Birds are a welcome addition to our communities, but when they begin to negatively impact our environment by roosting or nesting in unwanted areas, they can become a nuisance.
More than just a nuisance, birds pose a health hazard and can damage buildings and building materials. The effects caused by birds accumulating in unwanted areas can be devastating.Here are some of the main reasons why bird control is important.
Bird droppings and nesting materials carry transmittable diseases and ectoparasites. Bird droppings are highly acidic and can stain and corrode building materials.
Bird nests can clog drains and pose a fire risk near lighting or other features.- Birds nests can host bird mites. Bird droppings can contaminate standing bodies of water such as pools, spas and lake shore areas. Pest bird such as crows and pigeons may be driving away desirable song birds from your property.
Birds can wreak havoc on backyard gardens and crops.They longer birds are allowed to nest or roost in unwanted area; the harder it will be to get them to leave. If birds are allowed to inhabit an area long enough, they will persistently defend it as their territory. It’s important to take a proactive approach when dealing with pest birds. In the long run, it can save you time and money.
There are many reasons why bird control is important no matter what your building type or specific circumstance may be. Some reasons for bird control are much more serious than others, but all pest bird control situations are important to solve, and solve correctly.
Reasons for bird control include but are not limited to:
- Health Risks
- Health Code Violations
- Inventory Damage
- Property Damage
- Equipment Damage
- Devalued Property
- Poor Property Image
- Clogged Drains and Gutters
- Work Stoppages
- Slip Risks
- Cost and Time of Cleanup
Bird droppings and nests are an unattractive feature for homes and businesses. If birds are allowed to nest at a property for an extended period of time, the presence of their nests, possible diseases and ecto-parasites and bird droppings can devalue a property and have the neighbors complaining.
Cost / Time of Cleanup
If you are spending time regularly cleaning bird droppings or nesting materials from your home, backyard, boat or other areas, you are exposing yourself to potentially hazardous materials on a regular basis. Not to mention the time wasted on regular clean-up.
Droppings are highly acidic and can corrode buildings materials and stain fabrics. These will need restoration or complete replacement if the droppings are left long enough.
Droppings and nesting materials regularly clog drains and gutters. This can cause other problems on roofs and other areas by damming water and creating the potential of flooding.Lost or Damaged Crops Birds can be quite a nuisance for backyard gardeners. They can swoop in and decimate backyard edibles in a matter of hours or days. After spending the season, planting and tending to your garden, they can literally eat the fruits of your labor.
Birds, bird droppings and nesting materials can carry 60 different diseases and ectoparasites that can be passed to humans and animals. If dried bird droppings are found near ventilation systems, they can travel through buildings potentially infecting inhabitants.
Slip risks due to the presence of large quantities of bird droppings are very real and should be taken seriously. This is another area where a business may be liable for any injuries to employees or customers due to the slip-and-fall risks associated with pest bird droppings. People have been awarded millions of dollars from slips and falls due to pest bird droppings.
Retail / Commercial Bird Control and Exclusion
We’ve worked with many restaurants, hospitals, shopping malls,airport hangars, warehouses industrial and commercial and many other retail and commercial building customers. Effective Bird control is important for these types of businesses because an extensive bird problem can cause multiple issues and of course affects the business’s image to its patrons.
We know that we can solve just about any problem for businesses that have a commercial or retail pest bird problem. Loading docks, signs, birds inside the store, birds nesting in eaves and on roofs are just some of the problem areas these buildings face. We focus on exclusion as well as taking access and aesthetics into consideration.