In a restaurant environment, it is important to maintain a clean and hygienic atmosphere to ensure the safety and well-being of your patrons. One potential problem that can arise is the presence of pigeons, especially in outdoor patio areas with awnings. These areas are prone to pigeon control issues and can pose a serious threat to the cleanliness of the restaurant and the health of its patrons. Let’s dive into some of the reasons why keeping these areas clean and bird free is so important and what type of solutions Hawkeye can provide for you.
One of the primary reasons why pigeons should be kept away from awnings in a restaurant environment is their tendency to leave droppings. Pigeon droppings are not only unsightly and unpleasant to see, but they can also pose a serious health risk to customers. Pigeon droppings can carry harmful bacteria and diseases, such as histoplasmosis, which can be spread through airborne spores. If a pigeon perches on an awning above a dining area, the droppings it leaves behind can fall onto eating areas, customers' plates, food, and drinks, contaminating them and potentially causing illness. It is crucial to ensure your awning and outdoor dining areas are clear of nuisance birds and their droppings for the safety of your customers and the appearance of your business.
Another reason why pigeons should be kept away from awnings in a restaurant environment is their potential to damage property. Pigeons are known to be highly destructive birds that can cause extensive damage to buildings and structures. Their sharp claws and beaks can scratch and peck away at awnings, causing them to weaken and eventually collapse. Their feces is also so acidic it can break down these materials very quickly. This can not only result in costly repairs, but it can also pose a serious safety hazard to customers and employees.
In addition to the health and safety risks, the presence of pigeons in a restaurant environment can also negatively impact the overall dining experience for customers. The constant cooing, flapping, and movement of pigeons can be distracting and disruptive, making it difficult for customers to enjoy their meals and conversations. Furthermore, the sight and sound of pigeons can give the impression of an unclean or unkempt establishment, which can deter potential customers from returning in the future.
To prevent pigeons from congregating on awnings in a restaurant environment, there are several measures that can be taken. One effective method is to install bird netting, spikes, flex track, or other permanent devices on the awnings to prevent pigeons from landing and perching. Another option is to use bird sonic devices that emit high-pitched sounds that are unpleasant to pigeons. If the space allows, Hawkeye also offers pigeon trapping services to permanently remove them from your property. There are a variety of options that can be used for pigeon control and Hawkeye is here to help you find the most effective solution to suit your needs. Hawkeye also offers cleaning services. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the restaurant’s exterior can majorly assist in deterring pigeons as well as the exclusion of outdoor water sources and the prompt cleaning of any food scraps that may attract them.
Keeping pigeons away from awnings in a restaurant environment is essential to maintaining a clean, hygienic, and safe dining experience for customers. By taking proactive measures to prevent pigeons from congregating on awnings, restaurant owners can protect their property, reduce the risk of illness and injury, and ensure that their customers can enjoy their meals in a comfortable and welcoming environment. For more information about the services Hawkeye can provide or to book a free inspection and estimate today, contact us at 416 HAWKEYE.