Airport Wildlife Management

Real Expertise in Airport Wildlife Management

At airports, there’s little margin for error. The stakes are high both in terms of safety and scheduling. When wildlife invades, the problem must be handled swiftly. Our professional, licensed technicians are experienced with wildlife removal and control at airports of all sizes. We are aware of and follow all security protocols on runways, taxiways and aprons, as well as inside hangars and terminals.

Protecting Your Bottom Line

Nuisance wildlife can cause serious safety and scheduling problems at airports. You can’t afford to put your employees and passengers at risk. We understand. Our fast response time and airport expertise ensure that your wildlife problem is handled efficiently and effectively. Call on us to protect your facility – and your bottom line.

Wildlife Control for Airports
Bird Control

Birds can be a serious problem for airports. Bird strikes account for a significant percentage of aircraft accidents each year. Seagulls, geese and other large species of waterfowl and shorebirds are the most common cause of bird strikes on runways or flight approaches.

Bird perching and roosting activity can damage hangars, garages and terminal buildings, as well as equipment, vehicles and aircraft. The corrosive acid in bird droppings can permanently “etch” metal, concrete or painted surfaces.

In addition, birds may pose direct health risks for employees and travelers due to disease transmission. Birds introduce mites and other parasites to the areas where they nest and roost.

Solutions

Finding an effective solution to your bird problem is not only desirable, it’s also a necessity. Many bird control and removal techniques are available, but choosing the right combination depends on the specific circumstances at your airport. Some birds are protected by federal regulations, and there may be restrictions on the methods that can be used to control them.

Trutech® technicians are experts in bird control, removal, deterrence and exclusion, and we understand bird protection restrictions.

To determine the nature of your bird problem, Trutech will perform a thorough inspection of your site, assessing where birds are already causing concern, as well as where they might cause trouble in the future. We have the resources to design and deliver the best solutions available and can provide the long-term bird control solution your airport demands.

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Coyote Control

Coyotes are found in 49 of 50 states – only Hawaii is coyote free. Coyotes are expert at living in close proximity to humans and thrive on many different food sources – from human food scraps and pet food to carrion, small animals, berries and plants. They are found in both extremely cold and extremely hot environments, and their adaptability and resilience make coyotes the most abundant canine predators in North America.

Coyotes inhabit airports because they typically include large areas of relatively low human activity – humans on foot are not common at airports except near terminals or in parking lots. In the high-security environment of an airport, coyotes are not harassed or targeted as they might be on private property, so they habituate to the activity level around them.

Sometimes they become somewhat indifferent to humans in areas they have come to regard as “safe.” This lack of fear makes them a potential hazard to employees and travelers, since the animals may not regard humans as a threat.

Anytime coyotes and other wild animals are allowed in close proximity to humans, the danger of injury and exposure to diseases such as rabies is increased considerably.

Solutions

Trutech® will perform a thorough inspection of your airport, being careful to assess specific areas. Places where coyotes may find cover and food are of the most importance, and often modification of those areas may be helpful in reducing potential problems.

For example, keeping food waste out of reach is an obvious way to deter coyotes since they tend to seek food sources that are easiest to obtain.

Another option might be coyote population control – typically a trapping program. This can be implemented as a one-time option, but the most effective solution usually involves ongoing trapping on a scheduled rotation.

Since coyotes are considered a nuisance animal, trapping is an option year-round in most states, and some states even have incentives for coyote control.

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