There are all kinds of reasons for keeping surfaces free from bird guano. It is unsightly. It can taint the image of your business. It is also a serious health hazard.
Their guano can cause Air-borne diseases such as;
- Chlamydia psittaci– Human infection is called Ornithosis which can give chronic lung problems for years afterwards.
- Histoplasma capsulatum– which is a fungus found in accumulated bird and bat droppings. Symptoms can include fever, chest pains, cough, pneumonia and meningitis.
- Allergenic particles– It is an allergic condition know as bird fanciers lung(extrinsic allergic alveolitis). It occurs among bird keepers and people exposed to bird infested areas through the airborne antigens in the dust. It can take two forms acute or chronic. Acute can lead to intense like symptoms and the Chronic phase which is characterised by pulmonary fibrosis, a type of irreversible lung damage.
Food-borne diseases include; salmonella, eschericha coli variant 157, campylobacter jejuni, lysteria monocytogenes and vibrio cholerae.
Their feathers and droppings in bird nesting areas can be host to a variety of other insects including; beetles, moths, fly’s and cockroaches(oriental), which can then invade buildings.
Their guano can block gutters causing damp and can lead to booklouse which will live on mould but will infest food.
Their guano produce ammonia and can cause damage to paintwork, stone and metals such as zinc, copper, lead, aluminium and iron. Including corroding the metal and points under Solar panels where they like to nest.
It is a serious slip hazard especially where pigeons are roosting on window ledges and under bridges where it would fall onto pavements. Especially slippery in the wet.
Spotlight Pest Control Services Ltd understands what is needed for the safe removal of bird guano. We will provide a thorough service, leaving the tainted area sanitised, clean and guano free.