Pigeons, seagulls and other pest birds pose a significant threat to humans and property when they nest on or near buildings and marinas. Birds are vectors for numerous serious human diseases, including encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis and histoplasmosis. They spread disease through their feces and via more than 40 parasites that live on birds or in their nests.
Health Problems Caused By Birds
As bird feces and feces-contaminated soil break down and are picked up by air currents, people who breathe in this bacteria and fungi-laden dust can suffer potentially life-threatening respiratory infections. If bird droppings or fecal dust come in contact with an open cut or wound (for example, when workers are cleaning roosting areas), severe infections can occur that, in rare cases, can be fatal.
Birds Can Cause Property Damage
Pest birds also create a substantial property threat. Bird droppings contain uric acid which is highly corrosive and can damage roof materials, siding, roof-top equipment, industrial machinery, and car and boat finishes. Nesting materials are a common cause of fires on electric signs and other machinery. When bird nests block chimneys or ventilation systems, they can interfere with critical air flow. Nests that block drainage pipes can cause significant water damage to roofs.
Bird Exclusion Programs
If you have a problem with pest birds, Titan Environmental can design a bird control treatment program specifically tailored to solve your problem.