Tips To Protect Your Business In The Fall From Pest Birds
We all know that birds fly south for the winter. And, while this is mostly true, it isn't always the case. Some birds stay put. Have you seen birds in winter? Have you taken notice of a fat pigeon sitting on a tree branch covered in snow, or a group of pigeons congregating on a snow-covered lawn? Pest birds don't rely on nature to give them the food they need. So, when food resources are difficult to find in nature, these birds are far less affected. Let's take a look at three important characteristics of pest birds in fall and explore a few things that will protect your business.
Pest Birds Are Still Active
As mentioned above, pest birds live off the generosity of humans, so they continue to be pests even as other birds are migrating to warmer locations. That means you can't let your guard down just because winter is on the way. Food sources that these birds are accessing will become their lifeline for survival. While it is important to keep exterior trash in sealed cans, it becomes even more important in the fall. And, if you have bird feeders, these will lure birds in much larger numbers as other foods become increasingly difficult to access.
Pest Bird Harborage
Pest birds may develop a thicker plumage during the winter months, but that doesn't mean they like being out in the cold. When the temperatures drop, they are more inclined to find a way into man-made structures. This can lead to frustrating noises, unwanted clean-up costs, and a potential for illness for your employees and customers. Do a close inspection of your exterior and seal any potential entry points you find.
Another reason birds seek harborage in man-made structures is to have babies. Spring and fall are peak mating seasons for pest birds. If they can get into your attic spaces, outbuildings, or some other secluded location, it is likely that they will. This is especially true if there is food in these locations. Along with sealing up entry points, it is important to keep interior food and trash in sealed containers.
If you're in our service area and you'd like to set up a meeting with a bird specialist, reach to us. At Action Pest Control, we offer a wide selection of bird control products that effectively exclude pest birds, and protect businesses from property damage, cleanup costs, illness, unwanted noises, and more. Call for immediate assistance.
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