Pigeon is considered as a flying RAT due to Its many common charactors and dangers caused by them to human particularly in the urban area. With increaser urbanisation, these pigeons are becoming a major point of concern due to the following points. When a large number of birds flock together in a roosting site, it can lead to serious consequences such as:
Health hazard: Breathing dust or water droplets containing contaminated bird droppings can lead to several diseases, including a flu-like illness called psittacosis. Salmonella
Contamination of raw materials and finished goods, causing revenue losses.
They cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking the guttering system with their nests and leaving droppings that corrode building material.
They can pose safety risks to employees and customers due to slippery droppings which may cause slip and fall accidents.
Audit failures due to poor hygiene sighted during an inspection of business peculiarly food related
Negative impact on business image and reputation.
Birds can become aggressive and attack the employees or customers, especially during their breeding season when they are defending their young ones.