Bird droppings and nesting material can seriously damage a buildings aesthetic appearance.
This may present your business negatively to your customers as they contain biting insects and parasites as well as a very unpleasant smell. After all, bird droppings and nesting materials on or around a building send a message to the public that this building is not properly maintained.
This negative impact on your business is even greater if you are in the food industry - pest birds are potentially even more of a health risk than rats.
Once a building has been heavily infested with birds it can be very costly to remove the fouling and clean the building, this is why proofing should be carried out before the problem gets too bad.
Pest birds cause millions of dollars of damages every year to buildings, machinery, automobiles, roof ventilation systems and much more. Bird droppings and nesting materials which are allowed to accumulate pose a
host of physical problems that can become serious if they are not rectified immediately:
• Roof & Paintwork Damage
Bird droppings are very acidic by nature, which is corrosive to paintwork and roofing material. Eventually, it may especially cause leaks in tar-based roofing materials. In some circumstances, the sheer weight of bird fouling can lead to roofs and ceilings collapsing - there can often be several tons of droppings in heavily infested areas.
• Drainage Systems Blocked
Droppings and nest materials can also block gutters and downpipes which damage pipes as well as cause water damage to the building. Pigeon, starling and sparrow nests are often built in rain gutters, drains and corners of roofs where drains are located. These will cause the drainage system to be blocked.
• Ventilation Systems Clogged
Nest debris can block air intakes and air conditioning units causing mechanical faults which can be costly to repair. Furthermore, dangerous diseases can be spread through the air ventilation and conditioning systems.
• Damage to Machinery
The highly acidic nature of bird droppings can also do much corrosion damage to equipment, industrial machinery, siding, insulation – which can be very costly to repair.
• Damage to Food and Other Products by Bird Droppings
Birds flying around insides of warehouses and production areas can cause thousands of dollars in waste as their droppings can contaminate food and other products which are being made or kept.