A grandmother was besieged by hundreds of pigeons when her neighbour installed a bird feeder.

Kathy Waite, 55, said she faced two years of “persistent attacks” from flocks of birds outside her house.

Ms Waite says the pigeons ‘“sh*t on every inch” of her garden and that has even been “sh*t on myself” a couple of times.

She has reported her neighbour to the council and he has now been ordered to stop feeding the birds for a month.

Mum-of-six Ms Waite, of Skegness, Lincs, said: “You can always hear them outside. And when they’re approaching it’s terrifying because they get louder and louder like bombers.

“I haven’t had a proper night’s sleep in two years ever since we moved here.

“I feel completely helpless because for years nothing has been done. I feel under attack every day when they swoop in.

“I’ve been s**t on myself a couple times, so now I’m afraid to go out into the garden.”

Kathy says the bird feeder has attracted hundreds of pigeons
Kathy says the bird feeder has attracted hundreds of pigeons

Kathy, who works as a cleaner, said the extent of the damage was too much even for her to handle.

The pigeons even found a way to scatter their droppings through the chimney - leaving a disgusting mess in the fireplace.

She said: “No matter how much or how often I try to clean the mess, it’s never enough.

“Our windows are completely covered with their s**t all the time.

“It’s not nice to look out and that’s all you see.

“They’re causing all sorts of damage to my home, corroding the pipes, the roof. It’s all rotten and disgusting, infested with their s**t.

“I had to put up a six foot fence up just to protect us from those pigeons, but they’re always covered in bird s**t.

“I’ve had to repaint it twice, but there’s no point really. They’re relentless.

“I’ve spent hundreds of pounds just fixing things around the house, in our garden, that they’ve damaged.

“They have s**t on literally every last inch of my home.”

Kathy said her children are the ones who are suffering the most and avoid playing in the garden at all costs - despite investing £1,000 into it.

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Her son Zak, 18, suffers with allergies but has seen his dosage of antihistamine double since moving to the new house - and he now finds himself needing an EpiPen.

Kathy, who is originally from Cambridgeshire, said: “My son is having serious issues now. He always had allergies but it’s much worse.

“He’s doubled how much medicine he needs to take, been using his inhaler more often, and we’ve had to get him an EpiPen.

“My grandson Joebe will sit by the window and look at me and say ‘the pigeons are here again’ and it breaks my heart.

“Not only that, but we’ve had to replace nearly £300 of toys in the last year.

“I got my grandkid a paddling pool and a bike, but he can’t use either because even if they’re out for less than a day they’re completely covered.

“He’s only three but he’s too afraid to go outside and play because of the pigeons. He should be outside playing.”

The onslaught of pigeons has left Kathy's property covered in droppings
The onslaught of pigeons has left Kathy's property covered in droppings
The feeding has led to birds gathering on roofs to wait for food to be given out
The feeding has led to birds gathering on roofs to wait for food to be given out

Kathy said she has appealed to East Lyndsey District Council for help three or four times, and has now received an email stating that her neighbour will receive a Community Protection Notice from East Lindsey District Council.

The Council’s Environmental Health Manager, David Dodds, said: “The District Council is aware of this matter.

“As a result of further recent evidence of the extent of the feeding, the Council has used powers under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 in an attempt to reduce the extent of the feeding that is taking place.

“The problem with excessive bird feeding in this area of Skegness has led to high numbers of Pigeons congregating on roofs waiting for food to be distributed.

“This increase is now causing damage to buildings and property. We would ask members of the public not feed birds in this area of the town for the foreseeable future whilst we work to get the issue under control.

“We are not seeking to outlaw feeding of wild birds, particularly in the winter months, but where levels of feeding result in large flocks of the same type of bird this then becomes a problem.”