Bird Droppings: How to Safely Clean the Droppings

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Bird infestation may not be as common as other nuisance wildlife infestation such as mice or raccoons but did you know that they can be a real headache if you let them?

When your home is infested with birds, you will be faced with droppings all over your house. Most of the time, your outdoor furniture and exteriors will be the main victims. Bad news is, this does not only expose you to a slew of diseases but can also cause physical damage to your furnitures because bird droppings are acidic and corrosive.

Now that you know the health risks and damages that bird droppings bring, it is imperative that you should clean them immediately. However, you should take the necessary precautions and employ safety measures when cleaning them. Bird droppings can contain bacteria that may cause infections and diseases, so it is best to avoid direct contact as much as possible.

Here are a few tips to help you get on the work without risking your health:

  • Wear safety clothes such as long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Wear gloves and a mask, as inhalation of bird droppings alone exposes you to certain diseases such as Bird Fancier’s lung, histoplasmosis, or psittacosis.
  • To prevent inhalation of airborne particles, gently wet the droppings. This will suspend the disease-carrying airborne particles so they don’t mix with the air. Always wear a protective dust mask.
  • Using detergent, scrub off the area. You may also want to disinfect the area with a disinfecting spray.
  • Wash the clothes you used. This is to fully get rid of any possible contamination from these bird droppings.

Many people are unaware of the risks bird droppings expose them to. Cleaning without proper knowledge will only worsen the situation. People who clean without wearing gloves and resort to direct contact are more likely to get the infectious bacteria living in bird debris. This may then be transmitted to their children and pets who have weaker immune systems and are most likely to get infected.

Cleaning the remnants of bird infestation is one thing but it is best to treat the problem at its source. Bird droppings can be totally eliminated if your remove the winged creatures that produce them. However, many homeowners find it difficult to remove birds from their properties. In cases like this, you need professional wildlife technicians like the experts from Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control.

Skedaddle Wildlife Technicians are trained to efficiently, effectively and humanely remove birds like sparrows, pigeons and starlings from your home. Some of the removal techniques that they employ is by scaring the adult birds from the den site and sealing all possible entry points of your home to prevent future access by these nuisance wildlife.

Let the birds roam in the wild where they belong while you enjoy the peace and quiet of your home. Call Skedaddle today and make your property wildlife-free.


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