the pigeon to another area. While there are laws about relocating pest animals, the second question to bear in mind then you are relocating the animal is that the homing instinct and flying ability of the pigeon mean that it can often get back to your property quicker than you if you are driving home in heavy traffic!
State Laws About Trapping
There are also some states and counties who will also have laws relating to the trapping or pigeons and pest animals, and this can mean you are restricted about your trapping activity, and what you do with the pigeon once caught.
What Can You Do If It Is Illegal For You To Trap A Pigeon?
If you are in an area where you are unable to trap and relocate a pigeon legally, then there are other ways that you can deal with the problem. Those who are exposed to the problem of pigeons landing on window sills and on the roof can use pigeon shock tracks or anti pigeon netting to deter the birds from landing. If you do have a pigeon infestation in the attic, then the best solution will often be to exclude them using exclusion funnels.
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