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Written by: Meredith Walako
You’ve got birds. It could be gulls sitting on your roof top or maybe pigeons making a mess of signs and awnings. Perhaps you have an open loading dock and have starlings nesting in the rafters.
Whatever the situation, all you know is that birds are creating a problem that must be addressed. So where do you start?
You may be well aware of the need to implement pest control procedures for general pests such as mice and termites, but few consider the damage birds can cause to the exterior or interior of a building.
Bruce Donoho, Owner of Bird-B-Gone Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of bird control products says birds can cause considerable problems for buildings. “The build up of bird droppings and nesting materials can pose a health risk for building tenants, especially if found near ventilation systems. Bird droppings can corrode building materials and machinery, ruin stored product and cost a business thousands of dollars every year for clean-up.”
The advantages of bird control
Convincing management to include bird control measures into the budget can be easy when you present the benefits versus the cost.
First, consider if you have a maintenance crew doing any regular clean-up of bird droppings. Outside of labor costs, there is the potential of damaged goods, lost customers or tenants, damaged machinery, and health concerns.
The benefit of bird deterrents such as those offered by Bird-B-Gone is that they are often permanent solutions, different from common pests that call for regular treatments. Bird-B-Gone carries a variety of effective, humane products to fit nearly any situation.