What Does Bird Scat Look Like?

A very common sight on automobile windshields and statues, bird droppings can be a hazard to both people's health and property. They are made up of a pasty substance mixed with uric acid and are often white in color. The consistency of bird droppings is because the avian species don't produce urine the same way as other animals, which helps the birds retain water.

Hazards of Bird Feces

Pigeon droppings on buildingBird droppings spread an array of diseases and parasites. Two of the most common diseases transferred by avian excrement are Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis. 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.

In addition to health problems, bird droppings can cause significant damage to property. Their droppings cause long-term deterioration due to the acid content. Bird droppings can produce mold, be corrosive to metals, including automobiles, memorials, and statues, and make pavements slippery and a danger to walk on. Bird excrement can even stain the exterior walls and roofs of buildings. 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.

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