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Pest Birds Are Big Problems For Commercial Facility

pigeons outside a commercial building

As a business owner, you know how much work it takes to start a business. Not only that, but it takes just as much work, if not more, to make that business successful. You would do anything within your power to protect your brand and the reputation of your business. There are a lot of factors that you think about, but some things may slip under the radar. For example, have you ever considered how much damage birds can do to your business? Probably not. Many business owners never think twice about pest birds. This could be a big mistake.

Pest birds are one of the most common and unfortunately unavoidable pests for businesses. It may not seem like birds pose a significant threat, but realistically they cause a pretty remarkable amount of damage, especially over time. Pest birds are responsible for millions of dollars in damages every year in the United States alone. They can cause structural damage,  by creating nests in rain gutters and drains causing blockage problems in draining systems. They also peck away at siding, equipment, and machinery. Bird droppings aren’t just unsightly to look at—they cause wooden structures to age faster and steel buildings to degrade. Pigeons and sparrows are the most common pest birds for South Carolina businesses. Pigeons will get into the trash to retrieve food and sparrows are drawn to fruit. Both are bad for any kind of food company. 

Birds are a safety hazard to employees and customers. Not only do the sight of droppings near a business disgust customers, but their droppings are unsanitary, can carry diseases, and can cause fungal growth that leads to diseases. Some birds can even cause food poisoning or spread salmonella. Lastly, the droppings can be slippery and cause falls outside of your business. 

If you want to protect your business, property and it’s reputation, investing in commercial pest control is the best option for you. Especially business owners in South Carolina where pest birds, and other wildlife, tend to frequently hang around uninvited. At Aiken Pest Control, we’ve been dealing with wildlife problems for five decades. All of our experience has been molded into our wildlife control solutions. Ask our prior customers and they’ll tell you that all of our solutions are effective, humane, and proven to work. Plus, we’ll also help you repair damage caused by wildlife, including those pesky birds, and put in place preventive methods for the future. We protect all businesses ranging from restaurants to retail to healthcare facilities. If you are a business owner in Aiken, Columbia, and Irmo as well as the Midlands of SC and the Central Savannah River area, contact Aiken Pest Control today to schedule your free inspection!