We have all been excited when we notice a bird’s nest in our yard, however, these nests can quickly become a nuisance and dangerous especially around commercial buildings.
Other than the obvious chirping nuisance, birds carry pathogens that can be dangerous to humans. They also leave behind droppings that can cause health conditions and even ruin the paint on building structures. Additionally, when nests are built, they can be placed in dangerous places such as ventilation vents and near electrical appliances. If you are a commercial building owner, controlling birds is a must and we are here to give you some tips!
Tips to help you control birds around commercial buildings:
- Set Up Traps: Setting up traps is an inexpensive way to control nesting. The “Bob” trap is commonly used and allows for birds to walk in but not out.
- Make it Hard For Them to Nest: The easiest way to deter birds away from your building is to make it hard for them to stay and nest. This could include setting up barriers such as porcupine wire on rafters or using chemicals like tactile bird spray to discourage birds from staying around.
- Do Not Allow Access: An obvious tip is to not allow access in the first place. This will include using protective covers around your vents, repairing broken windows, and closing any areas large enough for a bird to make itself inside.
- Use Lethal Means: This should always be a last resort option for building owners. Calling a professional bird control service can help you fix any bird control problems with fast solutions.
After following these tips, it is important to stay proactive to help deter any bird infestations in the future.
Birds will always try to use building structures in some shape or form, but by being proactive you can lower the chances of any future problems. If you have had nesting or other bird activity inside an intake or exhaust duct, proper cleaning can remove any contaminates and clean out these vital parts of your building’s climate control system – ensuring clean and healthy air inside for the occupants.