Pigeons, the Bluish-Gray Winged Pests
Pigeons may seem like they could never cause such chaos on your property or around your home, but they have a way of making themselves a regular inconvenience. Conditions such as unsanitary environments and feeding birds at the city park contribute to the many reasons why pigeons are attracted to residential areas. They are also habitual creatures and like to feed, nest, and live in the same location.
Why Are Pigeons Hazardous?
Pigeons have been described as “flying rodents” due to their association with more than 50 diseases and parasites. Their living conditions lead to a variety of pest infestations near buildings and around neighborhoods. Pigeons are hazardous to your health and can be instrumental in causing the following medical conditions:
- Asthma – Pigeon droppings dry up and turn into dust which can trigger asthma attacks.
- Food poisoning – Bird droppings can also contaminate food.
- Fungal diseases – Such as Histoplasmosis and others. These diseases originate from growing on pigeon droppings.
Did You Know?
Birds are not only a nuisance, but can carry several diseases and disease-causing parasites that may be directly or indirectly transmissible to humans.