Birds are drawn to grocery stores for a variety of reasons, but the primary attraction is food. With their keen eyesight, birds can see food from a distance. Seeking a meal, birds will enter the store through open doorways and can be trapped inside.
Grocery store receiving docks also provide an entry area for birds. Once inside, birds damage packaging, produce and bakery items, and defecate on products and people.
The presence of birds in a grocery store can pose a significant health hazard. On occasion, Trutech® technicians are called to grocery stores for emergency bird removal after the store has been closed by a health inspector.
Birds inside a store are typically representative of the bird population outside the building, where they take advantage of ledges, pipes and awnings to roost and nest. Their droppings are unsightly and can become a major health hazard.
Removing birds from inside a store is challenging, especially when the store is large. The birds are free to fly around, and there are many spots for them to conceal themselves.
Trutech® technicians are experts in bird control, removal, deterrence and exclusion, and we have extensive experience in successfully removing birds from inside buildings. Our team has developed removal methods tailored to specific bird species and individualized characteristics of building interiors.
Bird removal on the exterior of grocery stores involves three techniques: minimizing available food sources; installing bird barriers, such as netting, to close off nesting areas; and installing bird deterrents to keep birds off ledges, pipes and awnings.
Minimizing food sources may require cooperation with the grocery store management team and employees. Trutech will provide recommendations on how to address these housekeeping issues with employees.
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