How do I clean pigeon feces out of my attic?

Pigeon waste, and bird waste in general, can be some of the most difficult to clean in the scheme of nuisance animals. Bird waste is mostly liquid, and it has the ability to adhere and harden on most surfaces. If you have to clean such a mess, make sure you first don't use all your protective gear, including goggles, a respiratory mask, and gloves. Remember, pigeon feces can pose some human health risks, so safety first. As for the cleanup process itself, inside jobs should be done with a strong vacuum paired with a HEPA filter. Clean out all the solid waste you can, and then attack the remaining stains with a spray or fog enzymatic cleaner. Enzymatic cleaners are designed to break down organic waste, and this will be your only hope of cleaning in an inside situation. For bird poop outside of a building, a pressure washer usually does the trick, but you should still wear your protective gear to avoid breathing in contaminants.

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