The Pigeon Magnet Trap is a durable, collapsible and commercial size trapping solution for reducing feral pigeon populations.
The bacteria Chlamydophila psittaci is endemic among many pigeons and causes Psittacosis in humans. It is transmitted mainly via their droppings. Psittacosis can be a very serious disease.Pigeons are also important vectors for different species of the bacteria Salmonella which causes diseases as Salmonellosis and Paratyphoid fever.
There is ample reason for the concerns of pigeons damaging property, due to their size and proximity to people and their dwellings. Pigeons often cause significant damage with their droppings.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR TRAP
Cleaning the trap may be necessary between trapping programs. The trap is a high quality, powder coated steel trap. Minimal maintenance is required, however if significant scratches occur it is advisable to use touch up paint to protect from corrosion. It is also advisable to lubricate the door hinges often enough to ensure they move freely.
In most situations, wheat or grain will be sufficient. However, in commercial situations where abundant food is available you may need to try pigeon racing mix, bread, chicken layer mash or similar. Use of a variety of attractants may assist to entice the birds to enter the trap. You must always have fresh water in the trap to entice birds to enter and to maintain the health and moisture requirement of the birds while in the trap.
HOW MANY TRAPS SHOULD YOU USE?
This is dependent on the size of the pigeon population and the total area of land, roof size and/or facility size. When designing a trapping program, you may need several traps per roof or location. This will increase the number birds caught per inspection interval. Multiple traps will also reduce the number of overall visits to the site during an extended program