Sunday, February 23, 2014

PIGEON CONTROL

Get rid of pigeons on your property.
  
Pigeon problems are common for many property owners and business managers all over the world. Pest pigeons and pigeon infestation can be a terrible nuisance as well as an expensive and harmful liability.
Problems associated with pest pigeons:
  • Pest pigeon droppings - each pigeon leaves up to a pound of droppings per week!
  • Pigeons carry diseases like cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella
  • Pigeons are hosts to other pests such as fleas, ticks, lice, and mites
  • Pigeon droppings can carry histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal respiratory disease
  • Liability results from unsanitary messes and potential slip-and-fall accidents
  • Pigeons build nests in vents and chimneys, creating fire hazards
  • High cost of cleanup, repair and maintenance
  • Property devaluation
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(707) 207-0122

Bird Control Abatement Fairfield California

Health risks from birds and pigeons are often exaggerated. Nevertheless, roosting birds may present the risk of disease to people nearby. The most serious health risks arise from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations of bird droppings, feathers and debris under a roost - particularly if roosts have been active for years.

Coming into contact with pigeon droppings poses a health risk. There is a disease caused by a fungus, histoplasmosis, which lives in the pigeon droppings. When the droppings harden and become dust like, the fungus will be airborne and breathed in causing a terrible respiratory

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported a potentially blinding eye condition - presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS) - that probably results from the fungus. NIH estimates that 4 percent of those exposed to the disease are at risk of developing OHS.

Droppings, feathers, food and dead birds under a roosting area can breed flies, carpet beetles and other insects that may become major problems in the immediate area. These pests may fly through open windows or crawl through cracks to enter homes or buildings.