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Old 26th May 2019, 21:09
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Poisoned corn.
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alphachloralose ? Docteur Valérie Heirman

or perhaps:

https://bird-free.fr

Either way, the Frogs have it.
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Old 26th May 2019, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
I was once told a story about catching pheasants. Apparently raisins were soaked in brandy and then left out for the pheasants to eat. Said pheasants got pissed out of their (small) brains and just passed out. It was a simple job just to go round and pick them up.

If true, no reason why it wouldn’t work for pigeons.
We used to do exactly that with pigeons when we were kids, except that we used wheat. The pigeons lived under a road bridge. They could just be picked up and brought home, and kept as pets. I never kept one, just caught them with a mate.
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Old 27th May 2019, 08:43
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A few years ago, ultra violet strip lights were installed under a couple of railway bridges near our depot, with the aim of deterring illegal drug abuse. An unexpected bonus was that the resident pigeons didn't like it either and cleared off to roost elsewhere. Could be worth a try as night time "security" lighting.
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Old 27th May 2019, 10:14
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Old 27th May 2019, 18:23
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Unfortunately Muttley was made redundant.
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Old 27th May 2019, 18:41
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Not surprised, after all he had a rotten boss, dastardly even...
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Old 27th May 2019, 21:31
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Yes, it turns out it's a bit complicated since Gove cocked up the licensing system. Don't hold your breath waiting for him to sort it out because, guess what, he has other things on his mind at the moment (no, I wasn't deliberately trying to turn this into a #brexit thread, it did it all by itself).

One approach might be
  1. Set up a food business in the hangar (yes, that involves a bit of bureaucracy, but bear with me).
  2. Call in a pest controller.
  3. Pest controller applies for a licence. (So far as anyone knows so far, no such licences exist, but it's having filed the application that's the important thing, keep reading.)
  4. Pest controller spots pigeons flying around inside a food business and declares an emergency.
  5. Pest controller shoots pigeons.
  6. Pest controller notifies after the event that he has shot the pigeons, which is OK in a emergency so long as the licence application has been submitted.
One possibly drawback might be that you might not get all the permissions necessary to set up the food business in the first place, on account of the hangar being infested with pigeons.
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Old 27th May 2019, 21:38
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Suspend a few old CDs up from the rafters making sure they catch a light source. Good results reported as a pigeon and general bird deterrent.

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Old 28th May 2019, 10:39
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CDs sounds like a good one with a source available, only snag is they might get entangled with a large T tail aircraft.
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Old 28th May 2019, 11:35
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For what it may be worth as a source of comfort, and this is not a scientific ornithological analysis, just one based on personal observations, unlike humans, pigeons are not into threesomes .....

Before you start blasting away however, why not have a look for "rent a hawk " or whatever term fits, plus handler. Said raptor has the desired long term effect I believe .
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Old 28th May 2019, 12:21
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Looks like [email protected]'s work well against them. https://birdcontrolgroup.com/

A high powered light pointer may be a low cost way of making them go somewhere else. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1mW-POWER...kAAOSwXcVcrKgj
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Old 28th May 2019, 13:23
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
For what it may be worth as a source of comfort, and this is not a scientific ornithological analysis, just one based on personal observations, unlike humans, pigeons are not into threesomes .....

Before you start blasting away however, why not have a look for "rent a hawk " or whatever term fits, plus handler. Said raptor has the desired long term effect I believe .
A hawk is not much use in a hangar. It needs to soar above the pigeons and dive on them. Besides, it can only eat one a day
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Old 28th May 2019, 13:43
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..............altho’ shooting pigeons, crows etc in England and Wales has just been criminalised,allegedly.
That should please Lord Nelson no end.

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Old 28th May 2019, 13:51
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Serval. Ten foot leaps to grab birds out of the air a common hunting method.
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Old 28th May 2019, 14:51
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Originally Posted by MAINJAFAD View Post
Looks like [email protected]'s work well against them. https://birdcontrolgroup.com/

A high powered light pointer may be a low cost way of making them go somewhere else. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1mW-POWER...kAAOSwXcVcrKgj
I like the idea of a rotating [email protected] Doesn't need to be powerful enough to cause harm, I suspect, as it seems probable that it would be unpleasant enough to just cause them to go elsewhere. I wonder if anyone's seriously tried something like this indoors, a sort of low power version of that one being used outdoors? Inside a hangar roof would seem an ideal place for it, as there's very little chance of it being a risk to people up there.
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Old 28th May 2019, 16:18
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
CDs sounds like a good one with a source available, only snag is they might get entangled with a large T tail aircraft.
Ideally you'd position the CDs on wire outside the hangar at the main points of entrance for the birds. That way the CDs will catch the light and move about in the wind creating the dazzle effect you're after.
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Old 28th May 2019, 16:57
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Old 28th May 2019, 17:07
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Old 28th May 2019, 17:41
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My engineering workshop is on a farm. One evening last summer the farm hands had a couple of those set up in the yard (about to go off to the crop fields). I asked if they could let one off. They did. My ears were still ringing next morning. Louder than a 12 bore.

You do not want to be within 100 yards of one of those things. They are Bl**dy (with a capital 'B') loud.

Mucking about with las*rs on an active airfield (think dawn/ dusk) is probably not a good idea either.

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