104 Lowther Avenue
Some Victorian homes in Toronto are very hard to climb safely, let alone working on them.
This is when experience comes handy. This dormer became a problem, when a family of pigeons started nesting there. The wide ledge and overhang provided protected shelter.
The area had to be thoroughly cleaned first, which we did from the roof – cleaning areas that are directly overhead is seldom possible from ladders for obvious reasons.
The dormer was protected using bird netting, it was installed in a professional manner, following the lines of the existing structure to make it blend as much as possible. The black bird netting blends very well with darker background, such as in this case and it becomes impossible to detect from the ground.
We also installed bird spikes on the horizontal ledges of the dormer and on a bay window that was located the balcony – it was completely overhung by the roof soffit and pigeons nested there as well.
Both areas were treated strategically, forcing the pigeons to leave the house.