Birds are a common sight in urban and suburban environments, often adding charm and liveliness to our surroundings. However, along with their presence comes potential health risks that should not be overlooked. Professional bird control services are essential for maintaining clean and hygienic environments, especially in urban areas where bird populations can create significant messes. From bird dropping cleanup to comprehensive bird sanitation services, the experts at Critter Control offer tailored solutions to mitigate the risks associated with avian presence.

Some bird related health risks are:

  1. Zoonotic Diseases Transmission:

Birds, particularly pigeons and sparrows, can carry various zoonotic diseases that pose risks to human health. These diseases include:

  • Histoplasmosis: Caused by the inhalation of fungal spores found in bird droppings, histoplasmosis can lead to respiratory issues and flu-like symptoms.


  • Cryptococcosis: Another fungal infection transmitted through bird droppings, cryptococcosis primarily affects the respiratory system and can be severe in individuals with weakened immune systems.


  • Psittacosis: Commonly known as parrot fever, psittacosis is a bacterial infection transmitted through bird droppings, feathers, and respiratory secretions. It can cause flu-like symptoms and, if left untreated, may lead to pneumonia.
  1. Allergic Reactions:

Bird feathers, droppings, and dander can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. Symptoms may include sneezing, coughing, wheezing, skin rashes, and eye irritation. Prolonged exposure to bird allergens can exacerbate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma.

  1. Vector for Parasites:

Birds can harbor parasites such as mites, ticks, fleas, and lice, which may infest nearby areas and pose additional health risks to humans and pets. These parasites can cause skin irritation, transmit diseases, and compromise hygiene standards.




Cleanup and Sanitation from Birds:

Ensuring a safe and healthy living environment for you and your family requires safeguarding against the health risks posed by birds. At Critter Control of Hamilton County, we understand the importance of effective cleanup and sanitation. Here are the steps we take to start bird-proofing your Hamilton County home:





  1. Professional Cleanup Services:

Critter Control offers professional cleanup and sanitation services tailored to address bird-related issues effectively. Our trained technicians employ industry-standard practices and specialized equipment to safely remove bird droppings, feathers, nests, and other contaminants from affected areas.

  1. Thorough Cleaning and Disinfection:

We prioritize thorough cleaning and disinfection to eliminate disease-causing pathogens and allergens associated with bird infestations. 

  1. Preventive Measures:

In addition to cleanup efforts, we implement preventive measures to deter birds from reinfesting the treated areas. This may include installing bird deterrent devices such as spikes, nets, or bird wire systems to discourage roosting and nesting.

  1. Regular Maintenance and Monitoring:

To maintain long-term effectiveness, we recommend regular maintenance and monitoring to detect and address any signs of bird activity promptly. Our proactive approach helps mitigate health risks and minimize property damage associated with bird infestations.


Understanding the health risks associated with birds is essential for maintaining a safe and hygienic environment. Critter Control is committed to providing comprehensive solutions to address bird-related concerns effectively. By partnering with us, property owners can mitigate health hazards, safeguard occupants, and ensure peace of mind. Invest in the security of your home today — contact us or call 317.953.2523 to schedule a home inspection today!