Bird-related problems in Malaysia can lead to lost business, contaminated products and expensive damage to building exteriors. Some bird species harbor diseases that can be transmitted to humans and are classified as public health threats. Bird droppings are also problematic, as bird waste can ruin building finishes and create unsanitary conditions. The droppings can also be expensive to clean up.The Threat:
Birds may be beneficial, neutral or harmful to man’s interests, depending upon time, location and activity. Pest bird situations that require bird control and bird proofing include feeding on agricultural products, roosting or nesting around human habitations, destroying vegetation and contaminating foods, noise, droppings, odor and feathers, diseases or ectoparasites affecting man including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, unpleasant or hazardous working conditions.