How much does residential pest control cost?

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What Can You Expect From Your Local Pest Control Specialists?

Many challenges await ICU local pest control specialists upon arriving to your home, the public’s concerns and perceptions about pesticides and their effects on the environment and our health will have a consequence on the on going drift away from the application of pesticides with lengthy residual properties and high toxicities levels. These factors will continue to have an impact on local residential pest control services, with society demanding less exposure to conventional pesticides, a wide range of pest control strategies will need to be executed. Pondering all these issues and the potential risks it will be necessary to implement greener residential pest control solutions in conjunction with lower impact pesticides into management programs. Pest proofing, non-chemical treatments and proper sanitation will increase the emphasis and status given by clients, regulators and professionals moving forward with ICU local pest control services in the future.

The assimilation of these tactics and technologies and with new formulations, biological compounds and chemistries in conjunction with pest behavior will create a very exhilarating future for ICU local pest control specialists. The procedure of IPM (integrated pest management) applies frequent monitoring to establish if / when treatment is necessary, which utilizes mechanical, chemical, physical, biological and educational pest control systems to keep pest inhabitants low enough to avoid intolerable annoyance and damaging pest levels. Pesticides should not automatically be the first option for solving a pest problem, and when required, low- impact chemicals and treatments should be utilized. Pesticide remedies are not made corresponding with a pre-determined timetable, they are prepared only when and where monitoring has revealed that the pest will trigger undesirable economic, aesthetic or medical harm. The IPM program should, consequently, be environmentally, economically and socially harmonious to meet existing public expectations.

The traits of IPM consist of:

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Determinations for resolving pest problems are yielded on the foundation of verified need.

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All existing and useful management methods are synchronized into the program.

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Satisfaction, health, aesthetics, reassurance and other individual factors are measured when ascertaining the tolerable pest level.

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The social factor: The association of and impact on people with various opinions, preferences, pest tolerances, etc., are considered

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Ongoing communications with the client to achieve effective solutions.

ICU pest control offers local pest control services that can be defined as an approach that integrates preventive and corrective procedures to stop pests from causing substantial problems. In any style of ICU local pest control programs, these goals should be accomplished at the lowest possible cost, with minimum hazard or risk to clients, and to suitable elements of their environment. All species of pests have the natural capability to reproduce. Factors that tend to limit this normal reproductive capability are known as control factors. The population of a specific species in a specific place at any given time is the consequence of the collaboration of these two contesting factors. Influencing the factors that limit the survival and reproductive potential of each pest is crucial to effective pest control service. This typically involves the use of pesticides, but an escalating number of pest control specialists are converting to exclusion, sanitation, harbourage elimination, non-chemical control methods and minimum toxic chemicals as pest control substitutes. Eliminating water, shelter and food these pests rely on will have a substantial effect on pest populations.

When incorporated with proper chemical control methods, sanitation offers a longer lasting level of pest control service. You can rely on ICU pest control to analyze your pest problem properly, starting with a full inspection which will allow our local pest control specialists to make the proper identification of the pest or pests onsite. Once completed a pest control recommendation will be given for treatment and pest management solutions to best cope with the pest problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

by ICU local pest control specialists to help identify pests, problem areas and any safety hazards that may be present onsite.

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Do you know the species of pest onsite, and have you kept any specimens of the pest for our pest control specialists to identify?

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How long have you been having this pest problem?

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Has any damage occurred as a result of the pest problem?

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Are there multiple pest problem areas?

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Have you noticed any pest fecal matter?

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Do you have exposed food onsite?

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Do any family members have medical conditions, respiratory problems or is anyone pregnant? This question is for the safety of all sensitive individuals, including pets and guests, as safety is our first concern.

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Do you have pets onsite?

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Have you been anywhere recently where you may have picked up these pests and brought them home?

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Are there any pilot lights or open flames onsite?

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Have you had any water leaks or water damage onsite recently?

Local Pest Control Countermeasures:

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Mechanical pest control

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Residential Glue boards

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Snap traps

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Exclusion techniques to eliminate entry points

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Chemical treatments

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Chemical dust treatments

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Preventative

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Yearly residential pest control programs

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Bait stations (rats, mice)

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Baits, gel, granular, liquid

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Visual light traps

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Physical barriers

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Vacuuming

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Irrigation procedures

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Pest food and shelter removal

Frequently Asked Pest Control & Pest Removal Questions

Do You warranty your services?
Yes ICU Pest Control includes our 90-day warranty with all our residential pest extermination services, 100% guaranteed.
Will your extermination services be safe for my pets?
Following the instructions provided by ICU pest exterminators before and after service is completed will ensure the safety of your family members, guests and yes, your pets.
How do you get rid of pests in your house?
Depending on the pest problem, species and the location of the pest problem will determine control methods, as ICU takes a situational approach to each pest extermination solution.
Should we leave while you are performing pest extermination services?
this is completely situational to services being performed, if ICU is actively spraying or gassing the interior of your home and/or structure then yes you and pets must leave for a period of 6hrs minimum once pest extermination services have been completed. Instructions will be made clear before ICU Pest Control confirms date of service. Safety is our #1 concern.

Hear Something In Your Attic?

How much does wildlife removal cost? Call or fill out the form for your free estimate and/or advice on how to get rid of wildlife in your attic. ICU Pest Control includes our LIFETIME WARRANTY package with all our residential wildlife exclusion services, 100% guaranteed, Arriving in Unmarked vehicles for your privacy, offering warrantied services for peace of mind, deploying certified and insured experts. Your #1 local wildlife removal specialists, family owned and operated.

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What Can You Expect From Your Local Wildlife Removal Specialists?

As our cities continue to grow as a result of the human population steadily increasing, we find ourselves expanding urban and suburban areas into undeveloped fields and wooded areas. Therefore, we continue to dislodge the wildlife that formerly populated these areas, which in tern will have a residual effect on the increasing number of conflicts between people and wildlife. Thus, we can also expect the role of the local ICU Pest Control wildlife removal specialists who we rely on to solve these conflicts to increase as well. Solving these conflicts between people and wildlife can present ICU Pest Control local wildlife removal specialist some interesting challenges. Not only does ICU wildlife removal specialist need to solve the conflict, but ICU must also do so humanly without harming the wildlife in question that is causing the damage. Handling urban wildlife necessitates carful analysis of each job before executing any type of wildlife removal. Seldom are any two wildlife removal jobs alike, thus, ICU Pest Control wildlife removal specialists should always consider the following questions before confronting any wildlife removal situations.
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What wildlife species is causing the issue?

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Do any provincial or federal laws consider the wildlife in question to be protected, if so, will the wildlife control program adhere to these laws that have been put in place.

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What is the recreational or aesthetic value, if any, of the wildlife implicated?

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is any other wildlife at risk because of the recommended management strategy proposed? If so, then how can the danger be reduced or eliminated completely?

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What further damage, if any, is probable if no corrective solution is applied?

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What is the kind and level of damage being caused?

Urban Wildlife IPM

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Wildlife inspection, wildlife identification and wildlife assessment. Is there baby wildlife onsite?

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Wildlife sanitation (harborage / food removal).

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Wildlife removal (trapping / one-way doors) and wildlife exclusion strategies

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Wildlife deterrents when feasible.

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Frequently Asked Wildlife Removal Questions

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How do you get rid of Wildlife in your attic?
Identifying all entry points, potential entry points, damaged areas. Then properly and humanely removing all Wildlife via trapping and/or one-way doors, ensuring no babies are on-site and if so reuniting them with mother once removed and releasing them after sealing and securing of all exit and/or entry points is complete.
How can I prevent Wildlife from coming around my house?
Good sanitation and house keeping practices are key, as wildlife is usually attracted by food sources, (pet food, party treats left out, BBQ drip trays, fruit trees etc.)
Do you provide Wildlife removal services?
Yes, we provide Wildlife removal services and exclusion services which keeps Wildlife out for good.
Do you Have any service warranties with your wildlife removal services?
Yes ICU Pest Control includes a lifetime warranty will all our wildlife removal and exclusion services, in areas serviced only.
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1. Inspection, Identification and Assessment.

Structures and locations with wildlife problems must be methodically inspected to determine the species of wildlife causing the issue and the areas damaged by the invading wildlife. Next, it should be ascertained how the wildlife is achieving access to the structure. This is achieved by thorough visual examination of the structure’s foundation, roof, chimney and soffit areas or any other areas wildlife have damaged to access the structure. (e.g. raccoons can rip off roof vents and soffit to gain entry, while squirrels can gnaw threw fascia boards and shingles). Inspection of plant life in the area is crucial as well. (e.g. tree branches touching rooflines, climbing vines, bushes covering lower window wells etc.) all of which can be used to conceal entry points.

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2. Sanitation

Wildlife is usually attracted to locations that provide food, water and shelter. When wildlife is exploring urban areas and food is located, they will usually start looking for entry points to structures to provide shelter as they continue to search for food and water. (e.g. bird feeders, garbage cans, BBQ’s, fruit trees etc.) More times then not when sanitation problems are corrected, wildlife problems are as well.

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3. Trapping & Exclusion

Live trapping and exclusion work are probably the most common and effective forms of urban wildlife removal services performed by local wildlife control specialists. (e.g. raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums etc.) In most circumstances’ wildlife needs to be removed before any IPM tactics are implemented. One-way doors are another great way to humanly remove wildlife from buildings while ICU local pest control specialists are performing exclusion work on the structure. The best way to deter wildlife from becoming a problem is to exclude them altogether, most wildlife is opportunistic in creating new nesting areas, taking advantage of structures that have easy access to gain entry.

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4. Ethics

No person or I Pest Control local wildlife removal specialist should ever try to deter any wildlife from a structure or property by spraying the wildlife with any corrosive or irritating chemicals such as, bleach, lye, ammonia or any other pesticide that is not labeled to do so. Such practices are obviously cruel and very unethical, and potentially hazardous to humans and other wildlife in the area. Furthermore, this could result in hurt or frightened wildlife attacking the applicator or the next human they encounter after the assault. It is important to ponder that many other people consider wildlife and birds attractive and aesthetically essential parts of their environment. Relative to ethics, public affairs, and relationships with local humane societies, animal shelters, wildlife agencies or conservation officers, Will result in the obvious conclusion that it is far better to control nuisance animals in a humanly appropriate manner for the benefit of all sides involved in the conflict.

Residential Local Wildlife Removal Countermeasures

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Structure inspection (home, garage, sheds etc.)

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Wildlife identification

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Wildlife removal services

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Wildlife relocation services (within 1km of capture)

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Wildlife control services

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Cleaning and disinfecting of contaminated areas from invading wildlife

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Food and shelter removal

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Food and shelter removal

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Wildlife exclusion services

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Wildlife trapping

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Vegetation removal and trimming (climbing vines, tree branches etc.)

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Preventative measures

How much does bird removal cost?

Call or fill out the form for your free estimate and/or advice on how to get rid of birds in your vent pipe and/or attic. ICU Pest Control includes our LIFETIME WARRANTY package with all our residential bird removal services, 100% guaranteed, Arriving in Unmarked vehicles for your privacy, offering warrantied services for peace of mind, deploying certified and insured experts. Your #1 local wildlife removal specialists, family owned and operated.

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Frequently Asked Bird Control & Bird Removal Questions

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How to remove bird nest from vent pipe?
First step is to confirm if baby birds are present, if so, safely remove baby birds, remove nesting material, insure there are no obstructions left in vent pipe, exterminate bird mites in pipe, seal and secure entry point.
Do you provide bird nest removal services?
Yes, we provide bird removal services and bird nest removal services for all areas in and around your home.
How can you get rid of birds in your attic?
The first step will be a thorough inspection to identify all entry points, species of birds, is there baby birds present, can they be safely removed etc.
A. Remove birds from area, remove nesting material, seal and secure bird entry points, extermination of insects related to bird removal (bird mites).
Do you hurt the baby birds?
No we do not injure the baby birds, we will collect the nesting material and put the baby birds in a small box with materials close to the nesting site, out of the reach of predators and allow parents to relocate them. In some cases, clients elect to wait for babies to leave on their own before bird nest removal services occur. Bird safety comes first.

Residential Local Pest Bird Exclusion & Removal

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Bird trapping

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Bird exclusion netting

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Visual bird deterrents

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Sound bird deterrents

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Physical bird deterrents

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Bird nest removal

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Pyrotechnic bird deterrents

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Aircraft bird deterrents

Urban Pest Birds

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Gulls (ring billed, herring)

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Pigeon

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Starling

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Sparrow

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Canada goose

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Urban Bird Damage

As nuisances, urban birds regularly deposit their droppings randomly on cars, people, sidewalk, buildings etc. as their droppings are not only intolerable to your nose and eyes, but can forever stain and result in premature corrosion and rusting of buildings, cars, boats and other personal property. Sizeable amounts of droppings can cause severe damage and destroy or kill vegetation and trees alike. Pigeon and sparrow nests can plug up roof drains, gutters and offer a home for multiple types of ectoparasites that can bite or bother people. Different insect pests which can damage natural products (wool goods) and clothing can also be found living in the nests of birds. The association of these urban pest birds and their flocks in and around restaurants, food processing plants, food storage warehouses, and any other facilities that handle and process food, are of great concern to public health representatives and sanitation crews. In addition to the possibility of disease transfer, urban birds can also contaminate products with feathers, nesting material, droppings and ectoparasites. The presence of urban birds around facilities such as dairy farms for example causes the farmer to rely on antibiotics in a heavier dose as a result of bird droppings in water and/or food supplies. Urban birds can become a health risk at every end of our food production facilities.
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Importance Of Urban Pest Birds

Even though it is difficult to calculate, birds are immensely invaluable to humans and to the Earth’s overall ecology. Many humans draw great pleasure from watching, feeding and chatting with birds, even our common pigeons and house sparrows. A lot of money is spent annually on bird food and birdhouses in human’s attempts to entice birds to their properties, or even window ledges. In some of our largest cities, sparrows, pigeons and doves symbolize a few of the only visually accessible wildlife available. Some Urbanities relish in watching pigeons take flight from the loud and congested, city atmosphere. Others allege urban bird flocks add an uplifting and fascinating “European atmosphere” to the city parks and streets. Birds also present other, more useful contributions to mankind. For example, all the local urban pest birds will, through specific times of the year, feed on substantial quantities of insects and weed seeds. Birds also provide us with food, precious by-products such as goose down, and a range of sport, such as pigeon racing, bird watching, hunting and rapturing. And lastly the common dove, which is in the same family as the pigeon is a symbol of peace. Regrettably, birds can also be annoyances, transmit disease, taint food and deface buildings, statues, signs, vehicles and a broad array of other objects of significance in urban environments.
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Urban Bird Public Health Concerns

Birds can harbour disease organisms that can affect humans, domesticated animals and pets alike. Nevertheless, reports of disease occurrences directly related to urban pest birds are rare, and the definite incidences of the spread disease from urban pest birds is challenging to assess. Over the past 10 years or so, new understanding into some of our more familiar species of urban birds has uncovered that birds may possibly play important roles in food-borne illness outbreaks. Starlings, gulls, pigeons, sparrows and other birds may frequent livestock fields that have manure, fungi, soil, urine, molds and a broad range of viruses and bacteria. Then these birds could fly to local urban areas and nest, roost and loaf (any habits, including resting, that are not related to breeding or feeding) on structures like apartment buildings, schools, food warehouses, hospitals, restaurants, window ledges, rooftops etc. This situation is understandably a concern. When urban bird flocks live in areas in proximity to humans, there will constantly be the possibility for disease transmission.

Urban Pest Bird Related Food-Borne Illnesses

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Campylobacteriosis
Campylobacter like salmonella are a group of bacteria, also comprised of many serotypes some of which being health concerns. Multiple researchers have associated the house sparrow with campylobacter. It’s not probable that every bird flying into a warehouse or store is bearing campylobacter, salmonellosis or any other of the food-borne pathogens. Bird behavior implies that birds can fly quickly from potentially contaminated areas (feedlots, dumps, fields, etc.) to warehouses and food preparation areas, it makes sense for facilities and communities to take preventative measures for their own and the publics safety. Bird IPM (integrated pest management) programs are key to successful preventative solutions via exclusion work and public education.
Salmonellosis
Salmonella is a group of bacteria which includes many unique strains (or serotypes). Some serotypes such as S. enteritidis and S. typhimurium can, under the right circumstances, be pathogenic and result in food-borne illness (food poisoning). Human gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) would be one of the most common types of the food illness. This illness can be fatal in some of the most severe cases of salmonellosis and other pathogenic food bacteria illnesses. Salmonella bacteria has been discovered in sparrows, pigeons and starlings. All these urban pest bird species regularly habituate areas of possibly high salmonella content such as livestock feeding areas, fertilized fields, chicken farms etc. furthermore, salmonella bacteria can circulate to humans from the consumption of food contaminated with infected bird manure or by the salmonella organisms contained on the body and feet of birds. Which in turn is dispersed on areas where people place food for consumption (outdoor patios, park benches, outdoor picnic tables etc.).
Histoplasmosis

This disease is a respiratory disease triggered by inhaling fungus spores from the fungi Histoplasma capsulatum. Urban birds don’t propagate the disease directly; more accurately the fungus spores are spread by the wind and the illness is developed by inhaling them. Bird droppings unfortunately, enhance the soil and encourage the growth of the fungus. Mild cases of the disease are generally generated humans when only a few spores of the fungus are inhaled, in mild cases people may not even realize they have contracted the disease unless they have a lung X-ray or a skin reactivity test. In more serious infections this fungus may cause an acute pulmonary case which will cause flu-like symptoms (possibly being misdiagnosed as the flu in some cases). As with the flu, the infected person will generally recover from the illness within several weeks. With the most severe cases of the infection being caused by massive amounts of the fungus spores being inhaled, may cause the distribution of the fungi into the bloodstream. These cases could become chronic, recurring in time.

Some other potential sources of the fungal infection histoplasmosis include:

  • Chicken farms (backyard chicken coops can be a serious source of the fungus).
  • Pigeon coops (hobby pigeon racers are at risk)

  • Organic or natural fertilizers (supplemented with chicken manure).
  •  Enclosed structures (where bats or urban birds have loafed or roosted for years).

Not all urban pest starling and black birds’ roosts pose a histoplasmosis threat. While the fungi grow well in bird manure, the fungus spores can’t form under acidic environments with fresh manure. Active roosts which are undisturbed may only give of a little number of spores that could result in asymptomatic cases (no symptoms or very mild). Discarded or old roosting areas however can pose a threat. After bird manure has dried out or been leached by rainwater, the correct conditions improve for the release of fungus spores. If the soil in the area is stirred up under dry and dusty conditions (sweeping, bulldozing etc.) immense amounts of spores could be released. A few histoplasmosis outbreaks connected with urban bird roosts have resulted from these conditions. When conducting inspections in urban bird infested structures and areas proper PPE (protective personnel equipment) should be worn. Eye goggles, respirator, gloves and coveralls should be your minimum PPE. Before any bird manure is to be removed it should be wetted to help keep airborne spores down. Furthermore, it is highly recommended to conduct manure removal in damp weather conditions, appose to dry dusty summer conditions.

Other Diseases Transmitted Through Birds
Multiple species of birds can serve as carriers for certain pathogens. For example, birds were a major carrier for the viruses in the Japanese Encephalitis Virus complex, which involve the viruses that cause St. Louis encephalitis and the West Nile Virus (WNV). Outbreaks of WNV in recent years have been shown that birds (jays, crows etc.) have been the primary vertebrate carriers and magnifying hosts. When insects (mosquitoes) feed on birds in urban areas, they can then spread the virus when they feed on humans. Starlings, pigeons, sparrows, blackbirds and other species of urban birds have been accused in the spread of multiple diseases of significance to people and livestock. Starlings have proved to be carriers of transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) of pigs. The virus can be transported in an infective state in the bird’s intestine or on its feet for up to 30hrs. It is usually fatal to young pigs and causing weight loss in adult pigs. Starlings have also been implicated in the spread of hog cholera.
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