Stadiums and Sports Fields
Pest birds love to loiter around stadiums, sports fields and similar semi enclosed outdoor arenas. These venues offer plenty of lofty signage, light fixtures, displays and billboards where birds can roost or nest, free from predators.
When birds get hungry, they have a virtual smorgasbord of food scraps to choose from, scraps left by patrons on and under benches and chairs, and in overflowing trash cans.
Problems with Bird Droppings
Birds nesting and roosting in rafters can quickly leave a mess of droppings in the bleachers and walkways below. These droppings must be promptly cleaned up for a number of important reasons. First, they create a visual distraction that will discourage patrons from returning to the venue. Second, bird droppings can carry any of 60 known diseases such as Salmonella, E.coli and West Nile virus, so the presence of this waste present a health hazard, especially where food is served and consumed. Third, wet bird droppings can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards, a real possibility where people are stepping up and down and moving in and out of their seats while being distracted by the event on the field (thus, a major liability for public venues like these).
Bird Damage at Sports Complexes
Pest birds can do considerable damage to stadiums and sports/athletic venues. Bird droppings and nesting debris can degrade and damage signage, lighting fixtures, security cameras and overhangs. The acidic nature of bird droppings can “eat” into and permanently damage steel, aluminum, vinyl, plastic and glass. Whether a local soccer field or Wrigley stadium, birds have been known to destroy sports fields by eating seeds. They have even swooped down on fans and interrupted live games.
Bird Control to Match Your Need
Bird controls most often recommended for stadiums and sports/athletic venues include:
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