BIRDS AND INSECT PROBLEMS IN FACILITIES
Customers in the horticulture and agriculture sector often have complaints surrounding insects and birds, who will typically find a home wherever they can have access to food and water. When birds inhabit a building, they can cause a lot of harm to other animals through the diseases they carry and pass on through droppings and sharing the food / water supply. Additionally, when they build a nest, they cause damage that will reduce aesthetics and integrity of a building. Bird droppings land on cars and those passing by, and also increase fly breeding and the droppings form fungus spores that, when inhaled by people and animals, can cause disease and respiratory problems.
MOISTURE ATTRACTS PESTS
According to pest control specialists, moisture is the major key to pest control and elimination. Bugs rely on moisture to thrive and are often attracted to buildings that have a high level of moisture. For buildings that are very humid, pests can appear almost anywhere. Pest control companies advise their customers that most insects are not adapted to living in drier indoor conditions with better ventilation.
DRY OUT WITH HVLS FANS
The good news is that moisture can be eliminated by circulating indoor building air with use of a HVLS fan. HVLS fans prevents pockets of moisture from settling so will not only improve air quality, but will also remove one major incentive for pests. Certain types of pests, such as cockroaches, will not live in a building that has a low level of moisture. Mosquitoes depend on moisture to breed and will be less prevalent in a building with less moisture.