How to Clean & Remove Bird Droppings Safely
The easiest way to identify that a bird is occupying your space is by its telltale white droppings. Why is bird poop white? Birds don’t have separate exits for urine and feces like mammals. Instead, all waste is expelled at once through the cloaca. Birds convert nitrogen, which is expelled in the urine of mammals, to uric acid or guanine. This uric acid is a white, sticky paste, with a dark center (the actual poop). Some areas of the house or yard may be appealing for birds as sites to settle or congregate, causing a buildup of bird droppings that is both unsightly and potentially dangerous. As for raptors and owls, their excrement will not share the same characteristics as songbirds. The poop of larger bird species can be mistaken for mammals, as it is larger and similarly shaped. However, the feces of larger birds will have large quantities of animal fur due to their diet
Disease Risk from Bird Poop
Bird droppings spread various diseases and parasites, including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease that affects the respiratory system and causes 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. The bottom line, for the safety of the household and visitors, it’s important to remove bird feces and sanitize the area, deal with the root cause, and prevent reoccurrence. Contact the professionals at Critter Control to safely clean droppings, repair the damage, and remove or prevent bird intrusions on your property.
Bird Dropping Damage
Bird droppings also can cause significant damage to your property. Their feces are highly acidic and cause long-term deterioration to valuables through mold and corrosion.
Cleanup & Removal
Bird droppings can be identified by their pasty texture and white color. They are commonly seen on automobiles, statues, windows and anywhere below nests and perches. Contact the professionals at Critter Control to safely clean droppings, repair damage, and remove or prevent bird intrusions on your property.
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