Do You Think You Have Birds?
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Birds may be nice to have around but when a large number of birds flock together in a roosting site, it may lead to unfavourable consequences to many. It becomes quite a challenge once they turn your property into their home as it will be difficult to remove and stop them from coming back. For example, pigeons are gregarious creatures living in flocks of anywhere between 50–500 birds, so a few pigeons here and there will have the potential to turn into a large uncontrollable infestation.
Just like many other pests, bird pests are well known to carry a range of diseases and are hosts to other insect pests. As a matter of fact, it is also possible for humans to develop symptoms similar to influenza through the spores from bird droppings.
Discovering a flock of birds in your premises or business may cause disruptions to your day to day activities. For instances, birds are capable of contaminating raw materials and finishing goods. This may eventually lead to revenue losses for businesses. Besides that, birds have the tendency to become aggressive to customers and this may leave a bad reputation to the business if the problem is left untreated.
DIY or Professional?
When it comes to getting rid of birds in the long run, you are advised to only seek for professional help although DIY methods are available.
The DIY option (not recommended), requires you to:
Off-the-shelf DIY solutions may look more affordable at first glance, but incorrect application may cause the infestation to be more severe, thus incurring more costs to exterminate later. Worse still, incorrect application of bird proofing solutions may further damage the building and incurring more problem later on. Besides that, birds come in various shapes and sizes. With the existence of different type of bird species, they tend to possess different behaviour that may require different proofing methods.The professional option requires you to only find your local, expert pest controller to get rid of the problem for you. Trained service technicians have the experience and correct knowledge to better handle birds and ensure treatment is correctly applied to eradicate the infestation.
Having a flock of birds lingering in your premises or business may cause distress to many, as it can bring more harm and damage than you expect. Apart from causing disruption to your business, it can also pose a threat to our health and safety. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider bird control for your business:
Prevention of defacement — Watch out for bird droppings as they contain uric acid that accelerates the deterioration of buildings.
Reduction of diseases — Pest birds such as starlings and pigeons carry a wide range of harmful bacteria including Salmonella (which may cause food poisoning).
Avoid contamination — Prevent contamination and defects on goods caused from bird nesting material, feathers, droppings, vomit, and mites.
Prevention of fouling to entrances and pavements — Slippery droppings render pavements hazardous especially during rainy conditions.
Reduction in maintenance costs — Nests and droppings block rain gutters and down-pipes. These results in overflow of water that can lead to timber decay, broken rendering, ruined decorations and even lead to severe structural damages.
Elimination of noise and smell — The noises made by pest birds is annoying and the droppings produce objectionable odour.
Reduction of skin diseases — Bird droppings and nesting materials harbour a wide variety of insects including mites. These can cause skin irritation among people with sensitive skin.
While most birds in their natural environment are perfectly harmless, many are unaware that birds can host more than 60 transmittable diseases, including salmonellosis, encephalitis and cryptococcosis. This may result in health and safety concerns to the people.
Besides posing potential danger to people’s health, they can also put your business at risk.Sightings of bird droppings may discourage potential customers from patronising and deter busines image and reputation. Worse still, birds can be aggressive and attack during their breeding season, when they are defending their young. Hence, the key in getting rid of bird infestation is early detection and effective bird deterrent methods by an expert pest controller.
When it comes to birds, our service technicians know best when it comes to bird control. At Rentokil, our wide range of effective bird proofing methods offer you unobtrusive and humane ways of dispersing pest bird populations safely and discreetly. Here are some of the methods that we offer to ensure that your bird problems are kept the back of your mind:
Bird Point Deterrent: The spikes prevent birds from roosting by gently pushing them off balance and forcing them to alight elsewhere.
Bird Net System: The net forms a physical barrier that prevent birds from returning to their preferred nesting or roosting sites.
Bird Gel Repellent: The non-toxic, food grade ingredient gel creates an uncomfortable surface that discourages birds to land.
Experienced and Licensed Technicians - All our Service Technicians are licensed professionals with Pesticide Applicator License/ Assistant Pesticide Applicator License (PAL/ APAL), certified by the Department of Agriculture.
Expert Knowledge - Our pest experts are periodically provided with continuous training programmes, to ensure that their pest knowledge is up-to-date.
Targeted Treatments - Our extensive knowledge allow us to provide you with targeted treatment to get rid of birds in your premises.
Site Risk Assessment - is completed in compliance with Rentokil Pest Control requirement to ensure that all treatments carried out in your premises are conducted in a safely manner.
Dedicated Expertise - Your bird problem will be managed by a team of well-trained bird experts who are specialised in their fields.
Health and Safety - We fully comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislations.
As an innovative pest control provider, Rentokil offers myRentokil - an online pest reporting tool can be a part of your organisation’s leap towards assimilating a new records management programme. Rest assured that myRentokil is available from any internet access point, thus providing you with instant access to a wealth of information in a time saving visual format. The application, complements Rentokil’s Integrated Pest Management programme (IPM), is able to help improve your end-to-end supply chain risk management.
Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your birds problem and eliminate any stress or birds concerns you have in your home or businesses.