Before anything else, preparation is the key to success: When getting ready to start a bird control job, the best practice is to visit — and in some cases, revisit — the site to be prepared for the coming job. If you misjudge the setup, you could waste days, or even weeks of time scrambling to get the missing pieces together. To prevent this from happening:
- Inspect the jobsite once more. See whether any of the site conditions changed from when you originally scoped out the work. There may be new conditions or obstacles that were not seen when you submitted your original proposal.
- Make sure your equipment is appropriate. If the project requires a lift, for example, have the lift company go to the site beforehand and take measurements to ensure the correct lift is ordered. This way, if there is a problem with the type of lift, you aren’t responsible for the replacement.
- Always have back-up bird control supplies on hand. You never know what you might need at the last minute once the job starts. Typically, it’s a good idea to order 10 percent more material than you think you will need for the job.
- Keep your team’s certifications updated and current. If one of these lapses, they’ll be out of the game until they can get it updated.
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