While some Beaumont people will find it fun to watch pigeons, the damages that they can inflict on our attic won’t be. Aside from causing unsightly mess in our attic, the droppings of the pigeons can pose threat to our health. It is highly essential that you house is free from the bird droppings by cleaning and decontaminating it properly.
How to Clean the Feces of the Pigeons in Our Attic?
Aside from accidentally slipping, there are at least 60 types of diseases that can be transmitted through the droppings of the Texas pigeons. The pathogens and fungal spores contained in their droppings can lead to serious issues if you inhaled them. It is highly important that you take the necessary precautions when cleaning their droppings by wearing protective gears such as masks with HEPA filter, gloves, goggles, and closed-toe shoe.
Cleaning the Poop on the Cement
The process of cleaning the poop of the Beaumont pigeon will differ depending on the type of surface. For the droppings that are stuck on the cement walls, start by using scraper that will extract the dried poop easily. Begin with the larger pieces first. The scraped materials should then be disposed appropriately. In a bucket of water, add detergent and bleach. Scrub the cement using a brush that will eliminate the remaining stain. This will be a laborious work and will not guarantee that the entire stain will be removed. For the persistent stain, you can use baking soda and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Scrub the area again before rinsing it.
Cleaning the Poop on the Wood Surface
Just like how you clean the cement, you can use the Texas scraper to clear the dried poop. However, you need to be extra careful since you can unintentionally gouge the wood. Dispose the fecal matter that you managed to remove. Using a spray bottle, add an equal portion of water and vinegar. Spray it on the affected area and let it sit for about 30 minutes. You can also use the baking soda for the remaining stain.
Cleaning the Pigeon’s Dropping on the Metal
Since the metal is a sturdier surface, you will need a more powerful cleaning agent to remove the Beaumont pigeons dropping. You should start by saturating the dried feces by spraying water with detergent. This can also prevent the spores from being released on the air. You can use your rag to eradicate the softened dropping. Their feces are acidic so make sure to check for signs of corrosion that can adversely affect the quality of the metal.
Before starting with your Texas decontamination, be sure to open the windows to improve the circulation of air inside. Dispose the dropping inside the plastic bag and tie it before placing it again on another plastic bag. Avoid releasing the trapped air inside the plastic bag since this will release the fungal spores that can increase the possibility of disease transmission.