Dead Pigeons in Ceiling
- I found these dead pigeons in the ductwork of a public building. They had an open mushroom vent on the roof, and a large colony of pigeons
was entering the ducts and living there. They made a huge mess in the ducts, complete with nests, eggs, a ton of droppings, and quite a few dead birds. Pigeons
are often filthy animals, and they simply do not keep clean quarters. They don't live long in cities, and like any other wild animal, carry some risk of disease.
They are known, in particular, to be susceptible to salmonellosis, tuberculosis, and ornithosis, but these animals probably just died due to age, or in the case
of the little pigeons, neglect from missing parents. Regardless, it is wise to use precautions when handling dead pigeons. Dispose of them while wearing protective
gloves, and place into thick garbage bags. Avoid breathing in the dust and dander associated with their feathers and droppings.
Diseases Associated with Pest Birds:
St. Louis Encephalitis
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