Archive for July, 2010

Concert Shut Down by Pigeon Poop

Monday, July 26th, 2010

From People:

Kings of Leon Concert Shut Down by Pigeon Poop

By Stephen M. SilvermanKings of Leon Concert Shut Down by Pigeon Poop

Sunday July 25, 2010 09:50 AM EDT

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Three songs into their St. Louis concert Friday night, the Kings of Leon had to shut down the show on account of some unexpected accompaniment that CNN pins on “pooping pigeons.”

“Jared [Followill, the band's bassist] was hit several times during the first two songs,” said Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management. “It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there.”

The dirty birds were reported to have been lurking in the rafters of the Missouri city’s Verizon Amphitheater and launching their aerial attack during the band’s opening number, “Closer.” Followill, 23, got it in the face.

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From Bird-B-Gone:

Amphitheater’s can be very inviting for pigeons and other birds as lighting and sound equipment in rafter areas provide plenty of high perches to sit or roost on… and when the birds get hungry, they have concert goers to thank. Beyond being a hazard for entertainers or anyone else below rafter areas, bird droppings can corrode building materials and ruin equipment. Cleanup of bird droppings in high profile areas can run maintenance costs into the thousands.

Something as simple as bird spikes could have helped to prevent this unfortunate scenario, leaving a disgusted band, and thousands of disappointed concert goers. It’s always best to tackle a bird problem as soon as it is noticed, that way the birds won’t become territorial and will be easier to move on.  There are bird control professionals across the nation who can help with pest bird problems in commercial, residential or industrial areas. If you have a bird problem, and need help or advice, call Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Bird-B-Gone has a network of authorized installers – bird control professionals in your area that can help do everything from clean-up to installation of products to keep birds away. Bird-B-Gone has a complete line of effective and humane bird control products to choose from. Visit http://www.birdbgone.com or call us at 1-800-392-6915, our Bird Control Engineers are here to help. We even work with an Ornithologist to help tackle the toughest “bird jobs”.

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Improper Use of Bird Repellent Leads to Respitory Problems in Building Inhabitants

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

State tries again to fix air quality at Insurance Division

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More than a month after efforts to kick the pigeons out of the Insurance Division’s ventilation system resulted in headaches and respiratory problems for employees, officials are making a final push to eliminate the problem.

In the first attempt to fix the problem, a contractor sprayed a grape seed oil-based product into the vents. The pigeons left but the chemical smell caused many of the 80 or so division employees to suffer respiratory and other problems. In fact, the literature on the product, Rejex-It, warned that “prolonged inhalation may lead to respiratory tract irritation.”

The building on Fairview Drive was shut down four days and employees sent home while work began to clear the building’s air.

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Hiring a professional to take care of your pest bird problem can mean the difference between successfully deterring birds, and well, not. Many bird deterrents’ success rely on proper installation. There are many factors to consider including the species of bird, whether or not they are nesting and the location of the problem.

Misuse of products or repellents can, as we see above, sometimes negatively effect the environment or make a pest bird situation worse. Luckily there are Pest Control Professionals who specialize in pest bird eradication. Bird-B-Gone has a network of “authorized installers” that can help properly eliminate a bird problem in commercial, industrial and residential settings. If you need to hire a bird control professional, call Bird-B-Gone at 1-800-392-6915 and we will put you in contact with an authorized installer in your area.

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Pigeon Droppings Cause Shutdown of Road

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Pigeons’ Preferred Perch Plagues Pavement With Poop

Brownsboro Road Closed For Cleanup Tuesday

POSTED: 4:06 pm EDT July 13, 2010


LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

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A local road was partially shut down Tuesday night as crews worked to clean up massive amounts of pigeon droppings from under an overpass.

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Brownsboro Road beneath Interstate 265 was down to one lane in both directions from 6:30 until 10 p.m. Tuesday.”We just have some areas where the pigeons roost a lot and the bird droppings, they start to mound up. They build up quite a bit,” said Andrea Clifford, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Highways. And the pigeon droppings were not scattered — the median under the overpass was covered in a thick layer of the stuff.”It’s more of a sanitation issue. We get complaints about it and go out and do it,” Clifford said.

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From Bird-B-Gone:

Pigeon droppings can end up costing communities thousands of dollars per year – just for clean-up. Bird deterrents like the Bird-B-Gone Bird Spikes or Bird Net 2000 could be installed to block birds from getting back to these areas, saving this county time and money. Bird-B-Gone sells a complete line of effective and humane bird control products to help solve virtually any pest bird problem. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com

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Pigeon waste ruins historical plaque

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Pigeons, Post Riders and Neglected Local History

Submitted by NewRochelle101 on Tue, 07/06/2010 – 22:18.

On the holiday weekend there was a fun and free New Rochelle trolley tour about local history. During the tour, tour guide and Habitat for Humanity director Jim Killoran mentioned the Post Rider plaque installed in downtown New Rochelle outside of the HSBC Bank.

The Post Riders delivered messages from the armies in the Revolutionary War. The NY Post ran an article about the Post Road and the Riders on July 4th, linked here: The Road that Paved the Way to Revolution I went to look at the plaque and it was covered in pigeon waste, really awful, almost impossible to read.”

Read the complete article at New Rochelle Talk

Pigeon droppings are not only unsightly, left unattended they can corrode building materials such as steel and stone, can stain surfaces, and discolor paint.  Installing bird deterrents is a simple way to keep surfaces free of bird feces. A few bird spikes on the top of this sign would surely take care of the problem! They are easy to install and require no maintenance, and easy humane way for New Rochelle to preserve a part of local history.

Visit Bird-B-Gone, Inc for a complete line of effective and humane bird control products!

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WebMD — Bacteria on pigeons said to cause more diarrhea than Salmonella

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Spanish researchers find two bugs on feral pigeons which cause illness in humans

WebMD Health News

Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks

By Nicky Broyd

22nd June 2010 – Sampling of pigeons captured on the streets of Madrid has revealed the bacteria they carry. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Acta Vetinaria Scandinavica found two bugs that were highly prevalent in the bird population and which cause illness in humans: Chlamydia psittaci and Campylobacter jejuni.

The study

Fernando Esperón from the Animal Health Research Center, in Madrid, worked with a team of researchers to analyse blood and enema samples taken from 118 pigeons caught using gun-propelled nets.

The study found extremely high prevalence of bacteria which can be transferred from feral pigeons to humans.  Esperón said in news release there was no way to tell if the birds were infected: “This leads to the hypothesis that pigeons act as asymptomatic reservoirs of Chlamydia psittaci and Campylobacter jejuni. These birds may therefore pose a public health risk to the human population.”

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When pigeons try to roost or nest on or around your home or business, Bird-B-Gone, Inc  has you covered with a complete line of effective and humane bird control products. The sooner you address a bird problem, the better results you will get. The longer pigeons or other birds are allowed to inhabit an area, the harder it will be to get them to leave.

Have a pigeon or bird problem? Visit Bird-B-Gone, Inc. today, or call us at 1-800-392-6915.

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