If you're a business owner, you want to do everything possible to create a safe, healthy and comfortable place for your employees and your customers. You may find that such annoyances as pigeons have taken to your commercial roof and this can lead to a slew of problems. Not only can their droppings pose a problem for people coming in and out of your business, but they can also make a mess on the cars and sidewalks. Pigeon droppings can also pose a health risk due to diseases such as Histoplasmosis. You can use the following methods to keep the pigeons away from your commercial roof:

Use bird control spikes

You can try to use a lot of different methods you'll find suggested all over the Internet, such as fake owl and cat statues. However, these methods rarely work and will prove to be a waste of time and money. Instead, you should go with the one tried and true method for keeping the pigeons away, and that is using bird control spikes.

Bird control spikes are the ultimate deterrents which consist of a long strip of sharp spikes that point upward. The strips can be installed to the edges of your commercial roof to prevent the pigeons from being able to roost or perch there. If you aren't able to install them yourself, you can have a roofer come out and do it for you.

Use a sound deterrent

If you don't like the idea of using bird control spikes on your commercial roof to keep the pigeons away, you can try a sound deterrent instead. This is a small device which emits both distress and predator sounds that have been pre-recorded. The sounds will play for a couple of minutes about every 10 to 15 minutes and will scare away pigeons nearby. You can adjust the volume to the setting that works the best for you. This device can be easily moved and placed in different locations as needed.

If you have a problem with pigeons on your commercial roof, your first call should be to a local roofing contractor. You may find that they have a method they find to work best for their customers. Pigeons can be extremely stubborn birds and you may find a roofer from a company like B & B Sheet Metal And Roofing Inc who knows just what it takes to keep the local pigeons in your area away from roofs, such as your own.