Bird proofing your commercial property might seem like an unnecessary task that can wait at the bottom of your to-do list.  After all, birds are a beautiful part of nature, they’re pleasing to listen to and they seem harmless, right?

Well, not every bird is a sweet songbird just minding their own business. In fact, some birds make it their business to disrupt yours!

When birds flock together, they stay together, and you don’t want them nesting in and around your commercial property; they can steal food, annoy customers, damage your building, and even spread disease.

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Why bird proofing your business is important

Bird proofing your business is important for many reasons. Unless a business owner is willing to take the proper steps to minimize pest birds, they are placing their property and the long-term health of their workforce and customers at serious risk.

Let’s take a further look.

Bird dropping damage

Bird droppings contain a high level of acidity. When the droppings are not cleaned up in a timely manner, they begin to eat away at building materials, causing corrosion and significant damage to your exterior. In addition, your building will look unappealing to your customers.

Health risks

Bird droppings are also a biological hazard, carrying up to 60 diseases transmittable to humans and animals, including histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis. Some of these diseases are airborne and can pose a risk to anyone near your property.

Pest birds can also carry multiple parasites that can bite humans and pass on diseases themselves.

Increased fire risks

Bird nests alone are a piece of artwork. They are cleverly crafted with a mixture of materials such as twigs, leaves, and everything in between. However, these little homes are highly flammable which can easily ignite a fire.

When birds become overpopulated they can nest inside hazardous areas like your machinery and near electrical wires. Not only can this cause a serve fire, but damage to your equipment.

Clogged gutters and drains

If bird nests aren’t regularly checked and removed, it’s only a matter of time before these nests clog up your drainage systems and gutters. Nests can also be typically found on the rooftop corners; if undetected, this can cause potential flooding and roof damage.

Time and money

Why spend countless hours cleaning bird droppings or nesting materials from your property when you can be spending that time on what matters. Your business!

Not to mention, if these materials and bird populations aren’t regularly monitored, or have gone unnoticed, the amount of damage caused can literally cost you and your business thousands of dollars.

Keep the birds away – the humane way!

While birds may be a nuisance to your business, we don’t want to get rid of them with toxic poisons, which can be deadly to the birds.

Our goal is to keep the birds away safely while discouraging them from making a home in any area of your building in the first place.

Humane bird-proofing methods to the rescue!

Bird netting

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

All of the netting 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.

Any one of these options will provide effective protection for your business, but if you want long-lasting effective results, we recommend that you use a professional service that has extensive experience in bird-proofing.

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Don’t let birds disrupt your business

Bird proofing is the easiest and humane way to eliminate any health risks, damage, and additional expenses to your business.

There’s no need to spend time constantly cleaning and being distracted by bird infestation.

With our simple bird proofing solutions, business owners can minimize the effect that birds have on their buildings.  Our solutions are humane, effective, and keep your building protected long-term.

Take preventative measures to protect your building and workforce today.

We have a friendly and experienced team that can install a bird proofing system and are available outside of business hours for your convenience. It’s an easy process and one that will keep your building, big or small in great condition! Call us today to arrange a quote.

Paul Schoch