The Dangers of Pesky Birds in Industrial Facilities
Every year industries spend thousands of dollars on repairing the damage caused by birds and clearing the mess created by their droppings. The financial implications of this ongoing nuisance are far more expensive than periodic property maintenance. When birds nest and roost in commercial facilities, they can pose some serious risks like accidental falls, electrical fires, and unsanitary conditions. These are just a few of the many dangers that accompany bird nesting and roosting in commercial spaces.
Bird droppings can tarnish your public image, erode structural components, and increase the risk of slips and falls that can lead to expensive litigation. Birds are also known to carry more than 60 transmittable diseases so getting rid of them is absolutely necessary for maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment. If not controlled in time, bird problems can also invite costly settlements and serious health hazards.
Why is Bird Control Important for Commercial Spaces
Here are some of the most important reasons that make bird control mandatory:
- Bird droppings are highly acidic and have the ability to cause irreparable damage to vital equipment, rooftops, walkways and everything from paint and cement to wood and metals.
- When birds get trapped in HVAC ducts or entangled in the equipment, they can clog components and cause fires.
- Birds can contaminate food products inviting foodborne illnesses and regulatory action.
- Birds fecal matter and feather dander can cause bird allergies.
- Nesting materials and bird droppings in commercial spaces reflect a very poor business image to customers, visitors, and associates.
- Businesses that invest in cleaning bird droppings daily are not only wasting a lot of money but also exposing their employees to over sixty diseases caused by pest birds.
- Nesting materials can clog gutters and drains creating the potential for flooding.
- Bird droppings and nesting materials found in storage facilities, food processing plants, and restaurants can invite hefty fines, legal action and also lead to a complete closure of operations.
- Bird droppings can be slippery and may cause potential hazards for your employees and customers.
- In certain industries, infectious bird droppings can breach health codes, attract fines, lawsuits and legal courses of action.
- If your production has to be slowed down, delayed or stopped due to bird influence, then you are losing money. Employees should not work in areas that may be unsafe due to a build-up of bird droppings which can lead to shutdowns.
- Birds swooping and making noise can be distracting and annoying to both your employees and visitors as well as affecting work.
Safe and Humane Methods of Controlling Bird Infestations
If you want to avoid health risks, property damage, cleanup costs, expensive equipment repairs, health code violations, work stoppages, and clogged drains, you can hire a professional bird control service that offers safe, effective and viable solutions for all types of bird problems. The most commonly used bird exclusion options include the following:
1. Bird Netting
Netting acts as a physical barrier that humanely excludes birds from unwanted areas like eaves, canopies, and gardens. Netting effectively prevents birds from nesting and roosting year round and keeps any desired location protected from their nuisance.
2. Shock Tracks
Shock tracks are an easy way to keep birds away from any area and while they sound like a cruel option, shock tracks are actually both safe and humane for scaring birds away. They produce very mild electric shocks when the birds land on any surface. Not harmful yet highly effective in keeping birds away from an area, shock tracks can be discreetly laid, nailed or glued to any flat or curved surface including parapet walls, eaves, beams, ledges, and rooflines.
3. Bird Spikes
Bird spikes are the best way to create a no landing zone for birds. Spikes efficiently create an anti-roosting, anti-nesting and anti-perching area where even the most stubborn bird species cannot venture. They easily blend in with the surroundings and are specifically designed to cause no harm. Bird spikes are typically used on narrow surfaces like security cameras, signage, parapet walls, ledges, above windows and light posts.
4. Flash Tape and Chemical Repellents
Reflective flash tape scares off birds with movement from the wind and the sunlight reflecting off the Mylar tape surface.
Bird Control is Not Easy without Professional Help
Attempting bird control on your own is usually frustrating as well as time-consuming for your warehouse management. This is due to the fact that bird control is not as easy as simply chasing them away as they keep on returning.
The longer you let birds nest and roost, the harder it will be to get rid of them. Take Care Termite and Pest Control has customized solutions for commercial spaces needing prompt and professional bird control service. To turn your establishment into a bird-free zone, call us at (209) 832-7300.