Every year industries spend thousands of dollars on repairing the damage caused by birds and clearing the mess created by their droppings. The financial implications of this ongoing nuisance are far more expensive than periodic property maintenance. When birds nest and roost in commercial facilities, they can pose some serious risks like accidental falls, electrical fires, and unsanitary conditions. These are just a few of the many dangers that accompany bird nesting and roosting in commercial spaces.
Bird droppings can tarnish your public image, erode structural components, and increase the risk of slips and falls that can lead to expensive litigation. Birds are also known to carry more than 60 transmittable diseases so getting rid of them is absolutely necessary for maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment. If not controlled in time, bird problems can also invite costly settlements and serious health hazards.
Here are some of the most important reasons that make bird control mandatory:
- (1) Bird droppings are highly acidic and have the ability to cause irreparable damage to vital equipment, rooftops, walkways and everything from paint and cement to wood and metals.
- (2) When birds get trapped in HVAC ducts or entangled in the equipment, they can clog components and cause fires.
- (3) Birds can contaminate food products inviting foodborne illnesses and regulatory action.
- (4) Nesting materials and bird droppings in commercial spaces reflect a very poor business image to customers, visitors, and associates.
- (5) Businesses that invest in cleaning bird droppings daily are not only wasting a lot of money but also exposing their employees to over sixty diseases caused by pest birds.
- (6) Nesting materials can clog gutters and drains creating the potential for flooding.
- (7) Bird droppings and nesting materials found in storage facilities, food processing plants, and restaurants can invite hefty fines, legal action and also lead to a complete closure of operations.
- (8) Bird droppings can be slippery and may cause potential hazards for your employees and customers.
- (9) In certain industries, infectious bird droppings can breach health codes, attract fines, lawsuits and legal courses of action.
- (10) If your production has to be slowed down, delayed or stopped due to bird influence, then you are losing money. Employees should not work in areas that may be unsafe due to a build-up of bird droppings which can lead to shutdowns.
- (11) Birds swooping and making noise can be distracting and annoying to both your employees and visitors as well as affecting work.
Safe and Humane Methods of Controlling Bird Infestations
If you want to avoid health risks, property damage, cleanup costs, expensive equipment repairs, health code violations, work stoppages, and clogged drains, you can hire a professional vPestify bird control service that offers safe, effective and viable solutions for all types of bird problems. The most commonly used bird exclusion options include the following:
1. Bird Netting
Netting acts as a physical barrier that humanely excludes birds from unwanted areas like eaves, canopies, and gardens. Netting effectively prevents birds from nesting and roosting year round and keeps any desired location protected from their nuisance.
Joining Nets Together at Overlap Seams
||For PollyNet: Overlap the netting pieces a minimum of 6". Install the poly hardware seam fasteners every 6" on both sides of the seam for its full length. Twist Locks, Net Ties or Poly Cord are recommended for sealing PollyNet seams. DO NOT use metal net rings to seal PollyNet seams.
||K-Net HT: An overlap seam (also called a ‘freestanding’ seam) is where you need to join two pieces of K-Net bird netting together without the benefit of a support cable or part of the structure.
1. Overlap the edges of the two pieces of K-Net by at least 3 mesh (2.25 in./5.7cm).
2. Joining K-Net together at a seam is done with 'net rings'. Choose the rings and ring tool* that best suits your application.
3. Join the two pieces of netting by installing one net ring in EACH overlapped 3/4" square mesh along the full length of the seam.
* Nixalite offers 3 types of net rings and ring tools.
||For PollyNet: Roll the edges of the netting 2 or 3 times when installing PollyNet with PolyClips.
||For K-Net & B-Net: Us