Solar panels provide the perfect nesting spot for various pest birds. The solar panels protect birds from the elements, provide a great hiding spot from predators and create enough area to build suitable nesting sites. Depending upon the pest bird species that is nesting under the solar panels, in addition to nesting materials and an accumulation of bird droppings, larger birds can drop debris down onto rooftops that can damage the solar panels.
In most cases, the small opening between the solar panel and the roof can be screened off to prevent birds from being able to regain entry under the panels once properly screened off. By excluding birds from under the panels, they will not be able to nest thereunder and force them to find an alternative nesting site. Our mesh screening system completely excludes the pest bird and does not penetrate the roof or the solar panels and is removable if required for service.
In some cases, birds nesting under the panels is not the problem; rather, it’s the larger birds like Sea Gulls that drop food debris down onto the rooftop to open the food source. However, what winds up happening is that the debris is dropped onto the solar panel and cracks/damages the panels. Between broken panels and bird droppings covering the solar panels, the panels are not operating efficiently. For these situations, a large grid wire system is installed on the rooftop over the panels to deter the birds from dropping debris.
The grid wire is installed in a manner that is visible to the birds and creates an environment whereby the birds do not want to drop food below the wire because they are not sure if they will be able to fly below the grid wire and safely fly away.
Food processing plants creates several unique challenges with performing bird control. Food plants provide birds with an ample food supply and in most cases, food grain silos and warehouses have ledges and related areas for birds to nest and have easy access to food sources.
Proper quality control of food spillage and reducing easy access to the raw food products is the paramount first step in designing an effective bird control program. Bird control netting and related structural modifications is typically the most effective bird control solution for these types of facilities.
One additional control measure that food processing plants and related facilities can implement is an Integrated Bird Management (“IBM”) plan to better manage bird problems. Aviaway can design a bird exclusion system and develop an IBM plan to ensure that your food processing facility remains bird free.
Protecting historical buildings, monuments and related structures takes great care and precision. These installations require maximum protection with minimal impact to the structure.
In most cases, low profile bird deterrent products are utilized to maintain a bird free building. Specifically, electrified shock track and tension (post and wire) products are used to protect ledges and related areas. In addition, bird exclusion netting can be used to protect balconies, decorative column tops, building facades and decorative areas.
Aviaway will ensure that the proper products and steps are taken to keep your historical structures bird free.
Government bird control projects can range from municipal office buildings to military airline hangers. In most cases, there is a design specification that will detail the intended bird control system. Aviaway can assist in designing a bird control system, as well as authorized installer of bird control products.
Most chemical plants are large facilities with very complex structures and infrastructure. These facilities provide a great environment for birds to nest. Often at times, because these types of facilities are very large and have a complex construction, bird control can be very difficult at times.
Various bird control methods are typically used such as bird exclusion netting and bird spikes to protect several critical areas.
Exceptional care is required when designing a bird control system for these types of facilities because of the unique operations that are performed.
Stadiums present unique challenges in performing bird control because of the large and open nature of these types of facilities. Birds have several areas to land, roost and nest throughout the facility. In most cases, a combination of bird control products is used to maintain acceptable bird thresholds.
Bird exclusion netting can be installed to exclude birds from critical areas, bird spikes and other deterrent products can be used on light fixtures, ledges, beams and related areas. Targeting can also be used to reduce the bird population to acceptable thresholds.
Aviaway can perform an assessment of your stadium, convention center or arena to determine the best course of action.
Bodies of water provide birds with an excellent habitat. When these bodies of water are located near housing developments, runways or office buildings or marinas, birds can become a severe problem. Bird droppings in bodies of water can change the ecosystem of the water that can effect livestock and related vegetation and impact drainage systems.
Control efforts involve modification of landscape design, altering live-stock and installing a grid wire system over the body of water to deter birds from landing and utilizing the body of water. It is critical to address any bird problem where water is involved prior to any breeding cycle. If the birds have completed breeding cycles, the birds will be much more difficult to relocate.
For marinas and boat docks, Aviaway installs grid wire and other bird deterrent products to keep birds away from docks, boats and related areas around the marina. Aviaway can design a bird control system to protect any body of water.