Des Moines, IA (population about 200K) spent over $100K a few years ago
trying to get rid of pigeons from the downtown buildings. The effort was
a wipe out. So if anyone comes up with a method that works doe more than
a week or two the city fathers might want to talk to you. Unfortunately
pigeons seem to have the uncanny ability to readily habituate to
startling events and noxious stimuli.
73 & GL
On Mon, 22 Jul 2002 16:19:43 -0700 Chris BONDE <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I had been bothered by the neighbourhood cats!! I bought one of
> those high
> pressure pump up water pistols.
> The first time I walk out pumping it up, the cat looks at me with a
> can't catch me sneer"! I pump up the pisstol then let the poor cat
> it, all the way across the lot. Almost emptied the pistol on it.
> The second time, it ran away, jumped up in the air trying for a
> bird, I hit
> it for about 3 seconds during the flight up to the bird.
> The third time, I went out the door pumping the pistol up, the cat
> ran so
> fast I could barely see it.
> All the cats in the neighbourhood move causiouly through the yard,
> even a
> rap on the window makes them move.
> The seals on that pistol have gone. I have been looking at a large
> with a battery operated pump, saw it on TV awhile ago, cannot find
> even at WALLY-MART. If you could purchase one of those, then water
> those pidgens off your line, I think that they might be intellegent
> not to
> come back again. Or modify some water projector.
> Someone awhile ago used an owl. It worked for about a week, then
> the birds
> sat and shit on it.
> Chris opr VE7HCB
> At 12:10 PM 2002-07-22 -0400, Henry Heidtmann wrote:
> >OK, guys, I've had it- Have been fighting pigeons on the antenna
> >awhile- I've broken down and ordered a dummy Owl- Someone tell me
> >this works, or any better idea so they dont sit on the elements-
> >talking a roost of 20-25 birds on my F12 C4E- They are straying
> >towards the tips and have already bent one element slightly.
> >Not to mention the pigeon droppings on the roof of my house.
> >Small caliber firearms wont work in my downtown neighborhood-
> >Henry, N4VHK
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