The Health Hazards of Bird Infestations

While birds are always present within the Potomac area, most homeowners never actually interact with the animals. However, when a bird infestation occurs in their Potomac home, they are forced to interact with the creatures on a much closer level. While birds may seem harmless, they can actually cause several health hazards for Potomac families, should a bird infestation occur. These health hazards can take place in several ways:

  1. Feces and Food- If birds have infested your home’s attic, more than likely you will be faced with a massive cleanup effort due to bird feces. As the feces dry, the spores from the droppings can be spread through the HVAC system of your home. When this occurs, open food or drink could become contaminated, leading to food poisoning.
  2. Parasites- Birds are known to carry small parasites such as fleas, mites, and ticks. When they infest their home, your family and domestic pets are now exposed to these parasites and the diseases they can carry. This parasite exposure can then lead to a whole new kind of infestation, even once the birds have been removed.
  3. Fecal Dust- Once the feces of the birds have died, it can continue to present health hazards. Should the feces be disturbed, fecal dust can enter the air of your home. If this dust is inhaled by humans, it can cause serious infection of the body.
  4. Direct Contact- When you are faced with a bird infestation in your Potomac home, you are also running the risk of having direct contact with the bird feces. Should feces enter an open wound, you are now at risk of serious infection.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle bird control situations in the Potomac area. If wildlife finds a way into your Potomac home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for bird removal and control services for the Potomac area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.