- Special Cleaning Services That Pro Evo Pest Control Offer.
Specialist Guano Cleaning
At Pro Evo Pest control we can provide you with our specialist guano cleaning service, we tailor for both domestic and commercial customers.
- Aircraft Hangars
Our residential guano removal covers the following premise types:
- Loft Spaces
- Old Houses
Our recommendation for any individual with a guano problem is to consult a professional such as Pro Evo Pest Control in order to deal with the problem correctly the first time round to ensure there is no lasting damage or reinfestation.
What are the Risks of Guano?
Guano that comes from a pigeon can pose a serious threat to human health, both in dry dust form and wet waste. The most typical form of contact with bird guano comes from inhaling it in dry dust form, however there are various parasites and patheogenic organisms that reside within the guano which can also be passed on to humans.
There are 3 Major Diseases
Psittacosis is arguably the most serious illness that you can incur after having contact with bird guano. It will cause flu like symptoms which can then lead to a more serious illness such as pneumonia and non-respiratory health problems. The incubation period for this disease is between one to four weeks.
Histoplasmosis is caused by a fungus known as Histoplasma Capsulatum which resides in the environment and can be found present in particularly large piles of bird or bat droppings. A lung infection can occur after you inhale the airborne particles, however it is not very likely. Histoplasmosis symptoms are similar to pneumonia and can lead to further complications if not treated in a timely manner.
Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease caused by Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii. Most people do not get sick with Cryptococcosis, but some people are more likely than others to get this disease. For these people, Cryptococcosis can cause serious symptoms of lung, brain and spinal cord disease, such as headaches, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and night sweats.
Pro Evo Pest control also provides a comprehensive pest control service which is the bread and butter of our company.
Health & Safety
Generally speaking it is safe to clean the odd bird dropping, any handling with guano should be done with care. Working near a guano infested site can carry a great deal of risk, to prevent this measures must be taken in order to protect any staff or contractors. There are various regulations that have to be followed if you are to work near bird guano. If you are working near an infested site make sure to follow appropriate regulations or consult an experienced professional such as Pro Evo Pest Control.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, Regulation 3
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2932)
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
Needles, Syringes and Sharps Removal Service
Being able to safely remove needles, syringes and other sharp objects is vital as this type of waste is not only dangerous from a physical aspect but it can also carry a wide range of diseases that could prove lethal.
Sharp objects such as needles, syringes and disposable blades can often be found in bins, toilets and other public areas. They can also commonly be found within abandoned houses and squats which are occupied by illicit drug users. The primary risk associated with this type of waste is puncture wounds that can cause highly infectious blood borne pathogens, such as Hepititis B and HIV to pass on to the individual.Features of Our Removal Service:
- High risk infections from sharps eliminated
- Disposal adheres to current legislation
- Surrounding area decontaminated and cleaned
It is crucial to report any sightings of sharp objects so that they can disposed of immediately by a a professional. Please do not attempt to dispose of needles, syringes or hypodermics through the use of bins as this can be very dangerous.
At Pro Evo we understand the risks presented by dirty needles, that's why our team works round the clock to ensure they are disposed of safely and quickly. Our team also makes sure to perform a comprehensive survey of the premise and surrounding area to ensure there are no further sharp objects that could cause an issue.
Pro Evo Specialists are available 24 hours a day to help with decontamination and the disposal of sharp objects which pose a health risk, all of our work is carried out in accrodance with the Health and Safety regulations and COSHH.
Specialised Empty Property Cleaning Service
Unfortunately empty commercial and residential properties are the perfect locations for vandalism and anti social behaviour to occur.
When squatters or bad tenants have lived in a premise for a period of time the property can often be left in an uninhabitable state with a large amount of waste left over to clean up.
A large percentage of the waste left behind is hazardous, this can include items such as drug paraphernalia and bodily fluid which can contain a wide range of diseases and bacteria. This can make it very difficult for the owner of the property to put the premise back into a habitable condition.
- Removal of harmful sharp objects
- Decontamination and comprehensive clean of property
- Quick response service
When performing any vacant property clean-up we always make sure the process is carried in the safest manner using the appropriate biohazard cleaning and sharp object removal equipment. We also use protective clothing to ensure exposure to infectious diseases is kept down to an absolute minimum.
Once all sharp and dangerous objects have been removed from the property we will then perform a comprehensive bio-hazard clean of the property to ensure it is safe and habitable in a timely manner.