Birds can harbour many infectious agents or diseases (pathogens) communicable to humans and to animal species. They threaten our personal health - often through unsafe food production premises. This has become more apparent as health and safety and food audits become routine;
Health risks from birds are now being assessed in public institutions such as hospitals and schools, community facilities such as refuse disposal sites, sewage and water treatment plants, and at any point in the food production chain - from 'farm to the table'.
|San Marco Square, Venice - a birds eye view||Municipal Building - planter box complete with eggs||Eliminate resident pigeons and/or fit bird spikes above this door||Internal flooding from blocked gutters is quite common whether in our workplaces or homes|
Bird nests can be the source of many unpleasant insects, including:
URBAN PEST BIRDS:
This web site concentrates on bird species which are often regarded as pests. They include pigeons "flying rodents" gulls, sparrows, starlings and mynah birds (more info).
The photographs which follow (with one exception) were taken in New Zealand. They depict bird contamination scenes and property damage, providing many reasons to consider professional bird proofing options.
This business's Gull pollution problem was solved when BirdNet was installed across their open roof.
Another example of birds defacing buildings
Contractors who work on the exterior of such sites are at risk of infection when removing or contacting bird excreta, even more than those who work or live inside. Bird Mite can enter the offices or apartments through windows or air conditioners. Bites from Mites are often confused with Flea bites, and are just as annoying.
What started as routine bridge maintenance became a major problem. The extent of rust damage was only recognised after maintenance works commenced. It was hidden under years of accumulated pigeon excreta (guano). Today, bridge and motorway tender documents increasingly recognise bird proofing as part of the maintenance contract.
This heritage building was later successfully proofed from pigeons
The continued presence of nuisance birds is a hazard for any business
Generations of birds living inside some manufacturing plants and stores cause extreme contamination and present an unacceptable and serious health risk to all who work in there.
Seagull heaven - refuse recycling plant
Unsecured refuse will continually attract problem birds
Anyone for cricket?
To prevent or rectify the unsightly situations depicted above, please contact Ace Birdproofing today and talk through any proofing concerns you have. We offer a large range of birdproofing options. There will be one or more that will help to protect your building from damage and the public and your staff from health risk.