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“Companies Partner to Support Wounded American War Veterans”

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

From PCTonline.com:

woundedvetsCRANFORD, N.J. – Chris Donaghy of Residex and Bruce Donoho of Bird-B-Gone have partnered to donate a handcrank competitive cycle to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

“Bruce and I would like to express our gratitude to the servicemen and women of the US military by giving back to those who sacrificed so much to keep the world free from tyranny,” said Donaghy.

The Achilles Freedom Team was founded in 2004 to introduce marathon racing to wounded war veterans as part of their rehabilitation.

This is the second handcrank donated by Residex in 2009 since partnering with the charity.  Both competitive cycles are stationed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Upon arrival at the hospital, wounded servicemen and women are encouraged by Achilles Freedom Team members to integrate the use of the cycles as part of their rehabilitation.  Despite their disabilities, many remarkable wounded veterans go on to incorporate competitive marathon racing into their lives.

Residex expects to surpass their 2009 goal of raising $10,000 for this inspirational charity.  To help support our wounded American war veterans visit www.firstgiving.com/residex.

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Giant Bird Appears Behind News Anchor

Friday, November 13th, 2009

From: Myfoxla.com    Published : Friday, 23 Oct 2009, 2:04 PM PDT

“(MYFOX NATIONAL) – It looked like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock film or “Jurassic Park.”

Peter Hitchener, an anchor on Australia’s Channel Nine news , was on camera on Wednesday night when a giant seagull appeared on the screen behind him. Turns out it was a normal-sized bird that was magnified by the camera shooting the skyline.”

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Facility Managers, Business Owners,  and anyone responsible for building maintenance know all to well that pest birds often end up in spaces they just shouldnt be! Whether it’s seagulls on a roofline, pigeons nesting under eaves, or sparrows hanging out on a sign, the “mess” they leave behind can damage building materials and reduce the aesthetics of an area. Unless giant birds are going to be a feature on this news station, they should really think about bird proofing the area, something as simple as bird spikes would likely keep the seagull away. 


Bird Netting…an Effective, Humane Bird Deterrent

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Written By: Alex Kecskes

NetCourtThere are songbirds, lovebirds and pet birds. And then there are pest birds. Birds we can all do without. Birds we don’t want to harm–we just want them to stay away. One way to do that is the subject of this article.

Bird Netting for Facilities Managers

If you’re a facilities or plant manager, you undoubtedly know that pest birds can cost you a ton of money and aggravation . They can easily invade your aircraft hangar, factory or warehouse, gathering by the hundreds in eaves, canopies and other large covered areas. Support beams make ideal landing, roosting and nesting areas for these pest birds. If you don’t keep them out with deterrents like bird netting, you’ll have to contend with all sorts of problems.

One of the biggest problems with pest birds is bird droppings. Aside from being unsightly and unhealthy, droppings can stop up gutters and down pipes. They can also “freeze up” ceiling windows and vents, as well as rooftop turbine ventilators and siding windows. Bird droppings can eat into corrugated metal surfaces, cover light sensors and security cameras, even block out those new solar panels you just installed to save energy. In fact, the acid in bird droppings can eat into electrical equipment to create a fire hazard. If you manage  a warehouse, bird droppings can spoil finished products in loading bays and storage areas. They can damage goods, and ruin the appearance of expensive finished goods. And something few facilities managers think about are slip-and-fall hazards created by bird droppings–this can become a costly legal liability should a worker or visitor become injured.



Bird-B-Gone Catalog Now Available Online!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Catalog Features Innovative New Products!

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Bird-B-Gone’s new 2010 Catalog is now available online, and features a full line of Professional Bird Control products. The 49 page catalog includes everything you will need to complete a successful bird job , including netting hardware. To access the catalog online, simply visit the Bird-B-Gone website, click on the catalog link at the top of the home page, or the catalog image on the right side of the page.

The catalog features new products including the all stainless steel Perma-Spike, and new Avian-Plus hazers. You will also find Bird-B-Gone classics like Bird Net 2000, Bird Jolt Flat Track, Bird Misting Units, and much more!

To learn more about Bird-B-Gone products, or for help quoting a bird job, please contact us at 1-800-392-6915, nobirds@birdbgone.com, or visit www.birdbgone.com

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