Pest birds have always been a major problem for window cleaners. When birds sit on the ledge or parapet wall of a building, bird droppings will pile up on windows and windowsills. This makes windows not only difficult to clean, but the droppings can seriously damage windowsills, window seals and gaskets, causing leaks. The acidic nature of bird droppings can “eat” into and permanently damage steel, aluminum, vinyl, plastic and glass. Bird droppings can also “freeze up” windows that are designed to open. And they can damage window screens. For window cleaners, bird droppings can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards on scaffolding and ladders.
Early Bird Tactics
Ideally, bird control measures should be installed when buildings are built. This proactive approach is the best way to prevent defacement and damage. The next best tactic is to deter birds as soon as they’re noticed. Most window cleaners already have access to special tools and lift equipment, so installing bird deterrents is both simplified and economical. Wait too long and birds being creatures of habit will stubbornly refuse to leave.
Why Specify Bird B Gone
Bird B Gone products are specified by more architects and engineers than any other bird control products in the industry. They are easy to specify using our CAD details in two formats—DWG and PDF (if you need the file in a different format, let us know). We also offer our 3-part specifications to drop into your project specs.
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 the window cleaning industry 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.