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Pest Control – Removing Birds from a Loft and Clearing up After them

Pest Control Removing Birds From Loft

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Bird nesting on your roof or in your loft can result in significant property damage, and neglecting to address the accumulation of old and dried bird droppings can lead to severe consequences. The clean-up process can also generate hazardous dust, making it essential to handle the situation appropriately. Our company prioritises the well-being of our team members and those in the surrounding area, and we take necessary precautions to ensure a safe working environment.

Why is it important to remove bird guano?

Prompt removal of bird guano is crucial for several reasons. If left unchecked for prolonged periods, bird droppings can cause significant damage to buildings and pose serious health hazards. The highly acidic nature of bird droppings can corrode surfaces, particularly tar-based roofing materials and paint finishes. Bird droppings can also obstruct ventilation systems and air ducting, leading to expensive repairs. Additionally, the unpleasant odors and contaminants from bird guano can quickly spread through a building’s ventilation system, posing health risks to the public and staff. Therefore, addressing the issue of bird guano promptly is essential to prevent further damage and health hazards.

Pest Control Removing Birds From your Loft
Pest Control Removing Birds From your Loft

Are Bird Droppings hazardous to your health?

Exposure to bird droppings, such as bird guano, can lead to significant health hazards, including the contraction of various associated diseases. Some of these diseases include: • Cryptococcosis: A fungal disease that can grow in soils and bird droppings. Although it is rare for healthy individuals to contract this disease even with high levels of exposure. • Histoplasmosis: Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a fungus that grows in bird guano and soil worldwide. • Psittacosis: An infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci, a type of bacteria found in bird droppings, including birds. Inhaling dried bird waste that becomes airborne can cause people to become ill. To mitigate the health risks associated with bird droppings, it is crucial to take appropriate measures to ensure individuals are not exposed to such hazards.

Removing Bird Guano Safely

Our specialist team conducts a thorough site survey to assess the level of damage caused and ensure safe removal of bird guano, followed by disinfection of affected surfaces. We prioritise safety and efficiency, operating 24/7 across Stevenage to address any bird-related issues you may have. Our bird proofing/prevention services include thorough cleaning and disinfection of the affected area before installing bird proofing devices.

We specialise in full decontamination of loft spaces and roof voids that have been invaded by birds, as well as loft clearances and attic decontamination of abandoned properties. Birds can quickly populate these areas, producing up to 25lb of guano per year, resulting in severe mess that requires a local loft clearance and clean-up service. Before any decontamination work begins, a thorough risk assessment is conducted, and personal items, furniture, and insulation may need to be disposed of with skip hire required.

The clearance process involves dousing the affected area with a bespoke biocide cleaning agent to break down the guano and treat it for pathogens and bacteria. Professional strength bird mite killer spray insecticide is also applied to areas where nesting has occurred using a directional sprayer and a ULV fogger to fill the entire space. Safe disposal of bird guano is carried out in accordance with legislation, as it is classified as hazardous waste by local authorities.

Pest Control Stevenage - Removing Birds From Loft
Bird Eggs in Loft

How did we Remove the Birds from the loft and Clean up the area

The owners of a property in Stevenage contacted us due to suspicions of birds inhabiting their loft. They reported hearing scratching noises and loud bird calls. Upon investigation, we discovered a significant amount of bird mess in the area. Our analysis revealed that at least two birds had nested there for up to a year. The guano had completely covered every surface, including the loft hatch and steps. We promptly located the access point and sealed it after removing the birds to prevent future entry. Our next task was to thoroughly clean up the affected area.

We safely disposed of the eggs and nest before proceeding with the clean-up process. The loft insulation was heavily coated in bird guano, necessitating its removal, which we completed by rolling it up and securely bagging it to prevent any potential spread of disease.

To clean the remaining surfaces, we utilised a biochemical solution to kill bacteria and aid in removal. We carefully scrubbed all surfaces with a wire brush and the solution.

Given the potential hazards of cleaning bird guano in a confined space, we took appropriate safety measures. Our team wore protective clothing and masks to prevent inhalation of fumes, and we ensured that the house was well-ventilated throughout the cleaning process.

Pest Control Removing Birds From a Loft
Cleaning the Loft After Bird Removal

Contact FurBeGone Pest Control

FurBeGone Pest Control only uses humane methods to remove and deter pests from your home or business. Our team of experienced pest control specialists will assess the severity of the infestation and recommend the best course of action to remove the pests 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 pest control solution that is tailored to their specific needs.

If you’re experiencing pest problems in your loft or attic, contact FurBeGone Pest 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.

FurBeGone Pest Control offer a free survey before, and treatment is undertaken. We cover StevenageLetchworthHitchin, and surrounding villages and treat all types of pests including insects, rodents and wildlife. We are also bed bug specialists and provide 100% guarantee on our treatments.

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