PSEUDOLYNCHIA CANARIENSIS (pigeon fly) done some research and this is what I found, yes they are dangerous and suck blood out of birds. sprays are the first line of defense from blood sucking parasites,
and Ivermectin/Moxidectin are the second line of defense in that IF they
get past the spray, they will die from taking that bite and be undable to
Pigeon fly... they don't lay eggs... they actually give birth to live larva.
Best way to get rid of them is simply hold you pigeon and wait till you see it.. then pinch it to catch it and pull it off .. kill it!!! No need for chemicals... and I found that normal sprays and powders for pests don't work for the pigeon fly.
Edited by jak2002003 - 7/22/15 at 5:15am