Pigeon Waste Can Cause Significant Health Risks
Pigeons are an exceedingly common sight all across the country. From New York to California, pigeons have made their roosts and caused no end of problems for homeowners. These winged pests don’t really cause much of a problem when they’re on their own, but in large enough numbers, they can ruin crops and vegetation and cause a surprising degree of damage to manmade structures.
Pigeon feces cause the greatest number of problems for homeowners, and can damage houses, benches, statues, cars, and pretty much any other human structure. What’s more, pigeon feces can produce a fairly objectionable odor, especially if they choose to nest inside your attic.
While pigeon removal may seem like fairly straightforward, their nests and feathers can clog up ventilation and downspouts inside your home. Likewise, the accumulation of pigeon feces can cause a variety of serious fungal diseases. These diseases can potentially affect everyone living in the building, and may lead to even more serious health concerns down the road.
In addition to their ability to spread disease and fungal infection, pigeons have been known to carry any number of mites and other parasites that will gladly migrate from pigeons to other human hosts.
As one might assume, pigeons often congregate on rooftops and ledges, but this particular problem is not exclusive to pigeons. Starlings, sparrows, vultures, swallows, hawks, geese, ducks, and seagulls can all cause similar issues, depending on the region in question.
There are a number of ways in which an average homeowner can disperse pigeons that may have congregated around their home. However, it’s also important to note that waste clean-up and deodorization may also be required in conjunction with standard pigeon removal efforts. Live-trapping, natural and synthetic deterrents, spike strips, wire management, and any number of exclusionary methods are ways in which your local pest control expert can combat pigeon problems around your home.
Even with all manner of pigeon removal and exclusionary efforts, it’s important to get in touch with your local pest control professional as soon as possible, to avoid the buildup to bird waste and subsequent pathogens that may come as a result.
One of the most popular and least expensive pigeon control may actually be a decoy owl. These figurines have been popular with sportsman for years, and the sight of an owl may be just enough for a pigeon to think twice about landing on the roof of your home.
Cantu Pest Control cares about safe and humane trapping of the wildlife that has invaded your home or business. We believe that wildlife invaders do not have to be killed in order to solve the invasion. After our professionals have properly and thoroughly employed measures that will eliminate future wildlife infestation then the property owner may choose to have any wildlife in and around the property caught in humane traps.
If pigeons have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.