Anyone who has unwittingly parked their car below a flock of birds knows just how messy they can get. Pigeon, starling and sparrow droppings contain high amounts of corrosive uric acid that can stain and damage building materials. If birds are roosting in or on your home, it takes little time for their droppings to accumulate on siding, brick, metal and stone. If left too long, bird feces can cause irreversible damage resulting in costly repairs.
In addition to being highly corrosive, bird poop can also create health risks for humans and pets. The droppings of pigeons, starling and sparrows can contain a fungal disease called histoplasmosis. Exposure to bird roosts and nests that are heavily contaminated with dangerous fungal spores increases the chance of inhalation. Psittacosis is another common disease found in bird droppings. Humans are most at risk for infection when dry bird feces become airborne and travel through air vents and open windows.
Now that you know about the diseases you risk contracting during a DIY clean up, you may be thinking of hiring professionals. This is always the best option. However, if you still want to take care of the bird poop yourself, you must take the proper steps to keep yourself safe. Personal protection should always be worn when cleaning and decontaminating bird roosts and nests. To protect yourself and your home from the spread of bacteria, be sure to take the following steps:
Skedaddle has the experience and know-how to safely remove and eliminate the risk that birds droppings create. To protect your home from roosting birds in the future, our technicians will create a customized prevention plan for you. We will select the perfect exclusion methods that fit your hommes architectural layout, and protect every inch of your home from birds who wish to land – and defecate. If you need help removing birds from your property and cleaning the nastsy droppings they leave behind, call us today at 1-888-592-0387.