In addition to being unsightly, feral pigeons and their droppings cause material damage to stonework, pointing and painted surfaces and are often carriers of transmittable infections.
They act as a fertiliser and promote the growth of fungi and mould which will further damage the building.
They introduce decay into structural timbers mainly wooden supporting structures in roofs due to fungal spores in their droppings, this eventually leads to very expensive repair work being carried out.
Droppings and nesting materials which block gutters and down-spouts lead to overflows and internal flooding, causing ruined decorations, damp walls and eventually extensive structural damage.
Where droppings fall onto floor areas it can cause slippery surfaces particularly in wet weather. Related accidental injuries can lead to claims from the owners of the building.
Insect pests of various species can be found in droppings and nesting materials. The insect pests then enter buildings and cause damage and contamination to foodstuffs, textiles and wood.
Others such as fleas are parasites and when they invade buildings they bite people which leads to staff and public relations problems.
Feral pigeons also carry a variety of diseases, such as salmonella poisoning and other gastric illnesses associated with bacteria.
Feral pigeon carries ornithosis a viral infection similar to influenza which is readily transmitted to humans.
Members of staff who work in the immediate area can be subject to illnesses and bites.
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