10/23/2013 | Humane Methods of Bird Control Can Help Prevent Damage and Disease
A courthouse in Eastern Tennessee has turned to an environmentally-friendly form of bird management with a sound system in its effort to eradicate a problem with birds. Pigeons are said to have contributed to the structural damage of the 100-year-old building. The birds have also clogged its aging gutters with their excrement and were required to be replaced.
Using sonic dispersal can be a very effective method of bird control and is also one of the most humane ways to deal with this type of problem. It works by scaring the birds away using a sound that makes them uncomfortable.
When most people think of pests, they picture bugs or rats, but birds can cause just as many problems. Some of the issues that can result from birds include:
- Damage to automobiles, buildings and other structures due to acidic droppings in addition to their nesting materials and droppings clogging drains and gutters that could lead to flooding.
- A potential safety hazard due to the droppings creating slippery surfaces – if someone is hurt slipping on the property it can cost a business millions.
- Birds can carry more than 60 diseases – their droppings help to spread disease through fecal dust.
- Their droppings tend to attract other pests like insects, rodents and parasites.
Sonic dispersal is only one of the humane methods that can be used to get rid of a bird problem. The best solutions depend on the type of bird, conditions and other issues. Proper bird control requires scientific evidence for an effective plan, including a full evaluation of the property in addition to monitoring the situation after the plan is implemented to ensure good results.
Just some of the techniques that may be used include removal by trapping, bird exclusion, and laser dispersal. The sooner the experts like you’ll find at Assured Environments are called in, the better chance you’ll have at preventing serious problems before it’s too late.