Animal Droppings

What services can Southern Environmental provide to identify, remediate, and/or control an apparent bird & bat droppings problem?

Southern is a full service environmental testing and remediation company. Although we specialize in residential, commercial, and industrial bird and bat droppings clean-up and disinfection, we also have the capabilities to conduct initial testing and evaluation of impacted areas. We have established an on-going relationship with a number of AIHA accredited laboratories and Board Certified [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Animal Droppings, FAQ|0 Comments

How can you control the dust created during construction, excavation, and demolition?

Dusts containing H. capsulatum spores can be aerosolized during construction, excavation, and demolition. Once airborne, spores can be carried easily by wind currents over long distances. Such contaminated airborne dusts can cause infections not only in persons at a work site, but also in others nearby. Such activities were suggested as the causes of the [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Animal Droppings, FAQ|0 Comments

Who can get histoplasmosis and what jobs and activities put people at risk for exposure?

Anyone working at a job or is present near activities where material contaminated with H. capsulatum becomes airborne, can develop histoplasmosis if enough spores are inhaled. After exposure, how ill a person becomes varies greatly and most likely depends on the number of spores inhaled and a person's age and susceptibility to the disease. The [...]

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Is there a health risk when coming into contact with bird & bat droppings?

Fresh bird droppings on surfaces such as sidewalks and windowsills have not been shown to present a health risk for histoplasmosis because birds themselves do not appear to be infected by H. capsulatum. Rather, bird manure is primarily a nutrient source for the growth of H. capsulatum already present in the soil. Unlike birds, bats [...]

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