When trying to get rid of pigeons, you have a variety of options including pigeon repellent sprays or gels. Each work in a similar manner, acting as a taste and feel aversion.
Pigeon Repellent: Spray
Pigeon repellent sprays can be applied to a variety of places indoors such as beams, struts, girders, and other supports where pigeons like to roost. The spray can also be applied outdoors to trees and shrubs, as long as they are not flowering or bearing fruit, but do not apply to the exterior of buildings or structures. Pigeon repellent sprays are not harmful to the pigeons, or any other type of nuisance bird.
The first step to take when using a pigeon repellent spray is to properly clean the area where it will be applied. This includes removing dust, dirt, and remaining debris. It is also recommended to coat the surface with one application of shellac.
An alternative to purchasing a pigeon repellent spray is to create a natural pigeon repellent out of everyday household items.
Pigeon Repellent: Gel
Pigeon repellent gels act in a similar manner to sprays, deterring pigeons from their normal places of roosting. The main difference between gels and sprays is that the gel is not harmful to exterior metal structures, ornamental metals, or sealed masonry (brick surfaces).
Gels can be used in a variety of places where sprays are not recommended, including boats, parking lots, driveways, yards, water tanks, and boat/shipping docks. Typically only one application per year is sufficient.
There are a variety of pigeon repellent products available to help deter them from creating the long lasting damage they are known for. It is highly recommended to use more than one form of pigeon repellent in order to ensure a successful remediation.
Another alternative to purchasing sprays or gels is to utilize pigeon repellent sounds.