In a bird’s eye, signs were made just for them. Some signs are the perfect size for a cozy nest or just lounging during the day. Birds nesting in your signage create an eyesore and give an impression of poor facility maintenance. Their droppings can corrode metals, degrade concrete and other materials, and can also contain dangerous disease organisms that can become airborne in dust as they dry out. When deposited on walkways, steps or railings, sometimes at the main entrance to your building, bird droppings contaminate the area, and create slip and fall hazards.
W. Douglas Webb is manager, technical services at Terminix International.