As much as birds are necessary, they can become a nuisance once they begin invading and damaging your business property and causing health concerns for your customers and employees. Whether it’s a restaurant, warehouse, commercial building, or store, these wildlife creatures can threaten your business’s bottom line. One of the best bird control methods to keep these birds from invading your business property is to create an undesirable environment for them. If you’re experiencing an influx of bird activity, there are several methods you can utilize to safely deter them from your business.
Common Bird Prevention Tips
Reduce Nesting Options
Create an environment less inciting to birds by removing limbs and branches from your business property. Additionally, look to routinely trim any surrounding trees around your property and if you have a lawn keep it mowed.
Consider mounting a plastic hawk or owl decoy on the roof of your building to scare nuisance birds away. Bird spikes and optical gel are another great tool to place on top of the building to encourage birds to perch and nest elsewhere.
Many birds are known to create nests around or under HVAC units because of the availability of water and shelter. To avoid this, consider netting or blocking off the area around your HVAC unit. If larger areas need excluding, it’s best to contact your local pest management company for assistance.
Remove Food Sources
Birds will continue to visit your property if there’s access to food sources. It’s crucial to make food and water sources inaccessible as much as possible by promptly removing all food debris and standing water. Likewise, discourage customers from feeding birds if they happen to land around your business.
Call a Professional
There are state rules and regulations on controlling birds from properties, so it’s best to contact your local wildlife control company to assist with any bird nuisance. These bird control professionals will provide you with a thorough inspection of your business and recommend the best methods to remove and prevent these birds from your property in the future.