Posts Tagged ‘poo’
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.
Pigeons are messy and cause disease!
Pigeons having once decided to set up a house at your home, will continue to stay there until they are made to move. Even after decided to make it difficult for them, they might continue to try to stay. I have seen them work around spikes (metal and plastic), I have seen them work into chicken wire by using their head to inch their way pass the obstacle. It is important to check the work after installing whatever method is used.
One problem can lead to another, sometimes more frightening..
I really get concerned when I see pigeons, birds nesting on someone’s roof and I get worried when it happens to be rodents in someone’s attic. Remember this blog from a few years ago “Pigeons and their Mess!” and “It’s not always what you think! Ceiling stain.”
Here is a story and video from Albuquerque about a very similar problem – secondary infestation from bird mites and carpet beetles. “Pigeon problem leads to bug infestation at Albuquerque apartment” by Chris Ramirez KOB Eyewitness News 4.