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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.


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.