Just like people, birds get sick with the flu as well and birds get the flu every year. This can affect a variety of birds, from water fowl such as ducks to chickens and other wild birds. People exposed to these infected birds are at risk for catching the disease, especially pregnant women, the elderly and people with immunodeficiency issues.
The problem can be particularly bad in areas of density, either densely populated areas or places of work, as any time somebody steps in a puddle or dried droppings there is a much greater risk of diseases becoming air bourne.
In addition to the diseases the pest birds carry, they are also associated with over 50 million types of ectoparasites. These parasites can make their way on to humans, biting them and giving their host a variety of symptoms.
Birds and their droppings carry over 60 transmissible diseases. These days scientists are able to better predict how pandemics such as flu viruses spread in humans by studying the Bird/Avian Flu in particular.
If pest birds and their droppings are present at your home or work place, it’s important to get it cleaned up and to have a Bird Control Strategy in place.
Bird deterrents sold by Bird Control Australia are carefully selected to safely and humanely keep birds away from businesses and homes.