How to Clean Pigeon Poop

Pigeons are a common sight in any city and even in some large towns. One of the worst things to deal with is pigeon poop. They poop everywhere without caring where they are, and their poop is incredibly disgusting. So, if you live in a city, you may want to make sure and know how to clean pigeon poop effectively.

How to Clean Pigeon Poop

How to Get Pigeon Poop off of Concrete

Pigeons can be a pest, especially if they’re perching on your balcony or somewhere else. They end up pooping all over the place and making a huge mess. So, if you had some unfortunate dealing with a pigeon, how do you get the poop and stains off of your concrete? Here’s a quick guide.

What you will need:

  • Hose
  • Sawdust
  • Broom
  • Dust pan
  • Dish soap
  1. First, hose off the area to make sure and get rid of as much of the pigeon poop as you can. Allow the area to air dry, maybe even overnight depending on the time of day.
  2. Cover the stained areas with dish soap and scrub it into the concrete with a scrubber brush or sponge. Scrubbing the spots well will allow the dish soap to seep into the concrete and start to eat away at the staining before it gets too bad.
  3. Take the sawdust and sprinkle it over the entire area, not just the spots covered with soap. This will work to absorb the soap, the stains, and any smell that has remained. Allow the sawdust to dry fully, absorbing everything underneath it in the process.
  4. Take your broom and dustpan, and sweep up all of the sawdust, disposing of it appropriately. If there is any staining left, repeat steps two and three, but only put the sawdust over the affected spots, not the whole area, as a spot check. 

How to Get Pigeon Poop Out of Your Clothing

The unimaginable has happened to you. You were out taking a walk, and as a pigeon flew by, you got some pigeon poop on your clothing. Or, you may be someone that raises pigeons and you got it on your clothes during your everyday cleaning and care routine. No matter what the reason, you got pigeon poop on your clothes, it smells horrible, and it needs to come out now.

What you will need:

  • Cold water
  • Club soda
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge or bristle brush
  1. First, take the baking soda and sprinkle it over the affected area. This will deodorize the affected area and it will start to take away any of the stain. Allow this to sit for an hour or two.
  2. Take the cold water and put your article of clothing into it. Make sure this is as cold as possible; cold water gets rid of stains. Warm water will, instead, start to “cook” the stain into your clothing, making it more difficult to get rid of. Allow the article of clothing to soak for an hour or so.
  3. Now, soak your sponge or bristle brush with club soda, using it to gently scrub at the stain for a couple of minutes.
  4. Rinse the article of clothing in the cold water, and check to see if any progress has been made on the stain. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the stain has mostly disappeared.
  5. Wash the article of clothing as usual. Do not put it in the dryer; allow the article of clothing to air dry and check to make sure that the stain is gone. If not, repeat the entire process again, until the stain has been removed completely.