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Bird Control

Why Control Birds

Problems caused by residential pest birds and why they should be rectified. Health risks from birds should now be routinely assessed in public institutions such as hospitals and schools, community facilities such as refuse disposal sites, sewage and water treatment plants, and at any point in the food production chain - from 'farm to the table'. Birds can harbour many infectious agents or diseases (pathogens) communicable to humans and to animal species. They threaten our personal health - often through unsafe food production premises. This has become more apparent as health and safety and food audits become routine.

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What bird diseases can threaten human health? The most serious include...

  • Ornithosis - a condition passed directly from bird to man)
  • Cryptococcus neoformans and Histoplasma capsulatum (fungi which develop in droppings and can produce lethal diseases in susceptible humans)
  • Campylobacter .
  • Eschericia coli 0157
  • Listeria spp
  • Salmonella spp
  • Vibrio cholerae - food poisoning organisms which can be picked up by birds and then scattered around, contaminating water supplies, cattle pastures, and even human foods directly.

Some risks in work and home environments?

-Dried guano (faecal material) can enter buildings via contaminated air conditioning units on ledges.
-It can be walked into a building on our footwear.
-Dust inhalation of pathogenic organisms can occur when removing faecal deposits.
-Gutters and drains blocked with dead gulls or pigeons, nesting materials, chicken bones, or other waste materials can lead to internal water damage.
-Leaving dry nesting materials in roof and ceiling spaces increases fire risks through faulty wiring or, contact with exposed ceiling 'down lights'.

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