What’s not to love about an open window and birds singing in the tree in your front yard? Most of us can’t wait for spring to bring our feathered friends home again so that we can start our days off with a cup of coffee and some peaceful chirping from the branches. We love them so much that there is an entire industry dedicated just to feeding birds and encouraging them to nest nearby. Millions of dollars are spent every year making our yards a haven for birds of all types. If you are a business owner, however, the story is probably much different.
Birds and most businesses do not mix well. Pigeons, gulls, and starlings, among others all will frequent business districts getting into trash bins and being fed by the well-meaning passersby. You will find them roosting on rooftops of every type of business from fast food establishments to office buildings. They have been discovered nesting in eaves and in ventilation units as well as making themselves at home in warehouse rafters. While they are mostly just trying to go about their business, these birds are also likely spreading feces all over parking lots, cars, and sidewalks. This isn’t just unsightly, it can be dangerous for pedestrians who may slip and fall. Bird droppings contain corrosive properties that can damage rooftops and walkways. Also, bird feces often contain over 60 transmittable diseases such as salmonella, West Nile virus, and histoplasmosis. They also carry mites, fleas, and have been known to carry lice, all parasites that would be more than happy to make their way home with customers.
Finding humane and effective ways to deal with problem birds for businesses can be a full-time occupation for any owner. One commonly used control method is bird netting. Bird netting is set up to prevent birds from reaching certain areas around the business encouraging them to move on to an easier roosting place. Netting can keep birds off windowsills, rooftops, and out of your ventilation shafts. It can take a professional to know just where to place the netting so that it will be the most productive and the least noticeable for customers.
For the safety of their customers and employees, business owners all over the area employ companies such as Parkway Pest Services to work with them to discourage nuisance birds from frequenting their property. Bird netting is just one of the bird control solutions Parkway Pest Services has to offer to keep pest birds from damaging your commercial property. Give us a call today to set up your initial inspection and go over what bird exclusion techniques will work best for your business.