Bird / Bat Exclusion
90% of all bird problems are caused by pigeons!
Are birds making your building less that picture perfect?
Tired of the eyesore, cleanup and liability?
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Birds are an important component of our natural environment. As predators they feed on insects and other arthropods,rodents, worms, fish and countless other animals. As prey they supply food for high level predators such as foxes, cats and predatory birds. Game species supply an important source of meat for the table while song birds, hawks and other contribute to outdoor recreation and the enjoyment of nature. Bird watching as a sport and recreational activity in the U.S. involves about 10 million people with varying degrees of interest and participation.
Because of these contributions, birds are afforded considerable protection by laws, regulations and public sentiment. While the public accepts lethal control measures against insects, rodents, weeds, fungi and disease organisms, opposition to bird poisonings from various segments of the general public and even from pest control customers can be expected.
The existence of pigeons through the area results in a severe contamination problem with the following potentialconsequences.
1. Increased cost of maintenance as janitorial crews must continually remove droppings throughout the area.
2. Increased maintenance do to deterioration of paint on machinery and equipment resulting from the acid effect in bird droppings.
3. Financial loss suffered as a result of bird droppings on products in storage which results in cleaning up or replacing. The possibility of birds entering a storage is a continual threat.
4. Health hazards to employees at these locations. Pigeon droppings are directiy responsible for an average of 150,000 Americans contracting the common cold or flu like disease, histoplasmosis each year. Further, salmonella typhimurium, is the most frequent cause of salmonella poisoning in man, and is present in one pigeon of every fifty studied by the public health service. There are also several lung diseases connected with pigeon droppings.
5. Nuisance factors involved with pigeons flying over the area resulting in droppings deposited on autos, men and machinery.
6. Possible citations and/or fines resulting from unsanitary conditions.
Bats are generally known to avoid humans however when they do enter structures, it is usually high up and by following the air currents. Bats cannot create entrances by chewing therefore they enter thru pre-existing openings around power or cable lines, water pipes, chimneys and exhaust vents.
Exclusion measures should be used when the risk of trapping animals is minimal. Fall and winter are best times for this due to the smaller chance of encountering the flightless young.
One bat can eat as many as 600 mosquito-sized insects in an hour!