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Crews cleaning up bird droppings at La Jolla Cove

Cleanup is underway Monday at La Jolla cove.

LA JOLLA (CBS 8) - Crews are cleaning up a foul situation at La Jolla Cove Monday after several complaints about stinky bird poop.

Mayor Bob Filner declared it a health hazard, and hired a company that specializes in bio-active microbial odor cleanup to neutralize the foul smell.

The mayor says this temporary solution is costing the city about $50,000 and needs to be done especially when it comes to healthy and safety concerns.

"It really turns a lot of people off... So it'll end pretty much as of today... the smell and then we'll move on to do the long range solution," Filner said.

A company called Blue Eagle, which has performed similar services in Oceanside, started spraying a foamy organic material that is expected to eat through the manure.

Clean-up is expected to take around 10 days.

Mayor Filner is looking into long-term solutions so cleaners don't have to keep coming back every six months, but for now he's going to monitor this clean-up and see if people start noticing a difference.