Slew of bird poop becomes a problem in Idaho city


NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Too many pigeons in downtown Nampa have been causing problems for the area's buildings and patrons.

The urban renewal agency recently approved a plan to allow a city resident to live-trap the pigeons for free, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported ( ).

The birds' poop is the main concern, said Randy Haverfield, chairman of the agency.

"It's something to be concerned about," Haverfield said. "We just need to get (them) under control."

The poop damages rooftops' paint and exterior surfaces, said Brian Foster, city facilities management superintendent. The...

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