Pigeon droppings puts your health at stake.

Anti-pigeon protection: what is it for?

We know all about pigeons. Seemingly indifferent to human presence, these birds and their cooing are an integral part of metropolitan landscapes around the world. Unfortunately, their feces too. This is why it is important to protect yourself with a pigeon protection system.

In addition to the visual annoyance it represents, pigeon droppings are acidic. So acidic, in fact, that they corrode the metal and stone of buildings. Without pigeon protection, they can cause serious damage.

In addition, pigeon droppings represent a health risk. Indeed, Health Canada affirms that they can cause several diseases, such as histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.

 

Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus that grows in pigeon droppings. This fungus is then carried by the wind, and its spores can be inhaled by those responsible for cleaning up pigeon droppings. 10 days after inhaling the spores, infection occurs. This disease is characterized by fatigue, fever and chest pain.

 

Cryptococcosis

Like histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis is caused by a fungus found in pigeon droppings. Although contraction of the disease is unlikely in healthy people, there is still a risk for those with immunodeficiency. Symptoms are comparable to those of pneumonia or meningitis .

These two diseases are the risks associated with inhaling dried droppings particles. If contact with the mouth is made, there is a risk for the digestive system: the symptoms are therefore similar to acute gastroenteritis, namely diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.

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