i search around in your threads and didn't find anything, if the info is there point the way, if not...... Pigeon people what's the truth about pigeon droppings. I was brought up that pigeon dropping had dangerous brain or lung worms that would kill or cripple a human. There is even a family story of a friends dad who ended with brain damage and couldn't talk or walk, because of pigeon droppings. (Although I've heard my dad tell the same story with starlings, but usually it's pigeons.) because of this I have always avoided pigeon poop, or treated it like radioactive waste. Wearing gloves,mask, paper suits, the yards. Is there a danger? Is it only in wild birds? Is this all just an old wives tale? Not to hurt your feelings but when I think of pigeons I think "dirty birds". So what's the truth?