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2009 June | Bird•B•Gone Blog

Archive for June, 2009

Bye-bye birdie: The poop on pigeon control

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Bird-B-Gone Owner, Bruce Donoho was recently interviewed about bird control by Brick Underground.com, a website for NYC homeowners:

Bye-bye birdie: The poop on pigeon control

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Pigeons are the dirty little secret of many NYC apartment buildings: They render terraces unusable and devour facades with their acid-charged droppings. Worse, pigeons love to nest in rooftop HVAC systems, where they can potentially spread disease through an entire building, posing a serious risk to people with compromised immune systems.

“Diseases are carried in the feces—and when the feces dry up and become airborne, like when someone sweeps them, they can be inhaled or enter the body through any openings like your eyes or a cut,” says Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird.B.Gone, which manufacturers many of the bird control products used in the city.  The disease-bearing spores can also be inhaled by your window air conditioner and spewed into your apartment.

In the old days before it was banned locally, the silver bullet of pigeon control was Avitrol, a drug injected into birdseed and corn which disoriented the birds (scaring away the rest of the flock) before killing them and any other birds which happened to snack on the deadly offerings.

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Bird-B-Gone Mist Makes Buildings Magazine’s Top 100 Products of 2009

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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Mission Viejo, CA: Bird-B-Gone
Mist, the latest ground-breakin
g product offered by Bird-B-Gone Inc., has been named one of Buildings Magazines’ TOP 100 Products of 2009! Products were chosen based on their “innovation, functionality, efficiency, and environmental friendliness”.

From the editors; “Ideal for hard-to-treat open spaces, rooftops, warehouses or buildings, Bird-B-Gone Mist is an advanced hazing system that emits a non-toxic grape extract into the air to deter birds, geese, and ducks.” The unit has a programmable LCD touch screen, and can be operated at a distance. Bird-B-Gone Mist is ideal for airfields, manufacturing plants, warehouses, rooftops, and any large open space where pest birds have become a problem.

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Buildings Magazine covers development, management, construction, and operation for the building and facilities management industry.

Bird-B-Gone, Inc was founded in 1992, and offers a complete line of affordable, and effective bird control products made in the U.S.A. Products include netting, spikes, slope, electric track, and more. For additional information on Bird-B-Gone visit; www.birdbgone.com, or call 1-800-392-6915.

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Bird-B-Gone Solar Powered Bird Repeller

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

New Review from Craziest Gadgets.com:

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Birds are awesome! I love birds! I had turducken for lunch. Birds are
free, they can fly where they want. The world is theirs. But sometimes
that freedom is too much for the human world and the birds go places
where they shouldn’t. At that point the birds have become pest birds.
Nobody wants a pest bird whether it’s a pigeon, seagull, sparrow,
starling, turkey vulture, crow, or Canadian goose. There are many ways
to get rid of pest birds but it can be tricky when the birds are
dropping guano on your roof or other hard to reach spot (hard for you
to reach, easy for our feathered friends).

The Bird-B-Gone Solar Powered Bird Repeller Bird B Gone Solar Powered Bird Repeller
can help you with your bird problem. Unlike ultrasonic or other
repellers, this is guaranteed to work in any conditions. The easy to
mount repeller has a 5′ diameter continuously rotating arm like a
helicopter. The arm rotates at 30RPMs and is powered by a solar panel.
It also comes with 3 AA rechargeable batteries for nighttime use. Ideal
for roofs, signs, billboards, parapet walls or any other flat surface
where birds are an issue. Unless you have one of those jump-roping
birds, there’s no way this can fail. Birds be gone!

http://craziestgadgets.com/2009/06/14/bird-b-gone-solar-powered-bird-repeller/

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Controlling Pest Birds with Bird Spikes

Friday, June 12th, 2009

P8290017 The name bird spikes conjures up notions of barbarians with studded weapons used against defenseless little birds, but that is just not true. Bird control spikes, also known as needle spikes or anti-roosting spikes are devices consisting of long,
needle-like spikes used to control pest birds.
The needles or spikes are usually all plastic or a plastic base with stainless steel spikes. They are

harmless to pest birds, the spikes are not sharp, but create an unsuitable landing area for the birds so they move on to a more hospitable site. Bird spikes are designed to keep pest pigeons and larger birds off of building ledges, signs, parapet walls and other flat surfaces that pest birds like to roost and nest on.

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Ball Hits Bird During Baseball Game

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Indians win when ball hits bird

Shin-Soo Choo liner hits a low-flying gull and drops for a single, scoring the winning run in Cleveland’s 4-3 victory over Kansas City.
June 12, 2009
Cleveland — Coco Crisp thought he still had a chance to get to Shin-Soo Choo’s ball. A bird beat him to it.

The ball flattened a low-flying gull in the 10th inning and rolled past Kansas City’s center fielder and Mark DeRosa scored from second base without a throw to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night.

“Crazy things happen in this game,” Crisp said after Shin-Soo Choo’s liner over the second-base bag clipped the wing of one of hundreds of birds that buzz the ballpark. “It was hit so sharply, I felt like I had a chance,” Crisp said. “You never know what the heck is going to happen.”

The stunned bird flopped around for a few seconds before finally flying off.

– associated press

posted from:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-al-game12-2009jun12,0,5878512.story

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Bird net Solves Wrigley’s Pest Bird Woes

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

By: Meredith Walako / Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

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For years the Chicago Cubs have had to share their ballpark with unwanted guests; pest birds. It seemed Wrigley Field was an ideal spot for birds, providing generous shelter, and an abundant food source.

Birds such as pigeons, seagulls, and starlings had been around the park for awhile, but it was complaints from the fans that prompted a real solution.

Gary Hubbard has worked in Maintenance Operations at Wrigley for the last four years.

Gary’s seen all sorts of devices implemented to shoo the winged pests away. “We’ve used a sticky gel, Owls, Sound Devices, and nothing seemed to work” said Hubbard of past attempts.

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Hardware show offers ideas for Dad’s day

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Glenn Haege: The Handyman

Every year, the National Hardware Show is the mecca for seeing the
latest innovations in products for the home, and this year was no
exception. Held in Las Vegas, this year’s show featured close to 3,000
exhibitors and more than 27,000 members of the hardware industry.

When navigating this monstrous display of home and hardware products, I
always look for some new, unique things that people can use around the
home.

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Misting Systems… Pest Birds get Misty and Fly Away

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Let’s face it, in some large areas—be they indoors or out—it’s pretty
tough to deter pest birds. This is where bird misting systems come in. The
misters are ideal for use in large industrial or commercial garages, factories,
airline hangars, courtyards, landfills, parking lots, or similar open spaces.

Bird misting systems can be
effectively used to deter pest birds from loitering dangerously near aircraft
flight paths. Following the recent crash landing of a US Airways Airbus in the
Hudson River after bird strikes apparently disabled both engines, misting
systems have caught the interest of airport managers and flight
safety
organizations throughout the country.

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Deter Birds, Geese from Large Open Spaces With the Bird-B-Gone Mist!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Bird-B-Gone Mist (Patent Pending) is an advanced hazing
system that releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large
open spaces. The unit distributes methyl anthranilate, a non-toxic grape
extract proven to be effective in repelling pest birds. The extract irritates
the birds’ trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through entry in the eyes,
nose or mouth. Birds do not like the sensation caused by the extract and will
take flight from the area being treated. Bird-B-Gone mist can be used in places
that are generally hard to treat like parks, golf courses, athletic fields, or
any open spaces where birds are a problem.

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Methyl anthranilate is a grape extract that naturally occurs
in concord grapes, and is used for flavoring grape soda and candies. It is a
food grade material, and recognized by the FDA as a safe substance. The extract
has been widely used by pest control companies for safely and humanely deterring
pest birds and geese for decades.

The Bird-B- Gone Mist is the only fogging unit which has an
LCD touch screen for programming. From the control unit, you can attach up to
32 misters, controlling each one individually. Spray units can be set to go off
simultaneously or at alternating times. The control panel will keep track of
liquid levels, and will notify you when to refill the units.

Bird-B-Gone Mist can be programmed to fit any schedule, and
can be operated from a distance. The nozzle design on the unit provides a
verifiable “5 micron particle size”, meaning this system is the first fogging
unit not to leave a residue behind. The nozzles are adjustable, letting you
direct the mist toward problem areas.

Bird-B-Gone Mist is a revolutionary new tool in Bird
Control
, and the first to offer programmable components and a computerized
touch screen. To learn more about this product or any other of Bird-B-Gone’s
full line of Bird Control Products please contact us at: 1-800-392-6915, nobirds@birdbgone.com, or visit our
website: www.birdbgone.com

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