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pigeon control and deterrents
Pigeon Control and Deterrents
Pigeons cause the following problems:
- Damage to a company’s reputation and image – The presence of pest birds and fouling creates a poor impression.
- Accidents – Droppings are slippery, particually when wet. Pavements and fire escape routes can become treacherous.
- Prosecution – Under the Food Safety Act 1990 which carries a maximum fine of £20,000 for each offence.
- Disease – Feral Pigeons carry Salmonella. They also transmit Histoplasmosis, Ornithosis and can cause Pigeons fancier lung in susceptible individuals. Pigeons carry more diseases than are carried by Rats.
- Parasite Infections – Virtually all urban birds nests contain fleas, ticks and mites, all of which bite humans and often enter buildings. Bird mites in particular can swarm into buildings causing distress to its inhabitants.
- Water damage – Downpipes and parapet gutters can become blocked with dead birds, nesting materials and droppings. Resulting in sudden flooding or water seepage over long periods.
- Increased Maintenance Costs – Pigeon droppings create an acidic environment which attacks certain types of stonework and requires continual repair and cleaning.