Dealing with Pidgeon problems
In the UK Pidgeons are considered a pest and with good reason.
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)
Allergenic particles (bird fancier’s lung)
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.
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 mites, ticks, fleas 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.