Letter to the Editor

WD-40 is simple pigeon solution

Thursday, October 13, 2005

To the editor:

No bird, pigeons included, tolerates the smell of WD-40. I have used it on my mailbox for years to keep the birds aloft. My information comes from the National Park Service, which uses WD-40 to keep pigeons off the Statue Of Liberty. Many large-city apartments use WD-40 on banisters. Any pest-control company using poison is far behind the tech curve on this one. A light spraying of W-40 on the Marquette Tower roof, repeated perhaps every six months, would mean no more poison corn and no more pigeons.

RON WOOLDRIDGE, Chaffee, Mo.