Knoxville Bird Control
Pigeons and European Starlings are common sights in urban areas across America, East Tennessee, and in Knoxville. Their droppings can stain building surfaces and damage paint on cars. These birds can also transmit diseases to humans through airborne fungi in their droppings. Pest-Ops bird control programs can help you permanently guard against these costly dangers, protecting your employees, clients, and guests from harm.
The droppings of pigeons contain a fungus which produces an acidic secretion that will deface and slowly deteriorate surfaces such as the side of buildings, ledges, and sidewalks. The longer an infestation is in place, the more difficult it is to remove droppings and the more expensive it is to restore the corroded surfaces. Pigeons are also associated with many diseases in humans and domestic animals.
The following diseases have been linked to pigeons and can cause death: chlamydiosis, encephalomyelitis, erysipeloid, histoplasmosis, St. Louis Encephalitis, salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, and yersiniosis. A list of more than fifty non-lethal diseases, ranging in effects from respiratory problems to food poisoning and severe headaches, have been found and verified in typical pigeon populations. Pigeons are also carriers of many biting insects including bedbugs, fleas, mites, ticks, and lice.
As pigeon populations are different in size and roost preferences throughout Knoxville, any or all methods may be used in a particular case. The important part of a bird control and pigeon management program is a continuous follow-up service to prevent new infestations. Complete cleanup of the roosting area is also advised after the initial population is removed. Our experienced professionals protect your employees, your property, and the public from Knoxville bird control problems.