You don’t like pigeons. We don’t like pigeons. No one likes pigeons (except for those lunatics who sit on benches and throw bread at them).
But we put up with them anyway. What else can we do? (Seems you can’t kill them. That would upset the pigeon lobby. Why is there a pigeon lobby but not a fly lobby or an ant lobby?)
Well here’s something you can do: call Tactical Avian Predators.
TAP uses falcons to chase pigeons away. Founder Jim Tigan has 25 years of falconry experience and has been a master falconer for 15. (Master falconer. How cool is that to have on your resume? You’re like a comic-book hero.)
Tigan and his crew go to the place that wants to rid itself of pigeons. Clients include golf courses, airports, a vineyard and a California casino.
First they check out the site and suggest ways to make it less attractive to pigeons. (Note to Tigan: start by chasing away the lunatics on benches throwing bread).
They put up nest boxes to attract predator birds. They also trap pigeons and relocate them (kind of like some cities do with homeless people).
If extreme measures are called for, they bring in their team of falcons. “Pigeons flee in terror at the sight of a patrolling falcon,” Tigan says.
Sounds good to us. Like we said, we hate pigeons. You don’t? Next time your plane sucks a pigeon into the number 2 engine, call a pigeon lover.