A common sight on automobile windshields and statues, bird droppings can be dangerous to both people's health and property. They are made up of a pasty substance mixed with uric acid and are typically white in color. The consistency of bird droppings is due to the fact that avian spices don't produce urine the same way as other animals, and this helps birds retain water. Disease Risks Bird droppings spread various diseases and parasites. Two of the most dangerous diseases transferred by avian excrement are Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease that affects the respiratory system and produces flu-like symptoms. Cryptococcosis can either develop as a lung infection spreading to the nervous system or as a skin irritation characterized by lesions and ulcers. Bird Dropping Damage In addition to health problems, bird droppings can do significant damage to property. Their feces cause long-term deterioration due to the acid content. Bird droppings can produce mold, be corrosive to metals, including statues, memorials, and automobiles, and make pavements slippery and hazardous to walk on. Bird excrement can even stain the exterior walls and roofs of buildings. In order to avoid the negative side effects of bird droppings and avian presence in general, contact professional wildlife services at the first sign of bird activity. Professionals have the tools necessary to remove the animals and then sanitize the surrounding area for safe living.