Shopping Center Wildlife Management

Real Expertise in Shopping Centers

When customers come to your shopping center, they expect a certain level of cleanliness, safety and aesthetics. Nuisance wildlife can get in the way of a safe and pleasant customer experience. Our professional, licensed technicians are experienced in wildlife removal and control at shopping centers. Let us help you keep your property free from nuisance wildlife.

Protecting Your Bottom Line

Nuisance wildlife can be a liability for you. You can’t afford to put your customers, tenants and employees at risk. We understand. Our fast response time and shopping center expertise ensure that your wildlife problem is handled efficiently and effectively. Call on us to protect your investment and reputation – and your bottom line.

Wildlife Control for Shopping Centers
Pigeon Control

Pigeons use a variety of habitats but are most common in and around urban areas or large man-made structures. Shopping centers are often prime locations for pigeons roosting and perching.

Pigeons nesting under building canopies, awning supports, façade signage and architectural ledges can become a serious inconvenience, as well as a health hazard for your tenants and their customers. Unsightly accumulations of pigeon droppings, or guano, can decrease the center’s appeal and be hazardous to human health. Guano can damage structures, requiring expensive repairs if the droppings are not cleaned and removed appropriately.

Roof HVAC units often provide roosting and nesting spots for the birds, as well as access for the birds to enter the building. Once inside, the birds will contaminate the area above the commercial ceiling tiles, where they may go unnoticed for years, allowing large accumulations of their feces.

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 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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Wasp Control

Wasps often use the various overhangs and physical features of your buildings to build their nests. Once a wasp colony reaches a certain size, the wasps will start a new one. A few unchecked nests can turn into hundreds of wasp colonies on a single building. Often, they nest high up in areas that are not safely reached by your maintenance staff or regular pest control company.

Scouting wasps will often find their way through exterior cracks and make their way inside buildings. Some species can be very aggressive. An unsuspecting worker or customer can quickly be surrounded by angry wasps as they defend their hive. This is particularly dangerous when people are unaware that they are allergic to wasp stings. If help is not nearby, a serious health crisis — even loss of life — is possible.

Because of our expertise with aggressive wasps, many general pest control companies call on Trutech® to handle these dangerous situations.

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

Solutions

Wasp colonies, like many other species, must be controlled with regular service visits. 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 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 animals.

Wasps sometimes nest in very high places. Aerial nest removal is no problem for Trutech® – we have portable aerial solutions that reach up to 300 feet.

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