WHAT IS IPM?
IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on the long-term prevention of avian pests and the damage they cause, employing a combination of techniques including biological control and commonsense strategies that reduce birds’ sources of food, water and shelter. Bird Doctor’s recognized experts in effective solutions to bird access understand how certain construction features provide convenient roosting areas. Working with property owners along with architects and project managers, they will protect the aesthetic integrity of all structures while ensuring that birds are kept away, using equipment such as articulating lifts, bosun chairs, cranes and scaffolding. Bird Doctor is fully licensed, bonded and insured, as well as OSHA lift-certified with safety trained technicians.
Bird Doctor understands that you want to eliminate unwanted birds from your property without harming them. We take a humane approach to bird control by prioritizing the removal of birds without ruffling a feather. Bird Doctor will remove your unwanted guests regardless of their species or the extent of the infestation.
HOW BIRDS ARE CAPABLE OF DAMAGE
Although birds may be viewed affectionately in general, most people do not understand the serious property and health risks associated with pest birds’ presence.
Bird droppings, nesting materials, and parasites often lead to damage and disease. Pest birds such as pigeons, starlings and sparrows are responsible for millions of dollars of property damage each year. Birds roost on ledges, signs, cornices, rooftops, and other man-made structures, resulting in destroyed equipment, clogged vents and reduced property value.
The uric acid in bird feces is highly corrosive and can cause extensive damage by eating through paint, roofing materials and even some metal surfaces. Experts believe bird droppings may have contributed to the collapse of the interstate bridge over the Mississippi River that occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 1, 2007.
Other economic costs associated with pest birds are liability issues due to slips and falls. With a bird deterrent system installed by Bird Doctor, your company will cut costs on maintenance repairs. A bird deterrent will provide a clean building facade and help make your structure a healthy environment for employees, customers and guests.