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While birds are beautiful to look at and to listen to, we don’t want them nesting and living in our businesses.
Unfortunately, many commercial buildings are the ideal environment for pest birds to roost and nest in. This is because modern buildings with flat roofs and structures on them often offer lofty perches to sit on and provide safety from birds’ predators.
To keep birds away from your business, you’ll need to look at bird-proofing methods. Otherwise, birds will flock eagerly to set up home on your commercial property.
If you haven’t yet had any pest birds nesting in your business, now’s the time to set up preventative measures. Want to learn how? Keep reading.
Why Bird Pests Are Damaging for Your Business
Before we outline the best ways of bird proofing your business, let’s first understand why pest birds are so damaging for your business.
Birds’ nests and droppings can interfere with your business in various ways. They can affect and damage rooftop drains, AC units, solar panels, and electrical systems, among other things.
When birds sit on parapet walls, their droppings will leave windows looking messy and unsightly. This can make your business building look unsanitary and neglected, putting off clients and customers.
Birds nesting in a business is more than an annoyance for company owners and customers; it can be dangerous too. While birds look and sound sweet, they carry over 40 types of parasites and over 60 types of infectious diseases. These parasites and diseases pass through the air, traveling from their droppings through air vents and open windows. These diseases can then infect staff members and customers. Yuck!
Large birds like pigeons can cause damage to commercial properties by dislodging roof tiles. Likewise, bird droppings can stain and corrode many building materials including stone, metal, and paintwork. Birds that have access to roof spaces can also cause harm to insulation.
Bird nests can also cause plenty of damage in commercial properties too. Nests can block drainpipes and gutters, which can result in flooding on the roof. The flooding can cause a plethora of problems in a business, including internal leaks, damaged timbers, metal corrosion, spoiled plaster, and more.
As you can imagine, this damage can result in a high financial fee for building owners.
Another concern is that some birds – mainly gulls – can be aggressive towards people, especially when they’re looking after their young. This can be an issue if people are walking close to the nest.
Pest birds can also affect vehicles parked near your commercial building, which as you can imagine, isn’t good for business.
You don’t want to receive complaints from customers and clients regarding pest birds and their affect on the business, do you? That’s why having a reputable pest control provider is so important for keeping your business bird-free and sanitary.
A great way to deter pest birds is to create barriers between them and your commercial building.
For example, here at Viking Pest, we can install nylon or plastic mesh bird netting to stop birds from nesting in any trees around your property. We can also drape the netting around any foliage or bushes that birds would potentially nest in.
A two-inch mesh should be large enough to prevent pigeons, crows, and other large birds from nesting, while fine, smaller mesh will block out more petite species. And don’t worry, we’ll check in the branches of the trees or bushes before installing the mesh, so no birds are trapped inside.
Bird spikes are another very popular method of preventing birds from perching and nesting on a property and many businesses have them installed to discourage pest birds from landing. These are otherwise known as perch blockers and can be attached to any areas that work as potential roosting or perching spots. These include ledges, around gutters, and roofs.
Get Bird-Proofing Help From the Experts
In most cases, it would be advised to hire a team of experts to inspect and create a custom solution to protect your business from pest birds. When it comes to installing new methods of bird-proofing or removing nuisance birds that have set up home in your business Viking’s Bird Doctor team is there for you!
Here at Viking Pest, we offer several deterrents for pest birds. These include the installation of bird spikes, bird netting, shock track, and optical gels. We’re proud to use the latest up-to-date technology to humanely remove birds using our quality bird control solutions. All these methods work well to deter birds, but we’ll be happy to discuss the best pest control strategy for your business.
Do you have multiple properties? Concerned about having various pest control companies? Viking’s vast presence means there is most likely a Viking office right in your neighborhood.
If any pest does find a way into your business, Viking’s professionals are there for you. We take care of the situation discreetly and work with you for long-term relief. That’s the Viking Advantage Commitment: A regional coverage with a local touch.
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