Have you ever asked yourself…
“How Dangerous are Pigeons And Their Waste To My Health?”
Basically, pigeons are flying, feathery, disease factories. Pigeons and their feces are carriers of several zoonotic diseases. A zoonotic disease is one that can be transferred from animal to human. Pigeons living on your property can be a danger to you and your family members. It is always best if trained professionals handle bird removal. Do not approach wild animals under any circumstance. If you have a pigeon infestation, you can contact The Pigeon Guy to assist you in your pigeon and pigeon feces removal needs. Here are a few of the diseases one might contract from contact with pigeons.
Are pigeons drinking and defecating in your pool?
Worms can be spread to people through the ingestions of water that has pigeon feces in it. If you have a small pond or pool that pigeons are defecating in, it is best that no one swims in the water. Parasitic worms take valuable nutrition from your body and can even spread to vital organs causing severe medical conditions.
Listeria is a serious bacterial infection that usually occurs due to ingesting infected foods. Pigeons on your property can cause you to be infected with listeria. If you grow your own food in a garden pigeon feces on your food can cause your food to become infected. Listeria can give you a fever, diarrhea, muscle pain, and intestinal issues.
Parteurellosis is a bacterial infection transferred to humans by animal bites or scratches. This bacterial infection is a perfect reason to call the Pigeon Guy to remove the pests and their feces from your property. Pigeons are disease-carrying animals and you are likely to contract something if you come in contact with them. Please seek professional help if you have a pigeon problem.
Septicemias, also called blood poison is a bacterial infection that affects the blood. The body pumps over eighty gallons of blood throughout itself per hour. The blood stream spreading through the body at such a rapid pace means septicemias is extremely dangerous. Septicemias can cause organ failure if it is not caught early.
Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection that causes tumors of yeast like infection. The tumors can spread throughout the body affecting vital organs including the brain. This fungal infection can cause severe problems and even death if left untreated. This infection may cause coughing, wheezing, fever, and possibly rashes.
Aspergillosis, is caused by a common type of mold called Aspergillus. Aspergillus is mostly harmless in normal amounts. However, in excess this type of mold can make a person ill. This is especially true if you have a weakened immune system. If your immune system is weakened, then you should be sure to remove any pigeons from your property in order to be cautious of contracting a fungal infection. Pigeons may carry this this type mold and make you at a greater risk of breathing in an excess amount.
Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that affects the internal organs or the skin. This parasitic fungus is breathed in and can cause flu like symptoms that may become serious if not treated. If not treated people with lowered immune systems may be at risk of severe medical issues due to this type of infection.
Call The Pigeon Guy
If you are looking for professional assistance in bird removal or pigeon control please contact The Pigeon Guy if you live in the Phoenix Metro area. The owner and staff are always willing and able to inform everyone on how to get rid of pigeons safely and humanely. The Pigeon Guy is the ultimate source of expertise and ability in Arizona pigeon control. No matter how big (commercial) or how small (residential) your pigeon problem is, call The Pigeon Guy at (480)726-2622 for a safe and environmentally safe way to remove pigeons from your property.