Birds of all types have long posed problems for cities, states, municipalities, and other government agencies. Not only do they deface public property, but they can also lead to serious damage over time, often to the point of undermining a building or bridge’s structural integrity.
Bird droppings can be a particular problem for many structures like bridges, transport depots, libraries, court buildings and freeway/highway/roadway signage. (A build-up of bird droppings on beams under the Minneapolis Bridge in 2005 may have been one of the causes of its collapse.)
The acidic nature of droppings can “eat” into and permanently damage signage and structures made of steel, plastic, glass, even stonework. Bird nesting materials make excellent kindling and many sites have caught fire when heated bulbs or electrical wiring came in contact with feathers and twigs in bird nests. Finally, bird droppings in government owned and maintained areas can create a slip-and-fall hazard. In 2006, the city of New York was ordered to pay a man $6 million dollars after he slipped on bird droppings in a subway station.
Preferred Bird Control Tactics for Cities, Municipals and State-Owned Properties
Ideally, bird control measures for government properties should be installed when the structures and buildings are built. Most contractors already have access to special tools and lift equipment, so installing bird deterrents at this stage is both simplified and economical. 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. Wait too long and birds being creatures of habit will stubbornly refuse to leave.
Bird Controls to Match Your Need
Bird controls most often recommended for government buildings and structures include:
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