Prevention is Key to Having a Pest Bird Free Environment

Prevention is Key to Having a Pest Bird Free Environment

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch in Bird Deterrents

Benjamin Franklin once said, It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. This is true for people, and it is also true for birds. Stopping pest birds from nesting and roosting, not so much a habit, but instinctual behavior, is much easier to prevent than to get rid of birds when they have already gained access to your building. This is why it is extremely important for routine maintenance checks around the buildings. Maintenance managers need to be on the lookout for bad behavior from birds. Better yet, do not wait for the birds, but implement a bird deterrent philosophy within the company and install bird control methods before the birds even think about arriving.

Ignoring the pest bird issue could cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in clean up and repair if you wait until it is too late, and you need to break the habit of the birds roosting and nesting once they have made themselves at home. This might even be an impossible task if the bird is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This act protects migratory birds once they have nested and started a family. It is unlawful to disturb the birds until the last baby has left the nest.

By this time, their droppings have accumulated and the structure is at risk of being damaged by the acidic droppings. Accumulated droppings can ruin machinery, buildings, paint, and canvas and just about anywhere they begin to pile up. If the structural damage isn't deterrent enough to implement bird control, the health hazards associated with bird droppings should be. The feces can harbor over 60 different kinds of transmittable diseases. Both the structure damage and health hazards are not good for business. If the building is a warehouse that houses any type of food, the unsanitary conditions could result in the plant being shut down. This is especially not good for business.

Adding bird deterrent products to the general maintenance of the building will help the bird infestation and all that goes with it to be non-existent. There are many areas to consider and many different bird deterrents to choose from.

The Rooftop

The rooftop definitely needs protection from the birds. Bird spikes are one product that would not allow the birds to land where they are applied. Electric track systems are another way to go for the rooftop. These are very low profile and would not be detected at all from the ground when installed properly.

The Company Logo or Sign

This is another vulnerable area that the pest birds will flock to. It offers coverage from the weather and places to hide away from predators. The lighted signs even offer extra warmth that the birds like. Bird spikes would also work well to protect the sign. The spikes can be applied to curved surfaces just as easily as any flat surface.

The Loading Dock

Birds are all a flutter at loading docks. There are usually overhangs where the birds will perch and roost. Bird netting is a great bird deterrent product for this area. Bird netting will block the birds from the area where it is installed.

There are many other areas that would benefit from protection, and many other bird deterrent products that you could choose. It is always a good idea to talk to professionals and get guidance from their wisdom.