Pigeons inhabit the world, except in Antarctica. Apart from having a great sense of orientation, the pigeon is one of the fastest flying birds, reaching 56 km / h. It also characterizes the pigeons its very acute sense of sight, such a prodigy is due to the fact that the pigeons usually have an extreme visual acuity far superior to the human. The pests of these birds pose a significant risk to human health. Their waste can cause more than 40 diseases and are carriers of more than 50 external ectoparasites that can be transmitted to both people and animals: ticks, lice, mites, bedbugs, sarnilla ... These birds use the nest itself to deposit their droppings, and it is estimated that each of them can produce about fourteen kilos of fecal matter per year. This causes cracks and gaps in the structures to open. Pigeon droppings cause deterioration in buildings, monuments, streets, parks, squares ... Due to the accumulation of excrement, salmonella can develop. Inhalation of dry feces or feathers can cause psittacosis and fungal infections (redness, exfoliation, blisters, peeling skin, itching ...). Another place, where diseases can reach are the orchards, causing food to be infected by chlamydia, fungi and bacteria, which can then be transmitted to humans when these foods are consumed.
Types of common pigeons in new jersey
Rock Pigeons are extremely common doves in New Jersey, but they are almost exclusively found in urban areas. These birds are what everyone refers to as a “pigeon.” You have probably seen them gathering in huge flocks in city parks, hoping to get tossed some birdseed or leftover food.