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Feral pigeon control

  • Author(s): Kreps, Lester B.
  • et al.

Feral pigeons, descendants of the rock dove that is native to North Africa and Europe, were brought to North America by the first European settlers as domestic poultry, and subsequently escaped. Their biology and control are reviewed, including their potential threats to public health. Description of control techniques and trials involving experimental use of Starlicide®, and utilization of an improved pigeon live trap design are discussed in detail.

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