Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.
Pigeons are are stout, short-necked birds, with short slender bills. The feathers on their bodies are grey with two black stripes on the wings. Their neck and head are a metallic greenish color. They primarily consume seeds, fruits, and plants. Pigeons are one of three birds the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 does not protect. They 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. When exposed in 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. However, people with weak immune systems will be at much greater. 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.