Birds cause untold millions of dollars of damage every year to homes, commercial buildings, government facilities and industrial complexes. Their droppings, nesting materials, and parasites pose serious threats to structures and to the people in and around them.
Image –Birds on signs, ledges and roof’s send a message to the public that the facility is dirty and may be unsafe.
Damage – Bird droppings are acidic and can eat through paint, roofing material, fabric and soft metals like aluminum.
Health Risk – Bird droppings can expose humans to more than 60 dangerous diseases, including Salmonella, Lyme Disease, Histoplasmosis, Meningitis and The West Nile Virus.
Parasites – Bird mites, flies, bed bugs and even rodents are attracted to bird nests.
Droppings on the Ground – Droppings are slippery and can result in expensive lawsuits from accidents. Furthermore, disease-bearing droppings can be tracked inside a building.
Clogged Drains – During heavy rains, clogged drains can spell disaster if water accumulates on the roof as result.
Maintenance Cost – Cleanup of bird droppings on a regular basis can turn into thousands of dollars over time. Avoid product recalls, repair, and restoration and replacement costs.
Inventory Damage and Loss – Birds perching above storage areas often leave their droppings, feather and nesting materials on packaging or food products.
Work Stoppages – Workers regularly refuse to perform their duties on equipment that is covered with droppings or OSHA shuts a facility down, causing extra maintenance charges.
Noise – Birds are noisy. Even two pigeons roosting on a ledge will coo loudly in the early morning hours, disturbing people.
Theft of Product – Birds are known scavengers and decimate crops, fish-farms and vineyards in a very short period of time.