Cleaning Pigeon Droppings or other Bird Waste

Once you get rid of the birds in or on your building, house, or attic, then the work really begins. Trying to clean up after pigeons or other birds, especially if there are dozens or hundreds of them that have gotten into your home, can be an incredible feat. It can make a great deal of work for you, which is beyond words.

If you are faced with such a challenge, here are some steps that you should follow the cleanup your property, building, or home. Keep in mind that you should not try to skip a step in this process. This is the health of your family or customers and your house that we are talking about. So you want to make sure that you do as thorough a job as you can.

Protect Yourself - to begin with, you want to make sure that you thoroughly protect your skin, respiratory system, and eyes. Before you begin the clue you forgot to make sure that you put on a mask, goggles, and cover your skin. The waste of these animals can be quite dangerous to you, even if you inhale the dried out fecal matter. This is why you need to ensure that you cover your skin, your respiratory system, and your eyes so that you can ensure those parasites and other diseases do not get into your body in any way. This can be seriously dangerous to your health.

Wet Down the Feces - To protect from this possibility, it is a good idea to wet down the entire area first. The dried matter can be very dangerous because the parasites can find that one small area where you did not properly protect yourself and create a lot of potential health risks for you. Wetting down the fecal matter ensures that this material cannot get airborne and cause a problem for your health.

Scrape the Feces - While wearing gloves, it is a good idea to scrape away the fecal matter. Make sure that you scrape well within cracks and crevices that you may find, and it may even be to your advantage to scrape enough of the layer off that you actually scrape away the pain at the same time. This makes sure that you got all of the material removed.

Wash Thoroughly - after you have thoroughly scraped away the fecal matter as well is you can, your next step is to wash away the stains as thoroughly as possible. The best way to do this is by mixing a solution of water, ammonia, dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Using a mixture, scrub repeatedly across the stained areas in your home. If you find that the stains are difficult to get out, and then apply a few drops of the ammonia directly to the stained area and let sit for a few minutes. Then scrub away the affected area. Because the stained may affect and be difficult to get out of the wood, it is a good idea to use a scouring pad to try to scrape away at some of the matter. This should really do the trick in getting the stains out.

Get Rid of Anything You Can - to make sure that you are doing the best possible job of keeping your home safe, it is a good idea to throw out any material that has been in direct contact with the birds or its fecal matter. This can include such things as the insulation, memorabilia that you had stored in the attic to include the boxes, and any other material that you have had in the attic itself. It is likely that these are things that you really wanted to save, but if the birds have been in contact with it, especially if they have put their fecal matter on it, you need to do all you can to protect the health of yourself and your family. You simply can’t risk this.

If you find that the task is something that is quite excessive because of the number of birds that were in your attic, you may want to consider hiring a professional service to do the job for you.

Pigeon droppings outside can corrode building materials. How do you get rid of pigeon droppings? With the above cleaning methods. If birds figure out a way to get into the attic of your home, they can create such a mess that it is beyond words. If you are storing all memorabilia, like blankets, pictures, close, newspapers, and other items like this, they will quickly start to tear those things apart to build their own home out of. This can create an absolute mess, and coupled with their feces and other waste that they have your home can be a complete disaster area in no time at all. This can pose a serious health risk to you.

If you are about to embark on a pigeon dropping cleanup mission, you will need to grab yourself a few things to ensure you get the job done safely. These include: a breathing or dust mask, protection for your eyes, clothing that covers your arms and legs (preferably disposable coveralls), heavy duty footwear and disposable boot covers, and a range of gloves, including disposable ones. 

For the cleanup itself, you will need: garbage bags, a shovel or trowel, scraping items, scrubbing/brushing items, bucket(s), and a cleaning solution that cleans and disinfects. You may also need something to deodorize the area, as well as restoration or repair items, such as plaster and paint. 

It is advisable to get the guano or feces wet before you start moving it around. This is because the dried, dusty particles can contain spores that spread histoplasmosis. By making them wet, you are preventing the dusty material from becoming airborne.

A jet washer or high pressure hose pipe will get rid of a lot of the material, but you can just use a bucket of water, cleaning fluid, and some elbow grease with a scrubbing brush to get the job done. Bird feces, especially pigeon feces, is quite corrosive in nature. If you do not do a thorough enough job, the material will continue to stain and corrode. You may need to do more than one cleanup or scrub of the affected area.