Bird Deterrent Devices to Keep Schools Free from the Bird Mess

Bird Deterrent Devices to Keep Schools Free from the Bird Mess

Posted on July 20, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch in Bird Deterrents

In many schools and other public buildings, summertime is a good time to deal with regular building maintenance. Facilities managers recognize the value of this task. Vigilance in maintaining the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is important to keep them working properly. In order to continually meet the health and safety codes, these systems need to be working properly and it is important to implement bird deterrent devices to keep the droppings and nesting materials away from the vents and the structures.

Bird control is a very important part of building maintenance. Using effective bird deterrent devices can, for example, prevent droppings, nests and other bird debris from damaging many vital rooftop systems HVAC systems, electrical wiring, ventilation turbines, solar heaters, etc. Bird droppings damage roofs because the acid in bird droppings can quickly eat into tar-based roofing materials.

Bird droppings should not be allowed to accumulate on walkways, tables and chairs used by children or adults because these surfaces are susceptible to damage.

Implementing bird deterrent devices these will also keep disease-carrying droppings from infecting students, employees and the public.

Bird deterrent devices sold today are humane, effective, easy to install and are virtually invisible and practically maintenance free. A wide range of pest birds will be deterrent from the area using a variety of different bird control methods.

Bird Spikes

Bird spikes have been used by many to deter pest birds worldwide. The spikes have proven quite effective in intimidating most birds by denying them the ability to land. The blunted spikes are harmless. Bird spikes keep pest birds from landing on rooftops, signs, building ledges and other outdoor areas, effectively eliminating the birds ability to cause damage.

Bird Netting

Bird netting comes in different types and mesh sizes to deny pest birds access without trapping them. Heavy-duty bird netting is manufactured of strong polyethylene and is made from an ultraviolet-resistant mesh available in various sizes and custom cuts. No-knot bird netting, which is made of non-conductive polypropylene a chemically inert material that is highly resistant to acids and alkalis is exceptionally lightweight, strong and easy to handle. This flame-resistant, multi-strand fiber has ultraviolet inhibitors and will not rot or absorb water and will inhibit the growth of mold or mildew. For large birds like pigeons and seagulls, a 1-1/8-inch to 2-inch mesh size is recommended. For smaller birds like sparrows and starlings, a -inch mesh works best.

Although bird netting now comes in various colors, black bird netting offers natural ultraviolet protection and won't discolor when it gets dirty or dusty.

Electric Tracks

Proven to be effective over the years, electric tracks deter pest birds by using a startling zap of electricity to convince them to move on. It is not harmless, however. Tracks are humane, highly effective and work quite well to deter pigeons, seagulls and larger birds from structures.

Sonic Deterrents

Humane and easy to use, sonic bird deterrent devices are highly effective in deterring a wide variety of pest birds. The list includes pigeons, crows, starlings, swallows, gulls, woodpeckers, sparrows, grackles, cormorants and many others. The best sonic bird deterrent devices will continually alter the pitch, frequency, timing and intensity of their sounds, which prevents birds from acclimating to a specific sound. There are systems that emit distress and predator calls for as many as 22 types of birds.