Infestation of Birds in buildings spread disease. Occupants in these buildings are at risk of being infected by this. Birds can spread disease in the following ways:
Protozoal: Toxoplasmosis, Trichomoniasis and American Trypansomiasis.
Viral: Encephalitis, Meningitis, Newcastle Disease, Bird Influenza, St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile Encephalitis.
Bacterial: Paratyphoid, Vibriosis, Salmonellosis, Listeriosis and Pasteurellosis.
Mycotic: Histoplasmosis, Candidiasis, Sarcosporidiosias and Blastomycosis.
Fleas, ticks, mites and other ectoparasites thrive in and around bird nestings and accumulated droppings. These pests then infiltrate buildings and spread diseases through numerous methods. Because of this, cleanup of bird infested sites should be the first priority and completed before a full barrier program is completed. All bird droppings should be considered hazardous waste! Cleanup & disposal should only be completed with protective clothing and droppings disposed of properly.
Air Circulation Equipment(Air conditioners, Fans)
Many Building occupants complaining of sickness have traced their problems to birds.(Sick Building Syndrome).Contaminated dust is often brought into a building through air conditioners and fans. With over sixty diseases attributed to birds, it is more important than ever to keep rooftops, air conditioning & heating equipment bird free.
Bird droppings anywhere should be considered hazardous waste. Any direct contact can spread disease.
Food and Goods Contamination
Droppings, feathers, and debris from birds roosting overhead in warehouses or factories can contaminate food that is being packaged or stored. Transference of contaminates can start at any warehouse and spread anywhere which is why it is so important to keep all buildings bird free.