What Does Bird Scat Look Like?

Most can reckognize the look of bird scat from park benches, windshields, and outdoor statues. This scat can be a hazard to peoples property and health.The pasty substance is mixed with uric acid and white in color. 

Hazards of Bird Feces

Pigeon droppings on buildingBird droppings can sometimes spread diseases and parasites. Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis are common diseases spread from the avian excrement found in the scat. 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 condition characterized by lesions and ulcers.

Not only can they cause health issues, but bird scat can damage property significantly. The acidic content of it produces mold, corroses metals, which includes statues and vehicles. The consistency of the droppings can also lead to slick sidewalks that pose a risk to those walking on it.

In order to avoid the ill side effects of bird droppings and avian presence in general, contact professional wildlife services at the first sign of bird activity. Experts have the tools necessary to remove the animals and then sanitize the surrounding area for safe living.

Critter Control of Columbus specializes in professional removal of pest animals, Contact Us to schedule an appointment! 


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