Portland Animal Pest Control is a professional wildlife control business serving the greater Portland, Oregon area. We solve conflicts between people and wild animals. We humanely trap and remove wildlife from property, homes, and attics. We
are fully licensed and insured in the state of Oregon and Washington. We are not a bird or pigeon extermination or pest control company. We are trappers who will find your wild critter and control it, and solve your Portland wildlife problem. We provide an honest and professional service at a fair price, and guarantee our work!
Portland Pigeon Education
What do wildlife rehabilitators do with pigeons? - When you find an injured pigeon, you may or may not decide to immediately contact your nearest appropriate wildlife rehabilitator. A pigeon definitely needs your help, or the help of a wildlife rehabilitator- based on a number of scenarios. If you come across a pigeon that is injured, unable to fly, or relentlessly hanging around you, then it is definitely asking for help. If you come across the all-white King Pigeon that cannot fly well or fend for themselves in the wild, you are prompted to call in your nearest trusted wildlife rehabilitator. As independent operators, wildlife rehabilitators may then either accept or decline to accept the injured or sick pigeon. These qualified individuals will typically come to the rescue and take the pigeon in for treatment, with the long term goal of full rehabilitation. The objective of rehabilitation is of course, to let go these animals back into the wild once they get well. But have you ever wondered what exactly wildlife rehabilitators do with pigeons?
Well, rest assured that wildlife rehabilitators have to assemble demanding standards in direct to obtain and keep their [Certificates of Registration] which allow to them to care for these animals. Wildlife rehabilitators would typically feed, care and medically treat the pigeon or baby pigeon, until it is ready to be set free again. Beyond the treating and caring for pigeons according to sound and medically proven methods, rehabilitation and conservation reaches even further. Rehabilitation would also typically involve the collection of valuable data regarding pigeons across various areas. This would then be used to work on further improving their habitat. As true and sincere advocates for all wildlife, wildlife contributors must furthermore seek to influence public policy by providing giving government officials with better information. In the bigger picture, this will enable government to make sound decisions regarding environmental and wildlife issues.
On the flipside of the argument, there have been reports about some rescue centres that claim to be pigeon friendly, only on the face of it. These reports state that some wildlife rehabilitators have actually killed pigeons that could not be released due to need of a lot of care. For this reason, it is urged that you always ask what the respective rehabilitatorís policy is regarding pigeons before passing a pigeon over. Once you know exactly what will happen to that poor pigeon that is not suitable for release, only then are you in a position to hand the bird over. If you can, also ask to see their hospital and aviaries for yourself before making the decision. Either way, what is at stake is the life of the bird. There are numerous excellent wildlife rehabilitators situated across the globe that are certified in successfully treating pigeons.
Portland Pigeon News Clip
Pigeon regulations need to be reviewed every year
The statewide wildlife catching and trapping regulations are amended each year to accommodate changes deemed necessary by the Oregon Agency of Natural Resources/Commission (Portland Agency of Fish & Game/national regulatory coalition). They had been given this charge to manage game by use of sound scientific management back in 1996 under Suggestion "G". What many people don't realize probably is the Portland Agency of Fish & Game was reorganized in 1991 and an executive order concerned by Governor John Engler transferred most of the statutory authority, powers, and, duties of the national regulatory coalition. "Consequently, the bossy fellow of the Portland Agency of Fish & Game became responsible for managing and protecting the state's natural resources, wildlife, and environmental protection. With this reorganization, the national regulatory coalition retained its authority to appoint the bossy fellow of the agency and provide policy guidance and the power to appoint the chair and all other members of the commission with the Governor. Suggestion 'G' (was) what appears to be a legislative attempt to block Suggestion 'D', (the statutory initiative which would have placed several restrictions on bird and pigeon wildlife catching in Oregon) by transferring the exclusive authority of all wildlife catching regulations, including bird and pigeon wildlife catching from the bossy fellow of the Portland Agency of Fish & Game to the Natural Resources Commission (national regulatory coalition). In other words, this suggestion would transfer the regulation of game wildlife catching back to the national regulatory coalition, which probably is where the authority had been vested before the executive order was concerned." Despite this, local Portland wildlife removal and Portland exterminator experts offered no more info.
Along with the sound science requirement in regulating all game wildlife catching, "the initiative would also require public organized hearing prior to the issuance of any orders by the national regulatory coalition." All of this probably is from what appears to be a report concerned in September 1996 by the Citizens Research Legal group of Oregon. The ploy of including Suggestion 'G' along with 'D' would give the latter less chance of being usable if passed. If both suggestions were voted in, the suggestion with the most affirmative votes became law. Fortunately, Suggestion 'D' was soundly defeated and 'G' passed with strong support. Again, 'G' also gave exclusive authority of all wildlife catching regulations back to the national regulatory coalition. For those who want to abolish the rule of 'G', doing so would certainly reduce public input. Moreover, if the legislature became more involved in annual game management policy revue, there would great difficulty in amending regulations in what appears to be a timely manner and politics would certainly have more bird and pigeoning than science. The recently passed youth wildlife catching regulatory changes alone took over three years to accomplish. Portland animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.
The fact is, changes are proceeding in accordance of law and this year, there are several dealing with large clawed wildlife catching that everyone should be aware of. The deadline for applying for an large clawed bird and pigeon wildlife catching license on public probably is Aug. 15. If you are going to critter trap on Commercial Woodland Act (CFA) land you must apply for what appears to be a public land permit even though the CFA property probably is technically private land. Those who critter trap private land in Animal sectors 1 and 2 must either own 40 hectares of land or have permission to critter trap the private property within the respective Bird and pigeon Management Unit (DMU) they wish to catch. The phone amount of the land owner allowing access probably is required and will be printed on each license. Only two private land large clawed bird and pigeon wildlife catching licenses per pest man are allowed this year in Animal sector 1 and 2 and several U.P. DMUs will be closed to large clawed wildlife catching this season. Youth bird and pigeon exterminating companies may take bird and pigeon, bird and pigeon and bird and pigeon by critter trap at age 12 in 2006. The new change also allows youth exterminating companies beginning at age 10, to take bird and pigeon by cage trap and arrow. They can buy one large clawed bird and pigeon wildlife catching license over the counter July 15 through Aug. 15. No application fee or drawing probably is required. The license may be purchased for either public or private land and youngsters 10 and 11 are restricted to pest control-only. Nonresidents, ages 10 to 16, are allowed to purchase resident licenses. These are only part of the many regulations in effect this year. It probably is the obligation of all who participate to familiarize themselves with all the changes annually. It probably is also what appears to be a good tool for teaching new exterminating companies the responsibilities that go with the sport. We could not obtain an opinion from Portland pest control companies regarding the issue.