Boats, docks and swim platforms often provide birds with the perfect waterfront perch or vantage point for their next meal. Large birds such as geese, ducks and cormorants along with gulls and other birds can virtually take over these areas while creating quite a mess.
Excessive Bird Damage on Boats and Structures
Birds perching and roosting on boats and seaside structures can quickly become a costly nuisance. The acidic nature of bird droppings can damage boat covers, spreaders, window gaskets, sails, outboard engines, sliding doors, deck surfaces and antenna arrays. Cleaning off dried bird droppings can pose quite a challenge to boat owners and marine operators.
Health Risks & Hazards
Bird droppings can carry any of 60 transmittable diseases—such as Salmonella, ecoli and West Nile virus. When dried bird droppings are aerated, they can spread disease-carrying spores into boats. Bird droppings can also create slip-and-fall hazards, especially on boats, where surfaces are often wet.
Bird Proofing Tactics
Ideally, bird control measures should be installed before pest birds arrive on your boat or dock. A 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 it becomes increasingly difficult to remove them.
Bird Controls to Match Your Need
Bird controls most often recommended for the boating 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 800-392-6915 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.