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Animal Removal Dilemma: Pest Birds And Health Issues

When one thinks of birds, the first things that come to mind are typically feelings of freedom and the notion of flight, but it’s another story if they decide to live inside your house . Many birds can be a nuisance for home and business owners and can carry a variety of diseases dangerous to humans. That is why it is necessary to deal with them immediately after they are noticed; something that is best done with professional wildlife animal removal services. Keep reading to learn more about why birds can be dangerous to humans and what you need to be prepared for.

Why Are Pest Birds So Dangerous? 

Natural surroundings are where birds prefer to raise their young. On the other hand, they are perfectly comfortable in urban environments because of the abundance of shelter and food. This causes many problems for residential, commercial and industrial areas, often leading to people requesting professional wildlife animal removal services. Nuisance birds and their droppings can carry more than 60 diseases transmissible to humans, each of which can have serious consequences. Here are some of them:

  • Salmonella
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Chlamydiosis
  • Cryptococcosis
Bird droppings accumulating outside the entrance to a store are a slip and fall hazard and will end up being tracked into the store with foot traffic

Bird droppings accumulating outside the entrance to a store are a slip and fall hazard and will end up being tracked into the store with foot traffic

Salmonella 

Salmonella is a harmful bacterium that can persist in water and soil for long periods of time. It is often carried by pigeons, sparrows and starlings that may appear healthy. Endotoxins capable of causing food poisoning are produced by all varieties of salmonella.

Histoplasmosis 

This is a potentially fatal respiratory disease that is caused by a fungus that grows in dried bird droppings. This disease is commonly associated with house sparrows, crows, starlings, and pigeons.

Chlamydiosis 

Also known as Psittacosis, this is a type of disease that causes a lung infection. The infection often goes hand in hand with other symptoms such as shortness of breath, dry cough, muscle aches, headache and fever. This disease is particularly troublesome as infected birds can shed the bacterial parasite in their feather dust, nasal and ocular secretions, saliva, urine and feces, yet appear to be physically well.

Netting is an excellent barrier to prevent birds from roosting in places you don't want them

Netting is an excellent barrier to prevent birds from roosting in places you don’t want them

Cryptococcosis 

This disease is caused by yeast commonly located in starlings and pigeons intestinal tract. Advanced cases of the illness can affect the central nervous system with fatal results, while the illness will often begin as a pulmonary disease.

Have Pest Birds Around Your Property? Call Skedaddle 

When it comes to professional wildlife animal removal services, there is hardly a better choice than Skedaddle. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a company with nearly three decades of experience in removing various types of birds from Canadian homes and properties. The company has helped thousands of home and business owners to date, which says plenty about its reliability and effectiveness. In order to keep your family healthy and safe, call Skedaddle right away to remove those pest birds from your vicinity.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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