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.
In the Pest business many times you are called to perform artistic work, from attempting to hide the work to using mirrors to make it look different. OK I’m kidding about the mirrors but sometimes people (the consumer) wants the pigeon gone period – no muss, no fuss. So today we had a little problem, these small birds were sitting on top of the lights and pooping everywhere. Not a pretty site, but we were able to come up with a plan and it seemed to work. A little PigeonX solved the problem, its a repellent and when the birds get it on feet it annoys them.
Andon doing a great job, he cleaned the lights and then used the repellent.
The fall of part of a parking ramp – possibly caused by pigeon poop – could win backing for a population-control plan. By John Brewer Pioneer Press in St. Paul, MN, updated: 05/13/2009 12:06:58 AM CDT (link here)
“The city is working up a plan that will involve feeding local flocks OvoControl, a feed laced with birth control that prevents pigeon eggs from being fertilized. With fewer eggs hatching, the population should shrink, Kessler said, reducing the public safety and health dangers posed by pigeons.”
Bird droppings may cause damage, may damage paint & equipment, may attract other pests, carry diseases, are slippery, may clog drains and send a negative image.