Professional Bird Control For Your Commercial Business
Pest Birds like starlings, pigeons, and sparrows are all part of the natural environment, but when they invade your commercial facility, they can prove to be a real nuisance. As well as bringing noise, feathers, and droppings, they can also carry disease and damage your commercial property. This is why it is important to have a professional bird control company handle any bird issues your business might be facing.
Dangers Associated With Pest Birds And Bird Droppings
Pest birds can carry ectoparasites like fleas, mites, and ticks. All of these ectoparasites have the ability to transmit diseases to customers, employees, and livestock.
Pest bird droppings often contain a litany of different diseases from the e-coli to fungal diseases like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, which are especially dangerous to people with compromised immune systems.
Pest birds can also damage facilities and equipment, creating drainage issues and fire hazards by nesting in small crevices, drains, and gutters. Not only that, but pest bird droppings can stick to buildings, potentially eroding the structure and compromising the integrity.
Common Pest Birds
In urban environments, pigeons prefer to nest in the artificial cliffs created by tall urban buildings with accessible ledges and roof spaces. These birds are commonly known as “sky rats” because of their ability to transmit potentially fatal diseases like salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis, and tuberculosis to people. Their feces can be deadly, as it can contain deadly fungal and bacterial diseases which is especially dangerous for people with compromised immune systems.
European Starlings are noisy nuisance birds that can do serious harm to humans, pets, and livestock. These pest birds can transmit parasites, like mites, fleas, and bat bugs, as well as potentially fatal diseases, including histoplasmosis, salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis, and chlamydiosis. Additionally, the combined weight of a flock of European starlings – which can be up to 20,000 birds in the winter – can break branches and disfigure trees making it a hazard for any structure nearby.
Sparrows typically live near humans because it provides them with some security from natural predators. Sparrows transmit diseases which affect humans, pets and livestock. Some of these can be fatal, including beef tapeworms, chlamydiosis, erysipeloid, Newcastle disease, salmonellosis, schistosomiasis, and toxoplasmosis.
These pest birds also wreak havoc on commercial properties; deface buildings and facilities with their nests and droppings. If a nest occurs in a heavily infested location, Sparrows can be surprisingly aggressive, often attacking any potential threat to their nest.
How Orkin Canada Controls Your Bird Issue
When your Orkin Canada technician starts a bird control inspection, identification is essential. As your technician will need to determine that the bird in question is in fact a nuisance bird (pigeons, sparrows, starlings). This is to ensure that bird species protected by federal and provincial legislation remain undisturbed.
Bird Control Methods
Exclusion & Deterrents
When it comes to making a property unattractive to birds, exclusion and deterrent methods are the ideal solution. These can include a variety of different tactics such as netting, bird wire, pyrotechnics, along with a host of other approaches customized to your facility.
Depending upon the size and resilience of the flock, trapping can be a necessary part of an effective bird control program. Offering quick and humane removal of pest birds, a trapping approach ensures that the birds have access to food, water, shelter, sufficient space to move around within the trap in accordance with government regulations. Additionally, your Orkin Canada technician regularly check the traps to ensure the necessities are being provided and humanely removes any pest birds within it.
In order to ensure that your property remains bird-free, habitat modification is an important part of an effective commercial bird control program. Your Orkin Canada technician looks for possible sources that may be attracting birds to your property and will advise on how to effectively modify the area to ensure that it is no longer attractive to any roosting birds.
Depending on the scope of job involved, your Orkin Canada technician applies a disinfectant to the area in order to ensure a sanitary space to treat.
This sanitation process also reduces an area’s nesting fidelity; the likelihood that a bird will come back to a place where they have nested in the past. By reducing nesting fidelity, birds have a lower likelihood to return to your property, as the evidence such as droppings have been removed from the area.
Common Places Where Birds Can Pose A Threat
When looking at common spaces where bird control may be necessary, it is important to know that birds prefer to nest in spaces where they can roost (a place where birds regularly settle or congregate to rest at night) and have protection above their heads. These common spaces can include:
- Retail Stores (Signage)
- Restaurant & Food Services (Signage, Canopies, Patios)
- Apartment/Multi-Unit Buildings (Balconies)
- Waste Management Industry (Landfills, Recycling Centres, Dump Areas)
Let Orkin Canada Control Your Pest Bird Problem
With over 70 years of experience and a team of knowledgeable bird control experts, you can rest easy knowing that your commercial bird issue will be professionally controlled. To get started, contact your local Orkin Canada branch today!
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The Orkin Canada Process
Orkin Canada will provide you with the industry’s best integrated commercial pest management service, combining all available methods of keeping birds out of your business.
Orkin Canada technicians will carry out a comprehensive check of all your commercial facilities, to identify pest-activity zones.
Your Orkin Canada technicians will conduct a facility layout analysis, noting all current and potential problem areas.
You, your employees, and your customers should submit bird reports to Orkin Canada, giving the location and time of any sighting.
Your Orkin Canada technicians will create an integrated pest management program tailored specifically to your facilities.
Your integrated pest management program will be centred around a daily sanitation schedule, focused on reducing specific risk factors.
Your Orkin Canada technicians will set up suitable bird control or removal, in compliance with wildlife and bird regulations.
Orkin Canada will provide your business with ongoing pest control monitoring and maintenance, to make sure your bird problem has been eliminated.
Gold Medal Protection
For businesses in the food or healthcare sectors, Orkin Canada offers Gold Medal Protection, a program designed to prevent pests before they become a serious problem.
Gold Medal pest control technicians get extra training in the food and healthcare sectors, including industry standards and the requirements of government and third-party auditors.
In the Gold Medal Protection program, once your integrated pest management program is created, your Orkin Canada technicians will schedule consistent, frequent visits to your facilities.
Customized Pest Control
On each visit, your Orkin Canada technicians will conduct a thorough investigation of your facility, identify any pests present, and provide a customized pest control treatment or service.
Our SmartScan system captures and archives all pest activity at your facility in an electronic database, ensuring your records are always current and easily accessible.
The A.I.M. Approach
Our three-step service approach integrates the most advanced pest control technology and industry knowledge available. Our customized plans are designed to completely remove the pest problem and to protect your [home/business] from future invaders.
Your Orkin Canada technician will inspect every inch of your entire home, inside and out, looking for anywhere the pest may be hiding or nesting.
Your Orkin Canada technician will expertly treat the infested areas to eradicate your pest problem. They will also advise on how to stop the pests returning to your home in the future.
For peace of mind, we will conduct regular inspections of your home after initial treatment to make sure your pest problem is truly solved.
24-Hour Response Guarantee
When you see a pest, you need service right away. Orkin Canada will respond to your request within 24 hours.
If you are not completely satisfied with a regularly scheduled treatment, we will re-treat the area, or refund your last monthly payment.
If your company is fined by a regulatory agency due solely to a pest infestation, Orkin Canada will reimburse you for up to 6 months of service.*
*Your account must be current, under contract for more than 60 days, and you must be compliant with sanitation and structural requests as noted in Orkin Canada's service reports.
Our Commercial Triple Guarantee
Resolving your pest problem is our #1 priority. If re-treatment is required, we'll provide immediate services at no extra cost. If your expectations are not met, we guarantee a full refund of your service payment.
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