Outdoor signs are important to your business. In addition to advertising and attracting customers, signage reflects your business’s unique identity and branding. You likely spent a significant amount of time and money to develop an image and logos for your signage. When birds come along and leave unsightly droppings on outdoor signs, your reputation and your business can suffer.
In addition to being unattractive, the droppings left behind by nuisance birds can be unsanitary and slippery, causing potential safety hazards for your customers and your employees. Bird droppings can also be acidic, which makes them difficult and time consuming to remove. If not cleaned, acidic bird droppings can corrode signage and paint, as well as roofing and outdoor furniture. Because droppings can be mechanical vectors for disease, special procedures should be followed when cleaning and handling bird messes for health reasons.
Birds can also cause damage to signage by pecking and roosting, and they can create distractions for customers and workers by swooping and making noise as they approach signs. Cleaning and repairing damaged signs can be expensive and disruptive to operations and productivity. Having to do so repeatedly can be detrimental to employee morale.
Terminix Commercial® offers bird control solutions for virtually every business application, including signage. Control methods that can work effectively on signs include:
- Control Gel - Waterproof, almost colorless and odorless, sticky control gel helps repel birds from perching or nesting. Control gel is used on horizontal surfaces (like signs), is effective even in high temperatures, and needs to be replaced only once every six months.
- Spikes - A system of blunt-edged spikes can prevent nuisance birds from landing or roosting on ledges and signs. Virtually invisible, the spikes are flexible to fit any contour.
- Wire Barrier - This solution is used on long, uninterrupted ledges and helps prevent birds from landing on ledges by creating an unstable surface. This method is used in conjunction with gel applications.
Other effective bird control solutions from Terminix Commercial include:
- Jolt track
Terminix Commercial has fully licensed, professional technicians who are trained to correctly identify protected and endangered bird species and adhere to all applicable local, state and federally regulated control methods.
Terminix Commercial offers Bird Site Sanitation Services to clean and disinfect sites where droppings and nesting materials have accumulated. Our professional technicians are trained to perform cleaning services thoroughly and safely in all business settings, including those where bird droppings can result in health code violations and possible fines or closures. Bird Site Sanitation Services can be beneficial for medical facilities, clinics, daycares, warehouses, condos, schools, colleges, museums, food processing plants, restaurants, retail stores, supermarkets, hotels and other businesses.
At Terminix Commercial, pest control is our profession, but business is our focus. Helping businesses like yours succeed is our main objective and the reason why our company exists. We’ll work to learn your unique business needs and goals, and then we’ll help you meet them. When birds or other pests threaten those goals, we’ll be relentless and won’t stop until the problem is solved.
Find out more about our business-first perspective and our bird control solutions. Contact Terminix Commercial today for additional information and a FREE estimate.