Removing Pigeons and Cleaning Up the Mess they Leave

Pigeon Control - Mess from Pigeons

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If pigeons gain entry to your property, they can cause mess and significant damage. The removal of pigeon guano can produce a large quantity of dust which can be hazardous to your health if breathed in meaning it is important for the guano to be removed professionally. At Pigeon Control London, we are experts in guano removal and have the relevant qualifications and experience required to do so safely and efficiently.

Why Remove Pigeon Guano

The timely removal of pigeon guano is of utmost importance for several compelling reasons. When bird guano is left unattended for extended periods, it can inflict significant harm on buildings and pose severe health risks. The highly acidic composition of bird droppings can lead to the erosion of surfaces, particularly those made of tar-based roofing materials and painted finishes. Furthermore, the accumulation of bird droppings can obstruct ventilation systems and air ducts, resulting in costly repairs. In addition, the offensive odors and contaminants can rapidly spread throughout the building’s ventilation system, posing health risks to both the general public and staff who may inhale the bird guano. Therefore, it is crucial to promptly address the pigeon guano issue to prevent any further damage or potential health hazards.

Can Pigeon Guano can be Hazardous to Health

Exposure to bird droppings, specifically pigeon guano, can give rise to significant health risks and increase the likelihood of contracting various associated diseases. Some of these diseases include:

Cryptococcosis: A fungal disease that can thrive in soils and bird droppings. It is worth noting that healthy individuals are unlikely to contract this disease even with high levels of exposure.

Histoplasmosis: Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a fungus found worldwide in pigeon guano and soil.

Psittacosis: An infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci, a type of bacteria present in bird droppings, including those from pigeons. Inhaling dried bird waste that becomes airborne can lead to illness in individuals.

Given the potential health hazards associated with bird droppings, it is essential to implement appropriate measures to prevent individuals from being exposed to such risks.

Safe Removal of Pigeon Guano

Our specialist team is dedicated to ensuring the safe removal of pigeon guano and conducting thorough disinfection of affected surfaces. We begin by conducting a comprehensive site survey, without any commitment, to assess the extent of damage caused. With a focus on safety and efficiency, our services are available 24/7 throughout London to address any pigeon-related issues you may be facing.

In addition to pigeon guano removal, we provide bird proofing and prevention services. This includes meticulous cleaning and disinfection of the affected area before installing effective bird proofing devices.

Our expertise extends to complete decontamination of invaded loft spaces and roof voids that have been taken over by pigeons. We also offer loft clearances and attic decontamination services for abandoned properties. Pigeons can rapidly populate these areas, leaving behind a significant mess of up to 25lb of guano per year. Our local loft clearance and clean-up service becomes essential in such situations. Prior to commencing any decontamination work, we conduct a thorough risk assessment. It may be necessary to dispose of personal items, furniture, and insulation, which would require skip hire.

The clearance process involves applying a specialized biocide cleaning agent to the affected area, breaking down the guano and treating it for pathogens and bacteria. We also utilize a professional-grade bird mite killer spray insecticide in areas where nesting has occurred. To ensure thorough coverage, we employ a directional sprayer and a ULV fogger to treat the entire space.

Disposal of pigeon guano is carried out in a safe and compliant manner, adhering to local authorities’ regulations. As pigeon guano is classified as hazardous waste, we take the necessary precautions for its proper disposal.

We Were Called to a Property in London where pigeons had Entered

We were called to some flats in London where pigeons had gained access to some new build flats which were still vacant. We found pigeon guano covering every surface of the worktops and floor. The pigeons were nesting on top of the boiler and had been there for at least 2 weeks while the property was not being worked on.

The pigeons had gained access through a small hole in the roof and left a trail of mess from the entry point in the roof right through the properties.

We quickly set to work, safely removing the pigeons. Once removed, we could begin the intensive clean-up process.

The Clean-up

Our team wore protective equipment to ensure safe working practices and opened windows to increase ventilation.

Pigeon guano is stubborn and needed to be cleaned with a biochemical which reduces adhesion and aids removal from surfaces. It also kills the bacteria making it safer to remove and prevents the spread of disease. 

All the surfaces were scrubbed with a stiff brush and the chemical solution and all waste was bagged, sealed and disposed of according to regulations.

Mess Clean up
Mess Clean up

Contact Pigeon Control Experts

We provide a diverse array of pest control solutions to address the needs of homeowners and business owners, ensuring effective eradication of pigeons and preventing their return. 

Drawing upon our extensive expertise, we have found that employing a combination of methods provides excellent results in deterring pigeons from roosting on your property. Strategies such as falconry and the installation of bird spikes have proven to be highly effective.

With our range of services, we strive to provide holistic solutions that address the specific needs of home and business owners, ensuring effective pigeon control and long-lasting results.

Pigeon Control only uses humane methods to remove and deter pigeons from your home or business. Our team of experienced pigeon control specialists will assess the severity of the infestation and recommend the best course of action to remove the pigeons and prevent future infestations.

We also provide ongoing maintenance contracts to help ensure that your property remains pest-free. Our goal is to provide our clients with a comprehensive and effective pigeon control solution that is tailored to their specific needs.

If you’re experiencing pigeon problems, contact Pigeon Control today. Our team of experts will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote and answer any questions you may have about our services.

Contact us through our website or for 24-hour callout please call us on 0203 600 1045.