Running a business isn't easy, and we know you take great pride in your work. No pest problem should ever get in the way of that, especially if the pest issue is something you can avoid.​

When you think of pest problems, termites, cockroaches and other insects may be top of mind, but one of the most dangerous pests you, your customers and your employees might encounter might not make the list when pest-proofing your business — and those pests are birds.

Urban birds have unique behavioral patterns that disrupt business, and are often characterized by large-scale breeding distributions and nesting, disruptive feeding behaviors like swooping, and less fear toward humans and urban environmental factors. On top of being a nuisance, birds can create unsanitary and hazardous conditions for both customers and employees, property damage and increased maintenance costs, the attraction of additional pests, and a negative impact on the overall customer experience — amounting to substantial damage to a business.

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When customers approach your business, the first thing they should see is your sign, not a nest and steps covered in bird droppings. An unsanitary business exterior is a common deterrent for foot traffic customers, so don't give your first impression to the birds.

So, what are the best methods of commercial pest control for birds? Available options for effective bird control include:

Anti-Bird Netting

Installing a discrete lightweight mesh anti-bird netting on appropriate surfaces that prevent birds from reaching certain areas and nesting.

Ledge Denial Spiking System

Incorporating a discrete spiking system will discourage birds from landing and nesting on buildings, signs and ledges.

Custom Bird Deterring Installations

The custom installation of hardware cloth and coverings to protect vents and other building entry points will keep ventilation and the interior of your building protected from disease carrying pathogens from birds.

Bird Deterring Jolt Track

Installing a low-profile electric track that delivers a mild shock when birds land. It does not harm the bird, but creates conditions that birds will want to avoid.

Bird Control Gel

The best, discrete treatment for smaller birds is bird control gel. This sticky gel effectively repels birds so that they won't want to perch or nest.

Wire Barriers

Using wire barriers create an unstable surface, keeping birds from landing on ledges. Wire barriers are best for long, uninterrupted ledges and are effective in areas where gel applications aren't enough.


Bird hazing can provide effective bird dispersal in locations where other methods of bird control might otherwise be impractical.

If you do find yourself facing an infestation of these feathered, urban pests, attempting bird control on your own can be frustrating, time-consuming, and dangerous. Don't wing it, let our professionals take care of it for you. Our focus to alleviate bird pest problems is effective. We zero in on exclusion and solutions that deter birds from nesting and resting where they shouldn't.

Terminix Commercial has proven strategies for solving bird problems and preventing them from coming back. We're backed by our nationwide network of expertise but we also live and work in the same neighborhoods as our customers and we extend our support to these communities through serving, and protecting the places and people they care about the most. We make protecting your business our business, and no matter what industry you're in, Terminix can help develop a solution for you.

Let our technicians bring you peace of mind when it comes to the health and safety of your business.

To learn more about Terminix Commercial pest control for birds and request a free, no-obligation estimate visit us online or contact us at 1.877.837.6464.

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