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Damage to buildings from pigeon Guano

Pigeon dropping (guano) can be treated with biocides to decontaminate areas where pigeons have been nesting and perching. Pigeon droppings, debris and detritus not only look unpleasant but can directly damage the structure of a building. The acidity of the fouling can eat away at stone and brickwork. It can also erode metal, discolour paint and stain wood due to the concentration of uric acid in the faeces. Tar based roofing materials are particularly vulnerable to this type of erosion. Nest debris and feathers can also block gutters and rainwater drainage systems, potentially leading to damage to premises from water penetration. Effective pigeon control is therefore very important in protecting buildings from serious damage using our pigeon deterrents.

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Guano Removal

The presence of Pigeons and their faeces is damaging to property, but represents a potential health hazard. They are carriers of a number of diseases which can transmit some serious illnesses to people: Salmonella - this bacteria is deposited where ever pigeons defecate and can lead to Salmonellosis and Paratyphoid fever. Psittacosis - also called Ornithosis but is commonly known as pigeon fancier's lung. This bacterial infection can be transmitted by inhaling the bacteria from dried droppings or handling feathers of infected birds. Fowl pest - also known as fowl plague or Newcastle disease. This virus can be transmitted to people when exposed to faecal and other excretions from infected birds.

Pigeons nutrient rich droppings also provide the ideal environment for organisms causing diseases such as listeriosis, cryptococcis and aspergillosis to thrive. Roosts that have been active for some time will have nutrient rich accumulations of faeces, feathers and debris for these organisms to flourish.

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Damage to buildings from pigeon Guano

Pigeon dropping (guano) can be treated with biocides to decontaminate areas where pigeons have been nesting and perching. Pigeon droppings, debris and detritus not only look unpleasant but can directly damage the structure of a building. The acidity of the fouling can eat away at stone and brickwork. It can also erode metal, discolour paint and stain wood due to the concentration of uric acid in the faeces. Tar based roofing materials are particularly vulnerable to this type of erosion. Nest debris and feathers can also block gutters and rainwater drainage systems, potentially leading to damage to premises from water penetration. Effective pigeon control is therefore very important in protecting buildings from serious damage using our pigeon deterrents.

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The feral pigeon is the number one urban pest bird and we offer various solutions to prevent them roosting at your property.

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