Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.
Pigeons are one of three birds not protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and can become a major issue for residential and commercial customers across Northern Michigan. Pigeons’ urine and fecal matter can carry histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, fungal diseases that can be hazardous to human health.
If exposed to small amounts, most peoples immunes systems will be strong enough to fight the disease off, a healthy person would need to inhale a large amount of airborne feces to become infected or to develop a weakened immune system. However, people with weak or compromised immune systems will be at much greater risk. It typically takes 10 days before symptoms begin to develop.
It’s very important not to disturb large amounts of droppings, and to take measures to prevent pigeons from becoming major problems in parks, outdoor restaurants, and industrial park buildings. Every bird job is different and will typically be solved by using multiple methods of eradication. Some methods include trapping, netting, installing deterrents, and marksmanship. Residential customers typically don’t experience a major issue with pigeons unless they live in a highly-populated area.