Pigeons Can Transmit Diseases to Humans

An outbreak of bird flu in the United States changed the way humans looked at and thought about birds. Pigeons are one of the most common types of birds found in the country and can build nests in your gutters, attic and other parts of your home. Hiring an exterminator to take care of those birds is key to stopping pigeons from spreading diseases to your loved ones and other humans.


Histoplasmosis is just one of the diseases that you can contract from a pigeon. This is a respiratory condition that can keep you from breathing easily and may mimic some of the symptoms of asthma. It comes from a special type of mold that grows on the feces that the birds leave behind. Any nests in or around your home are susceptible to this mold.


When searching for pigeon extermination in Las Vegas, homeowners may hear from those exterminators about how birds spread a disease called Candidiasis. The name comes from the yeast that the birds develop and carry from home to home. It is a type of fungus that can make you feel itchy or lead to breathing problems. Candidiasis more commonly affects women than men and can mimic a yeast infection and cause similar symptoms. You may not even realize you have the condition until speaking with your doctor because it is treated similarly to a yeast infection or urinary tract infection.


Doctors have a difficult time diagnosing Salmonellosis in patients because it closely mimics the symptoms of food poisoning. It can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting. This disease spreads when birds contaminate your food sources or when contaminated dust spreads through the vents in your home. An exterminator will recommend that you throw out old food before taking care of the birds.

These diseases represent just a small number of those that pigeons and other birds can spread when you let them run wild.