Pigeon Infestation Health Risks
A pigeon infestation poses many risks. Birds carry diseases which humans can catch from them, such as ornithosis, which can lead to pneumonia. Pigeon excrements spread pathogens like E-coli and salmonella. Particles of dry pigeon excrement in the air can cause respiratory problems if humans inhale them. As well as this, pigeon droppings are acidic. This means they can cause damage to buildings by eroding brick, stone, and metal. Pigeon droppings also damage the paintwork on cars.
Aside from the birds themselves, their nests are a source of problems, too. Pigeon nesting sites attract other types of vermin, including insects like beetles and fleas. The materials in pigeon nests can cause blockages in gutters or pipes. This can lead to water overflows or a build-up of carbon monoxide in extreme cases. The health risks are very serious. Additionally, flocks of pigeons are often noisy and unsightly, and their droppings can cause an unpleasant smell.
Pigeon Infestation Control Methods
If you have a pigeon infestation, find a professional to take care of it for you. Contact Premier Pest Control for thorough pigeon pest control in Liverpool. We can provide a range of methods to get the pigeon infestation under control as quickly as possible. Call today for more information on the options available with Premier Pest Control, including:
- Pigeon traps
- Deterrent spikes
- Anti-roost systems