Unfortunately, pest birds love to roost and make a nice little home for themselves out of billboards, signage and awnings. It provides them with the perfect vantage point to see predators from far away, as well as spot food sources to feed from.
You can almost always count on a food source being nearby if you are facing challenges with birds! The five most common pest birds are Pigeons, Starlings, Sparrows, Seagulls, and Geese.
Bird feces is the main root of the problem here.
Aside from it being less than desirable aesthetically, bird feces are extremely acidic and will cause severe corrosion over time to substances such as paint, concrete, roof coatings and metal. It will quickly eat through a coat of wax and etch paint.
Birds can easily roost within nooks and crannies, causing irreparable damage. Having birds on your billboards without any visual deterrents will significantly decrease the life of the asset. It can also create a dangerous environment for employees, exposing them to risk as well as Histoplasmosis*.
There are a variety of bird deterrents and bird control methods on the market meant to deter pest birds before your billboard or building is covered in bird droppings. Some of these include visual bird deterrents, bird spikes, bird traps, or a type of bird barrier to keep birds away.
If you are able to deter birds before they set up shop with nesting materials and bird nests, you’re able to discourage birds before they settle and create a bigger bird problem.
*Definition of Histoplasmosis: A type of lung infection caused by inhaling fungus Histoplasma capsulatum spores. These are found in birds and bat droppings. Usually, many people remain without symptoms but with a weak immune system, they develop serious problems.
The best way to repel birds quickly and prevent bird damage is to prevent birds from landing at all. For more information, please visit www.flockoff.com. To learn more about this article’s content, please reach out to your direct Flock Off representative, Leslie Wescott. Contact information below.
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