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To overcome the enemy, the best strategy is to get to know him. That’s why Monsieur Pigeons presents you a list of them.

Pigeons

scientific classification: Columbidea
pigeon

The rock dove, commonly known as a pigeon, is one of the 11 species in the “COLUMBIDAE” family that breeds in North America. Overtime, they succeeded to adapt and evolve to a variety of environments, from rural to urban areas. They started to cause damage on multiple infrastructures in cities.

Identification
  • Approximately 13 inches long (33 centimetrers).
  • The color varies from white to black. Most are characterized by a dark grey head with iridescent luster, a light grey back with wings with two dark bands.
  • The rock dove has a stocky body with short legs, a small neck and a smart head. during the flight, the tail tip is usually right angled and black.
Biology

Pigeons nest in various protected locations, such as under bridges, building edges, rafters (planks or beams), in a barn, on roofs, air conditioners, on warehouses steel beams, under comercial vehicule shelters, signs, etc…

Habits

In rural areas, pigeons normally feed on seeds and fruits. They are located in areas with reversed sillage, such as grain elevators, marshalling yard, railway yard, mills wich are very attractive feeding sites.

Unlike any other species, pigeons prefer flat and soft surfaces, such as roofing, to rest and feed. If they are threatened, these locations allow them to fly away quickly. Pigeons congregate with others who use the same areas for nesting and feeding. Usually, the places where they eat are close to their nest.

Damage

Pigeons have very acidic excrements wich can significantly damage equipment, painted building surfaces, marble, stone, etc…Fresh excrements can increase the slippage of surfaces.

Also, feces contaminate untreated grain, processed food and can contain a variety of bacteria, fungi, nematodes, etc… Pigeons are the cause of several viral encephalic diseases.

Starlings

scientific classification : Sturnidae
étourneau

The European starling is part of the “STURNIDAE” family wich was introduced to North America in the late 1800s. Starlings are scattered across the United States including the southern tip of Alaska and most of Canada and Mexico. Starlings breed in a wide range of habitats, from farm to urban areas.

Identification
  • 7.5 to 8.5 inches (19 to 22 cm) long.
  • The color varies with the season: In summer they are purplish-black with an iridescent luster; in winter, the tips of the feathers are marked white and gold.
  • The beak is long and pointed, bright yellow in spring and summerand becomes darker in winter.
  • Their stocky body and very small tail make them appear to be tailless.
  • Starlings produce a number of unpleasant, raucous squeaks and high-pinch shouts.
Biology

Usually, starlings choose a shady place to nest. In urban areas, they tend to nest in building cavities, at a height of 20 to 70 feet (6 to 21 cm) above average street lights. In the suburbs and in the rural areas, they will nest in protected areas, such as the holes of trees, from 2 to 60 feet (1 to 18 cm) above the ground.

The nests are built with twigs, grasses and debris, lined with feathers and other soft materials.

Habits

Some starlings migrate when cold temperatures approach. Birds that do not migrate will usually nest in protected areas such as buildings in cities.

At daybreak, the starlings travel as far as 70 miles (113 km) from their nest to a feeding site.

During the spring and early summer, their main diet is insects and berries from time to time. From late summer to winter, their favorite diet is seeds and fruits. They can eat up to one once (28g) of seeds a day.

At dusk, when they return to their nest, they will roost on telephone wires, bridges, buildings, trees and other similar places. At sunset, they fly around their nest several time before settling down for the night.

Damage

European starlings are known to nest in dryer air outlests and even in stove air outlests or bathroom ventilation systems.

Starlings defile buildings and sidewalks near their nest. Most people are bothered by this accumulation of excrement and their iritating shouts.

Sparrows

scientific classification: Passer domesticus
moineau

 The residential sparrow is part of the “PASSRIDAE” family wich breed in Noth America. The species is scattered across United States and Mexico and has become well established in the urban and rural environment.

Identification
  • Approximately 6 inches (15cm) long.
  • The colour varies with gender. Males have a black spot under the beak, on the cheeks and on the posterior. In winter, the tips of the grey feathers hide these black areas. The top of the male sparrow’s head is grey-white. Females and young sparrows are dull brown, with a dirty-white breast and forehead.
Biology

Sparrows prefer to nest in artificial and natural areas. Male and female sparrows build large fragile nest out of twigs, grass, feathers and strips of paper, string and other debris.

Popular places where sparrows nest:

  • Building edges
  • Structure cavities
  • Gutters
  • Signs
  • Light fixtures
  • Birdhouse
  • Under the house ledges
  • Bridges
  • Power lines and performers
  • Occasionally in trees
Habits

In rural areas, sparrows cause considerable damage to wheat and cereal crops because individually the sparrow can consume up to 0.2 once (6g) par day. They gather in urban areas in winter and disperse in rural areas in spring. Young sparrows and adults sometimes travel up to 4 to 5 miles from their nest to a feeding place.

Damage

A growing problem with residential sparrow in that it frequently nests on the stove, oven, bathroom and dryer ventilation. They foul structures with their excrement. Sparrows create all sorts of problems by entering food facilities, warehouses mass markets and retailers.

Their feces can contain a variety of bacteria causing diseases. In addition, feeding on blood, parasites associated with sparrows bite humans.

Seagulls

scientific classification : Larus arentatus, Larus delawarensis
goéland

The herrring gull, larus arentatus and the ring-belled gull, larus delawarensis (larindae family) are two of more 50 species of gull throughout the United States. These are the two species of gull that are commonly found in the North-East. They stretch from southern Main, along the coast to New Orleans. Both of these species can be found along the Mississippi River basin. The herring gull is also found in most of Canada.

Identification

Gulls differ from other birds by their large size, long pointed wings, square tails and their hook-shaped beak and webbed paws.

The herring gull is 23 to 26 inches (58 to 66cm) long. It has a pale grey back and wings, which have black tips and white spots. It has a white head and chest, a red spot near the tip of the lower part of its beak and yellow eyes.

The ring-belled gull measures between 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51cm) long. It has a slighty darker grey back and wings, with black tips and white spots. It has a white head and chest with and a black circle at the end of his beak and yellow eyes.

Biology

These species are used to nesting on the ground. The nest is made of grass, sea grass, twigs and feathers. Occasionally, the herring gull makes it nest on cliffs and in small trees for the ring-belled gull.

Habits

Gulls feed on a wide variety of materials, including fishes, clams, mussels, waste, insects, etc. The ring-belled gull is the most common species found around fast food restaurants. They stroll in large places where there is an extensive view.

They can be very noisy and aggresssive when they ask for food. According to some documents, they are responsible for several plane crashes. Furthermore, they can be a potential source of issues in ports or agricultural areas.

Damage

Urban gulls are often a major nuisance. They foul public places, homes and commercial buildings with they repulsive scent of excrement.

When they appropriate a building, it isn’t uncommon to see gulls attacking people when they find themselves near the building. Fixing a gull problem may take a while, but once it is resolved, they mostly never come back.

Seagulls

scientific classification : Larus arentatus, Larus delawarensis
goéland

The herrring gull, larus arentatus and the ring-belled gull, larus delawarensis (larindae family) are two of more 50 species of gull throughout the United States. These are the two species of gull that are commonly found in the North-East. They stretch from southern Main, along the coast to New Orleans. Both of these species can be found along the Mississippi River basin. The herring gull is also found in most of Canada.

Identification

Gulls differ from other birds by their large size, long pointed wings, square tails and their hook-shaped beak and webbed paws.

The herring gull is 23 to 26 inches (58 to 66cm) long. It has a pale grey back and wings, which have black tips and white spots. It has a white head and chest, a red spot near the tip of the lower part of its beak and yellow eyes.

The ring-belled gull measures between 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51cm) long. It has a slighty darker grey back and wings, with black tips and white spots. It has a white head and chest with and a black circle at the end of his beak and yellow eyes.

Biology

These species are used to nesting on the ground. The nest is made of grass, sea grass, twigs and feathers. Occasionally, the herring gull makes it nest on cliffs and in small trees for the ring-belled gull.

Habits

Gulls feed on a wide variety of materials, including fishes, clams, mussels, waste, insects, etc. The ring-belled gull is the most common species found around fast food restaurants. They stroll in large places where there is an extensive view.

They can be very noisy and aggresssive when they ask for food. According to some documents, they are responsible for several plane crashes. Furthermore, they can be a potential source of issues in ports or agricultural areas.

Damage

Urban gulls are often a major nuisance. They foul public places, homes and commercial buildings with they repulsive scent of excrement.

When they appropriate a building, it isn’t uncommon to see gulls attacking people when they find themselves near the building. Fixing a gull problem may take a while, but once it is resolved, they mostly never come back.

White-fronted swallows

scientific classification : Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
hirondelle

The white-fronted swallow is a species of passerine belonging to the Hirundinidae family. This type of swallow is one among several types that can be found in Quebec. However, the most frequently encountered is the one with the white front. Although initially these birds were found in the mountains and cliffs, they are now found close to human activities, such as farmland as well as cities.

Identification
  • Approximately 16 cm long.
  • The creamy white spot on their forehead.
  • The back wings and tail are very dark and not very metallic compared to other types of swallows.
  • They belly are white and their cheeks and throats are red.
  • Their chant is very rare. However, we can hear a “queek” when they announce a source of food to their colleagues.
Biology

Swallows build their mud nest on human buildings. They can be found in height in 90 degree angles.

The construction of their nest is very fast (4 days to a few weeks). Swallows have a breeding season from April to August. They incubate only once a year which can give birth to between 2 and 5 chicks.

Habits

Swallows tend to migrate to Central and South America. They are found in our skies around the beginning of April. They can use the same nests as the previous year or build new ones. They move in groups and use this group effect to hunt. They mainly eat insects and can hunt up to 400m away from their nest.

During the day, they can be seen going back and forth in their nests since they bring food for their little ones. In the evening, they are found near their nests, to make sure there is no danger. There are very few activities at night.

Damage

Swallows perform a lot of excrement which ends up staining the materials. Swallows are protected by the federal law on migratory birds. This is the main reason why the majority of our interventions will be carried out before April and after September. These birds are very tough and will try to return to their home at all costs.

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