Gran plagued by pigeon 'nightmare' as 50 birds live on her roof

A grandma has opened up about her “nightmare” life situation as she continues to be plagued by pigeons,

Around 50 pigeons live on the roof of Louise Johnson’s meeting house.

She says that because of the constant flow of feathers and feces, she is unable to enjoy her garden or even hang up the laundry.

Exclusive talk with Hull liveShe said, “This is the fifth summer and I just don’t know where to turn to be honest.”

Hull live first reported on Louise Johnson’s “living nightmare” back in April.

Unfortunately, the situation has not improved since then.

Ms. Johnson, 48, who has multiple health conditions and is undergoing chemotherapy, is concerned about the effects of pigeon pollution on her health.

“My body can’t take it, it’s utterly shameful,” she said.

“I don’t like to live like this. I would be entitled to my garden for myself and my daughter and her friends and my grandson and so on.

“But it’s forbidden, it’s disgusting.”

She said the council said “it will be done but they don’t know when they will do it” – a situation she described as “not good enough” after years of pigeon problem.

“It should be resolved by now,” she said.

“I don’t sleep because of the pigeon noise, everything is like a nightmare.”

Ms. Johnson, who claimed that trying to contact the council about the problem was “like talking to a brick wall”, has considered moving because of the problem.

However, she believes that the pigeons should be forced to move on, not her.

“I’ve been here for 11 years, why should I?” She said.

As previously reported, Ms. Johnson blamed the installation of solar panels on the roof for the ongoing pigeon problems.

A spokesman for Hull City Council said in April: “The solar panels were installed in 2012. In 2019, nets were attached to the collectors to prevent birds from nesting underneath – this net can be seen in the video.

“Solar modules offer tenants fantastic advantages as they significantly reduce their energy costs. Solar panels are also good for the environment by providing clean energy.

“We will send an appraiser to the property to further investigate the problem.”

Ms. Johnson said it was “right” that nets were installed in 2019, but “the pigeons came under and lived there again”.

She also said she hadn’t had a surveyor visiting the property since April.

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