Top Bird Proofing Tips for Commercial Buildings

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Top Bird Proofing Tips for Commercial Buildings

Posted on December 19, 2015 by Bird B Gone in Bird Deterrents

Commercial business owners and managers are fully aware of the many problems created by pest birds. It’s no secret that commercial businesses spend millions of dollars annually on cleanups and repairs caused by bird droppings and nests. This debris also creates major health concerns in areas where food is stored, processed, served or prepared.

Fortunately, there are steps commercial business owners/managers can take to reduce and even eliminate their pest bird problems.

Make Your Building(s) Less Attractive to Pest Birds

There are a number of preliminary things you can do to deter pest birds from your commercial building. Start by removing a bird’s easy access to food and water. This would include mopping up pools of standing water on the roof of your building after it rains and removing any water pools after sprinklers are turned off. Also, convince your employees to stop feeding birds during their lunch break, and to clean up any food scraps around outdoor lunch tables. Early-bird “scouts” will bring flocks of birds to your building. Make sure trash containers and dipsy-dumpsters are tightly closed. Finally, deny birds access to nesting and roosting sites around your property by sealing all openings to eaves, lofts, steeples and vents.

Install Proven Bird Control Devices

The bird control experts at Bird B Gone offer a number of highly effective, proven solutions for getting rid of pest birds around commercial buildings and structures. These include:

Bird Spikes

Ideal for keeping pigeons and other larger birds off rooftops, parapet walls, light fixtures and other flat or curved surfaces, Bird B Gone bird spikes come in a variety of types and sizes. Stainless Steel Spikes are extremely durable and ideal for use in punishing environments. Polycarbonate Spikes come in a variety of colors and are ideal for use in areas where they need to blend in with their environment (they also won’t interfere with communications antennas, since they’re plastic). Mega Spikes are available to deter really large birds like vultures, gulls and cormorants. And many a bird has been kept from nesting in rain gutters, thanks to Gutter Spikes, which are easily installed.

Bird-Hazing Systems

Humane and effective, these chemical-based systems repel birds, even small birds like sparrows, from large enclosed, semi-enclosed and open areas. The systems release a light
haze of methyl anthranilate, a non-toxic, EPA approved food-grade ingredient that irritates a bird’s mucous membranes, forcing them to leave. The repellent effect is only temporary and will not injure birds. The haze deployed is extremely fine, with a particle size smaller than one micron, which allows the repellent to remain airborne longer. The hazer’s multi-head unit ensures wide coverage.

Bird Spider 360°TM

Equipped with thin, wildly flailing arms to frighten birds away, this device is easily placed on rooftops, HVAC units and other structures to discouraging gulls, cormorants, pelicans and pigeons. Bird spiders come in 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-foot diameter arm lengths for increasingly wider areas of deterrence. A UV-protected polycarbonate base provides easy mounting and can survive harsh weather. Bird B Gone offers a number of versatile bases that allow the Spider to be easily placed wherever pest birds tend to flock.

Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Netting

Ideal for a broad range of commercial uses, including signs, warehouses, courtyards, canopies, airplane hangars and rooftops, this industrial strength netting is made of a tough UV-stabilized polyethylene mesh. It’s long lasting, extremely durable, rot and water-proof, and flame resistant. The netting comes in several area sizes and mesh densities to deter the full range of pest bird types. Bird Net 2000 is often specified in architectural plans, is backed by a 10-Year Guarantee and comes in black, stone or white to blend in with its background.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic

Ideal for keeping a wide variety of pest birds away from large commercial areas, this sonic device broadcasts distress and predator calls that intimidate birds. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can actually hear. Being solar powered means the device can be easily placed wherever pest birds flock.

Bird Jolt Flat Track

Easy to install and virtually invisible, this electrified track imparts a harmless but persuasive electric shock to birds to alter their behavior. It’s the only electric track with a patented anti-arcing design to guard against track short outs, and the only system with patented glue troughs along the base to insulate the track’s conductors.