Birds in Singapore
Feral pigeons, house sparrows, starlings, gulls, and mynas are among the most common bird species in Singapore. They may cause serious problems when a large number of them flock together in a roosting site such as contaminating raw materials, finished goods, or food, damaging property through their droppings that can corrode building materials, causing negative impact on business image and reputation, carrying various diseases, and posing safety risks to public due to their aggressiveness during the breeding season.
Why bird control is needed
Pigeons and sparrows carry bacteria-causing salmonellosis (food poisoning). Pigeons also carry ornithosis (a disease similar to virus pneumonia) via the infected droppings or through sweat glands. This is usually mistaken for flu in humans, and therefore it’s occurence is more common than realised. Birds’ nests harbour insects and mites which live in the nest material or droppings. Nests become reservoirs of pests which then invade homes, factories and farms, often causing considerable damage to property, especially fabrics and stores of food products.
By preventing birds from building their nests on your premises, much of this damage can be avoided. In addition, the excrement of roosting birds can kill lawns and shrubs and thus reduce the value of property.
How does bird control work
The Anti-Roosting System consists of a tailor-made platform with spikes for keeping pigeons, sparrows, mynahs and other bird pests off ledges where they roost, perch or nest. The birds will not attempt to land on the ledges as the spikes will deter them. At the same time, the birds will not be harmed at all. This modern and maintenance-free system will keep your premises bird-free.
The gel is another very effective and popular measure. However, it has some big disadvantages compared with the Anti-Roosting System. The gel normally lasts up to a year, but in hot climates, the gel tends to melt, thus shortening the life-span. Another drawback is that the gel is made ineffective with constant window cleaning and maintenance Perhaps the most significant drawback is that it tends to be a little inhumane as the gel occasionally gets stuck to the flight feathers, thus affecting the birds ability to fly. The cost of gels is another concern. They are too expensive for such a short life span.