Even though you may not be aware of it, your offices and business premises might be vulnerable to pest birds – particularly seagulls or pigeons. These birds are very adaptable and they can now thrive in almost any environment, eating leftovers and finding shelter in small spaces where they can create their nests.
In other words, pest birds don’t mind the hectic urban environment and actually thrive on it. For instance, seagulls and pigeons are often found in the rafters of buildings and flat roofs where they make nests. In addition, many of them choose culverts, guttering, chimney stacks, ledges and balconies as their homes. If there is a gap that is more than 25 mm wide, pigeons can use it to enter your business premises without any problems. It’s also worth pointing out that pigeons like roof spaces to settle in and they are well known for damaging tiles or loosening them just to enter spaces like this. Let’s not forget that pigeons usually live in large flocks that sometimes reach up to 500 individuals, so even if it starts as a seemingly small issue, their presence can quickly become a huge problem for your premises.
So, how can you find out whether there is a bird infestation in your building and when should you start looking for professional help?
The first and most obvious sign is the presence of a large number of birds that seem to be settling on your ledges or roof. If there is a bird infestation in your building you should be able to hear long bird cries from young birds. When they are preparing their nests, they will be using different materials and if you find debris from these materials around your building then you are clearly facing an infestation. In addition, bird infestation usually results in a huge amount of droppings in specific areas.
If you find yourself in a situation like this, we would urge you to act now and call in the experts. Contact us now to discuss any bird problems you may be facing.