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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    I'd install some anti-aircraft guns.
    I believe this may do the trick.

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    Why do you care? Are they making noise?
    Go and tell my baby sister
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you care? Are they making noise?
    They probably poop all over the damn place. It's why I don't let birds nest under the deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    They probably poop all over the damn place. It's why I don't let birds nest under the deck.
    Eh, if it's an outside window sill, who cares? Maybe my image of the situation is off or something. I'd much rather look at pigeons and pigeon poop than those spiky things meant to keep them away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Eh, if it's an outside window sill, who cares?
    I don't like going outside and being attacked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you care? Are they making noise?
    Pigeon noises drive me completely insane, especially when I'm trying to sleep. Not to mention their droppings leave marks if not cleaned soon enough. They are disgusting animals. :P

    I can understand the OP perfectly, I had a pigeon problem on my balcony last summer. One day, I managed to scare the utter crap out of them in such a epic way that they never came back. So I guess I was lucky to solve the problem that easily.

    OP: Last summer I did my research on those black plastic ravens that they sell at gardening stores. They have really mixed reviews. Apparently sometimes they work wonders, other times the pigeons pretty much come and sit on the raven's head. But they are cheap (available even on Amazon), so it's worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you care? Are they making noise?
    Pigeon poop is bad.

    Get a plastic falcon or eagle, put it on the balcony. Get some of those bird silhouette window vinyls and put them on the window. The birds recognize the silhouettes and stay away.
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    Eat em... with a mushroom cream sauce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you care? Are they making noise?
    He outlined in the OP why they're annoying him, and the noise they make was one of the points. Pigeon poop can also contain a fungus that causes Cryptococcus Meningitis. Inside an inner city, pigeons are very much the same as any other vermin people use the same types of methods to deal with.

    The fake bird of prey is an awesome way to keep them away. You could even get a recording of one of the birds' call and blast it through some speakers for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kujako View Post
    Eat em... with a mushroom cream sauce.
    Yeah, you don't want to do that with city feral pigeons. Might as well inject yourself with tetanus and meningitis.
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    You fill the hole with expanding glue gun.

    That's what my father would do to them anyway.

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    Wow, people hating pidgeons, really?

    Some birdism bigotry up in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you care? Are they making noise?
    Pidgeons are tremendous disease vectors.

    I've heard that plastic birds lose their effectiveness... I say get a real falcon and take up falconry.

    Or maybe run an electrical strip along the balcony where the pidgeons roost. They land there and ZAP.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Just... Just feed them with bread that is soaked in vodka or something. They will probably not be able to fly after so you can easily pick them up and do what ever you want to do !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Or maybe run an electrical strip along the balcony where the pidgeons roost. They land there and ZAP.
    Pretty sure that is illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Pretty sure that is illegal.
    Nope. Done all the time. http://www.ecoltd.net/bird-control/e...ird-deterrents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    I say get a real falcon and take up falconry.
    Keeping of falcons and other raptors is not legal in some places. Not sure about the Netherlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Pretty sure that is illegal.
    It's not illegal to lay rat traps. I'd imagine it's OK to kill pigeons too. Though yeah, dead pigeons falling on the sidewalk from above could be a good reason to make a law against it I suppose.
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    How has no one said rice?
    Just feed then a ton of rice.
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