Do you ever feel uneasy around birds? Do you recoil at the sight of them or feel unnerved at their presence? It is possible it may go beyond an everyday dislike of birds. You could be suffering from a phobia, a fear of birds, referred to as Ornithophobia. It is a condition which can take on many forms and a sufferer can display a variety of symptoms.
The phobia can manifest itself in various ways, from a fear of birds of prey like eagles or hawks to being afraid of pigeons, gulls and even household pets like parrots or parakeets.
Ornithophobia can have several deep-rooted causes, many of which spring from childhood. It is not uncommon for someone who has had a negative experience with an animal as a youngster to be afraid of them when they grow up. It is widely known birds can display heightened aggression when searching for food. If you were caught in a flock of birds or have been injured by one it could have a lasting effect, which could lay at the heart of your phobia.
If a sufferer comes into contact with a bird they could experience a wide range of symptoms. These can differ depending on the severity of the condition. However, it is not unheard of for an individual for people to begin shaking or be frozen in the spot. There have been instances of people suffering anxiety, crying or running away at the sight of a bird. It is nothing to be ashamed of, only highlighting how a phobia can affect a person and take over their life.
However, treatment is available. Those afflicted with Ornithophobia often turn to counselling, medication, and hypnotherapy to try and conquer their condition. It is also customary to employ relaxation techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help sufferers manage their phobia and put them on the road to recovery.
If you are afraid you have been infested by birds, either in your home or commercial property, then contact Pest Master Ltd. Our well-trained specialists use the latest techniques to remove any uninvited visitors, We can clear your house or workplace of unwanted birds quickly and efficiently. So, call us now on 0141 586 0239 for your free quotation.