Posts Tagged ‘pigeons’
What happens after a disaster? Where do the pests go?
Have you ever wondered what exactly happens after a natural disaster, have you considered the following.
1. If it was a flood, from heavy rains or hurricane:
a. What about the rodents where did they go?
b. What about the cockroaches and other things that might live in the sewer system or septic tank?
a. Animals are affected by fire, including birds.
b. Rodents can also be affected by fire and may seek refuge in your building or sheds.
Messy pigeons and birds
I understand that we build our homes out of wood right on top of the termites and that we design houses without thinking about pests. Sometimes I wish more would think about creating perfect habitats which can cause us pains and aggravations.
There are fixes to these issues but sometimes they look messy no matter what you do, there are some products that can be used like repellents which can be hidden. You can be a Do It Yourselfer but think about the after pictures and will it look professional and nice.
As always you can always call ProBest Pest Management for advice – 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176
Pigeon Poo and You!
I think its time to find a new parking spot. Bird poo can cause disease and can also ruin car paint and other structures. The other issue I have is tracking this stuff into the home and if you have children – do you really want them playing on the carpet.
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection. It occurs throughout the world. In the United States, it is most common in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and central states.
Histoplasma fungus grows as a mold in the soil. You may get sick when you breathe in spores produced by the fungus. Soil that contains bird or bat droppings may have larger amounts of this fungus. The threat is greatest after an old building is torn down or in caves.
Having a weakened immune system increases your risk for getting or reactivating this disease. Very young or very old people, or those with AIDS, cancer, or an organ transplant have more severe symptoms.
People with chronic lung disease (such as emphysema and bronchiectasis) are at higher risk of a more severe infection.
Here is a publication on the cleanup procedure and please wear a mask and wear gloves.
Chicken Wire or Hardware Cloth?
Without a question in my mind, Hardware Cloth! It just looks more professional, not like it was just thrown together to get it done in a hurry.
The other thing we do from time to time is to spray paint the hardware cloth, it can almost blend in and almost becomes invisible. Hardware cloth is more durable and can be secured in place with washers and screws.
Hey it’s your house, you can do what you want right? Do it right, it looks way better…
Ever wonder about Chile peppers and pest control?
I remember many years ago when my Grandparents had a garden and occasionally rabbits would venture in and eat the new stalks of green. We put up some chicken wire and that stopped the intruders from getting in, but what about the new repellents with chili peppers or those that contain capsaicin? For thousands of years Asian cultures have used chili pepper products to repel all kinds of pests. One thing for sure is that you must be extremely careful using a product like this.
One of the products that we use is PiGNX and a similar product called DeTour for rodents, the reasons that I like this product include:
- The product won’t freeze or melt, the freeze thing isn’t a problem in AZ but melting is. There are times in the summer that I think I’m melting from the heat.
- This product is a contact repellent – animals in contact may take it back to their nest transferring it to others.
- Food grade product.
In the case of pigeons, you place this product in areas where they tend to land and hang out. They get the product on their feet and they hate it, sqawking and letting every other bird aware of the product – they don’t come back…
Rodents coming into contact believe that the building in on fire due to the heat from the product and will do whatever it takes to get out of the structure.
New technology for pest control…..