Cleaning the Installation Surface
Successful bird control starts with a thorough
cleaning of the installation surfaces. All installation surfaces
must be clean, dry and free of debris before you install any type of
Why Clean The Surface First?
There are many good reasons, but here are the most important ones;
Protect your health!
Pest bird and animal waste can contain hazardous diseases,
bacteria and parasitic organisms. Thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting
and deodorizing the surface helps protect anyone that is on-site
before, during and after an installation.
Protect the Property.
Left undisturbed, bird and animal waste can destroy almost any building material. Wood, stone, steel and iron are all susceptible to the acidic and bacterial ridden mess. If allowed to accumulate, it can clog gutters, discolor paint, corrode I-beams, ruin cloth awnings and short out electrical equipment.
Eliminate the Scent Trail.
Birds and animals are drawn to the scent of their own waste. Thoroughly cleaning and deodorizing installation surfaces eliminates this scent trail and discourages
pests from following the scent back to their old roosts.
Download any of the following Nixalite PDF brochures for more information on surface cleaning.
General Surface Cleaning Steps (PDF)
Bird Droppings - Unhealthy, Unsightly and Unnecessary (PDF
- short list)
Bird Droppings - More Than Just A Mess (PDF
- full list)
Go to Nixalite Cleaning Products
to view our line of surface cleaning products.
General Surface Cleaning
The following basic steps
outline the procedures for cleaning an installation surface. For an
illustrated page, download the
General Surface Cleaning Steps (PDF).
Bird droppings can be hazardous to your health. The following guidelines list the minimum precautions
that should be taken. NOTE: If the surface/area has a heavy accumulation of
bird/animal waste or if the area is enclosed, we highly recommend
contracting a professional waste removal company to prepare the
surface for installation!
Wear a minimum of
eye protection and a
respiratory mask to
guard against harmful bacteria and parasites that may be present
in the bird or animal wastes and refuse (nests, dead birds and
animals, surface debris, etc.).
To enhance personal protection and safety, use the
Microsan anti-bacterial soap and lotion to help prevent disease transmittal before, during and after working around surfaces contaminated with bird and animal wastes.
Treat the surface, droppings and refuse with the appropriate cleaning agent (at minimum, the cleaning agent must be a bactericide, a surface disinfectant and a surface deodorizer). Strictly follow the instructions on the container or provided with the product from Nixalite. If applied properly, the cleaning agent will neutralize any hazardous organisms in the waste and refuse.
For more information on Nixalite's cleaning products, go to
Products section or
click on the following product pages:
Microcide SQ ;
After treatment with the cleaning agent, remove the neutralized waste, refuse and debris from the surface. Follow all city, state and federal regulations regarding the proper removal and disposal of bird and/or animal droppings, wastes and refuse.
Wash the surface thoroughly to remove any remaining filth. Treat the surface a second time with the cleaning agent to remove any remaining bacteria, germs and odors.
The end result must be a clean, dry and odor free surface that is ready for the installation of the bird or animal control system.
Where to go from here..
As noted at the beginning, thorough surface cleaning is the first step in ANY successful bird control installation. After the surface is clean, dry and free of debris, you are ready to begin the next steps for installing the product or system you have chosen.
To continue with a Nixalite bird control installation, go to: Installing Nixalite / Surface Layout.
To continue with a Nixalite climbing barrier installation, go to:
Nixalite for climbing barriers.
To continue with your Bird Netting installation, go to:
To continue with a FliteLine installation, go to:
To purchase Surface Cleaning Products. go to
To purchase Safety or Protective gear, go to
Personal Safety Equipment
To continue with a product installation that is not listed above, go to the appropriate category (example Bird Control Products, Animal Control Products or Pest Control Products) and select the appropriate page. The page usually has the same name as the product.
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