Bird Poop, A Significant ProblemBirds are beautiful and fun to watch, but when a population moves to your commercial property, upkeep becomes a nightmare. Bird poop is the most aggravating thing about the animal. With little to no care where their excrement lands, it is not uncommon for a recently populated commercial property to get bombarded in waste. Some people might not balk at the increase in bird droppings, explaining it can be hosed down with ease, but when talking about hundreds of avian bombers, the poop becomes a significant issue. Bird poop is acidic. If it is left on any surface, including metal, for too long, it can begin to eat away at the material. Bird waste can also ruin vehicle paint jobs, resulting in clients avoiding your business if too many winged bombers are flapping around. However, even if you can manage the waste with perpetual washing, birds can cause other business problems.
Bacteria and Interior InvasionsWarehouses and other commercial properties that experience a continuous cycle of people and doors opening and closing are prime causes of accidental invasions. Birds like the outdoors, and they typically do everything possible to avoid human contact, but they can get curious in their hunt for food and nesting materials. When a bird gets inside your building, excrement is the least of your concerns. The animals are not known for being the cleanest species on earth, and when they get inside, it is not uncommon for the animal to land on your inventory. Depending on the product, this might not be a significant problem. If it is food, health products, or other sensitive materials, a bird can quickly cost a business a substantial amount of money.
Preventing Avian InvasionsWhile the last thing a business owner wants is another task added to their to-do list, there are several strategies you can use to discourage birds from settling or resting on or near your property. Most people and professionals suggest the use of one of three tools:
- Bird spikes
- Bird wire