Common Pests: Birds
The uric acid in the pigeon's feces is highly corrosive and a flock of pigeons
can cut a roof life in half. They frequently cause extensive damage to air
conditioning units and other roof top machinery. There are also other economic
costs associated with pigeon infestations such as slip and fall liability and
projection of unclean, dirty company image. Besides physical damage, the bacteria,
fungal agents and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings represent a serious
health risk. Handling a pigeon infestation most often requires a combination of
products, anti-roosting devices, and sanitation methods.
Why Pigeons Should Not Be Fed
Human food lacks the necessary nutrients the birds require for good health.
Feeding attracts pigeons into an area that is potentially hazardous to them -
resulting in damage to wings and feet. Feeding results in all year round breeding
which causes overcrowding in roosting sites, allowing disease to spread quickly
within the flock. Pigeons are wild birds, capable of searching out their own
natural food supply. Regular feeding by humans destroys their ability to fend for
themselves and makes them dependent on humans.
The feeding of pigeons attracts rats and mice, which take any uneaten food.
Pigeon nests, droppings and dead carcasses provide a home for a wide variety
of insects. These infestations can spread into buildings causing nuisance,
damage and skin irritation. Pigeons carry a number of potentially infectious
diseases such as Salmonellosis, Tuberculosis and Ornithosis. Contamination of
food by pigeon droppings or by the birds themselves can transmit these diseases
Everguard Exterminators has the qualified personnel that can eradicate these pests
from a single home to an entire shopping center, utilizing the latest techniques