If you think there is no harm in a few birds nesting on your building, think again.
Birds are the main harbingers of not only avian influenza but also hundreds of strains of bacteria, viruses, fleas and ticks, parasites and other unhealthy organisms. And once a nesting ground is established, it can take months to completely extract them.
That’s why prevention is the best approach, and Vikings Integrated Pest Management makes it difficult — if not impossible — for birds to make your property their new home.
Prevention: The Viking IPM Approach
Viking’s certified Bird Doctor team is trained to make accurate site inspections of potential bird populations. Starlings require different controls than sparrows or swallows, and pigeons and seagulls pose their own set of problems altogether. Bird Doctor will provide you, your architect, building supervisor or property manager with a written report of their findings, and propose an effective, permanent solution. Viking’s humane IPM approach may include establishing deterrents or decoys. Nearby food sources may be eliminated, and gutters cleaned to remove standing water.
Another IPM option is to make nesting difficult. Trees and shrubs may be trimmed or removed. Penetration points can be caulked and sealed. Vents and ports can be screened. Viking strategically places nets — custom sized to the specific bird — beneath rafters to eliminate roosting spots. Spikes or porcupine wire may serve as deterrents as well. Viking’s humane approach ensures the health of your personnel, the safety of your building, and even the well-being of the bird population.
Some bird extractions require additional measures. Bird Doctor may also set traps, apply repellents, and physically remove nests. Occasionally, noise-emitting devices and low current electric shock tracks may be installed. And if bird droppings are the issue, our technicians provide a full sanitizing service, including pressure washing, waste removal, and complete disinfection.