Bird droppings affect multiple aspects of businesses and they tend to seriously degrade roofing materials. That said, many companies opt for a bird dropping removal service.
The acidic nature of the droppings was not the only problem. Pigeons, who eat gravel, would defecate on the roof and their fecal matter would clog the drains creating an even bigger problem: germination.
The high nitrogen content of the droppings offered a great environment for seeds to grow at an accelerated rate in the drainage system. Once droppings dry, it is a race to get them off the surface to avoid degradation of the mostly-organic roofing materials.
Bird droppings on asphalt and pressed wood fiber, found in roofing materials, can mildew.
Birds carry over sixty diseases, a few of which can be lethal. Mix the fecal matter with pools of water and the disease becomes airborne, filtrating through ventilation systems, being breathed in by employees and patrons, and causing quite a mess for a company.
Another big mess? The liability factor. Some species can produce up to 1.5 pounds of fecal matter a day. Slip-and-fall incidents are all too common these days. Unassuming passersby can stir up a stink.
In desperate hopes of preventing these potential disasters, many people use methods that are harmful and not all that effective. For the cost and labor, it was not worth the expense since the birds returned.
Lethal methods may solve the problem in the short-term, but remember that killing the birds only eliminates the ones that are presently roosting.
Disrupting The Pattern
A good start is ultrasonic sound devices. They deliver ultra high-frequency sound waves that are beyond the normal human hearing threshold. The sound annoys the birds, discouraging them from inhabiting areas in earshot.
The odor and mess the pigeons caused were disrupting the progress and bothering the workers.
Putting spikes anywhere attractive to the birds, like wires and beams, will prevent them from roosting. The spikes provide an uneven surface, making it inconvenient for birds to set up shop. There are also gels that are safe to apply to all surfaces. The gel makes the surface sticky, forcing the birds elsewhere.
Visual scares are another way to get rid of birds. Unfortunately, many people are using the wrong products, or are using the right products incorrectly, deeming them ineffective.
Bird-scare balloons with holographic eyes can move with the wind and create the illusion of the birds being followed. Over time, effectiveness can be boosted by moving these balloons around the property.
Sonic noisemakers blend in with the environment, which is not annoying to patrons and can scare the birds away.
Correct bird control can save your company thousands, maybe even millions, of dollars in clean-up costs, labor, and lawsuits.
Using any of these methods on their own will definitely send the birds a message, but using them in conjunction with other effective products is bound to make your site bird free for life.