What Diseases Do Pigeons Spread and How?

Pigeons host a variety of diseases from minor diseases like the common cold to more severe and life threatening diseases like salmonella. It’s important if you own a commercial business that you consider proofing solutions if you find pigeons around your property especially if your business serves food as having pigeon guano around will pose a health and safety risk.

So how exactly do pigeons spread disease?

Most diseases pigeons carry are spread through their droppings. Pigeon guano is a huge health and safety risk. Here at Accurate Pest Control Management we offer guano clean-up services for any kind of property.

Here are some of the diseases that pigeons can spread through their droppings:

  • E.coli

  • Salmonella

  • Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)

  • Cryptococcus

  • Histoplasmosis

  • Psittacosis

Pigeons can also spread parasites through contact and dropped feathers such as:

  • Mites

  • Bed bugs

  • Yellow mealworms

The best way to prevent these diseases from affecting people on your property would be to invest in some bird proofing. There are a variety of ways you can keep pigeons off your property such as spikes on ledges (or post and wire which is more aesthetic and discreet), predator kites to scare them off, and acoustic noise deterrents for fields, buildings, and sites.

At Accurate Pest Control Management we offer proofing services, nest removal, and guano clean-up services. If you have any concerns about pigeons around your property do not hesitate to contact us now to discuss a solution.

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