We are commercial property owners and have been for about five years now. It's been a constant learning experience for us and we're grateful for the lessons we've started to accumulate. Today's lesson is about birds. You know birds, those cute little feathered things that perch on tiny home-shaped feeders and sing lovely songs? When our tennants began telling us about the multitude of birds around our first property, we didn't realize we needed a bird control company. As silly as I feel now admitting it, we thought they were giving us compliments.
Imagine my surprise and horror when I realized that the emails we'd been getting weren't just commentary on the local wildlife, but were complaints about the upkeep of our property. I immediately drove to the building to take a look at the situation. Each and every light fixture on the outside of the building had nests, droppings, and debris. The gutters were lined with birds sitting idly, watching as I looked up at them.
It took me about a minute and a half of staring to grab my phone, search for bird control companies, and place a call. Thankfully we were able to get control over the issue quickly and easily. The process was explained to us in simple terms and the people who came to help were very professional about the whole thing. I still felt so embarrassed for being naive, but I was appreciative that our tenants were understanding.
The property is now bird-free, aside from the local robins who like to stop by from time to time. We now make sure to let our tenants know to call us if they feel like there's any kind of pest problem and to send us photos to avoid any other unfortunate mixups going forward! It's worked out well!