Pigeon Removal Gold Coast
FAST, EFFECTIVE PIGEON REMOVAL
Pigeon Removal Gold Coast
Medical professionals suggest that there are over 60 diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. The problem is especially worrisome in residential areas, as many of them are airborne and can even be transferred from pigeon droppings to humans.
Examples of transmissible bird diseases
Associated with pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows:
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. Since attics, cupolas, ledges, schools, offices, warehouses, mills, barns, park buildings, signs, etc. are typical roosting and nesting sites, the fungus is apt to be found in these areas.
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.Since attics, cupolas, ledges, schools, offices, warehouses, mills, barns, park buildings, signs, etc. are typical roosting and nesting sites, the fungus is apt to found in these areas.
St. Louis Encephalitis, an inflammation of the nervous system, usually causes drowsiness, headache and fever. It may even result in paralysis, coma or death. St. Louis encephalitis occurs in all age groups, but is especially fatal to persons over age 60. The disease is spread by mosquitoes, which have fed on infected house sparrow, pigeons and house finches carrying the Group B virus responsible for St. Louis encephalitis.
Salmonellosis often occurs as “food poisoning” and can be traced to pigeons, starlings and sparrows. 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.
E.coli. Cattle carry E. coli 0157:H7. When birds peck on cow manure, the E. coli go right through the birds and the bird droppings can land on or in a food or water supply.
Besides being direct carriers of disease, nuisance birds are frequently associated with over 50 kinds of ectoparasites, which can work their way throughout structures to infest and bite humans. About two-thirds of these pests may be detrimental to the general health and well-being of humans and domestic animals. The rest are considered nuisance or incidental pests.
A few examples of ectoparasites
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) may consume up to five times their own weight in blood drawn from hosts which include humans and some domestic animals. In any extreme condition, victims may become weak and anemic. Pigeons, starlings and house sparrows are known to carry bed bugs.
Chicken mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) are known carriers of encephalitis and may also cause fowl mite dermatitis and acariasis. While they subsist on blood drawn from a variety of birds, they may also attack humans. They have been found on pigeons, starlings and house sparrows.
Yellow mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), perhaps the most common beetle parasites of people in the United States, live in pigeon nests. It is found in grain or grain products, often winding up in breakfast cereals, and may cause intestinal canthariasis and hymenolespiasis.
West Nile Virus while West Nile is technically not transmitted to humans from birds; humans can get infected by the bite of a mosquito that has bitten an infected bird. The obvious lesson is that the fewer birds there are in any given area, the better. This translates into a smaller chance of an infected bird in that area, a smaller chance of a mosquito biting an infected bird and then biting a human.
In addition to carrying diseases, pigeons can also wreak havoc on your property and create slippery and hazardous conditions:
Attracting ticks, cockroaches and rats
Damaging buildings and monuments due to the highly corrosive nature of acid in pigeon droppings
Damaging properties by pigeons roosting/breeding in roof spaces, rolled steel joists and inside factory units
Debris from roosting flocks building up, causing gutters and drains to block, damage to roofs and other structures, and creating potential fire hazards
Extensively damaging air-conditioning units and other roof top machinery
Pigeon droppings in/on industrial, commercial, and domestic buildings causing hygiene concerns
Introducing weeds and disease through pigeon droppings
Increasing the risk of disease and parasite transmission between feral, domestic and seabird populations
Escalating costs through public liability insurance from slipping on dropping build up.
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The Pigeon Guy Offers Various Bird Control Solutions, Including:
Yearly eradication programs including nest removal
Our “Rapid Response” service facilitates bird removals during business hours when the problem birds arrive during the day. (Birds form habits and can become predictable in their behaviour)