Pigeons use a variety of habitats but are commonly found in and around large man-made structures. Manufacturing plants are often prime locations for pigeons roosting and perching.
Pigeons nesting under building canopies, supports, ledges and signage can become a serious inconvenience, as well as a health hazard for your employees and guests. Accumulations of pigeon droppings, or guano, are unsightly and render walking surfaces slippery and dangerous. Guano contaminates the area with bacteria and fungi and can harbor several serious diseases, including salmonella and histoplasmosis.
Guano can damage structures and equipment, requiring expensive repairs if the droppings are not cleaned and removed appropriately. Guano is particularly damaging to metal and painted surfaces, and will often leave stains etched into the surface, even after cleaning and disinfecting. This is due to the corrosive nature of the acids in the droppings.
The longer the birds stay in the area, the more numerous they will become.
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 may also suggest population reduction. This can be done in a variety of ways, but trapping is usually the most cost-effective and efficient. Trutech® technicians 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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