Feral pigeons dominate most of our biggest towns, cities and urban areas and can not only become a nuisance regarding crowding, but they also carry a risk of transmitting and spreading diseases and viruses to humans.
Pigeons are capable of carrying harmful diseases in the same way as the common rat, which is why it’s important to safely rid and deter pigeons from entering your commercial or domestic property if you have a pigeon problem.
How dangerous are pigeon droppings?
Breathing dust or water droplets containing contaminated bird droppings can lead to several diseases, including a flu-like illness called psittacosis. Salmonella - a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhoea - may also be present in some bird droppings.
If you are cleaning up or come into contact with droppings, you should take precautions. Wash your hands and clean any exposed skin before eating, drinking or putting your hands near your mouth.
Likewise, if you are feeding or handling birds, wash your hands afterwards.If you have a compromised immune system, including from HIV/AIDS or cancer, you should not clean up droppings.Pigeon droppings contain a fungus called Cryptococcus that can cause infections in vulnerable people if inhaled.
How Do Pigeons Spread Disease?
In almost all cases, pigeons transmit diseases to humans through faecal matter (dry droppings). While it’s very uncommon for us to come into direct contact with pigeon droppings and receive any disease or virus this way, droppings that have been left to dry out are where the problems begin. Dry droppings that are infected with bacteria can enter our airways when they’ve been left on windowsills, rooftops, cars and other areas we frequently come into contact with.
Droppings eventually turn into a powder form, which becomes easier to inhale. When inhaled, the pathogens can infect and cause disease in humans.
Are Pigeons the Most Disease-ridden Birds?
Yes, pigeons actually carry the highest number of diseases in comparison to any other bird species. Pigeons also carry more diseases than rats, with their droppings being one of the core causes of disease. They also carry bird mites, which are extremely common among all pigeons.
How should I clean up pigeon droppings?
Unlike most bird control systems, the Pigeon Repellent Spray offers a safe way to keep birds away by providing a repulsive effect to their senses of sight, smell and touch, without causing them any harm. Owing to easy application, this is effective and resistant to environmental conditions like torrential rain, blazing sun and even wind which makes it a long term solution for effective pigeon control.
Clensta Pigeon Repellent Solution (Spray) is a revolutionary and effective repellent solution that offers an eco-friendly, environmentally safe, non-toxic, and non-harmful spray solution that prevents unwanted birds from roosting and colonization in your area. Based on natural essential oils, this is designed to confuse and disorient pigeons to keep them off and away.
Direction of use:
• Clean the area with water and let dry before spraying.
• Wipe or scrape all dust, dirt, droppings, and other loose debris from surfaces.
• Apply the product using the spray to coat the entire area of runoff uniformly Shake well before use.
• Effective result visible from day 1. Spray regularly for 20 days for best results