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Bird-B-Gone Article featured in Food Manufacturing Magazine

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Controlling Pest Birds In The Food Processing Industry

by Fran Prisco

Pest birds can be a serious health and safety issue if they are not controlled. In food processing plants they can cause extensive damage, health issues and safety problems to workers. Pest birds such as pigeons, starlings and sparrows are very common in and around commercial facilities. These facilities often provide perfect roosting places, shelter for nesting and a wonderful food source. Pest bird feces is acidic and can be quite corrosive to building material and machinery, it can also carry any of 60 known transmittable diseases. Contamination of bird feces, feathers and debris is a big problem in the food processing industry. Health officials can close plants for days to weeks when contamination is found.

Once it is determined that there is an issue with pest birds, plant managers must survey the area to see what the pest birds are doing. In order to implement an effective pest bird control program you must know if the birds are roosting, nesting and if they have a good source of food, water and shelter. Once you know what the birds are doing and where they are; an effective bird control system can be installed.

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