Birds can be a nuisance to Kansas City area homeowners. If there are ways to get into a house (especially attic or chimney), a bird will usually find it. Birds use houses to protect themselves and their young from the weather and predators. A tell-tale sign of a bird infestation is bird droppings and nesting material near a hole/entrance. These droppings are very unsightly and can produce a big mess if not taken care of promptly. To remove a bird infestation, Cridder Ridder will make sure the birds are out of the house, and then seal up the hole they were entering. Birds will no longer be able to fly back inside the home.
Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings.
Cryptococcosis is caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. The illness often begins as a pulmonary disease and may later affect the central nervous system. Since attics, ledges, schools, offices, warehouses, mills, barns, park buildings, signs, etc. are typical roosting and nesting sites, the fungus is apt to found in these areas.
Salmonellosis often occurs as "food poisoning" and can be traced to pigeons, starlings and sparrows. The disease bacteria are found in bird droppings; dust from droppings can be sucked through ventilators and air conditioners, contaminating food and cooking surfaces in restaurants, homes, and food processing plants.