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Birds And Business Do Not Mix

February 15, 2016

pigeons sitting on the ledge of a springfield business

In: Birds  |  Commercial Pest Control

I think that we can all agree that birds are spectacular and beautiful creatures.  They come in such a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and each with its own unique personality.  Some have ‘attitudes’ and will flit and flutter and scare away any other birds that dare come near the feeder with them.  Some are extremely gracious and will glide to the ground or a nearby branch and wait allowing another bird to eat first.  Still others, like the Cardinal, are quite chivalrous.  The male will often scope out the feeder to be sure it is safe and then eat there once or twice before deeming it a worthy eatery for his spouse.  He will then bring her back with him and peck away at the seeds that have fallen to the ground while she perches on the feeder and timidly eats.  He is constantly watching their surroundings to be sure nothing comes near his dear ‘wife’. 
 
Birds are amazing creatures when they are in their own proper environment; but when they decide to nest inside your facility, or even under its eaves, they can quickly become problematic.   Birds will leave their droppings everywhere which not only introduces bacteria and dangerous pathogens into your environment, but the droppings can also pose a slip-and-fall hazard.  Bird droppings are also highly corrosive and will eat away at the paint on the outside of your building or the finish on the automobiles parked nearby.  And on top of all of that, birds often host disease carrying parasites such as lice, ticks, and fleas.  This will create a triple threat of infestation, damages, and cost.
 
Pest birds can contaminate product, increase employee’s need for sick days, damage sensitive equipment, invade air vents causing air quality issues, make your property seem dirty and unkempt, and injure your hard earned reputation; and the cost to clean up and repair damages caused by pest birds can be enormous creating an unneeded hit to your companies financial stability.   Let’s face it, birds and businesses just do not mix.
 
The temptation may be to try to ‘handle’ your bird ‘situation’ on your own.  That is really not a good idea.  If you are not careful, you can hurt the birds and spread contamination by improper clean-up procedures.  Besides, some species of birds are actually protected species and require specific knowledge of current laws and procedures in order to safely and lawfully relocate them.  This would take quite a bit of research and investment in proper equipment to accomplish. 
 
The good news for Massachusetts and Connecticut businesses is that you have a secret weapon to fight bird contamination at your disposal.  That’s right!  The bird experts at American Pest Solutions have the training, equipment, and expertise to safely eliminate pest birds from your business.  Not only will we humanely eliminate these birds, but we will also help you to install exclusion methods to keep them from coming back.  Our job is not to injure these birds, but to relocate them into a more natural environment where they will live much happier lives keeping you and your business safe and bird-free. 
 
If you are having difficulties with pest birds at your business, give the pros here at American Pest Solutions a call.  We can tailor a plan that is right for your business and give you the tools needed to keep these birds from wanting to come back again. 

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