Bird Dropping Removal

Bird waste can present a number of issues and health hazards, particularly from pigeons, gulls and sparrows. Bird guano can lead to expensive repairs and health hazards if left to build up over a long period of time.

Building & Structure Damage

As bird droppings are very acidic it can lead to corrosion and permanent damage to buildings, structure and equipment. Birds can find ideal nesting spots on rooftops, loft spaces, balconies and ventilation systems, we also provide bird control such as spikes and netting to prevent birds nesting in these areas.

Bird guano can also clog ventilation systems, causing damage and potential health risks as contaminants are spread through the system.

Our team will thoroughly clean and disinfect the area to restore the surface to its previous state.

Health and Safety Risks

Bird nesting sites can often be on rooftops, ledges and doorways, which lead to a build up of droppings on public footpaths and entrance ways. Bird guano can create slip hazards and should be thoroughly cleaned to prevent any accidents.

Bird waste, particularly from pigeons, can carry infection and disease that is transferable to humans, including:

  • Salmonellosis: Found in droppings from pigeons, starlings, sparrows and rodents, and can be spread via dust from droppings getting into ventilation systems.
  • Histoplasmosis: A respiratory disease that is found in fungus in dried bird droppings.
  • Cryptococcosis: Caused by a fungus and can be spread by contact with pigeon or starling droppings.

Bird Dropping Cleaning

Removing bird guano improves the appearance of the building or surface, and the sooner it is removed the less damage it can do. Swift or regular removal will prevent the need for expensive repairs.

Bird droppings can be a risk to human health and safety. Guano can create a slip hazard, and can also spread disease and infection by direct contact or spreading through ventilation systems. Thorough cleaning and disinfection is needed to rid the area such risks.

Reoccurring problems may be solved with bird proofing, however be aware that all birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Birds and their nests are protected and cannot be disturbed or removed until the nest is empty and no longer in use.

Get in touch with our team for a free quote on 01270 619 147 or mail@suddenstrike.co.uk.