Copy
http://www.pestmanagementacademy.com/   ipmc@mweb.co.za
View this email in your browser
Phone: 0861999900 Fax: 012 3467453 29 Hazelwood, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0081

Pest Birds Can Carry Diseases that can be transmittable to pets and people.
 

There are over 60 diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. The problem is especially worrisome in residential areas, since many of these diseases are airborne and can be transferred to humans just by being around bird droppings. People can get these diseases by not wearing gloves, eye protection and face masks (proper PPE) when cleaning bird droppings and nests from surfaces so covered



Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings. The fungal particulates can be accidentally inhaled when cleaning bird droppings. High exposure can cause infection. Symptoms begin to appear about 10 days after initial infection and include fatigue, fever and chest pains. That said, most people will not show any symptoms. However, those with compromised immune systems due to cancer or HIV/AIDS are generally more at risk of developing histoplasmosis. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported a potentially blinding eye condition—presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS)—that may be caused by the fungus.
 
Cryptococcosis is caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. A fungal disease associated with pigeon droppings, cryptococcosis often begins as a pulmonary disease and may later affect the central nervous system. Those with compromised immune systems are most at risk in getting the disease. The disease is contracted by inhaling the yeast-like cells of the organism. Cryptococcosis occurs in two forms: The generalized form begins with a lung infection and spreads to other areas of the body, particularly the central nervous system, and is usually fatal unless treated. The more rare cutaneous (skin) form is characterized by acne-like skin eruptions or ulcers with nodules just under the skin. 
Salmonellosis often occurs as "food poisoning" and is caused by bacteria found in bird droppings. When dried bird droppings are aerated by wind and ventilation systems, they can contaminate food and cooking surfaces in restaurants, homes and food processing plants.
 
As a pest control operator you need to take the utmost care not to expose yourself to these dangers when you treat and clean any area where there may be bird activity.
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK 
 

GENERAL PEST CONTROL PROGRAM
8-10 FEBRUARY 2016 PRETORIA
22-24 FEBRUARY 2016 CAPE TOWN
WEED CONTROL
15-17 FEBRUARY 2016 PRETORIA
 
 
 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 
TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS

29 FEB-2 MAR 2016 PRETORIA
GENERAL PEST CONTROL PROGRAM
7-9 MARCH 2016 PRETORIA
11-13 APRIL 2016 DURBAN
WEED CONTROL
14-16 MARCH 2016 PRETORIA
FUMIGATION
13-15 APRIL 2016 DURBAN



 
ALL COURSES ON NQF LEVEL 4 NOT NQF LEVEL 2
GENERAL PEST CONTROL PROGRAM
8-10 FEB 2016 PRETORIA
              22-24 FEB 2016            CAPE TOWN
7-9 MARCH 2016 PRETORIA
11-13 APRIL 2016 DURBAN
18-20 APRIL 2016 PRETORIA
9-11 MAY 2016 PRETORIA
6-8 JUNE 2016 PRETORIA
WEED CONTROL
15-17 FEBRUARY 2016 PRETORIA
14-16 MARCH 2016 PRETORIA
16-18 MAY 2016 PRETORIA

 TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS
29 FEB-2 MAR 2016 PRETORIA
3-5 MAY 2016 PRETORIA

FUMIGATION
4-6 APRIL 2016 PRETORIA
13-15 APRIL 2016 DURBAN

PLANT PEST & DISEASES
15-17 FEBRUARY 2016 PRETORIA
14-16 MARCH 2016 PRETORIA
16-18 MAY 2016 PRETORIA

WOOD PRESERVATION OF UTILITY POLES
29 FEB-2 MAR 2016 PRETORIA
3-5 MAY 2016 PRETORIA

FIELD PEST BIOLOGIST
7 APRIL 2016 PRETORIA
 
Copyright © 2016 *|PEST MANAGEMENT ACADEMY|*, All rights reserved.
PEST CONTROL TRAINING ACADEMY/SCHOOL
Professional Services Offered:
Training of pest control operators | practical assessments of pest control operators | mentoring of pest control operators | supervision of trainee pest control operators | pest control helpline | pest identification service | food safety/HACCP training and auditing/food safety/PRP registers | ISPM 15 training and certification | green pest management/control | pest management operations manuals
Our mailing address is:
ipmc@mweb.co.za
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list