Bird Control in Oklahoma Decreases Health Risks


During the fall season, many beautiful birds will begin migrating through Oklahoma as the weather and temperature begin to change. Unfortunately, because the temperatures remain fairly mild in Oklahoma during the winter birds will often take advantage of the state’s southern location. Bird control in Oklahoma decreases health risks associated with the nuisance birds that may be traveling to your properties.

As birds feed, they could potentially be ingesting viruses that are eventually released in their droppings. Unfortunately, if these droppings are disturbed after drying, inhalation of this dust can lead to detrimental health problems and the contraction of viruses found in the droppings. Here are some of the potential health risks associated with nuisance birds.

  • Salmonella – You likely have heard of the dangers associated with consuming raw eggs because of the risk of contracting salmonella. This virus can cause fever, diarrhea, chills and other unwanted symptoms. Birds are excellent vectors of salmonella because it can originate from droppings, feathers and secretions from the bird.
  • Histoplasmosis – Histoplasmosis provides a very distinct transmission threat because it is caused by fungus spores found in bird droppings. For this reason, contraction of this infection typically will occur during cleanup projects or demolition. While this infection generally is not severe, medical attention may be needed in some cases.
  • Avian Flu – H5N1, also known as bird flu, caused a big scare in the mid-2000’s as the virus began to spread globally. While there are less than 1,000 cases of avian influenza annually, contraction of the virus carries a high mortality rate. Symptoms will generally follow the same course as the traditional flu, but antiviral drugs can increase survivability.

Arrow Exterminators for Bird Control in Oklahoma

Bird control in Oklahoma decreases health risks that can accompany the wide variety of nuisance birds found across the state including house sparrows, pigeons and starlings. While many migratory birds are protected, there are many steps that can be taken to humanely and safely encourage them to nest elsewhere. If you are experiencing an influx of birds at your residential or commercial property or would like to proactively limit their arrival, call us at 1 (800) 390-8626 or contact us today to get started!

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