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Diseases Carried By Pigeons

Pigeons can be and often are, carriers of a number of diseases transmittable to humans. Diseases including: salmonellosis, psittacosis and pseudo tuberculosis. Pigeon droppings provide an ideal environment for the growth of the organisms causing such diseases as histoplasmosis, aspergillosis, cryptococcis and listeriosis. Although the risk of infection from pigeons may be relatively low, the diseases are severe and can be life threatening. Pigeon droppings represent a health and safety hazard especially when you are in close contact with it for a period of time, for example while trying to clean up pigeon droppings. If you find dead pigeons around your property contact a professional pigeon controller to remove it or you risk catching diseases and parasites from the body.

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