ATRIA CORPORATE CENTER 

Migratory Birds & The Lights Out Program 

Most birds migrate at night and can be drawn off course by tall, lighted structures in their flight path; and many birds are killed or injured in collisions with buildings because they have a difficult time seeing glass, even at night when reflections are minimal. 
 
The Building is proud to support and participate in Minnesota’s Lights Out program.  The Lights Out program was formed in 2007 and it is a voluntary program where building owners, managers and tenants work together to ensure that all unnecessary lighting is turned off during Lights Out dates and times, ensuring the success of this program.

Taking the simple steps listed below can assist Building Management to prevent window collisions:  

  • Close blinds or keeping them partially closed to minimize reflections. Angled appropriately, these can still provide plenty of light and a modified view while being safer for the birds.
  • Move plants away from windows. Birds may view them as shelter or food and try to perch on them. Instead, position plants where they cannot be seen from outside.
  • Minimize nighttime illumination by turning lights off when not needed or ensure lights are off at the end of business day.
  • Use motion sensors to avoid steady-burning lights, and timers to ensure that lights aren’t left on longer than necessary. Tenants should look at how premises are lit and see if additional light switches should be installed in order to downsize large area of lit space. 



For more information on the Lights Out program, including what the building policies include and what you can do, contact Building Management.

Wildlife

The Building is conveniently located with close access to major roadways and services while being nestled in a wooded environment.  This lends to great views of nature creating a relaxing environment for our tenants.  And with nature, comes wildlife; our property has been home to a number of animals including, deer, foxes, turkey buzzards, hawks, and owls.  Building Management asks that while Tenants and their employees enjoy the up close view of nature the Building sometimes offers, that each person should respect the course of nature and look, but do not touch.  Feeding, leaving food or water for, or otherwise inviting the return of wild animals can have unforeseen effects on the Building such as attracting other pests, (e.g. mice, ticks, predators, etc.).

If an injured or sick animal is seen, please report the situation to Building Security or Building Management. Do not attempt to rescue or care for a wild animal.  Per the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:  An unlicensed citizen may NOT attempt to rehabilitate an animal on their own. It is also unlawful to possess or transport injured wildlife for greater than 24 hours unless permitted to do so. Citizens should volunteer or partner with rehabilitation permit holders in order to transport orphaned, sick, or injured wild animal(s) (Rule 6244.0400).

For further information on wildlife rehabilitation, contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/nongame/index.html or (651) 296-6157.

​Pest Prevention Tips ​

  • ​​Remove Food

    • Do not leave food out overnight after meetings / catered events.

    • Do not store food in your cupboards or desk.

    • If you have the need to store food, such as coffee condiments like sugar, keep in a sealed plastic or glass container. 

  • Remove water – all living things including pests need water to survive​

    • Do not overwater plants

    • ​Report leaks to Building Management 

  • Pest Control Services 
  • Pest Control Tips 
  • Wildlife 
  • ​Birds 
  • Lights Out Program

Building Management coordinates the pest control services for the Building and Property with a contracted vendor. This vendor performs schedule preventive services for the building common areas and property grounds, utilizing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan and practices to maintain the Building’s compliance with LEED certification. 
 
An IPM plan manages indoor pests in a way that protects human health and the surrounding environment through the most effective, least-risk and most economical option; employing commonsense strategies to reduce the opportunities for sources of food, water and shelter for pests in the Building and Grounds while minimizing the use of pesticides. 

The Building’s Integrated Pest Management plan calls: 

  • Monthly Routine inspection and monitoring of the site
  • Utilizing the least-toxic chemical pesticides
  • Limiting the frequency and use of pesticides
    • Targeting the individual species of pest
    • Targeting the location of pest sighting
    • Utilizing live traps in place of pesticides in applicable locations, such as the building perimeter
  • Advance notice of not less than 72 hours to Tenants before a pesticide is used under normal conditions  and 24 hours after application of a pesticide in an emergency 
  • All pesticides and cleaning products used in the IPM plan must meet the quality control standards for Indoor and Environment Quality


Please be aware that pesticides, even the least-toxic, may not be used without prior notification to the Building Tenants unless it is an emergency situation; Tenant should immediately report any pest sightings or suspected pest activity to the Building’s Management office.  Tenant’s assistance in identifying possible pest activity is crucial to the ongoing success of the Building’s IPM plan. 

See 
Building Rules & Regulations, Section 28, regarding infestation of a Tenant’s leased premises. 

Pest Control & Wildlife