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(AZ Family)   Even under Obama's watch, the government is not responsible for the removal of the pigeons that hang out on your roof. "Well somebody suggested birth control, supposedly you can do that"   (azfamily.com) divider line 42
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2012-10-18 03:55:02 AM  
"While we understand homeowners' frustrations, it is the individual's responsibility to contact a pest control company for a solution to a pigeon problem, just as it would be if a house were to have mice, termites or other pests."
Since the HOA and the city won't get involved with issues on private property, homeowners are thinking of alternatives.


This is just so much bullshiat.

It is absolutely the HOA's responsibility to address the pigeon problem.
 
2012-10-18 03:56:01 AM  
www.daisymuseum.com

get bootstrappy

/liberal pussies
 
2012-10-18 03:59:22 AM  
They make spiky things to put on the roof.

Or, if you don't mind cleaning up the mess, you can feed them alka-seltzer
 
2012-10-18 04:00:15 AM  
in a few years they will be an economical and welcome dinner
 
2012-10-18 04:01:06 AM  

GWSuperfan: They make spiky things to put on the roof.

Or, if you don't mind cleaning up the mess, you can feed them alka-seltzer


Does alka-seltzer work on cats?
 
2012-10-18 04:04:45 AM  
Yeah, but how do you get the little condoms on them?
 
2012-10-18 04:05:17 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: GWSuperfan: They make spiky things to put on the roof.

Or, if you don't mind cleaning up the mess, you can feed them alka-seltzer

Does alka-seltzer work on cats?


Nope. Cats can burp. Birds can't.

/*POP*
 
2012-10-18 04:05:56 AM  

GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: GWSuperfan: They make spiky things to put on the roof.

Or, if you don't mind cleaning up the mess, you can feed them alka-seltzer

Does alka-seltzer work on cats?

Nope. Cats can burp. Birds can't.

/*POP*


Hmm. I'll try it anyway. There's a cat in my neighborhood that has indigestion.
 
2012-10-18 04:25:14 AM  
Concentrated snake piss. Smells awful after application but it goes away
 
2012-10-18 04:30:24 AM  
Obama will live to regret that. The pigeons have been overheard saying "coup, coup." They're scheming.

/Bill Hicks
 
2012-10-18 04:44:03 AM  

GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: GWSuperfan: They make spiky things to put on the roof.

Or, if you don't mind cleaning up the mess, you can feed them alka-seltzer

Does alka-seltzer work on cats?

Nope. Cats can burp. Birds can't.

/*POP*


Pretty sure that's a myth. There's no major difference between burping and regurgitation. How do birds feed their babies?
 
2012-10-18 04:47:32 AM  

Cpl.D: Pretty sure that's a myth. There's no major difference between burping and regurgitation. How do birds feed their babies?


I recall the janitors being pretty goddamn pissed when we fed alka-seltzer to the sea gulls in Middle School.
 
2012-10-18 04:49:37 AM  

GWSuperfan: Cpl.D: Pretty sure that's a myth. There's no major difference between burping and regurgitation. How do birds feed their babies?

I recall the janitors being pretty goddamn pissed when we fed alka-seltzer to the sea gulls in Middle School.


but huh- snopes says it's a myth.

/learn something new every day
 
2012-10-18 04:56:15 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Yeah, but how do you get the little condoms on them?


Damn you, I came in here to ask that. :)
 
Skr
2012-10-18 05:01:31 AM  
Seen some places use a speaker system to loop the sounds of birds of prey (and other things) to keep pest birds like these away. Seems to work well enough though with these birds already nesting it is probably too late to scare 'em away.
 
2012-10-18 05:09:31 AM  

GWSuperfan: Cpl.D: Pretty sure that's a myth. There's no major difference between burping and regurgitation. How do birds feed their babies?

I recall the janitors being pretty goddamn pissed when we fed alka-seltzer to the sea gulls in Middle School.


You have obviously been telling this lie so long that you have come to believe it to be true. It has come full circle.
 
2012-10-18 05:16:43 AM  

Mock26: You have obviously been telling this lie so long that you have come to believe it to be true. It has come full circle.


I already fact-checked myself. What more do you want?
 
2012-10-18 05:35:11 AM  

GWSuperfan: Mock26: You have obviously been telling this lie so long that you have come to believe it to be true. It has come full circle.

I already fact-checked myself. What more do you want?


Damn. Sorry, but there was supposed to be a smiley face at the end of my post. I was making a joke. Turns out it was a really, really, really bad one. Sorry.
 
2012-10-18 05:37:13 AM  

Mock26: Damn. Sorry, but there was supposed to be a smiley face at the end of my post. I was making a joke. Turns out it was a really, really, really bad one. Sorry


No worries dude (or dudette- not gonna make assumptions and your profile doesn't offer a clue). I'm pretty easygoing. :D
 
2012-10-18 06:09:34 AM  

GWSuperfan: /learn something new every day


If you learn one new fact every day... um... something something taxes and death.

/too much morning and not enough coffee
//COFFEE?!
///i301.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-18 06:23:34 AM  
i10.tinypic.com

/Effective Pigeon Birth Control
 
2012-10-18 06:42:51 AM  
Has anyone ever seen a baby pigeon or a pigeon nest?
 
2012-10-18 07:09:13 AM  

david_gaithersburg: Has anyone ever seen a baby pigeon or a pigeon nest?


No, I haven't. Weird. There are a lot of pigeons around my neighborhood and I've never seen a nest or a baby pigeon. I've climbed the trees on my property to cut back limbs etc and have found squirrel nests and all kinds of other things, but never any pigeons. Now I'm really curious where the filthy buggers nest.
 
2012-10-18 07:45:38 AM  

The answer is right there in the article, but, as democrats, they are too dim to see it.

West Marine, the sailing supply house that all of us 1%ers get in the mail, along with Brooks Bros and LL Bean, have a full sized fiberglass owl with a bobbing head, ($24.99+shipping), to chase the birds from our 14 karat yachts.

That's why us rich folk have money. We know these things.

 
2012-10-18 07:46:24 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: "While we understand homeowners' frustrations, it is the individual's responsibility to contact a pest control company for a solution to a pigeon problem, just as it would be if a house were to have mice, termites or other pests."
Since the HOA and the city won't get involved with issues on private property, homeowners are thinking of alternatives.

This is just so much bullshiat.

It is absolutely the HOA's responsibility to address the pigeon problem.


Not if it isn't in their contract.
 
2012-10-18 07:49:15 AM  

daxxenos: The answer is right there in the article, but, as democrats, they are too dim to see it. West Marine, the sailing supply house that all of us 1%ers get in the mail, along with Brooks Bros and LL Bean, have a full sized fiberglass owl with a bobbing head, ($24.99+shipping), to chase the birds from our 14 karat yachts. That's why us rich folk have money. We know these things.


You may be the dumbest person I've read posts by in years.

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Concentrated snake piss. Smells awful after application but it goes away


Birds have no useful sense of smell (or taste). No way any scent will bother them.
 
2012-10-18 07:50:34 AM  

GWSuperfan: Cpl.D: Pretty sure that's a myth. There's no major difference between burping and regurgitation. How do birds feed their babies?

I recall the janitors being pretty goddamn pissed when we fed alka-seltzer to the sea gulls in Middle School.


Worst it would do is make them shiat double-doody. So, that might piss them off.
 
2012-10-18 07:55:35 AM  

Jamieboy: david_gaithersburg: Has anyone ever seen a baby pigeon or a pigeon nest?

No, I haven't. Weird. There are a lot of pigeons around my neighborhood and I've never seen a nest or a baby pigeon. I've climbed the trees on my property to cut back limbs etc and have found squirrel nests and all kinds of other things, but never any pigeons. Now I'm really curious where the filthy buggers nest.


Rock pigeons originally were only found on or near cliffs. They build their nests on windowsills and nooks and crannies of buildings of 3 stories or more. Link

Or, alternately:
The blunt truth is this: the pigeons you see all over the city are the baby pigeons. The adult has a wingspan of 8-12 feet. When they reach adulthood they fly to remote mountain fastnesses and live off the occasional tourist. I do not, however, subscribe to the theory that the adults will one day return en masse to wreak vengeance on us a la The Birds.

 
2012-10-18 08:02:31 AM  

LavenderWolf: daxxenos: The answer is right there in the article, but, as democrats, they are too dim to see it. West Marine, the sailing supply house that all of us 1%ers get in the mail, along with Brooks Bros and LL Bean, have a full sized fiberglass owl with a bobbing head, ($24.99+shipping), to chase the birds from our 14 karat yachts. That's why us rich folk have money. We know these things.

You may be the dumbest person I've read posts by in years.


Just playing Ad Hominem games. Something I've noted about Dims. If they don't have an answer, attack the questioner. Thanks for reconfirming the stereotype, you drooling moron.
 
2012-10-18 08:09:01 AM  
Since the metal spikes on overhangs to prevent birds are so ugly, many new buildings are being equipped with these instead.
images.nationalgeographic.com
 
2012-10-18 08:12:49 AM  

Mock26: GWSuperfan: Cpl.D: Pretty sure that's a myth. There's no major difference between burping and regurgitation. How do birds feed their babies?

I recall the janitors being pretty goddamn pissed when we fed alka-seltzer to the sea gulls in Middle School.

You have obviously been telling this lie so long that you have come to believe it to be true. It has come full circle.


This is right up there with the enviro-dims who throw bird seed rather than rice at weddings, based on the belief that all the lil' birdies will explode. (All they are doing is replacing roller bearings with ball bearings, so Grammy can break a hip faster.)

The only birds I've every seen explode were hit with a load of #9 shot.

 
2012-10-18 08:16:11 AM  

daxxenos: his is right up there with the enviro-dims who throw bird seed rather than rice at weddings, based on the belief that all the lil' birdies will explode. (All they are doing is replacing roller bearings with ball bearings, so Grammy can break a hip faster.)


seriously. With the number of people who feed pigeons in the park, we'd see dead birds everywhere if it were true.

You're not supposed to feed pigeons because it teaches them to not search for their natural food, they never learn to forage correctly, and you end up with a population explosion. Also, it makes them fat.
 
2012-10-18 08:24:34 AM  
Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup dried figs, stems removed and diced
3 cups fruity red wine
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
2 cups dark chicken stock
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 squab
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots to the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the figs, wine, and thyme, and cook, stirring, to deglaze the pan. Cook at a brisk simmer until wine has reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon and the figs are tender, 25 minutes. Add the chicken stock and cook again until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat, add the butter and stir until the butter is melted and the sauce is thickened. Adjust the seasoning, to taste and set aside, covered, to keep warm. Do not allow the sauce to boil or it will separate.

Cut the backbone out of the squab and gently flatten with the palm of your hand. Lightly season the squab on both sides with salt and ground black pepper.

Heat the remaining oil in a large saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the squab, skin-side down, and cook for 3 minutes. Turn and place in the oven. Roast until the birds are cooked through and tender, about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a platter, and set aside to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Drain the remaining fat from the skillet and add the sauce to the skillet to rewarm, scraping to dislodge any browned particles clinging to the bottom of the pan.

Serve the squab with the sauce ladled over all.

Wine Recommendation: Napa Valley Syrah
 
2012-10-18 08:27:45 AM  
Send in Nico....

i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-18 09:31:51 AM  
Eh, this trick works with most pests.

Get one of those things you attach to your hose that allow you to spray poisons. Basically, it's a screw-on attachment with a screw-on jar in which you put concentrated fluid, which it then sprays out in diluted form.

Fill the jar with water, a little bit of dish soap, and an lot of capsicum. Grocery store generic cayenne pepper works great.

Spray that up on the roof. It's not going to dissuade them from hanging out completely, but they're not going to want to nest there.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-18 09:44:59 AM  
A guy in my area got in trouble for rescuing pigeons that had been poisoned. Kind of an anti-Tom Lehrer.

A plastic owl guards one roof, but he can't protect the whole neighborhood.

Install a nest box for a falcon or some similar pigeon-eating predator. Some highway departments do this to protect bridges from pigeons. You need to kill off the HOA board of directors so they don't stop you, but you would have had to do that sooner or later.
 
2012-10-18 10:07:36 AM  

ZAZ: Install a nest box for a falcon or some similar pigeon-eating predator. Some highway departments do this to protect bridges from pigeons. You need to kill off the HOA board of directors so they don't stop you, but you would have had to do that sooner or later


This, we put up some nesting sites around town and went from a ratbird infested town square to no birds, a sharp drop in squirrels, but some very cool Peregrine Falcons.
 
2012-10-18 11:04:27 AM  

sodomizer: Eh, this trick works with most pests.

Get one of those things you attach to your hose that allow you to spray poisons. Basically, it's a screw-on attachment with a screw-on jar in which you put concentrated fluid, which it then sprays out in diluted form.

Fill the jar with water, a little bit of dish soap, and an lot of capsicum. Grocery store generic cayenne pepper works great.

Spray that up on the roof. It's not going to dissuade them from hanging out completely, but they're not going to want to nest there.


Nope:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1857/are-birds-immune-to-hot - pepper-enabling-them-to-eat-vast-amounts-and-spread-the-seeds
 
2012-10-18 11:27:35 AM  
Option 1: pet owl ( a biggun)

Option 2: air rifle

Option 3: cat

Option 4: monkey

Option 5: there is no option 5

Option 6: complain to the newspaper
 
2012-10-18 12:28:55 PM  

ha-ha-guy: a sharp drop in squirrels


Added bonus! Tree rats eat car wiring and nest in HVAC systems.
 
2012-10-18 04:17:07 PM  

HotWingAgenda: Yeah, but how do you get the little condoms on them?


I find it's easier and more fun to insert little diaphrams
 
2012-10-18 08:37:08 PM  
Stop feeding them! We had a woman in my neighborhood who fed the pidgeons every day. They were roosting and shiatting on everyones roof. We were shooting at them with BB guns, but to no avail, they just kept coming back. We told the woman that maybe we were shooting the wrong thing. She stopped feeding them and they went elsewhere.

This is true for most pests - no food, no pests.
 
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