If you have a problem with pigeons on your balcony then here are 6 tricks you can use to keep them away:
1. Use Pet Cats & Dogs As A Deterrent
If you are a dog or cat owner then allowing yoyur pet to freely visit the balcony will ward off pigeons.
Put them out there at random times and the pigeons will soon get the idea.
2. Use A Noise Deterrent
Another thing you can try is to play sounds that have been specially recorded for the purpose of scaring away pigeons and other birds.
Usually things such as are recordings or simulations of birds or prey or birds in distress work very well.
Pigeons are top-notch survivalists so their instincts will prompt them to take wing.
You can even get phone apps that you can play these sounds on such as this one.
Just set up a speaker on your balcony and you’ll be pigeon free, play these sounds regularly and the pigeons will soon get the idea.
3. Sprinkle Baking Soda On The Balcony Railings
Pigeons don’t like the feel of baking soda under their feet.
It has a crunchy texture which they find uncomfortable.
So you can sprinkle some of it on the floor and along the railing top of your balcony.
It may have to be swept up and replaced regularly, but it’s a substance that won’t do any harm to you or your balcony.
4. Use Pigeon Repellent Gel
Pigeon repellent gel is a sticky goo that makes the pigeons feel uncomfortable when they step on it because its glue-like feel gives them the idea that they are going to be stuck to the surface.
Most gels are also loaded with nasty smells that pigeons don’t like.
5. Use A Decoy
Decoys are a humane method of scaring off pigeons.
They are designed to look like owls, hawks or even snakes.
If you use decoys, it is better to buy a few different ones and swap them around, putting them in different locations each time as pigeons will soon figure out that a stationary predator is no real threat.
6. Use Railing Spikes
Metal or plastic spikes are usually a good pigeon deterrent.
They come in clusters or long strips that you can lay on top of your balcony railing making it impossible for pigeons to land there.