Pigeons are commonly found in all parts of the world. They are adorable creatures as long as they are out of the house and bird control is required for everyone’s health safety.
In reality, birds perching in the balcony or windowpanes can be dangerous since they carry bacteria and viruses that spread diseases.
To understand how pigeons or birds for that matter can become a health hazard to humans, we need to understand these two points: Birds can have diseases that they can transmit and they can also host parasites that have the diseases.
In either case, it’s really easy to spread the diseases because birds can move around in a wide area during their life.
Another way they can transmit these diseases is, for example, this possibility: when pigeon’s feces contaminate soil that eventually dries, this leads to the microscopic pieces becoming airborne.
Contaminated air can cause respiratory infection. With many birds around, this happens quite a lot of apartment buildings.
Infections can also occur when people (whether in the residential or commercial property) have direct contact with bird droppings on a wound or a cut.
How To Handle Pigeon Problems
Knowing how pigeons transmit diseases is the first step. Now we can work on a few guidelines that can help in case of a pigeon infestation.
It’s important that you pay close attention and seek out birds nests and droppings nests in closed areas such as apartment buildings, garage, or other establishments close to your residence.
If you find a high amount of dropping you may have an issue, by the way, pigeons outside in your park don’t mean that you have an issue. Now, if you own a restaurant and you notice the problem on your rooftop, that’s a real matter for concern.
While working on the issue, whether you have the help of a professional bird removal company or you are handling the problem yourself, it is highly recommended that you use a mask, goggles and protective clothing for safety measures.
You also need to disinfect the whole affected area. It’s not enough that you get rid of the birds and wash the area only with water. You need to do a deep cleaning with antibacterial detergents and other cleaning solutions.
Some homeowners can keep the pigeons at bay by making the house look dull and avoiding the birds to enter the house. They can fend off pigeons by making sure that, vulnerable spots like window roofs are dry and there is no puddle.
Another very effective measure for pigeon control is to avoid feeding them and other birds.
Attics and rooftops are generally the most common places where pigeons find it very easy to nest. Steps must be taken to secure these places to discourage pigeons from returning to the spot.
If no home remedies work, then it would be advisable to seek the help of a pest control specialist, who would make sure that the pigeons are removed from the house.