Pigeons 'S*** On Every Last Inch' Of Grandma's House After Neighbour Gets Bird Feeder
A grandma says her life has become a 'living hell' ever since her neighbour bought a bird feeder.
Kathy Waite, from Skegness, UK, says pigeons 'have s*** on literally every last inch' of her home and claims she hasn't had a proper night's sleep in two years due to the 'persistent attacks' by flocks of birds since the feeder was installed.
The 55-year-old says even she's 'been s*** on' several times, leaving her afraid to go out into the garden.
The mum-of-six said: "You can always hear them outside. And when they're approaching it's terrifying because they get louder and louder like war bombers.
"I feel completely helpless because for years nothing has been done. I feel under attack every day when they swoop in.
"I've been s*** on myself a couple times, so now I'm afraid to go out into the garden."
Despite working as a cleaner, Mrs Waite says the amount of mess is too much even for her to handle, with some of the crap ending up in the house via the chimney.
She said: "No matter how much or how often I try to clean the mess, it's never enough.
"Our windows are completely covered with their s*** all the time. It's not nice to look out and that's all you see.
"They're causing all sorts of damage to my home, corroding the pipes, the roof. It's all rotten and disgusting, infested with their s***.
"I had to put up a six foot fence up just to protect us from those pigeons, but they're always covered in bird s***. I've had to repaint it twice, but there's no point really. They're relentless.
"I've spent hundreds of pounds just fixing things around the house, in our garden, that they've damaged.
"They have s*** on literally every last inch of my home."
But Mrs Waite said the impact of the birds was being felt most acutely by her grandson.
She said: "My grandson Joebe will sit by the window and look at me and say 'the pigeons are here again' and it breaks my heart.
"Not only that, but we've had to replace nearly £300 of toys in the last year. I got my grandkid a paddling pool and a bike, but he can't use either because even if they're out for less than a day they're completely covered.
"He's only three but he's too afraid to go outside and play because of the pigeons. He should be outside playing."
Mrs Waite has confronted her neighbour and reported him to East Lyndsey District Council and he has subsequently been ordered to stop feeding the birds for one month.
The Council's Environmental Health Manager, David Dodds, said: "The District Council is aware of this matter.
"As a result of further recent evidence of the extent of the feeding, the Council has used powers under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 in an attempt to reduce the extent of the feeding that is taking place.
"The problem with excessive bird feeding in this area of Skegness has led to high numbers of pigeons congregating on roofs waiting for food to be distributed.
"This increase is now causing damage to buildings and property. We would ask members of the public not feed birds in this area of the town for the foreseeable future whilst we work to get the issue under control."
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