Prevent Birds From Entering Your Hangar

By Wildcatter Aviation, LLC.


Frustration.  Disgust.  After a thorough session of flight planning, your Saturday morning was fine until you entered your hangar.  Upon arrival, you spot an excess of bird droppings left behind by unwelcome intruders.


As a proud aircraft owner, keeping droppings off and away from your airplane can be a significant priority.

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Photo credit: Fre Sonneveld

Hangar Birds Cause More Harm Than You Think


Besides being aesthetically annoying, bird droppings can quickly turn into ammonia and salt, thus causing corrosive damage to your aircraft’s paint and metal.  To make matters worse, exposure to an excess of bird droppings or debris can pose significant health risks to you or your guests.  According to the Medical News Today, birds and their droppings can carry over 60 diseases such as: Histoplasmosis, Candiosis, Salmonella, or E. coli.


With all of these factors taken into consideration, what can you do to prevent birds from flying into your hangar?


How to Prevent Bird Intrusion


If preventing birds from residing in your hangar interests you, then here are some proven tactics to remedy this common issue:


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