Controlling the pigeon ticks in homes where pigeons used to live can be problematic.
Dusting with insecticide on animals suspected hiding places – cracks and crevices – might help a little bit. Unfortunately, it is rarely enough. Often, you actually have to cover the tick hiding places, in order to solve the problem. In those cases you have to weigh the pros and cons. Pigeon tick control works best when carried out between April and September, and preferably in the hottest time where the ticks’ metabolism is high and they are therefore most sensitive to pesticides.