Stop Homeowner’s Association from Poisoning Birds

Target: Trish Hall, President of the Rock Springs One Homeowner’s Association

Goal: Refrain from poisoning pigeons and other birds; and instead, seek humane methods for bird control.

A homeowner’s association in Mesquite, NV has been considering the use of poison to control the bird population. Rock Springs One has been considering using Avitrol to control the pigeon population but the poison is more than lethal. It could actually cause a further increase in the bird population since when a massive number of birds are killed off, there remains an increase in food supply left over for the survivors which will increase breeding.

Avitrol is a horribly cruel drug that causes disorientation, convulsions, and a slow, agonizing death in birds. And it is lethal to “nontarget” wildlife like dogs and cats, who can die after consuming the bodies of the poisoned birds.

Lethal methods for controlling bird populations often backfire and wind up increasing the population instead of actually decreasing the population. Accelerated breeding takes place among survivors and newcomers when a spike in the food supply results from the demise of other birds.

Urge Rock Springs One to find humane and effective bird control methods without resorting to a cruel poisoning tactic.


Dear Trish Hall,

Please stop considering the use of poison as an effective control method for the birds living in your neighborhood. Poisoning the birds could result in an increased population of birds and could also be detrimental to the other wildlife in your area.

Avitrol is a cruel and dangerous method of trying to remove the birds from your neighborhood. It causes disorientation, convulsions and an agonizing death. The use of this poison could also be devastating to the “nontarget” wildlife in the community. A dog or cat that consumes the body of a poisoned bird could have lethal consequences.

Please find a way to decrease the bird population by using humane and effective bird control methods and refrain from poisoning the birds and the other animals in the community.


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One Comment

  1. Use of poison to control bird is not a good idea. I also disagree with this thought. You can you net spikes, spray to control birds.

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