King George, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/11/2019 -- Bird infestations in Northern Virginia can put homeowners at risk of histoplasmosis and other diseases. Virginia's Department of Game & Inland Fisheries reports that the geography and climate in North Virginia support a vast diversity of birds. The experts at BEDR Wildlife Removal Services warn that birds are a vital part of the ecosystem, and they provide an alternative to killing birds that have become a nuisance and potential health threat.
"Birds fall into a different category than most pests. Chemicals and traps are not a viable option for bird control because they are an important part of the environment . . . In order to get rid of them humanely — and successfully — it is important to turn to professionals," according to BEDR's website.
The Occupational Health and Safety government site warns that birds aren't just a nuisance for their unappealing droppings; they carry up to 60 diseases that can be contracted by people, sometimes resulting in death.
One of these diseases is a fungal infection called histoplasmosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, this fungus is particularly concentrated in areas with a lot of bird or bat droppings. When people breath in microscopic spores containing histoplasmosis, they may experience a cough, fever and fatigue. Fortunately, most people get better without treatment, although the infection might become severe.
Other common illnesses associated with a bird infestation include:
- Psittacosis: Infection derived from inhaling airborne particles
- Salmonellosis: Infection occurs from eating or drinking contaminated food and water
- Avian Flu: Caused by the influenza A strain of the influenza virus
- West Nile Virus: Mosquitoes spread the disease after transmitting it from infected birds
Residents with a bird infestation who need help with the humane removal of this precious wildlife should call BEDR Wildlife Removal Services at 703-662-8762. They can remove nests and discourage birds from roosting in your home or business building in the most humane way possible.
About BDER Wildlife Removal
Wildlife removal services are provided by our wildlife technicians who find, trap and get rid of wildlife that has found a way into attics, basements, crawl spaces, soffits, chimneys, or any area of a house or business.
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