Most people think of birds as beautiful and free in their ability to soar above the earth and gently touchdown wherever their hearts desire. Truth is birds are wild animals and they can become a nuisance when they decide to take up residence on or in your building or business. Birds also present significant negative publicity, health risks & costs to your business; in spite of their public acceptance.
Bird control measures should be left to the professionals – laws and local ordinances are often changed to protect certain wildlife species, and harming nuisance birds may put a business owner at risk of fines or legal trouble. Nuisance birds common to Nevada’s businesses include:
Pest birds on a ledge of your business structure or bird droppings covering a sidewalk in front of your business, droppings running down a wall or signage give the impression of unsanitary, run down facilities. Nesting materials can short circuit your signage. Poor or shorted-out signage will hurt customer advertising exposure. This can also signify to your customers that you are not concerned about their health and well-being.
Pest bird droppings and nesting material can carry over 60 different transmitted diseases. Some examples are Histoplasmosis, Sarcosporidiosis, Listeriosis, Salmonella, Bird Flu, and Meningitis. These ailments can be life threatening to the very young, the elderly or those with depleted immune systems. In addition to these serious conditions, accumulations of droppings can be very slippery and result in accidents to patrons or staff.
Cleaning up on a daily or weekly basis leads to wasting money and exposing employees to health risk. If you calculate the man-hours, materials and supplies and the work your staff is NOT doing the cost can be huge. The potential cost of accidents is HUGE with respect to workman’s compensation costs and potential law suits. Bird droppings are also very acidic and will corrode building materials. Without a proper solution, restoration or complete replacement may be needed. Dropping and nesting material can clog drains causing damage during heavy rains. Bird droppings can also damage and contaminate products, causing businesses to shut down.
The PCI Solution:
The great news is that PCI’s – Commercial Services Division offers many proactive humane ways to protect your property, employees and customers. There are physical deterrents: used to physically block birds out or from landing on specific areas, which include spikes, netting, electric track and bird slope. Visual and sound deterrents, which utilize bird’s visual and audio senses, include flash Tape, bird diverters and sonic bird repellers. Bird repellents and repellers such as using the birds sense of touch, taste and smell to deter them from the area.
PCI will send a trained professional to survey your property and provide solutions to meet your needs and your budget—Free! Want to protect your employees and customers health & well-being?
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