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Do You Have Pigeons In Your Loft: A Comprehensive Guide

Do You Have Pigeons in Your Loft? Identification, Prevention, and Removal

Pigeons nesting in your loft can cause significant damage and pose health risks. Here’s how to identify their presence, prevent infestations, and remove them effectively.

Signs of Pigeons in Your Loft

  1. Droppings

    • Pigeon droppings are large and can accumulate quickly, leading to unsightly messes and potential structural damage.

  2. Nesting Materials

    • Pigeons build nests with twigs, leaves, and other debris. Finding these materials in your loft is a clear sign of their presence.

  3. Feathers

    • Pigeon feathers, especially in large quantities, are a sign that pigeons are roosting in your loft.

  4. Noise

    • Pigeons make cooing and flapping noises. If you hear these sounds from your loft, pigeons may be the culprits.

  5. Odor

    • A strong, unpleasant odor can result from accumulated droppings and decaying nesting materials.

  6. Damaged Insulation

    • Pigeons can damage insulation by nesting in it or defecating on it.

Health Risks of Pigeons

  • Diseases: Pigeons can carry diseases such as histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis, which can be transmitted to humans through droppings.
  • Parasites: Pigeons can bring parasites like mites, ticks, and fleas into your home.
  • Allergies and Respiratory Issues: Pigeon droppings and feathers can trigger allergies and respiratory problems.

Prevention Tips

  1. Seal Entry Points

    • Inspect your home and seal any gaps, cracks, or holes that pigeons could use to enter the loft. Pay special attention to vents, chimneys, and eaves.

  2. Install Bird Spikes or Netting

    • Install bird spikes or netting around potential roosting areas to deter pigeons from landing and nesting.

  3. Remove Food Sources

    • Avoid feeding pigeons and ensure that potential food sources like pet food and birdseed are secured.

  4. Regular Inspections

    • Conduct regular inspections of your loft and property to catch any signs of pigeons early.

Removing Pigeons from Your Loft

  1. Physical Removal

    • If pigeons are present, physically remove them using gloves and protective clothing. Be cautious and ensure you have the appropriate permits, as some bird species are protected by law.

  2. Professional Pest Control

    • For severe infestations or if you’re unsure how to handle the situation, hire a professional pest control service. They have the expertise and tools to safely and effectively remove pigeons and prevent their return.

  3. Cleaning and Decontamination

    • After removing pigeons, thoroughly clean and decontaminate the loft. Wear protective gear and use disinfectants to clean all surfaces. Remove and replace any damaged insulation.

  4. Repair Damage

    • Check for and repair any damage caused by pigeons, including structural damage, gnawed wires, and contaminated insulation.

  5. Install Deterrents

    • Use deterrents like bird spikes, netting, or reflective objects to prevent pigeons from returning.

When to Call a Professional

  • Large Infestations: If you suspect a large pigeon population, professional help is recommended.
  • Persistent Issues: If pigeons return despite your efforts, a pest control expert can identify and address underlying issues.
  • Health and Safety: Professionals can safely handle hazardous materials like pigeon droppings and contaminated insulation.


Pigeons in the loft are a serious issue that requires immediate attention. By identifying signs early, taking preventive measures, and removing pigeons effectively, you can protect your home and health. For persistent or severe infestations, professional pest control services offer the best solution to ensure your loft remains pigeon-free.

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Peter Roberts
2 months ago

I highly recommend these guys who recently helped us clear and clean out our loft in Newcastle after we had rodents in. They removed old junk and the old insulation then cleaned up the rodent droppings and hoovered the loft out. They were very friendly, made sure no dust and dirt got into our home and cleaned up after themselves. We are elderly people so we couldn't do this but they did everything in half a day. We tried all over to get someone to do the works for us but these guys were the only ones to come out and give us a qoute. Would use again if we ever have another rodent problem.

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alan young
2 months ago

Great job by these guys.
Emptied all the old insulation out of our loft.
Would highly recommend.

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Jackie Marie Townsend
24 days ago

We used this company a couple of days ago and are really impressed with the overall service provided. The lads were here almost 4 and a half hours completely clearing the loft and cleaning it afterwards. They used coverings on the stairs and landing to keep the carpet clean. Our loft looks like a new loft now and we didn't realise just how big it is with all the rubbish removed. Great set of lads, would highly recommend this company. 👍

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Louise McInnes
24 days ago

Fantastic service by the team of lads that came to remove my old insulation. They also removed old wood that was there at a very reasonable price and made sure there was no mess. Turned up when they said they would, very polite and professional. Would definitely recommend.

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