We may live in a city named after a bird of mythology, but the most common bird in the Valley is probably the pigeon. You can find these pests all over parking lots, businesses, and parks. They may look innocent enough, but they’re actually a public nuisance. A pigeon infestation is bad news for businesses, homes, vehicles, and more.
If you own a business in the Valley or in Casa Grande, you need a professional to inspect for pigeons and help you develop a plan for dealing with these pests. Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite offers pigeon control services. Contact us for a free inspection.
How a pigeon infestation impacts your business
Businesses should not take a pigeon infestation lightly. Here are some of the ways in which a pigeon infestation can hurt your business.
1. Pigeons create a perception that your business is dirty
This isn’t to say that pigeon droppings and nests aren’t dirty. But, perception matters here. Even if the pigeons are just on the roof or hanging out by your front door, their presence could send the wrong messages to your customers and employees about the cleanliness of your business.
Customers may be hesitant to park in front of your business. Your employees might think about parking elsewhere and walking to work. That’s a lot of trouble caused by some birds, and it’s why we recommend that you invest in some pigeon deterrence from Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services.
2. They can damage your property
Pigeons aren’t just a blight for sight. Their droppings are highly acidic, and can actually damage the roof of your business over time. “Sure, but I rent.” Yes, but all those droppings can smell and make your roof less effective at dealing with rain, leading to a whole host of other problems and damages to your business.
For example, it’s common for pigeons to build nests in exposed roof drains and gutters. These nests can cause a “dam” effect, blocking the effective removal of water from the roof after a summer monsoon. All that extra weight can cause problems for your roof—and, in extreme cases, even a collapse.
3. Pigeons can pose a serious health risk
Not many people know that pigeons are a source of several infectious diseases, including bronchiolectosis, hypoxia, peribronchial fibrosis, pulmonary cysts, to name just a few. Theses diseases are mainly spread to humans through contact with feather dust, dried bird droppings, and mites.
If your business serves or prepares food, this problem is even more pronounced. You simply cannot have a pigeon infestation and expect your business to be as clean as you’d like it. You’ll need professional pigeon removal services.
4. They can damage vehicle and building paint
Those acidic droppings we mentioned earlier? That same property means they can really damage the paint on vehicles and buildings, causing significant property damage for you and your customers if left unchecked.
Often, the biggest problem is company cars and vehicles, which are constantly on-site—and, therefore, a consistent target for pigeons. You spent thousands wrapping and branding your business’ vehicles. It’s not worth it to let a pigeon ruin all that.
Call Arizona’s Best Choice for help with your business’ pigeon infestation
Pigeons might seem innocuous enough. They certainly don’t have as much bad publicity as other pests found here in the Valley. But, if you’re a business owner, you need to be ready to deal with pigeons quickly and effectively. For that, you’ll want the help of the experts at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services.
We’re the best choice for pest control and pigeon control here in the Phoenix metro and in Casa Grande. Contact our team today to schedule your free pest inspection. We’ll help you develop a game plan for dealing with your pigeon problems.