Any kind of wild animal getting into your home can pose a serious problem, but birds may be the worst of all. The problem with these birds starts with the fact that they live in colonies, which means that if you have one of these birds living in your attic it likely means that you have dozens, if not hundreds of them there.
This number of animals can be a disaster for your attic area. Not only creating a huge health risk for you and your family, but also doing some serious damage to your home. If you are wondering what kind of damage birds can cause in your attic, here is some information you should know.
First off, you have to keep in mind that pigeons will generally fly around your attic and perch in areas that allow them to be high in the attic area. As they do this, they will be dropping their waste all over the floor below. This will mean that you will have feces and urine all over the floor, which is not only disgusting but quite unhealthy as well. Pigeons carry a large number of diseases and parasites, which are often found in their feces. As it dries, these parasites and bacteria can become airborne with the dried feces. This can easily find its way into your ventilation system, meaning that it could pose a health risk to you and your family.
You also have to worry about the bacteria that can build up in your flooring from the feces. This can lead to large colonies of bacteria developing across your floor, or even on your walls. This can damage insulation, flooring, walls, and boxes of materials that you may have stored in your attic. Many people store their old memorabilia in their attic which can also be damaged. Not just from the waste, but also from the fact that the bird may dig at it to make a nest or get something out of it that it wants. This can mean that old books, newspaper articles, clothing, and blankets will become the materials the bird uses for a nest.
The biggest concern that you should have is from the birds urine. This will seep into the flooring or even get into the walls of your home which can lead to mold and mildew building up. This is a huge risk to your home, not only because mold and mildew can cause serious respiratory problems for your family, but also because this can ruin the walls of your home. If mold is allowed to build up for a long enough period of time, it can be impossible to remove without nearly gutting your entire home. This would not only be costly, but would ruin your home and force you to leave until the problem is resolved. What is important to keep in mind is that if you have pigeons that have been living in your home, it is important to have a professional come and do a thorough cleaning to make sure your home is free from the things that could pose problems for you and your home.
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