If you have pigeons or other pest birds inhabiting your property, you should contact a bird control professional to remedy the situation. A professional can safely clean the bird droppings and humanely remove the birds to prevent future problems. However, if you do prefer to clean up bird droppings yourself, here are some tips for safely and effectively cleaning your porch and outdoor furniture:
Bird droppings can contain a wide range of infections that are transmittable to humans. Before you attempt to clean your patio and furniture, wear sturdy gloves and cover your mouth and nose with a dust mask.
Spray the Poop Away
First, soak the bird poop lightly with a mist of water. Wetting the poop helps to prevent particles and pathogens from circulating in the air. Then, using a high pressure hose nozzle, spray the poop off your patio and outdoor furniture. If your patio is made from stone or a similar, durable material, you might consider using a pressure washer. Once the poop has been removed from your patio and furniture, pick it up with a plastic bag turned inside out (just like you would pick up dog poop), seal the bag, and dispose of it.
Apply a Disinfectant
Apply an avian disinfectant to the entire area. It’s a good idea to consult the manufacturer of your patio furniture about disinfectants that are safe to use. Follow the instructions on the disinfectant’s label.
Inspect the Area
After you’ve finished cleaning up the bird droppings, inspect the entire area. Prevent the spread of infections by making sure that none of the bird droppings remain on your property.
The bird control professionals at Burns Bird Control are experienced in providing long-term solutions for your pest problem. We also clean and disinfect all areas where the birds have been roosting. Contact our Phoenix office today at (602) 910-6834.