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Bird droppings from pigeons, gulls and sparrows can result in permanent damage to the structure of your building or equipment if it is not dealt with correctly. Areas such as roofs, balconies, machinery, ventilation systems, and lofts provide birds with sheltered spots that are ideal for roosting and nesting. The birds then leave their bodily fluids in the building or area it has chosen to nest in.
Bird Faeces is very acidic, this can lead to corrosion of the surfaces it is present on, especially tar-based roofing materials, and paint finishes.
Ventilation systems are also vulnerable to damage from bird droppings as the ducts can become clogged which can result in expensive repairs.
Birds also introduce parasites, fleas and ticks into the environment around their nesting areas. This combined with the unpleasant odours that droppings from birds create presents a risk to human health.
The odour and contaminants can quickly be spread around the building through the ventilation system and inhaling the bacteria and funguses in bird faeces can compromise your immune system causing diseases, including: Cryptococcsis, Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis.
The safe removal of bird waste is not only vital to improve the aesthetic appearance of the building or surface it is present on, it also ensures human health issues are eliminated and the life of the surface is prolonged.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene’s technicians are fully trained in the removal, cleaning and sanitisation of areas that have been affected by bird droppings and ensure the procedure is performed in an efficient and safe manner.
Bird Dropping Diseases
Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease associated with droppings and also grows in soils. It is very unlikely that healthy people will become infected even at high levels of exposure.
Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum, which grows in pigeon droppings. It also grows in soils and can be found throughout the world.
Psittacosis is an infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci, a type of bacteria found in the droppings of birds such as pigeons. When bird droppings dry and become airborne people may inhale them and get sick.