Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Removal Of Bird Excrement

Removing bird excrement is not a fun chore.

Birds are an integral part of the wildlife society. Although beautiful and pleasant, birds can cause serious problems especially when they gather together in large numbers. Bird excrement has a high acidity and can destroy nearly any surface including stone, concrete, steel and wood. Accumulated droppings can destroy roofs, clog gutters, discolor paint and rust metal. The health problems are also a huge concern if bird droppings are inhaled or accidentally ingested. Several steps can be taken to properly remove bird excrement from outside hard surfaces.



1. Use a garden hose to saturate the area.

Use a garden hose and saturate the area of bird excrement with water at low pressure.

2. Wear rubber gloves when cleaning bird excrement.

Mix a solution of 3/4 cup of chlorine bleach, 1 gallon of warm water, and 1 tablespoon of powdered laundry detergent in a bucket. Be sure to wear protective clothing, including overalls, hat, boots, rubber gloves, ventilation mask and goggles.

3. Spray soltution directly on the area

Pour the solution in a spray bottle, and spray the solution directly and thoroughly on the bird excrement.

4. Pigeons leave excrement everywhere

Let the solution sit for about five to seven minutes to kill the bacteria and disinfect the hard surface. The longer that the solution sits on the the hard surface the better the disinfection works.

5. Use a high pressure sprayer with hose tor remove the excrement.

Take the garden hose/sprayer and spray the excrement with water at high pressure until it disappears or almost disappears.

6. Remove any excess excrement, residue or stain by rubbing with a wet sponge or rag.

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