Pigeon and Bat Guano Cleaning


Flood Doctor offers a comprehensive bird guano clean up service. We can safely remove and dispose of all bird guano, fully cleaning and disinfecting all affected areas.

If you require our pigeon guano removal service, please call us today on 0800 285 1447

Why should you remove bird guano build up?

Bird guano, also known as bird poop or bird droppings, can cause a number of issues. It can affect the appearance of buildings and it can cause damage to building materials as well as having a negative impact on people’s health.

Generally, the major issues are with pigeon droppings, but bat droppings also cause problems.

Pigeon guano removal is necessary for many reasons:

  • It is acidic and can corrode the surfaces it comes into contact with, causing costly repairs.
  • A build up of pigeon guano can cause a very strong and nasty smell.
  • Pigeon and bat guano carry health risks to people who come into contact with it.
  • Wet pigeon poop can cause areas to become slippery, leading to accidents which can result in people being hurt and potential expensive legal claims.
  • If bird or bat guano enters ventilation or air conditioning units it can cause damage, resulting in costly repairs.

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Why is it important to instruct professionals to carry out pigeon guano removal?

No one really wants the job of cleaning up bird poop but there is an important reason why you should call in the professionals. When it is distbured dried bird or bat poop can release spores that once inhaled can make you very ill. So by using a professional bird guano removal service, you can be assured that it will be done safely and not risk the health of people in the affected areas.

It is classed as hazardous waste, so once the pigeon guano removal has been completed, it needs to be disposed of safely.

Why use Flood Doctor to deal with pigeon guano removal?

  • We will carry out a full inspection and risk assessment, to enable us to provide you with a full remediation plan. This will include recommendations for bird deterrents where possible.
  • We will carry out the service at a time to suit you, with minimum disruption.
  • All of our technicians will wear full PPE and ensure necessary areas are sectioned off to enable safe removal.
  • If removal is at height, our technicians have all the correct equipment and will follow safety regulations at all times.
  • We will remove and safely dispose of all bird and bat droppings.
  • We will thoroughly clean the area and neutralise bad smells.
  • We can provide before and after photos, showing the work completed.

Why are bird droppings so harmful to your health?

It is well known that birds carry disease. These diseases are therefore found in bird droppings. Although it is never a good idea to touch bird droppings, people are more likely to become ill from breathing in dried guarno particles, when it has been disturbed, than from wet droppings. The same applies to bat droppings.

People are most likely to become ill from breathing in bird guano are the young, elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Diseases found in bird guano:

  • Cryptococcus – a yeast-like fungus.
  • Salmonella, a bacterial infection which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea.
  • Psittacosis, a flu-like illness.
  • Histoplasmosis – this causes fever, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches and chest pain.

Common areas where a build up of bird droppings can occur

Both internal and external areas of buildings can be impacted by bird guarno. Pigeons look for areas where they can have access to food, water and shelter. So can often be found in the roofs of buildings.

Car parks, especially those that are sheltered as part of shopping centers, can experience huge amounts of bird guano build up. It can be off-putting for people if a car park is covered in bird guano as it can make the area feel deserted and unsafe.  It can also damage the paintwork on cars, so people may not wish to use a car park where large volumes are visible.

Hospitals can also be affected by bird guano, it is crucial that these areas are kept clean as they are visited by those most vulnerable. 

One off or Periodic Cleaning

Flood Doctor offers both one off and periodic pigeon guano cleaning.

If you have an area that is badly affected and bird removal or deterrents are not possible, then you can arrange for us to do regular cleaning. To keep the area looking nice and preventing a build up, protecting the building and the health of employees and visitors.

If you would like more information on our pigeon guano removal service, please give Flood Doctor a call today on 0800 285 1447

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