The Importance of Bird Control in a Corporate Environment



10 December 2018

Birds are everywhere, and while there is nothing naturally wrong with that, when they mingle in spaces that are shared by people, they can actually pose a number of dangers. Filled with parasites and pests, they can contribute to the spread of allergens which contribute to an unhealthy environment.

Corporate environments, where there are generally large concentrations of people are especially vulnerable to the risk of an unhygienic environment created by the presence of birds. But if you feel that there is no need to rid them through pest control management services, here are some of the reasons why you might want to rethink that.

Birds Contribute to Structural Damage

It would be amazing to consider how something as small as a bird could contribute to structural damage, if it weren’t a problem for businesses.

As birds nest in buildings, behind crevices, beneath roofs and in other places within the structure of a building, they tend to cause gradual damage as they do.

They further reduce the aesthetic appeal of a building by creating a mess, shedding feathers, droppings and parts of their nests. When this occurs, the mess they create should be cleaned daily to maintain a clean office environment; which adds to the hassle of maintaining the building.

Birds Bring Other Pests

Though they are considered pests themselves, birds tend to contribute to a wider ecosystem of pests in office buildings.

They tend to carry with them, other pests such as fleas, lice and ticks, all of which contribute to an environment that is bad for the health of those who frequent your office.

Birds Transmit Diseases

Any hygiene company will tell you just how much birds contribute to the spread of disease. Flying far and wide they expose themselves to some fairly dangerous diseases, diseases which can put you at risk to whenever they are around you.
Such afflictions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cryptococcosis: a potentially fatal fungal disease that causes fever, fatigue, dry coughing, headaches, blurred vision and hampers mental processes.
  • Toxoplasmosis: a parasitic infection spread by bird faeces that results in weeks of muscle pains, fever and headaches.
  • Salmonella: This serous type of food poisoning can be spread when birds come into contact with consumables in the
  • office.

Contact Bidvest Steiner for Pest Control Solutions

With all of this in mind, it is plain to see why pest control management for birds is important for any office environment. If you would like a solution that keeps your working environment free of birds and other dangerous pests, contact a representative from Bidvest Steiner today.

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