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Pigeon problem frustrates SW Albuquerque residents

Eddie Garcia
June 20, 2018 06:29 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A pigeon problem in southwest Albuquerque has neighbors frustrated and worried.

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Andrea Sutphin says the problem is the result of a vacant house.

"All I can hear when I'm sleeping is ‘boogedy-boo, boogedy-boo,’ which is really annoying," said Sutphin.

But the noise isn’t the only problem.

"When it's windy, all the fecal material and the debris fly out into my yard," said Sutphin.

She says pigeons are nesting under the solar panels and she’s concerned about her health. Sutphin has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. She says she knows pigeons can carry dangerous diseases. She says she’s already noticed the health impacts on her and her daughter.

"I do feel like both of us get up in the morning, we're hoarse. She's always telling me I'm trying to cough that thing that lives in my throat," said Sutphin.

KOB contacted the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department. They said a crew will be out to investigate the problem. If they determine the pigeons are a nuisance, the owner of the vacant home will be responsible for fixing the issue.

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