Many of the bird species in the Philippines are good to have around, thanks to their attractive plumage and mesmerizing birdsong. However, when a large number of birds flock together in a roosting site, it can lead to serious consequences such as:
Contamination of raw materials and finished goods, causing revenue losses.
Birds can cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking guttering system with their nests and leaving droppings that corrode building material.
Safety risks to employees and customers – slippery bird droppings may cause slip and fall accidents.
Suspension of business and audit failures due to poor hygiene sighted during inspection.
Food contamination that may lead to business closure/ suspension by public health authorities.
Negative impact on business image and reputation.
Awful sight of bird droppings can discourage potential customer from patronizing.
Bird droppings may fall on customers, resulting in negative reviews from the bad experience and potentially complaints.
FACT: One of the reasons why pigeons flock together in large numbers is to protect themselves against predators, such as cats, rats and dogs.
While most birds in their natural environment are perfectly harmless, birds can host more than 60 transmittable diseases, including salmonellosis, encephalitis and cryptococcosis. Besides posing potential danger to people’s health, they can also put your business at risk. The key in preventing bird infestation is early detection and effective bird deterrent methods by an expert pest controller.
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