Strata complexes and property/building managers are in desperate need of effective bird control management.
This industry deals with large areas so bird spikes and netting alone means that potentially the birds will just move from one part of the complex to another and managers and residents are getting fed up with not only the cost of these jobs but also the lack of overall success.
The key point to controlling the birds is to keep constant pressure on them. Stressed birds are unhappy birds and unhappy birds look for a new place to live in as a result. It’s that simple!
Applying stress at a level that is greater than their desire to be there is key.
No matter what Bird Control Program is implemented, a Bird Control Strategy and program needs to be well thought out and an annual budget should be set.
Here is a guideline of what should be set up by your person leading the Bird Control Strategy.
Evaluation– target birds, roosting or nesting, size of the project
Preventative measures– remove or reduce issues such as access to water, food and shelter if possible
Clean up and Sanitise– use hospital grade detergent such as bleach or chlorine
Install Bird Deterrents– use multi dimensional pain/consequence
Monitor– for any weakness in the initial program and refine whilst monitoring population reduction of birds. Follow this up periodically.
The most missed steps of the above guidelines are usually preventative measures, clean up and monitor/ follow up.
Bird Control should not be thought of as a one off treatment as birds always want to return.
Birds are also much smarter than rodents and cockroaches and these pests always have frequent services and so why wouldn’t birds need the same approach?
The most difficult pests to control are pest birds and some of the reasons are because they are intelligent, they fly and they become residents.
Pest birds require effective programs to bring them under control. Eradication is not the answer and would never even be achievable. What you want is to control them to a level which mitigates risk and damage to property.
Here are some proven combinations of devices sold by Bird Control Australia which work well in deterring birds from apartment complexes.
Most complexes have a maintenance or handyman who can install these devices.
- Sonic/Ultrasonics/reflective/visual decoys
- Shock tape/sonic unit/ultrasonics/spikes
- Motion Activated Sprinklers/Sonic unit/ultrasonics/Laser.
- Wind or solar repellers/gel/sonic/ultrasonics and visual decoys.
As always, please contact us if you have any questions or need advice on what is the best strategy for you.