FAFP Annual Educational Conference exhibit

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We showcased Safe Haven Services

with our exhibit at the 2018 Florida Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting

FAFP's 2018 Annual Education Conference

Safe Haven the #1 Bird Removal Specialist in the USA recently provided an exhibit at the FAFP's 2018 Annual Education Conference to highlight Safe Haven Bird Removal Solutions.

FAFP is the Florida Association for Food Protection, they are an active organization in global and national food safety, affiliates of the International Association for Food Protection with a diverse membership of government and industry leaders researching and providing education to the community. 

The Conference provides opportunities for education on food safety through connections with other industry leaders and members.  Every year the event is well-attended by FAFP’s diverse membership comprising industry, government and university officials dedicated to education, research and development services for its members and the communities it serves.   

The two-day event in St. Petersburg, FL showcased an abundance of qualified professionals and educators from multiple industries and backgrounds. The event featured many speakers and educators covering a multitude of industry topics from "Improving Food Safety in Ethiopia" to "Spoilage and Microbial Contamination" with plenty of time to talk and connect with important members of the food safety community. 

You can learn more about FAFP here http://www.fafp.net

Vorys, Derek, Ben at Safe Haven Exhibit FAFP 2018


Safe Haven Wildlife Removal joined the list of exhibits this year at The Annual 2018 FAFP Conference in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida. Safe Haven specialists were able to showcase the Safe Haven Bird Removal Solution exhibit to company's in all Food Safety industries and educate attendants about our Safe Haven Process and values as well as connect and with some of our current clients. We were successfully able to promote Safe Haven Solutions and educate industry leaders, FAFP members, even our clients on Safe Haven goals and services.   

Derek, Vorys, Ben at Safe Haven Exhibit FAFP 2018

-Interior/Exterior Bird Removal

-Nest Removal

-Report a bird

-24hr Emergency support


We are looking for dedicated specialist in select areas.

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Enjoy the most satisfying working experience.

In the humane wildlife removal industry, as our newest Bird Rescue and Relocation Specialist with full time and part time positions available.

We are currently accepting applications in these select areas





Safe Haven represents some of the largest grocery store, big box supermarkets, and food distribution centers throughout half the country under FDA regulations. A Bird Rescue and Relocation Specialist means you will help solve bird-related problems for our clients. By possessing the necessary skills to humanely rescue birds on the fly. A Bird Rescue and Relocation Specialist will have the ability to pattern birds, identify the species of birds, appropriately handle birds, and implement state of the art, patent-pending methodologies’ to rescue birds from any and all large facilities under FDA government guidelines.

Greeted as a professional by our customers.

After training, our specialists will have the ability to:

• Build a name as a professional

• Complete a project from start to finish

• Represent a nationwide brand with key accounts

• Work independently

• Build relationships with key accounts

• Offer complete recommendations and solutions as a consultant

• Must be willing to travel to accounts and commit to rescue


*Full-time specialists can make up to $4,000 a month

*Part-time specialists can make up to $1,000 a month

*based on ability and willingness to travel

Baby birds found outside of the nest.

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Found a baby bird?

So, you look down and there it is, a baby bird is out of her nest. what do you do?

What to do?

A large belief is that the touch of a human to a baby bird is harmful, that the parents won't recognize their young after human contact this is, in fact, a myth. Birds don't use scent to recognize their young.
So what to do about baby birds?
  1. First, see if the chick is a nestling or a fledgling. A fledgling will be able to hop or walk it will also more than likely be feathered. If the chick doesn't have the ability to walk or hop and is featherless the chances are you have a nestling and the nest is close by but could be hidden.
  2. After determining whether you have a nestling or fledgling you can make the decision to either move the fledging away from a harmful area such as roads, sidewalks, stores, this may just give the fledging a little better chance at survival.
  3. If you are dealing with a nestling, try locating the nest. Nestlings can't travel too far from their nest on their own so the nest should be close by. After you have located the nest you can carefully return the nestling(Be mindful some parental birds do not like visitors)




Bird in hand


hungry chicks in birds nest

Safe Haven Bird Control | Free Facility Inspection Reports

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No Shoot, No Harm, No Fowl.

Bird Removal Facility Inspection Reports

At Safe Haven, we provide comprehensive wild bird removal services to commercial facilities


Safe Haven Property Inspections

Recieve A Free Facility Inspection Report.

        When dealing with birds in your store, no matter if it is your store's first experience dealing with an avian issue or 100th bird intrusion, being prepared can make all the difference. Not only can you stay prepared and keep your staff aware of potential threats from birds with our free Report a Bird Program, We now provide a free facility inspection report with every bird removal call. With our dedication to protecting your store and all attendees, including the birds. We want every store to be prepared for the next avian encounter, as it is only a matter of time.

              During our Bird Removal and Relocation process, our Safe Haven first responders will inspect your facility for a variety of common occurrences, such as small holes, nests, entryways birds can fit, plus any further signs of any more birds. We will check your exterior facility to ensure you have no weaknesses that birds may be able to exploit. You will receive a copy of our free report so you can know what to look for and how to prep your facility, as we will hold a copy of your report so we will have a better understanding of your facility and have a custom plan prepared on how to better protect your facility next time. Stay Prepared, Stay Aware, Stay Safe Haven. No Shoot, No Harm, No Fowl.

Want to see our videos
Want to see more of Safe Haven? Search through our site and watch videos of our teams and more.
Curious about our process?
Learn how we rescue birds from commercial facilities better, faster, and safer than any other company in the world!
At Safe Haven, we provide comprehensive wild bird removal services to residential, commercial,

Is your state not on our map? Contact us today! We will never charge a travel fee. 

     Why Choose Safe Haven
No Real Question Why Companies Are Choosing Safe Haven for Rescuing Birds From Inside Their Facilities all across America. 

You have a bird in your store and need that bird removed, you have tried all our Safe Haven Rescue & Removal Tips and nothing has proven successful we will send our first responder technicians to assess the situation and safely remove any and all trapped and unwanted birds from inside your facility. 

Safe Haven | The Hawk Removal Specialists

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Safe Haven | The Hawk Removal Specialists

Safe Haven Hawk Removal

Birds are not the only threats to stores. In fact, having birds in a facility could be just like having bait for predator hawks.

Hawks in stores

A Hawk would rather be out soaring the winds, searching for food but sometimes they'll find themselves lurking in the wrong area, following their prey into facilities and places of danger.

No matter what the reason for a hawk in your facility is, Hawks should always be handled properly and carefully. Many Hawks and avian predators are protected by laws, so even when removal seems easy enough, it could cause headaches and possible fines. 

At The First Signs

The first sign of any avian species in a facility, contacting Safe Haven immediately is the best option in keeping compliant with regulations and keeping the facility, staff and customers safe.


Contact us to learn more about our

360 degree bird pest management program.

Call us: 1-888-791-1110

Email us: safehavenwildliferemoval@gmail.com

Or Write us @ Safe Haven Wildlife Removal

351 Peacehaven rd. suite A

Winston Salem, NC 27114-4814

No Shoot No Harm, More than a slogan

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No Shoot No Harm, More than a slogan

Harming or stressing a loose bird inside your facility is not a solution.

More like extra RISK and problems!

To some the use of projectiles may be tempting.

When you spot a wild bird in your facility, of course, you would like to not see it even faster. Sometimes the use of projectiles may seem tantalizing for the "quick" results.
Just like everything else, the results will show you went down the "quick fix" path.

When Randy Johnson aimed for home plate.

He was not expecting to strike a bird and the aftermath is almost horrific. The threat diseases carried by birds mainly thrive on their feathers, blood, and feces.


At Safe Haven our No Shoot, No Harm, No Fowl process virtually eliminates the risk of any further damages caused during our removal process.

No Shoot No Harm, More than a slogan

Birds Pose Major Health risk to HVAC manufacturing.

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Birds Pose Major Health risk to HVAC manufacturing.

Dangers of Bird Droppings 

Washington DC — The most serious health risks arise from disease organisms that can grow in the nutrient-rich accumulations of bird droppings, feathers and debris. Not only are bird droppings an unsightly mess that can be difficult to remove and cause slip-and-fall accidents, they also harbor numerous human pathogens.  How dangerous are bird droppings to human health?  The question seems simple but quantifying a human’s risk of acquiring disease from a bird or its 

droppings is difficult since exposure to the pathogens does not always result in disease and most bird-related zoonotic diseases are not reportable to health authorities.


Examples of transmissible bird diseases associated with pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows:

  • Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings. It is a dimorphic fungus that can be either in yeast form or in filamentous form.
  • Candidiasis is a yeast or fungus infection spread by pigeons. The disease affects the skin, the mouth, the respiratory system, the intestines and the urogenital tract, especially the vagina. It is a growing problem for women, causing itching, pain and discharge.
  • Cryptococcosis is caused by yeast found in the intestinal tract of pigeons and starlings. The illness often begins as a pulmonary disease and may later affect the central nervous system. Since attics, cupolas, ledges, schools, offices, warehouses, mills, barns, park buildings, signs, etc. are typical roosting and nesting sites, the fungus is apt to found in these areas.
  • St. Louis Encephalitis, an inflammation of the nervous system, usually causes drowsiness, headaches and fever. It may even result in paralysis, coma or death. St. Louis encephalitis occurs in all age groups, but is especially fatal to persons over age 60. The disease is spread by mosquitoes which have fed on infected house sparrow, pigeons and house finches carrying the Group B virus responsible for St. Louis encephalitis.
  • Salmonellosis often occurs as “food poisoning” and can be traced to pigeons, starlings, sparrows and other rodents.  The disease bacteria are found in bird droppings; dust from droppings can be sucked through ventilators and air conditioners, contaminating food and cooking surfaces in restaurants, homes and food processing plants.
  • E.coli  infection: It is one of the common infection caused by an enteric bacteria. This bacteria often traced in the fecal matters. When some bird or rodent visit such sites they carry these and spread to humans. Such as when birds peck on cow manure, the E. coli(O157:H7) go right through the birds and the bird droppings can land on or in a food or water supply.

Bird fecal matter and feathers can have devastating effects on the heating and cooling components and indoor air quality of a commercial facility.  Pigeon problems can affect employees, maintenance personnel and potentially customers


Ok So?

Nothing can be spread inside the building, Right?   Sorry but yes, HVAC system distributes the air throughout a facility.  The designed air exchange rate is 15/minutes per hour.  The bacteria, fungi and parasites that live and grow in pigeon droppings can carry and transmit any of 100 known diseases can be reticulated.  Exposure to pigeon feces and other organic matter such as feathers carcasses and nesting material from the HVAC system may pose a considerable health threat to people who come in contact with them or inhale the airborne particles from them.  Every precaution should be taken to ensure that building occupants and maintenance personnel are protected from pigeon feces.

As pigeons live at and in the fresh air makeup, air handler units they peck through filter material allowing unfiltered air and pigeon contaminants to freely enter the ventilation system.  Damage to an HVAC system is numerous:

Microbial Contaminated Coil
Contaminated Coil
  • Fresh Air Intakes: The nesting of pigeons begins at the fresh air intake along with fecal matter associated.  Pigeons like the fresh air vent as a result of constant air movement, covered area from inclement weather and nesting place for the families. The fresh air intake, if not broken through, will cause clogging of the screen restricting air flow and fresh air into the building.  
  • Filter banks: Birds can peck though filter banks allowing for unfiltered air and pigeon contaminants to be drawn into HVAC components and supply air ducts.
  • Fan Assemblies: Bird feathers, fecal matter and debris builds within the fan blades decreasing airflow.
  • Evaporator Coils: Bird feathers, fecal matter and debris clogs the air conditioner coils and clogs the drain pan.
  • Coil Drain Pans: With the drain pan water and pigeon fecal matter creates a potential source of dangerous/toxic microorganisms and other chemicals.
  • AHU Insulation: Birds can peck at the insulation to create nesting material allowing for raw fiberglass fibers to enter the associated air conveyance system. Source http://pureaircontrols.com/human-health-dangers-bird-droppings-associated-building-hvac-systems/