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How Dangerous Are Pigeons On Your Gilbert Property?

Pigeons have some lovely purple and green coloration around the neck, and you might think they’re lovely birds to have on your property. Unfortunately, these pretty birds can present a threat to your health and wellbeing, such as:

  • Pigeons are pest birds. As such, they get into dumpsters, trash bins, trash heaps, and other dirty locations when they search for food. When a pigeon comes onto your property, it can spread harmful bacteria to sensitive zones.
  • Pigeons are a reservoir for the West Nile virus. When mosquitoes bite a pigeon on your Gilbert property, they can be exposed to this potentially dangerous virus. It is important to understand this because pest mosquitoes don’t typically travel far in their short lifespan. The mosquitoes that bite you on your property are almost entirely mosquitoes that live on your property. When pigeons and mosquitoes come together, they present a greater health risk as they bring the potential for the spread of zoonotic viruses.
  • Pigeons carry fleas, ticks, mites, and other parasites. Each of the parasites carried by pigeons can have a different impact on your health. Ticks are able to carry a long list of diseases. The list of diseases fleas spread is shorter but should not be disregarded.

It is best to address pigeon problems as quickly as possible to reduce health hazards.