KOVA Pest Control

Pigeons

Types of Pigeons in South Africa: Red-Eyed Dove Speckled Pigeon African-Green Pigeon Laughing Dove Cape-Turtle Dove Diseases Carried It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. Examples of bird diseases associated with pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows: Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that may be …

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Myna

Diseases Carried Indian Mynas carry bird mites which can cause severe itching and dermatitis. They also carry other avian diseases such as psittacosis and salmonellosis which can potentially impact human health. Did you know? Myna is an omnivore. Snails, eggs, immature birds, frogs, insects, fruit and seed. Mynas are very aggressive during the breeding season. It …

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Crows

Types of Crows in South Africa: Pied Crow Cape (Black) Crow White-necked Raven House Crow Diseases Carried Crows feed in and around farm buildings, where they have been implicated in the spread of transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) among swine facilities. Large crow flocks near wetland areas may increase the potential for spread of waterfowl diseases such …

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Sparrows

Types of Sparrows in South Africa: House sparrow Cape sparrow Great Rufous sparrow Southern Gray-Headed sparrow Yellow-Throated petronia Diseases Carried It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. Examples of bird diseases associated with pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows: Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that …

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Starlings

Types of Starlings in South Africa: European Starling (most common) Cape Glossy Starling Black-Bellied Starling Pied Starling Red-Winged Starling Diseases Carried It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. Examples of bird diseases associated with pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows: Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease …

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Dust Mites

Diseases carried Allergens (triggers) from dust mites can come from their body parts, saliva, or their droppings. Allergic diseases from exposure to dust mites can include asthma, hayfever, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, eczema or any combination of these. They have also been linked with conjunctivitis, urticaria, dermatitis, anaphylaxis, hypersensitive pneumonia, angioedema, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, allergic and migraine …

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Bird Lice/Mites

Diseases carried Chicken mites are known carriers of encephalitis and may also cause fowl mite dermatitis & acariasis. Chicken mites primarily feed on the blood of birds, but will often bite humans. They are commonly found on pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows. Lice of all kinds enjoy the barrier feathers create, some feeding on the …

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Termites

Types of termites in South Africa Termite King and Queen Termite Workers Termite Soldiers Alates Coptotermes spp. Cryptotermes spp. Neotermes spp. How fast do they spread? Termites forage almost at a constant bases and can spread up to 150 feet around their one colony. It doesn’t take long for termites to ‘nest’ and an infestation …

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