Preventing bird strikes is probably the most important reason to install bird control at airports. Bird strikes present a significant threat to flight safety, and have caused a number of accidents and sometimes deaths. Deterring birds from roosting in hangars will also help to keep aircraft clean.

Airports and airfields tend to attract pest birds and other animals, to the detriment of the workers, pilots, air traffic controllers, and passengers. According to a report, approximately 5,000 bird strikes occur each year, costing the airline industry an estimated $1.5 billion in damages and repairs. Bird strikes damage aircraft and equipment and put the lives of passengers and crew members in serious danger.