Bird Control & Management
Cleaning Costs, Structural Damage and Health Concerns
Property owners struggle to find solutions to pest bird problems. These solutions need to meet fundamental objectives of sustainability, architectural integrity and economics.
Nuisance bird problems left unchecked can cause substantial property damage and can adversely affect the health of tenants and your bottom line. Not only are these problems unsightly, but pest birds and their feces can spread dozens of different transmittable diseases. Safety, sanitation and health hazards caused by bird droppings can pose serious liability risks, and if left untreated, can lead to accidents and lawsuits. Bird’s feces, nests and debris can also create a bad public image with tenants and patrons.
Long story short: having a proper bird management system at your business or property is a necessity. Assured experts have invested years developing detailed protocols to address controlling nuisance bird problems in any facility type. When we visit the site to determine what bird species are involved, we evaluate quantity, potential problems, and whether the birds are migrants, in consultation with a staff bird specialist. The most common birds that cause problems in our geographic zone for property managers include: pigeons, starlings, house sparrows, Canadian geese, seagulls and other species.
Common Bird Problems
- Unsafe conditions created by slippery stairways and walkways.
- Pest birds can carry over 60 different communicable diseases.
- Acidic bird droppings can cause lasting and expensive-to-repair damage to automobiles, aircraft and buildings
- Routine maintenance, cleaning, product loss and repackaging property contaminated by bird waste adds up
- Parasites, rodents and other insects are attracted to bird droppings
The Assured Bird Management Process
Plan- We determine the species and activity of the birds, map locations and analyze other data. Now we have the scientific evidence we need to create an effective plan.
Evaluate - We thoroughly survey and inspect your property. We then submit a tactical plan specific for the facility conditions. Once approved we install and deploy that methodology.
Implement - We execute the elements of the plan, and remove bird nesting areas. We install deterrent technologies that will complement the building’s design integrity without disturbing customer sensitivities.
Monitor - After the deployed technologies are installed we monitor and document the results to determine any corrective actions to meet the project requirements. We might actually remove selected nuisance birds to a new location if necessary.
Bird Deterrent Methods
We use a variety of trapping, exclusion, and removal techniques, depending upon conditions.
- Most permanent, low visibility solution for all types of pest birds
- Ideal for warehouses, eaves, hangers, signs
- 10-year guarantee
Perch Deprivation and Removal
- Bird Trapping
- Bird Control Wire
- Provides an unstable landing area for pigeons and large birds
- Ideal for ledges, sills and surfaces where birds have been temporarily resting
- Gel Repellents and other techniques
- Low profile electric track does not harm birds
- Mild electric “jolt” changes birds landing habits quickly and humanely
- Virtually invisible
We specialize in high-rise buildings and many other urban and suburban facilities.
Type of Birds and Potential Damages
Feral Pigeons- Feral Pigeons are the number one pest bird in urban areas. Descendants of European homing pigeons, feral pigeons are not afraid of people and will live in close proximity. The uric acid in their droppings is highly corrosive.
Starlings- Starlings are well adapted to urban life. They are a rather aggressive species that will not hesitate to displace an existing species. Starlings gather in flocks that number in the tens of thousands. Wherever they gather, their droppings and urine clog gutters, damage buildings facades and endanger human health.
Canada Geese- Geese are becoming pests throughout suburban areas, where manicured parks with ponds provide ideal conditions. Goose droppings are unsightly and present health hazards. Geese also trample and consume crops and have been known to compromise air safety.
Seagulls- Seagulls are primarily a nuisance in coastal areas near piers, harbors and dump sites. Flocks of seagulls can compromise air safety with low flying aircrafts. Their droppings damage boats, streetlights and buildings.
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