Pigeon's

Dealing with Pidgeon problems

In the UK Pidgeons are considered a pest and with good reason.

Disease

There are more than 110 pathogens reportedly carried by pigeons, and there is plenty of research to suggest other wild birds pass on diseases to humans. These include a number of highly dangerious air-borne and food-borne dieses including:

Chlamydia psittaci (Ornithosis) 

Salmonella spp.

Cryptococcus neoformans

Escherichia coli

Histoplasma capsulatum 

Campylobacter jejuni

Allergenic particles (bird fancier’s lung)

Listeria monocytogenes

Vibrio cholerae

Research suggests that up to 49% of feral pigeons could be infected with Chlamydia psittaci. Human infection is called ornithosis, and symptoms include chills, fever, sweating, severe weakness, headache, blurred vision, pneumonia, possibly death.

Droppings

Bird droppings are acidic and can corrode and erode metals, stonework and brickwork. 

All bird droppings can be slippery and can cause a serious risk on pavements, particularly under roosting birds. 

Secondary insect infestations

Parasites thrive on wild birds and most carry bird mitesticksfleas and beetles can all cause complicated secondary infestations. 

Birds around your business

If you have birds roosting in and around your business then you need to call us to resolve the issue before it gets out of hand. 

In the UK, allowing birds to infest a food business violates the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995.

If you don’t address health and safety hazards, you could be putting your staff and customers at risk and are in danger of possible prosecution under public health laws. 

Call us today on 07939 607 302 or use our contact form for more information and a quotation

Other pests we can deal with:

  • Rats

    Creating damage and disease
  • Mice

    The tiny Salmonella & Listeria spreader
  • Bed bugs

    More common than you would expect
  • Cockroaches

    Triggering asthma and speading disease
  • Wasps & Bees

    Property damage and health threat
  • Carpet beetles (Moths)

    Significant damage to textiles
  • Fleas

    Causing itching that can lead to infection
  • Ants

    The tiny disease spreader
  • Cluster Flies

    The food preparation contaminator
  • Harlequin Ladybirds

    The foreign invader spreading disease
  • Pidgeon's

    The disease and droppings machine