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The horror of bird infestation isn’t just something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. If you’ve ever seen the effect that birds can have on a building, you’ll know how important it is to install bird proofing solutions.

They may be small, they may look harmless, but when they get together as a team, birds can be extremely destructive.

If you see the odd bird landing on your building, you’ll probably think nothing of it. The truth is, that lone ranger will be scoping out your building for nesting sites and, when he’s found what he’s looking for, he’ll tell all his mates to do the same.

Cue bird infestation.

With simple bird proofing strategies, you can minimise the effect that birds have on your
building.  Our solutions are humane, effective and keep your building protected long-term.

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Why do we need to control birds?

You commercial premises house your business operations. For that reason alone, you should be doing all that you can to ensure the building has a long life span.

Although birds aren’t always the first thing to come to mind when we think of pests, they’ll certainly become pests if you allow them to nest in your building. Not only can birds cause physical damage to a building, but they can also wreak havoc on the health of the occupants.

Let’s look at why.

Bird Droppings

The biggest issue with bird infestation is the droppings. Yes, they’re unsightly, but they’re also very corrosive. Bird droppings contain acidic properties that eat away at building materials, causing severe damage. As they build up over time, they’re even more harmful and become very difficult to remove.

Bird droppings are also a biological hazard. They carry up to 60 diseases transmittable to humans. As birds are known to nest near outdoor ventilation intakes, the diseases in their droppings could quickly transfer to the air inside your building.

Not a nice thought, really.

Bird Nests

Birds are also very good hunter-gatherers. If you’ve ever looked closely at a bird’s nest, you’ll see the huge effort that goes into them. From twigs to rubbish and everything in between, birds go out of their way to make their nests as cosy as possible.

If a bird builds a nest in your building, the contents are bound to end up in your gutters and drains. Blockages in these areas are a whole new hazard on their own and, not to mention, they’re also very costly to resolve.

Deter birds with our humane bird proofing methods

We don’t want to hurt the birds, we just want them to find another place to live. Perhaps they can go back to the good ol’ days and find a tree instead.

With humane bird proofing methods, we can discourage birds from landing on your building in the first place.

Bird Netting

We use high-quality, heavy duty polyethene bird netting. The netting blocks birds from entering building canopy areas and access points in a humane but effective way.

All of the netting’s fittings and fixtures are made with stainless steel for longevity purposes. The stainless steel will endure no rust or degradation.

Bird spikes

Bird spikes are ideal for the more difficult areas of a building. Areas that are particularly narrow or high can be fitted with stainless steel or plastic spikes that deter birds from landing on your building.

Hot foot gel

The hot foot gel method acts as a temporary deterrent for interior or enclosed areas that are not affected by the weather. The gel is not harmful to birds but prevents them from landing on your building.

Specialist solutions

Like all of our jobs, there is no one-size fits all approach to bird proofing. We treat all jobs on an individual basis to ensure we have met the needs of the client. We are happy to tailor a bird proofing solution for you or combine several of our methods to protect all areas of your building.

Don’t let a small bird problem spiral out of control

Bird proofing is an easy, effective way to protect your building. Our methods are strong and long-term solutions. However, we always suggest annual checks to ensure the systems are working as they should.

Buildings come in all shapes and sizes but with our vast experience, we are equipped to handle it all.

When it comes to bird proofing, no building is too complicated. If required, we will work outside your business hours to avoid disrupting your operations.

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It only takes one bird to notice your building for a possible bird infestation to be on the cards. Take the right measures to protect your building and have one of our team install a bird proofing system. It’s an easy process and one that will keep your building materials in great condition. Call us today to arrange a quote.

Paul Schoch

Paul is Rapid Facility Services' Managing Director and has an extensive sales background ranging from retail to commercial product to commercial services and sales management. He is best known around site as the guy who says “we will do whatever others can’t or won’t do”.
Paul Schoch