Birds can pose a significant threat to business, especially in the food industry such as food processing factories, bakeries and food warehouses. If they are able to gain access to the building, it can be difficult to get the problem under control.
Common issues related to a bird infestation include aesthetic damage of the property due to nesting as well as the spreading of diseases, such as Salmonellosis, through their droppings. The result: businesses have to take expensive measures to clean, repair and replace their building and products.
Which Bird Species Are Pests?
While most bird species don’t create a problem in an urban environment and are actually welcomed, other species quickly become a nuisance when their numbers increase, and they thrive on human food supplies.
The most common bird species that cause problems on buildings are:
- House sparrows
- Indian myna
Since there are wildlife laws that protect birds, bird control doesn’t necessarily mean killing them. It is important to educate yourself on these laws before you take action. Your best bet would be to check with a pest control specialist or hire pest control company to come and access and provide a quote for their control.
Signs You Might Have a Bird Infestation
Birds are settling on your building’s ledges, overhangs, eaves, chimney or roof
Bird droppings everywhere including paved areas and vehicles
Continuous bird noises and cries from bird chicks
Bird nests blocking gutters or on roof, beams or ledges
Bird debris (feathers and nests) scattered around your property
Stock damage caused by bird pecking and droppings
How to Get Your Bird Problem Under Control
There is a range of physical measures one can take to prevent birds from entering or nesting on buildings. These include spikes, netting and wires as well as sealing possible entry points. A pest control specialist would be able to advise the best solution.
If you suspect you have a bird infestation, we suggest you get in touch with the team at Pest Control Pros to book a consultation asap!