Pigeon Droppings Cleanup
Accumulation of bird feathers, nesting debris, and pigeon poop are common sources of life-threatening viruses that contaminate residential and commercial buildings. As stated by Medical News Today, Avian Flu is not the only disease to be worried about when it comes to bird droppings. Pigeons have been known to carry over 60 unusual diseases that are mostly prevalent in residential areas. The fact that many of these viruses are airborne makes them easily transferable to the human body.
The presence of pigeon droppings in your property can prove to be a nuisance. It is, therefore, important to ensure a thorough cleanup of your surroundings. Without further ado, let’s delve into the intricacies of pigeon dropping cleanup.
Dangers of Pigeon Droppings
1. Diseases Caused
Candidiasis is a yeast or fungal infection contracted by humans from pigeon droppings. Triggered by a group of 20 species of yeast, collectively known as Candida, the disease predominantly affects the female genitalia. Infection caused within the throat and mouth is known as “thrush.” Other common areas of infection include the respiratory system, skin, intestines, and urogenital tracts. Though both men and women are affected by it, the disease has more profound health effects on women.
Histoplasmosis is a fatal respiratory disease caused by Histoplasma Capsulatum, a fungus that grows on dried bird droppings, which affects both humans and animals. It is transmitted to the human body through inhalation of airborne fungal spores and is primarily found in soil contaminated by starling and pigeon droppings. The fungus can be active in the contaminated soil for two years or longer. The disease may result in blood abnormalities, pneumonia and at times, death.
Cryptococcosis, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, is triggered by yeast present in the intestinal tract of starlings and pigeons. The fungus is most commonly found in nesting and roosting sites for birds like water towers, ledges, cupolas, and attics. The illness takes over in the form of a pulmonary disease that eventually affects the central nervous system of a human. The infection is mild and can be difficult to detect due to the lack of evident symptoms. Procured through inhalation of yeast-like cells, the disease leads to lung infection and highly affects the central nervous system, which can be fatal if not treated.
Salmonellosis is caused by bacteria found in bird droppings, especially that of pigeons, and is most commonly known as food poisoning. Dust particles from pigeon droppings is often sucked in through air conditioners and ventilators, contaminating meal establishments such as restaurants and food processing plants. It then gets passed in to the human body, resulting in Salmonellosis.
2. Unsanitary Surroundings
Pigeons typically find a comfortable place to nest in and poop, which in most cases are rooftops and natural surroundings such as trees, plants, and bushes. This results in the possibilities of the airborne virus invading your home and affecting family members and pets. The droppings are highly acidic and can cause property damage such as the destruction roof materials and solar panels.
Overview of the Cleanup Process
• Estimated Cost of Service
Our team of experienced professionals will inspect the premises and identify the affected areas where pigeon urine and droppings are present. They will also identify additional areas where the droppings may have spread. We will then provide you with an estimate of our anticipated cost for the service based on the initial inspection. We maintain a level of complete transparency with no hidden costs and are more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have at all hours.
• Cleanup of Pigeon Droppings
Cleaning up pigeon droppings by yourself can be both messy and unsafe. As experienced professionals, we have the suitable materials and training required for the thorough cleanup of pigeon droppings on premises by using high-end chemical solutions. Since chances of contamination from waste products of pigeon droppings are high, we ensure that even the smallest traces of feces are safely removed to safeguard the well-being of your home.
• Decontamination of the Area
Once the cleanup process is complete, we utilize active decontamination products to keep your space free from any remaining bacteria. The process guarantees an efficient odor removal treatment, while ensuring intense cleanup of the area. We value you as well as your family’s health while we work towards eliminating potential risks caused by unsanitary conditions.
• Our Safety Procedures
Our in-house experts make sure that every bit of pigeon dropping is successfully removed, and the contaminated waste is controlled. After the cleaning is complete, the waste products are disposed of safely using sturdy waste bags at a considerable distance away, from your home.
Why Choose ECOS?
- We have a live operator on call 24/7 to schedule your project (Monday through Sunday.)
- Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
- We give the topmost priority to the health and safety of our clients.
- Our modern equipment is safe for people, animals, and sensitive materials.
- Our technicians are friendly and helpful.
- We have years of professional experience in the industry and are experts.
- We have no hidden charges and offer competitive pricing.
- We take “before” and “after” photographs with relation to our cleanup service that record and show the extent of damage to the insurance company (if the affected area is covered by insurance).