Pigeons create their nests out of twigs, grass, paper, and other items that they find. When the nests are first built they are weak, but the nests are often used over and over again and the build-up of feces and other debris strengthens the nest greatly.
Pigeons prefer to feed on seeds, but they will eat basically anything that they are fed or happen to come across. Bird seed, popcorn, bread, French fries, pizza crusts, and peanuts can all be a part of a pigeon’s diet. Pigeons leave their nests to feed in the morning and late afternoon. They then return to their nests and stay in them overnight. Pigeons are typically seen walking around city sidewalks and parking lots- usually in large groups or flocks. They are also commonly seen foraging for seeds and grains on farms.
Pigeons are a dangerous pest to invade your home or property; they can damage roof eaves, gutters, and ventilation systems with their nests and corrosive feces. The droppings can build up on the ground and be unsightly to look at and can cause slip and fall accidents. They will also introduce other parasites onto your property like fleas, ticks, and mites.