Wildlife Management for Malls

Real Expertise in Malls

With a mix of stores, restaurants and entertainment offerings, malls are a popular venue for people to shop, dine and mingle. They’re also a rich source of food and shelter for nuisance wildlife. A wildlife infestation can not only be expensive, it can also be damaging to your mall’s reputation. Our discreet, professional, licensed technicians are experienced in wildlife removal and control at malls. Let us help you keep your property free of problem wildlife.

Protecting Your Bottom Line

Your tenants and their customers deserve clean and safe spaces. And in many cases, your leases dictate as much. You can’t afford to put your tenants, their employees and customers at risk. We understand. Our fast response time and expertise ensure that your wildlife problem is handled efficiently and effectively. Call on us to protect your property, your reputation – and your bottom line.

Wildlife Control for Malls
Raccoon Control

Although they may seem cute and harmless, raccoons are a serious health and safety concern when in proximity to people. They particularly like multifunctional areas like malls due to the extra availability of food from dumpsters and trash cans.

Inside buildings, raccoons become a health liability. They can easily create entry points with their strong, dexterous paws and sharp teeth. Not only do they destroy wires, ductwork and insulation, they also create “latrine sites,” which pose a significant threat to air quality inside any enclosed space.

Raccoons are a major disease carrier and are one of the primary wildlife carriers of rabies. Raccoons can also be infected with distemper, mange and several parasites including fleas, lice, mites, ticks, roundworms, tapeworms and flatworms.

Solutions

Our professional raccoon trapping and removal services protect your mall property and your tenants’ and customers’ health and safety, while ensuring that the animals are handled properly. We also offer solutions for clean-up and sanitization of latrine sites as well as exclusion repairs to help keep raccoons out of your buildings.

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Pigeon Control

Pigeons use a variety of habitats but are most common in and around urban areas or large man-made structures. Malls are often prime locations for pigeons roosting and perching. The longer the birds stay in the area, the more numerous they will become.

Pigeons nesting under building canopies can become a serious inconvenience, as well as a health hazard for your tenants and customers. Accumulations of pigeon droppings and urine, or guano, can be hazardous to human health and can damage structures, necessitating expensive repairs if the droppings are not removed appropriately.

For example, pigeon droppings contaminate an area with bacteria and fungi and can harbor several serious diseases, including salmonella and histoplasmosis. Their nesting and perching can cause damage to the structure, and in some cases their nests can be hazardous, especially when they are situated on or near light fixtures.

Bird feces are also particularly damaging to metal and painted surfaces, and they will often leave stains etched into the surface, even after cleaning and disinfecting. This is due to the corrosive nature of their droppings.

The best way to prevent damage is to eliminate pigeon perching and nesting activity. Most pigeon problems will require a combination of treatment techniques.

Solutions

Denying pigeons the ability to perch and nest can be accomplished in a variety of ways, depending on your building structures. Options include exclusion netting; bird wiring; metal screens; electrified deterrent systems; gel repellents; visual deterrents such as lasers, reflectors or other light-emitting devices; and even sonic and subsonic repellents. Often the most straightforward and inexpensive solutions are the most effective.

In addition to repelling or excluding the birds, we might also suggest population reduction. This can be done in a variety of ways, but trapping is usually the most cost-effective and efficient. Trutech® biologists are experts at trapping pigeons, and our trapping techniques can often remove large numbers at one time. This type of service can be done on an as-needed basis or as a recurring service, similar to pest control.

Our team is focused on providing a permanent, quality solution to your pigeon problems.

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Wasp Control

With aggressive colonies that can grow to large numbers, wasps create potential health and liability issues for mall owners and management companies. Common paper wasps typically distribute their hives throughout a property in high numbers, making removal difficult and time-consuming. Yellow jacket wasp nests are often concealed underground in fields or lots.

An unsuspecting customer or employee may be quickly surrounded by agitated wasps as they defend their nest. This is particularly dangerous when the customer or employee is unaware that he or she is allergic to wasp stings. If help is not nearby, a serious health crisis – even loss of life – is possible.

Because of our expertise with wasps and aggressive bees, many general pest control companies call on Trutech® for stinging insect removal.

If not properly removed and treated, wasps will continue to rebuild nests on your property.

Solutions

Wasp nests must be treated and removed in a way that will not disturb the wasps and cause them to aggressively seek out their unwanted “attackers.” For this reason, when planning wasp treatment and nest removal, our teams consider the time of day, your tenant and customer traffic, and other variables to minimize your liability during the process. We can also seal up around your buildings to keep out wasps and nuisance wildlife.

Wasps sometimes nest in very high places. If you have a tall sign or other type of tall structure, know that aerial nest removal is no problem for us – we have portable aerial solutions that reach up to 300 feet.

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