Birds are beautiful creatures that add great ambiance to our environment. Their harmonious chirping and vivid, colorful coats add a certain liveliness to our everyday lives, which is why so many people enjoy them. However, a bird’s exquisiteness is best enjoyed outdoors…not in our attics. With that being said, although birds are lovely creatures, it’s never good when they decide to move into our homes or places of businesses. This is because birds can leave behind various diseases that can be harmful to humans. And if that’s not enough, they also leave behind a very large amount of droppings, feathers, nesting materials, bad odors and insects, such as fleas and ticks. It’s very important that if you have birds living in your attic or place of business, to have them safely removed and the area disinfected and cleaned thoroughly afterwards.
That’s where Heron pest and wildlife solutions can help! Our team consists of highly trained technicians who are experts in wildlife removal and exclusion. We will remove any birds that are on the premises, exclude all areas of entry and then decontaminate any soiled areas. We’ll even replace any insulation if necessary. In these situations, calling a professional is always wise. We always advise homeowners to never try and remove wild animals yourself. Not only will you frighten the animal, but the mess they leave behind can be potentially hazardous. See below for a list of diseases that birds can transfer.
Histoplasmosis – Is one of the most popular diseases spread by birds. Histoplasmosis is actually a fungus that is found in dried aviary droppings. It can be inhaled by humans and pets and can be potentially deadly.
Candidiasis – Also known as a yeast infection. Can also be spread by pigeons.
Salmonellosis – usually associated with food poisoning. However, this virus can also be found in most dried, bird feces. If inhaled, can be very dangerous to humans.
Fleas, Ticks, Mites and other bugs – These insects alone can spread various viruses and diseases, such as Lyme disease.