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The Problems Birds Cause on Commercial Properties

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Knockout Pest

Commercial properties experience their fair share of pest problems. Food warehouses and factories especially are on high alert for pests inside the building. Aside from insects and rodents, birds can cause significant troubles for businesses.

Birds can spread diseases through their droppings. Not to mention cleaning, repairing and replacing damaged materials due to a bird infestation can be costly.

The main problems caused by birds include:

  • Unsightly droppings. Foul can not only damage a car’s paint and nearby raw materials, it is powerful enough to corrode stone and metal. When not cleaned away, bird droppings may also cause slip and fall risks.
  • Building damage. Pigeons can poke away at roof tiles, in some cases, removing them entirely. Once birds gain access inside, they can cause damage to the insulation and wreak havoc on stored products.
  • Spread of insects and diseases. Insects such as ticks, fleas, lice and mites are all carried by birds. When birds find a place to nest, these insects can unload and wreak havoc on a building.
  • Build nests in the wrong places. Birds often build their nests in gutters and drains which can cause a blockage and lead to flooding in the roof. If undetected, flooding can cause internal leaks, metal corrosion, and damage the walls.
  • Food waste. Like rodents, birds cause a major problem for food establishments. These businesses can suffer greatly due to damaged products pecked away by birds.

As always, it’s extremely important to identify the signs of a bird infestation as early as possible. Be on the lookout for birds on the roof, excessive droppings on or around the building, continuous bird noises, bird nests, and damaged packaging due to bird peckings.

If you suspect your home or business is infested with birds, don’t wait. Contact Knockout Pest Control immediately.

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IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

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The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

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The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

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GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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