Buying, selling, renting and relocating – I've done it all many times over. Because I had one of those careers which meant I had to move every few years, I've lived in nearly every state in Australia more than once. Now retired and settled down, I blog about real estate and the real issues that anyone who is moving comes up against. Full of advice, my blog takes a look at relocating from the point of view of the mover and tries to offer as many insights from my past experiences dealing with lawyers, estate agents, removals firms and other house buyers as possible! Read on if you're moving or thinking about doing so.
Your warehouse is a busy hub for your business. Its doors are open all day and, as well as letting your staff come in and out, these doors are access points for local birds. Birds can also come in through small gaps and holes in your walls and roof. While you might not mind the occasional feathered visitor, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. When birds come in, they may settle and nest. Their mates may join them. Before you know it, you have a flock in your warehouse. This is irritating and dangerous. Birds can damage your equipment and stock, and they put the health of your workers at risk.
If you don't want to cull the birds, you may be thinking about trapping them. Will this work?
Are Bird Traps Effective?
Bird traps work well on principle. You set out the trap and bait it. The bird flies in and gets stuck inside. You take the trap away and release the bird unharmed. Problem is, many birds, like pigeons, have strong homing instincts. You may find that you release a batch of birds and go back to your warehouse only to find that they got back there before you.
Plus, traps don't deal with the underlying access problems that let the birds into your warehouse in the first place. For every bird that you successfully trap and release, another one can come in and take its place. So, traps may not solve your problem completely.
Are Traps and Deterrents Better?
Traps can clear your current bird residents out. If you add deterrents to your warehouse, then they and other birds may stay out. For example, you can fit netting and spikes to keep birds off areas where they like to sit, sleep or nest. If you take away conditions that make birds comfortable, they're less likely to stay in.
Alternatively, you can fit deterrent devices that use sounds or lights that birds don't like. These won't bother you or your staff but may keep birds out of the area. Some deterrents give a small electric shock. This doesn't harm a bird but scares it enough to make it stay away.
The size, layout and condition of your warehouse affect the deterrents you should use and how well they work. To get a quick and effective solution, call in a professional who can look at the problem and recommend an effective solution.
For more information about general pest management, contact a pest control business of your choice.