Pigeons and other birds aren’t just pests because of their overpopulation. They’re also pests because of the diseases they carry. Unfortunately, these diseases can affect humans, so bird control around your home or business is crucial. Therefore, if you have a flock of pigeons lingering around, don’t wait! Instead, give Wagner Pest Solutions a call.

4 Types of Diseases Pigeons Carry

1. Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease that loves moisture, hence its presence in pigeon droppings. Unfortunately, the spores are rather light, which means any amount of wind can pick them up, spreading the illness. Symptoms of this disease include fever, muscle pain, dry cough, and chills. Furthermore, this sickness can last for more than two weeks. 

2. Cryptococcosis

Cryptococcosis is not another digital currency. It’s a disease commonly found in pigeon nesting grounds. Unlike other fungal infections, this one can thrive even in dried-out nests and droppings. If you ever come in contact with these spores, you’ll find yourself with pneumonia-like symptoms. 

3. Candidiasis

Candidiasis is a yeast infection that affects many of the body’s vital systems, including the respiratory and digestive systems. In women, candidiasis can even affect the genital areas. Furthermore, the disease usually spreads from bird to human through direct contact such as feeding or handling. 

4. St. Louis Encephalitis 

As one of the most deadly diseases on our list, St. Louis Encephalitis is an inflammation of the nervous system and can cause a fever, paralysis, coma, and even death. While pigeons can give this disease to just about any age, anyone over 60 is especially vulnerable. So, if you own a nursing home or senior living facility, your bird and pigeon control is crucial. 

We Take Care of Flying Pests

Wagner Pest Solutions takes care of all sorts of flying pests, including birds, bees, and mosquitoes. Whether you own a home or a business in Phoenix, AZ, staying on top of your pest control is essential. So, request your service online or give us a call at (623) 466-6752.