Bird Removal: The Hazards of Birds on Your Property

Birds are a common nuisance problem and this is why Summit Environmental Solutions has a Bird Removal program. A birds body can harbor parasites and their droppings can be a health hazard to humans and other animals. The parasites may invade buildings and if they come in contact with humans, they can cause skin irritations, however, it is unlikely that the parasites will transmit diseases to humans. We will be sharing common diseases caused by birds.

Bird droppings, on the other hand, can be a serious health hazard especially to humans with a weakened immune system. Most diseases spread by birds come from their droppings. Remember the bird flu? This is a perfect example of diseases called by bird droppings.

These diseases are transmitted by either breathing in the fungus, virus or bacteria or simply when a person touches something infected and then touches their mouth, eyes or nose.

Bird Removal: Common diseases caused by bird droppings:

  • Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings.

  • Cryptococcosis is caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. The illness often begins as a pulmonary disease and may later affect the central nervous system.

  • Candidiasis is a yeast or fungus infection spread by pigeons. The disease affects the skin, the mouth, the respiratory system, the intestines, the urinary tract and reproductive organs.

  • Salmonellosis often occurs as “food poisoning” and can be traced to birds and rodents. The disease bacteria are found in bird droppings; dust from droppings can be sucked through ventilators and air conditioners, contaminating food and cooking surfaces in restaurants, homes, and food processing plants.

Birds can be very messy. They leave their droppings all over the rooftops, walls, windowsills, expensive equipment, etc. Droppings and nesting materials can clog vents and feces can even contaminate water sources.  Newly contaminated walkways can be very slick and slippery and cause serious injuries.

Droppings are also very acidic and because of the acidity they can be corrosive and cause irreversible damage to the equipment and any other surfaces.

Bird fecal matter and feathers can have devastating effects on the heating and cooling components and indoor air quality of a commercial facility. Typical roosting and nesting sites are attics, roofs, ledges, office buildings, warehouses, barns and contaminated feces is very likely to be found in these areas.

Often times people don’t think about the damage and the liability caused by a bird infestation until it is too late. Our Bird Removal program will put your mind at ease. If you are encountering problems caused by birds, please call Summit Environmental Solutions immediately for a free, no obligation estimate. We are always happy to help your home or business 24/7.

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