Quality control and biosecurity is vital for food processing plants, including their pest management plan. Introducing birds into a facility can:
- Cause contamination inside
- Create product losses
- Disrupt operations
- Lead to failed inspections
- Potentially make people sick
The food processing inside the facility attracts scavenging birds, and rooftop HVAC and other nooks and crannies create nesting potential for pigeons, starlings, and other urban nuisance bird species. Bird waste left undisturbed can damage almost any building material. Wood, stone, steel and iron can all be damaged by bird droppings, which have a pH level similar to vinegar.
Solutions for food processing depend on the species involved. An in-depth assessment and professional report from our biologists that specialize in nuisance birds is the first step. Structural exclusion with netting and deterrence through lasers, shock track, bird spikes, etc. will provide an integrated solution to any bird issue.