Birds in commercial buildings and health risks they carry are a serious issue that requires swift and thoughtful reaction. Birds can be a nuisance for numerous reasons. For the majority of people, the amount of feces that birds dump in places they roost is a serious problem. First, bird feces is a serious health threat to anyone who comes in contact with it or inhales it. Birds carry large numbers of bacteria and viruses, which can cause serious infections. These infections can cause exterior symptoms like rash, blistering, redness, as well as headaches, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. More serious infections include internal organ failure and sometimes permanent neurological damage. In addition to that, birds can pollute drinking water and food if they are roosting stores, storages and warehouses that store these items. For more than one reason, it is important to find a right way to remove birds from these areas. Unlike other spaces, stores and warehouses are hard to protect against birds due to their size. Additionally, these spaces usually require wide and spacious vents in order to keep the air circulating, which provide an easy access to birds.
Obstacles to removing birds from spaces like warehouses and storages lie in the limitation this spaces have for using some of the more common removal methods. These spaces are usually too large to net entirely, and bird spikes can usually be installed only in limited areas. These spaces require a carefully thought-out use of multiple bird deterrent in order for the process to be successful. Depending on the particular are birds roost in, different deterring methods are needed. An additional obstacle to handling birds in stores and warehouses is the legal one. It is possible that birds roosting in these spaces are forbidden from being killed or disturbed during the particular months of the year. Luckily, deterrents like fogging, bird spikes and netting will keep the birds away without harming them. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to secure these areas against birds in a humane way.
Fogging is one of the methods used to deter birds away without inflicting any harm on them. Essentially, fogging is the process during witch an organic, chemical deterrent is released from a fogging machine. The chemical itself is harmless to birds, and is not going to damage their health in any way. The deterrent, when spread all over the surface, is overwhelming to the bird’s sense of smell. Birds are not able to take the smell, which means that they will stop roosting in the area. Fogging is a process which is best done by professional services, although it is possible to do it on your own properly. If an untrained person handles the fogging machine, there is a risk of injury and inhaling of the strong chemical, which could lead to health problems. While fogging is usually a good solution for spacious buildings with high ceilings, it is not recommended to use it in spaces that people inhabit.
Bird spikes are another type of a bird deterrent that is supposed to keep the annoying tweeters away without harming them. Long and pointy spikes lodged into a sturdy base don’t allow the bird to land onto the surface. Hence, the bird is no longer able to roost in that area. Similar to fogging, bird spikes are a humane way to keeping the birds away. They will not harm them in any way or cause any pain. The advantage of this method is that in can be used in spaces that are hard to reach or apply other deterrents in. however, a downside to using spikes is that usually bird feces and up piling between spikes in large amounts. This leaves the owners with two choices. They can either change the spikes frequently, or clean the ones that got soiled regularly. Similar to fogging, the process of applying bird spikes is best done by licensed professionals.
Bird netting is a very©©© well- known way of deterring birds. Nets are also tools that will be effective for the largest number of bird species, and they are flexible enough to apply in different areas. In buildings such as stores and warehouses, bird nets are used to cover chimneys, vents and windows. Vents are the most frequent entry spots in these buildings due to their size. They are also not possible to completely seal, because it would compromise the air inside the buildings. Bird nets are very easy to install and most often don’t require any expert help. However, if they are in which the net is needed is hard to reach or cover, it is better to have an expert’s help to make the net effective. Bird nets are also a good deterrent to many species of critters and rodents that seek shelter in commercial buildings.
Before you begin with the installation of any of these tools, make sure to check all the legal points of removing birds in your area, as well as to protect your own health with carrying adequate protective equipment while handling birds.