79 Northern Dancer Blvd.
Ashbridges Bay in Toronto – at the Beaches – features homes with deep, recessed side windows on the sides. These windows are completely sheltered – they usually at the first floor level in a narrow alley – with a very deep windowsill.
Over the years we have worked on many of these in this area. Usually the sill becomes heavily infested with nesting material and the pigeons make constant noise right beside the windows and this can be extremely annoying and unsightly.
In most cases heavy cleaning and disinfection is required to remove the accumulated debris. The window comes with different types of ledges; some protrude away from the wall, other are finished flush. We use 2″, black Bird Net to create an enclosure over the opening, usually flush with the walls to keep it as nice looking as possible. The exposed/protruding part of the ledge is protected using Bird Spikes.
Some companies go cheap and they simply cover the entire window opening with the netting, enclosing the protruding part of the sill, which of course allows the pigeons to continue perching on the edge of the sill.
Due to the density of homes in this area, pigeons find plenty of roosting and perching spots here. In this case the problem extended to the gutter and peak-roof corners, which we also protected using Bird Netting and Bird Spikes.