Bird Flu Concerns in the U.S., U.K. and Across the Globe has People Thinking Pigeon Control

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Fears surrounding the Bird Flu has property owners around the globe taking pigeon control more seriously. Websites like begin to see spikes in hits and sales as a result of growing concerns.

Growing fear of the Bird Flu has lead to many property owners and communities taking bird control and especially pigeon control more seriously.

“I’m really scared, everything I read about the Bird Flu is bad,” Anita Melillo, 36, New Jersey explains. “I don’t want my kids getting sick and we always have tons of pigeons around so I asked my husband to install pigeon spikes,” Melillo continues.

Melillo, like many others around the globe are growing increasingly more concerned over the possibility of a Bird Flu pandemic. The bird control industry, especially the pigeon control industry has seen a spike in interest as a result.

The extent to which pigeons are able to carry and subsequently spread the virus is not yet known, although Dr Bob McCracken, a former president of the British Veterinary Association, has suggested that “in the event of the infection being present in the wild bird population, there is a danger to all avian species…and that includes pigeons.”

“Pigeons are known to carry disease and also cause significant property damage,” Dave Jones, Jones & Son, a pigeon control company explains. “We are not surprised to see an increase of interest as a result of all of the coverage of the Bird Flu,” Jones continues.

Websites like are seeing large spikes in daily hits as news coverage about the virus circles the globe. Property owners looking for a humane yet effective means for pigeon control are using Defender 4™ Pigeon Spikes to eliminate their pigeon problem safely.

As the Bird Flu continues to draw concern around the globe, bird control and specifically pigeon control will continue to be at the forefront of the minds of men and women around the world.


In 1996 introduced for sale a patented innovation in pigeon control -- the Defender 4™ anti-roosting pigeon spikes. Over the next 6 years our spikes became the industry-standard method of protecting buildings from pigeons.

Dave Jones


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