Food manufacturing plants have long had problems with pest birds. When birds enter through open doors and loading docks, they tend to roost or nest in rafters above food production or storage sites. This leads to bird droppings falling from rafters and other lofty areas to contaminate food production or stored product. Equally problematic are the dried, bird dropping spores that can make their way into ventilation systems. These can easily contaminate food production and handling surfaces, packaging, and even food.
Birds Nests & Droppings Carry Diseases
Birds can pose a significant health risk. The bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites in droppings and nesting can carry any of 60 diseases--including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis, even the West Nile virus. In just the last five years, countless food manufacturing sites have faced stiff fines for the presence of birds and bird droppings. In some cases, health inspectors have closed food plants for days or even weeks.
Damaging Bird Droppings
The acidic nature of bird droppings can “eat” into and permanently damage windows and seals made of rubber, vinyl, plastic and aluminum. Over time, skylights, windows, doors and other barriers can be compromised to let in disease carrying droppings. Bird nesting materials also make excellent kindling, and plants have caught fire when electrical wiring was degraded by bird droppings.
Install Bird Controls Now
Any proactive approach to bird control is better than waiting for the problem to get out of hand. Birds are creatures of habit and will stubbornly refuse to leave once their nests are built. Bird B Gone products have been specifically designed to rid food production/storage facilities of pest birds, humanely and effectively.
Every bird problem is different. Bird B Gone can help you select the right bird deterrent based on the bird species, area where they are posing a problem, and whether or not the birds are nesting. Bird controls most often recommended for food production/storage facilities include:
If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, Bird B Gone has over 80 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.