South Carolina has a highly developed chemical manufacturing industry. Chemical plants are typically characterized by large scope and extensive facilities and structures. “All Things Nature,” a pest control service provider based in Easley, SC developed a plan to manage pigeons at one of these facilities.
The plant is relatively isolated from other commercial or residential activity. Site management had tried and failed with other techniques to control the pigeons. There were an estimated 200 pigeons at the plant loafing and nesting on different structures at the time All Things Nature started their program.
Beginning in November 2011, All Things Nature implemented an contraceptive program augmented by aggressive trapping to quickly draw down adult bird numbers. A single feeder was installed on the flat rooftop of a utility building, dispensing bait at sunrise each morning.
Within six months there were just five pigeons remaining at the site. OvoControl P (reducing reproduction) in combination with aggressive trapping (increasing mortality) were successful in rapidly reducing the bird burden.