How to keep birds of your windowsills In New York City & Long Island
Manhattan apartment window sills are excellent places for pigeons to roost. Even more so for window sills that are structured in building shaft-ways where the pigeons feel that they’re in a safe environment from potential predators. The biggest problem with birds which roost on the skills of an apartment or office building window in Manhattan, NY are the droppings. They are literally left all over the place!
The Dangers of Bird Droppings At Your Establishment
At this point, in a residential building, you could be due for a bird mite infestation. In commercial establishments, nesting and other contaminants can spread into air ducts creating toxins which your employees and customers will breathe potentially leading you to future liabilities. Of course, this is just the worse case scenario, but it does happen when the dropping are left untreated and not cleaned up.
Birds are very crafty when it comes to shelter, they’ll find practically any possible crevice within your window area and turn it into shelter. In this case, most window air conditioning units provide the best in shelter. There is usually a gap between the unit and the window sill which will in-turn create the perfect nesting area for birds to roost.
Our Bird Dropping Cleanup Solutions for You
At Standard Pest Management, the easiest way we would recommend for you to prevent this from occurring is by placing pieces of wood or allowing us to install bird-spiking along the area before the birds are given the chance to move in.
Bird droppings cleanup throughout Manhattan and NYC are one of our main specialties. Our technicians usually remove them by spraying down with 10% bleach or disinfectant. We also do a tremendous amount of brushing and scraping away for the more infested projects we encounter.
DIY Bird Dropping Cleanups
We don’t recommend it, but if you plan to do this on your own, be sure to always wear gloves as well as a dust mask. Remember, these nests and the parasites that live within them carry disease and can theoretically spread it. So it’s important that you protect yourself. Our preferred method for dissipating bird fecal matter is by cleaning it with steam. Steam is a fantastic tool for sanitizing and cleaning even the worst, most infested areas.
If you’re in need of bird dropping cleanup or have questions, feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you!