Author Topic: My park is under an overpass. A lot of pigeon mess. Best way to clean up?  (Read 475 times)

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Anyone run into this sort of issue? Trying to figure out a minimal-equipment cleaning setup that I may also be able to just leave there. I feel like just bringing a gallon of water would just sort of smear it around but I can't reasonably bring a whole mop and bucket setup and leave it there. It's a dense and busy part of the city and all that. The pigeons really know how to drop it right where you're gonna be coming off the quarter or trying to pick up some speed through.

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bring a spade/shovel with a completely flat end and scrape it off, then either get a stiff-bristled broom and sweep it or bring a wind blower thing . the shit they use for leafs
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Donít get meningitis from the abundance of bird feces.

https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/fungal.html

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Donít get meningitis from the abundance of bird feces.

https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/fungal.html

Oh for sure, part of why I want to clean it up. I'd be going at this with a mask, I've been in industrial and custodial settings before. I also clean my board/wheels down with alcohol after skating there. I already am risking all sorts of respiratory issues from the overpass itself, but I also am not there all day every day or anything.

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bring a spade/shovel with a completely flat end and scrape it off, then either get a stiff-bristled broom and sweep it or bring a wind blower thing . the shit they use for leafs

Thanks, I think bringing something handheld that is flat (hell, even a big putty scraper), dispose of the significant mess and go from there is probably the way to go. Problem with anyone bigger/equipment is this is just going to happen every time I visit and I have to go via train so that's a whole thing. But yeah, just doing it more mechanically makes sense.

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Put some bird spikes over the key areas you want clean?

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Paint over the poop

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Put some bird spikes over the key areas you want clean?
Thanks for suggesting this. I was thinking about this, too, but I donít know how accessible the area over that park might be. Sounds like a necessity for this.

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Logan, huh?
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Try and make peace with the lonely old lady who keeps feeding themÖ.

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Get a predatory bird to move in. An Osprey keeps the seagulls and pigeons away at my work


Coat the guano with a spray detergent, it's not for cleaning it's for keeping the dust down so you don't breath anything that could hurt you like a fungus. Simple green, 401 or a couple of drops of dish soap in a spray bottle.





Rent a boom lift and coat all resting spots with a gel, pigeons hate sticky feet















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Put some bird spikes over the key areas you want clean?

I would almost certainly be caught and arrested under suspicion on terrorist activity, given that it is a highway leading onto the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge. I am actually certified to use a cherry picker but I would probably be discouraged from driving it into the park. I do acknowledge it is otherwise the most-likely-to-work solution ultimately. Ive seen the use of tight nets also to just cover the whole area.

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May provide some inspiration: https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Pigeons

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Can you torch it? Does poop burn away. If so id just do that and sweep away the ash.
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Can you torch it? Does poop burn away. If so id just do that and sweep away the ash.

But then youíd be inhaling dookie smoke
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I wonder if those creepy plastic owls they sell at hardware stores actually work?
Maybe buy a few of those?



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Get a predatory bird to move in. An Osprey keeps the seagulls and pigeons away at my work


Coat the guano with a spray detergent, it's not for cleaning it's for keeping the dust down so you don't breath anything that could hurt you like a fungus. Simple green, 401 or a couple of drops of dish soap in a spray bottle.

Have you talk to the parks department? They should be quite interested in keeping it clean. Histoplasmosis is real.🙂