Angry Birds?

July 2, 2012 -  By

Clean uniforms and tidy trucks are a point of distinction for many landscape and lawn care companies. Do you ever feel like you can’t keep the bird droppings off of your vehicles, no matter how often your crews wash them? 

Are your trucks red? A new study suggests they’re birds’ favorite targets.

A recent study conducted by British auto retailer Halfords analyzed 1,100 cars over two days, the Huffington Post reports. At the end of the period, 18 percent of the pooped-on cars were red, 14 percent were blue and 11 percent were black. White vehicles made up 7 percent, followed by gray/silver (3 percent) and green, which netted only 1 percent of the droppings. 

Maybe it’s time to think about switching to green trucks. –Marisa Palmieri

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Fun article made me smile. I wonder about the merits of the study, there is no mention of any controls used. Could it be that this auto retailer had a higher percentage of red vehicles on the lot? Or maybe the green vehicles were furthest from the trees? I guess I’m not ready to go green yet.