Let’s look at this scenario and you tell us if it sounds familiar. You arrive at your retail business early in the morning, ready and eager to start another day here in beautiful Florida. As you get out of your car and head towards your front door, you notice a few pigeons here and there; nothing overwhelming but there they are. And so is the dirty little mess birds tend to leave behind. You move past them, gently shooing them away. The next day, there are more of the winged critters. The next: even more. And the evidence of their dining habits is spreading. Not pretty. Not charming.
Now, put yourself in the shoes of your potential customer. Not only do they need to engage in some dance of avoidance as they get to your door, they get a nasty impression about your business itself; mainly, that you are not concerned about their welfare – and therefore, their business.
Unfortunately, because birds, especially pigeons are attracted to the scent of their own waste; using it as beacon that guides them back to their nest, they will not go away on their own. It is imperative that you completely remove any trace of their excrement in order to discourage them from returning.
Besides being unsightly, bird poop is actually toxic. Scientific studies show that more than 60 diseases and parasites are found within bird droppings and those are spread throughout the community when individuals walk through either wet or dried bird waste. According to InterNACHI, these toxins are released into the air and can cause histoplasmosis when breathed into the lungs. This infection of the lungs can cause fever, chest pains, dry cough and other symptoms. If confined to the lungs, cases may not be serious but when histoplasmosis spreads to other areas of the body, it can be fatal.
Aside from the personal health complications, bird populations can be detrimental to the health of your property too. Bird excrement is fairly corrosive and, overtime, can erode building materials. Containing uric acid, bird waste has a strong enough pH level to eat away at awnings, wood and even stone. Their waste has also been blamed for shorting out electrical systems in exterior signs and lighting fixtures. The structure of your roof is also vulnerable to even a light coating of bird droppings.
Now let’s take a minute to talk about their nests. Because birds choose to build nests in areas such as rain gutters, chimneys and building vents, those nests clog these systems putting your building at risk. Clogged drains and gutters cause rain waters to overflow, damaging building components and vents stuffed full of twigs and debris creates both fire and health hazards.
By removing the nuisance of bird populations, you protect the life and livelihood of your business and the building itself. Pressure washing your storefront and the walking areas around it, is the only way to rid yourself of their waste, making them move on to other nesting areas. Don’t try to power wash these public areas yourself as their are laws regarding the drainage of such waste materials and you could end up facing fines that you weren’t prepared for. Allow the experts at CleanFast USA to do what we do best – getting your business back to its pristine, bird poop-free state.