3 Must-Learn Hacks to Clean Pigeon Droppings

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istock_000001308016mediumPigeons are a pesky bird that tends to leave droppings any and everywhere. Pigeon droppings are stinky as well as messy and should be cleaned as quickly as possible. However, many home owners have no idea where to begin when it comes to cleaning bird droppings from the exterior or even the interior of the home. Learning the cleaning hacks for droppings will help you to clean your home easily without having to smell pigeon poop while enjoying your home.

Pigeon feces will accrue where the birds roost. This is usually rooflines, stairways and other exterior areas of the home. When the feces are exposed to rain the poo can wash away but without rain, the poo can harden and be difficult to clean. If pigeons gain access to the inside of your home, such as the attic or duct work, then the poo will stink up your home as well as be difficult to clean. Learn the tips and tricks below to see how to clean the pigeon poo from the home in the easiest way possible.

Outdoor Pigeon Droppings

Droppings located outside of the home are the easiest to clean. You can use a power washer to simply push the poo away from sidewalks, rooflines, garages and more with the push of a button. A high powered unit will remove the pigeon poo easily so the outside of your home will be nice and clean.

Interior Pigeon Droppings

Bird droppings from pigeons that are located inside the home are harder to clean as different methods must be used. A filtered vacuum will need to be used to remove any loose droppings and a HEPA filter mask will need to be used to ensure your safety. You should never inhale the spores or dust from pigeon droppings. Wearing a mask is essential to avoiding this issue, which can lead to health problems.

Let’s say your attic space has been affected by pigeon feces. You will need to remove any loose items with the vacuum and then use a microbial or enzyme based cleaner to remove the remainder of the feces as well as any urine or bacteria that may exist. Products that have been known to work for poo in the attic include BioSheild and Bac-Azap.

Bird droppings from pigeons need to be removed from the home as quickly as possible. Such droppings can produce diseases in humans including Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungus that is created from Histoplasma Capsulatum which can grow in pigeon droppings. Psittacosis is an infection that is created by bacteria found in pigeon droppings. Avoid being affected by such diseases by effectively cleaning the home after an infestation.

When you need help removing pigeons from the home and expert advice for cleaning pigeon droppings, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. The experts have vast experience in removing pigeons as well as other birds and animals from the home. Have your home inspected for an infestation and any birds removed as quickly as possible, so you can reclaim your home once again from the pesky birds.


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