Pigeons and other birds such as Starlings and House Sparrows can pose a serious health threat due to their close proximity to humans. These urban dwellers have completely adapted to our way of life and thrive in our buildings and eat our food.
If you would be outraged to find a colony of rats living in your attic, you should be equally upset to find pigeons nesting in your attic. In terms of disease and damage, rodents and pigeons are similar. Birds are the perfect vector for spreading disease; they travel great distances, harbor over forty different parasites and can host over sixty types of infectious diseases.