In industrial environments, the presence of birds such as pigeons inside buildings could be an important health hazard for workers. Pigeons and their feces can carry serious infectious diseases which are transmissible to humans, namely histoplasmosis and salmonella. An important accumulation of bird droppings can also deteriorate infrastructures and buildings, affect the appearance of a site and contaminate products.
Also, it is not uncommon for gull colonies to establish themselves on commercial roofs, which can compromise the site’s hygiene, cause the obstruction of drains and represent a health hazard for workers. It is therefore important to implement adequate management measures to ensure the control of “pest” birds and avoid high repair and maintenance costs.
Groupe Prévost-Fortin Inc. has been offering services in the industrial sector for several years now. Unlike traditional “exterminators”, we achieve excellent and sustainable results without the need to use poisoned bait. Instead, we offer a complete wildlife management program and perform follow-up work to make sure that our clients get results that meet or exceed their expectations. Our methods are always adapted to your operations and objectives. Safety is a top priority for us, and our employees are used to working in industrial environments.
Worker protection plan
The peregrine falcon is a bird of prey that nests naturally on cliffs and rocky walls, but can also find suitable nesting sites in urban settings at the top of infrastructures such as skyscrapers, churches, bridges, towers, etc. In an industrial environment, the species sometimes nest on high structures that provide adequate ledges. Steel and aluminium plants can thus become interesting nesting habitats for peregrine falcons. However, when maintenance work needs to be done near a peregrine falcon nest, the nesting pair can defend their territory by displaying aggressive behaviour and attacking intruders. It can become essential to ensure the safety of the workers during such operation; this is a service that Groupe Prévost- Fortin Inc. offer to its clients in the industrial sector.
Even though the peregrine falcon has recovered and their numbers have increased over the last few years, this specie is still considered “vulnerable” in Quebec. Peregrine falcon is protected by the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species. Furthermore, it figure on the COSEWIC’s list of species of “special concern” therefore it is also protected at the federal level by the Species at Risk Act. Consequently, it is prohibited to move or destroy a nest, harass, capture or kill an individual of this species.