Birds are important and beautiful parts of nature, but they are not a good combination with your business. They can also be a nuisance and threat to our well-being. Large flocks will chirp to each other and pollute the air with noise — and then leave behind droppings that can sicken people. For some business owners, these are problems that come up after every winter thaw.
At Pestech, we know that peace of mind for your guests and customers is your ultimate priority, and we strive to secure that for you. If you realize your commercial site has a bird problem, or if you’ve fielded concerns from your visitors, call our specialists to schedule an inspection and start addressing the issue today.
What Birds Are Considered Pests?
These bird species fall under the category of pests because of the damage and health risks they cause. They are also invasive species not native to North America, so there are no natural predators to control their population.
Here are three of the most common pest birds that commercial properties have trouble dealing with:
- Pigeons: These large, grayish birds flock wherever food is available, often in urban areas where unattended garbage cans are everywhere. Many pigeons are comfortable around humans because we make the mistake of feeding them. Pigeons can carry insect pests like ticks and fleas.
- Sparrows: Species like the house sparrow are about half a foot long and mostly colored reddish-brown. They’re known to pick at trash when grains or vegetables aren’t around. Sparrows aren’t afraid to build nests near buildings, and they defend their homes aggressively.
- European Starlings: Across North America, you can identify these birds by their dark feathers and light speckles. Though they’re small in size, they gather in huge numbers. They blanket areas such as agricultural and livestock facilities to hunt for grubs and seeds, causing damage and contamination.
The Dangers of Pest Birds
- Hazards: Unsafe conditions are created when bird droppings, debris and nesting materials accumulate on slippery stairways and walkways. A bird nest on a rooftop can also create a fire hazard or block vents that maintain proper air quality.
- Health risks: Birds can carry over 60 different diseases, including toxoplasmosis, encephalitis and histoplasmosis. Contact with bird feces or breathing fumes in the surrounding air can transmit these illnesses to humans.
- Property damage: They cause damages to automobiles, aircrafts and buildings with acid bird droppings. Bird feces can ruin paint and plastic and even corrode masonry and metal.
- Extra costs: Birds can add expense to your business with routine maintenance, cleaning, product loss and repackaging. Nests get clogged in building gutters, which can lead to water damage over time.
- Other pests: Ecto parasites, rodents and other insects are attracted to bird droppings. Even if birds stay outside of your buildings, their presence can lead more organisms indoors and risk contaminating the inside.
Bird Pest Control Services for Commercial Businesses
Our Pestechnologists offer pigeon pest control and other answers to problematic bird pests. We install top-quality products that discourage birds from gathering on your property. Our professionals can also come to your business and sanitize your roofing and grounds, saving your operations from the filth pests leave behind.
Reach out to Pestech for more information or to request the services below.
Pestech will physically block access to areas where birds favor roosting and nesting locations.
- Sheet Metal
- Galvanized Screen
- Strip Doors
In order to move birds to areas less concerning, perch modification systems are installed. This prevents birds from roosting and perching in their current location which then moves them to other areas.
- Spike Systems
- Wire Deterrent
- Bird Coil/Bird Spiders
Behavior modification systems condition birds to avoid areas where they are installed.
- Wire Grid System
- Electrical Shock
- Sight and Sound Dispersal
- Flock Dispersal
In order to have a successful bird control program, proper clean-up and sanitation is essential.
- Dropping Removal
- Steam Cleaning
- Pressure Washing
- Chemical Sanitation and Deodorizing
Contact Pestech for New York Bird Control
Pestech will help you reclaim the skies above your commercial property with the most effective bird pest control in the Tri-State area. Our experts can implement a long-term solution personalized for every business, large or small. Contact Pestech today to get started.