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A Look at the Health Dangers of a Bird Infestation

You might think that the idea of a large number of birds gathering outside of your home every day is nice. After all, who doesn’t enjoy sitting and watching birds every now and then? However, if you have a bird infestation on your property, it could actually pose a huge health risk for you and your family, so you should have a rodent exterminator come to your home to get rid of it immediately. Here are just a few of the health dangers associated with a bird infestation in San Jose.

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Histoplasmosis

When birds spend a lot of time on your property, they will of course leave behind droppings on just about everything. From the roof of your home to the soil in your yard, your property will be covered with fecal matter from the birds. These droppings can contaminate the dirt on your property and transmit fungal diseases like histoplasmosis. This disease can cause a series of flu-like symptoms and, in some cases, can even lead to pneumonia and death.

Cryptococcosis

Histoplasmosis isn’t the only fungal disease that can be transmitted by bird infestations. You should also seek the services of a rodent exterminator to prevent the spread of cryptococcosis. It can be transmitted to humans through the respiratory system as a result of contaminated soil and can have a big impact on those with compromised immune systems. It can cause a lung infection in people and, if left untreated, it can be fatal.

Other Diseases

While histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis are the most common health risks associated with birds in California, there are also many other diseases that can be transmitted due to a bird infestation. For example, psittacosis and toxoplasmosis have been linked to bird infestations and, like the other diseases listed here, they can cause everything from mild flu-like symptoms to death if they are not diagnosed quickly. All of these diseases should be taken seriously, and bird removal techniques should be used to clear your property of bird infestations to prevent them.