Sunday, November 25, 2012

Excessive Feeding of Birds & Wildlife

It's a very windy day today & spores from dried droppings accumulated from drawing large numbers of birds and animals can cause problems to the animals and to humans. Pigeons in particular can cause serious health risks from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations of bird droppings, feathers and debris. 

histoplasmosis can affect both humans and animals and is transmitted by airborne spores from soil contaminated by pigeons' droppings as well as droppings from other birds. Usually, the enrichment of the soil by the birds' droppings for two years or more allow the disease to reach significant levels of development

Similarly, the Cryptococcus is found in the accumulations of pigeon droppings around nesting sites like attics, cupolas, ledges and water towers.

Hungry pigeons feeding on the ground.

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