Could your business have bird problems?

Krissie Callahan

Birds can become a nuisance at nearly any type of facility – and that can create big problems for any business.

“Birds are attracted to buildings basically for two main reasons,” says Rentokil Steritech’s Kim Lewis, Division Manager for Bird Control Services for North America. “Those reasons are to roost overnight and nest in areas on manmade structures that will provide warmth and protection or to roost or perch on buildings to watch over a nearby food source when it becomes available.”

Birds and their droppings can be responsible for more than 60 diseases, and there are also numerous bacteria and ectoparasites associated with their droppings and nesting material.

In addition to creating an unsightly mess, bird droppings can also be corrosive, damaging equipment and buildings; cause contamination and loss of product; create safety risks; and result in costly cleanup and maintenance costs.

Do you have a bird problem in your business? Could one develop? It is important to recognize potential issues on your property and seek assistance from a bird management professional. Our 27-point checklist can help you evaluate your facility for potential bird issues. Assess your facility yourself – if you notice any of these warning signs, give Rentokil Steritech a call at 1-800-488-9495, ext 20302.

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Krissie Callahan
Krissie Callahan

As the Communications Manager for Rentokil North America, Krissie specializes in writing, editing, and shaping both internal and marketing messages for the company. When she's not at work, you can usually find her taking in a live music performance in her hometown of Charlotte, NC.

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