If you own or manage a rooftop nightclub, you know that birds can be a problem. Before you open, these flying pests can leave droppings all over your tables, sofas and chairs, leaving you with a nasty cleanup job. If your club features a pool or spa, bird droppings can pose a real headache, requiring an expensive cleanup.
After you open, when guests start streaming in, the presence of birds on tables, chairs and sofas can be a turn off. Birds are attracted to your club because of all the finger foods on tables and scraps that have fallen on the floor. You also need to keep birds away from decorations, signage, bar areas, lighting fixtures and sound equipment. No matter how you look at it, without effective bird deterrents, you’ll be at the mercy of pest birds that can quickly ruin the image of your club.
Fortunately, there are some very effective bird deterrents you can install that will keep birds away from your club. Here are three today’s bird control experts recommend:
1. Bird Spikes
Proven worldwide, Bird Spikes are the anti-perching, anti-roosting devices that will keep birds off signage, light posts, awnings, fixed umbrellas, rooflines and virtually any elevated structure. Today’s plastic bird spikes come in a rainbow of colors—including crystal clear, brick red, light grey, brown, black and tan—to blend in with your club’s façade. The best plastic spikes are made of rigid UV-resistant unbreakable polycarbonate to resist weathering and sun exposure. These spikes come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to protect areas up to 7 inches wide. The base of the spiked strip is just 1.5” wide, so it’s easily installed on narrow fixtures.
2. Bird Chase Super Sonic
Easy to set up, the Bird Chase Super Sonic broadcasts predator and distress calls that frighten birds away. The Bird Chase device can be set up to emit distress and predator calls day and night. And it can broadcast distress and predator calls for as many as 22 different types of birds. So one device takes care of all your bird problems. Incidentally, these sounds are not annoying to humans, since they resemble natural birdcalls. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can actually hear.
3. Plastic Bird Netting
Easy to install, Plastic Bird Netting can be used to deny pest birds access to overhangs, canopies, and electrical control and food storage areas. Bird netting is available in several mesh sizes to deter various types and sizes of birds. For larger birds, like pigeons or seagulls, a 1-1/8-inch to 2-inch mesh size is recommended; for sparrows or starlings, a 3/4-inch mesh size would do. The best bird netting is UV- stabilized, flame resistant and rot- and water-proof. Bird netting is even available in different colors–like white, stone and black, so it’s barely visible.