Why You Should Include Bird Proofing as Part of Building Maintenance in Canberra

The reason why you should include bird proofing in your building maintenance is because just like all properties and vehicles they need regular maintenance, and to have bird nest prevention installed is a way to help keep the building maintenance to a minimum and keep the property looking its best.

Maintenance is required on buildings to keep them from deteriorating, presentable and at the same time, to keep the occupants safe. First appearances are everything and especially true when it is a business place where customers are entering or exiting the building.

The size of the structure does not matter if the structure is one storey or multi storey, the maintenance tasks are the same to ensure that everything is maintained and working properly.

Why is bird proofing needed?

BIRD PROOFING SHOULD BE PART OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE IN CANBERRA.

Bird proofing that is properly installed will prevent nesting materials and the bird’s droppings from damaging the structure such as the air conditioning and water units and will ensure that they continue working properly without the added cost of repairing and replacing them due to the hazardous and damaging bird materials.

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Bird proofing with bird spikes.

Outdoor bird proofing especially where the public may walk, or take their morning and afternoon breaks and especially where customers eat is why you need bird deterrents to keep the birds from leaving their droppings all over the tables posing a health risk and leaving a mess on chairs that may be used by employees and customers.

Bird droppings contaminate where they land, including drinking fountains, drains and grass areas. Fresh droppings are also very slippery and can be a liability issue should someone slip and fall, the droppings also harbor diseases which may be transmitted and be a threat to humans.

How much does bird control cost?

BIRD PROOFING COST IS SMALL COMPARED TO REPAIR.

Light posts, security cameras and other posts and walls should be protected with bird proofing and used as a deterrent so that the building and business do not become laden with droppings and make for an unwelcome environment.

The nesting materials and droppings can also obscure and render the safety cameras inoperable. The costs of repair and lack of proper security can lead to high expenses due to lack of bird control. It is much easier and less costly to protect what is already there than to replace equipment.

Roofs, signage and exterior facades can also be impaired by the bird’s droppings and nesting materials. Roofs, in particular, can be exorbitantly expensive to repair or replace with the acid in bird droppings that damage painted signs and plastic, ruin paint, artwork, statues and other architectural values on the structure.

This should give you even more reason to invest in bird proofing and deterrents before damage emerges.

Bird control costs $150 to $1,500, and is usually depending on the gravity of the problem and the kind of solution applied to solve your bird problem.

What is a good bird deterrent?

Bird deterrent choices are varied when it comes to physical bird deterrents. Bird proofing commercial solar panels, for instance, is a physical bird deterrent that is installed to get in the way of the bird landing in the area. Using deterrents such as bird spikes or netting are also to stop the birds from sitting along the ledges, parapet walls and roof lines of a building.

We have found wherever the spikes are installed, the birds will not be able to land. Bird spikes come in stainless steel and plastic. The plastic bird spikes come in different colors to match the structure they are secured on. This helps blend in and appear invisible.

SOUND DEVICES ARE A WASTE OF MONEY

Sound deterrents frighten birds away. Sonic devices are used to broadcast actual predator calls and distress calls. The birds hear the familiar distress calls and will fly away from the area. There are over 22 different species programmed into the unit. We suggest never waste your money on ultrasonic sound devices as they do not work. Birds hear at the same level as humans, so if you hear the sound, they do.

If you are unsure which product is best suited for your needs, please consult with a bird pest control specialist on 0407 065 413.

We will consult with you and let you know why you should include bird proofing in your building maintenance in Canberra.

What is bird pest?

In Australia, it is against the law to eradicate native bird species such as swallows, magpies, cockatoos, ducks, currawongs, parrots and pee wees. However, there are bird species that are considered pests. 

Birds like pigeons, sparrows, Indian mynas, and starlings are some of them.

Why do they become a pest? Simply because pest birds are responsible for millions of damage every year. 

Bird droppings could ruin roofing and other structural materials. They can contaminate food, water, and almost anything they can touch. Also, they release airborne spores which can be inhaled by your customers, workers and family members, posing a threat to their health. At the same time, they carry disease-causing parasites, fleas, lice, mites, ticks and other biting insects.

There are certain ways you can do, like bird proofing, to protect your property and your people. Stay away from these problems and control bird pests as soon as possible.

How do you control bird pests?

To avoid constantly needing bird proofing services in your residence or commercial buildings, there are some things you can do to prevent birds from coming and causing damage.

  1. Get rid or reduce any standing water and areas in which pest birds can feed
  2. Make sure that trash cans are always covered and clean.
  3. Never feed pest birds.
  4. Regularly trim trees to keep them away from structures
  5. Prune those trees or plants that potentially attracts bird roosting
  6. Clean gutters to prevent standing water
  7. Add obstructions like spikes or sticky glues to ledges where birds roost

If birds as pests are becoming a serious problem, immediately seek the help of a bird pest control specialist. It’s more cost effective to take action now than ignoring these birds and spending money on repair later.

Our team is always ready to help you. Give us a call at 0407 065 413.

 

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