Texas university to introduce pigeon birth control

One Texas university is taking real action when it comes to its pigeon problem.

Ricardo B. Brazziell AMERICAN-STATESMAN

According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas Tech will begin battling an overpopulation of pigeons by filling feeders around campus with edible birth control. The birth control, called Ovo, will be mixed with cracked corn and prevents eggs from fertilizing.

An official with the school, Sean Childers, said the initiative won’t have an immediate impact, but will eventually start to reduce the pigeon population in the area over time. Childers also reported that the school spends over $100,000 in pigeon cleanup around campus each year.

Author: Staff Writer

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