CASE STORY: Believe it or not, the  single, most famous problem ever solved at the Washington Monument involved the removal of pigeon droppings! An abundance of bird droppings were creating an unsightly, unpleasant experience for tourists, costing thousands in frequent chemical cleanup which subsequently led to building corrosion due to the harsh nature of the cleaning chemicals. How do you stop these costly concerns? Solve the bird problem.

When it comes to nuisance birds at your facility, there is more to worry about than you may think.  Every year, birds account for millions of dollars of damage to buildings, machinery, paint, and even signage. Birds also carry diseases, create unsafe environments for customers and employees, interfere with normal operations, and, most of all, can jeopardize the integrity of your brand. It is important to understand the impact pest birds like pigeons, sparrows, starlings, geese, and seagulls can have on your business and how to respond appropriately.

Property Damage

From blocking ventilation ducts, which can lead to fires, to flooding from backed up gutters and drains, pest birds can cause irreversible damage to your facilities.

One of the primary reasons is the corrosive nature of bird droppings. Their acidic properties can even speed up the rusting process. For example, the life expectancy of a roof can be cut in half by just a thin covering of bird droppings, causing leaks, and in some cases, even collapse.

Health Risks

In large populations, roosting birds can present health hazards, some of which are potentially fatal. Droppings, feathers, and debris all contribute to these health risks. Bird droppings are known to carry as many as 60 different diseases including salmonella, E. coli, histoplasmosis and cryptococcus. These nuisance birds may also carry parasites such as  chicken mites, ticks, and yellow mealworms, which can work their way through structures and infest your facilities, causing even bigger problems. Pest birds put your employees’ and even customers’ health at risk.

Ensure Brand Protection

As if costly property damage and health risks weren’t bad enough, business owners run the risk of reputation damage as well. The unsightly appearance alone can negatively affect your company’s image and hurt your bottom line.

Most cases of bird pests require specialized control.  Effective means of control include bird netting, trapping, and professional installation of landing deterrents. Professional pest management, combined with multiple control techniques, provides effective, long-term eradication.

Establishing a No-fly Zone

There are several motivating factors directing businesses to search for commercial pest management methods to get rid of nuisance pigeons, starlings, and sparrows. Implementing a preventative bird control program can help ensure your facilities are a no fly zone. Seek commercial pest management as soon as you see any increase of birds locating and roosting on your commercial facility. Copesan’s Bird Control and Exclusion Program protects your building and safeguards the quality of your products and services. Contact Copesan to request more information about our commercial bird control and exclusion program.

Reduce health hazards, prevent property damage, and protect your brand with professional bird control and exclusion services.

 

About Copesan

National Coverage. Local Expertise.

Copesan offers you the most complete commercial pest bird control in the industry, with over 325 Service Centers located throughout North America. This extensive, coast-to-coast coverage paired with our network of local experts assures geographically-specific pest protection – no matter where your facilities are located.