Authorities in Saskatoon, Canada, announced this week their plan to remove an estimated 350 tons of accumulated pigeon feces - roughly equivalent to 230 cars - from under a local bridge. While it represents an extreme example of allowing pigeon numbers to get out of control, it illustrates the need for an appropriate maintenance program to prevent the problem to begin with.
Pigeon poop is not just unsightly; the acid content can lead to deterioration metal, soft stone, plant and equipment. The accumulation of pigeon droppings can deface the finishes and represents a health hazard. Removal is not only difficult and costly but can cause more damage than the droppings in the first place.
Nesting material, poop, feathers and debris can block gutters and pipes causing water damage to buildings. The droppings provide ideal environmental conditions for the growth and proliferation of
Pipes and catwalks coated in pigeon droppings become slippery and unsafe to use particularly in wet conditions. Startled pigeons may take flight suddenly and cause a hazard.
Long story short, don't let your pigeons get out of control!
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