Archive for May, 2011

A young New Brunswick woman was blinded and nearly killed simply by coming into contact with pigeon feces…

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

From the Ottawa Citizen:

‘Please don’t feed the pigeons’

A young New Brunswick woman was blinded and nearly killed simply by coming into contact with pigeon feces. Michael Staples tells the heartbreaking tale of a life torn apart

By Michael Staples, Fredericton Daily Gleaner April 26, 2011

In just a few weeks, Erica Richards has been transformed from a vibrant 23-year-old who loved nature into a woman who’s battling for her life.

In early January, Richards contracted a potentially fatal condition called cryptococcal meningitis, a fungal disease carried in the feces of pigeons.

The debilitating illness attacks the spine and the brain, causing severe swelling. It left her confined to a hospital bed in a state of delirium for weeks.

But the most devastating consequence of the sickness is that Richards is now blind.

“Be aware of this disease. It could kill a child in a heartbeat,” Richards said from her hospital bed.

“It could kill a senior in a heartbeat without you even having to worry about the symptoms. It comes on that fast. If you don’t realize the symptoms, it could kill you, too.”

Richards’ warning comes on the heels of Fredericton city council’s approval earlier this month of a recommendation it toughen its animal-control bylaw to make it illegal to feed pigeons.

While such complaints are unusual, a problem exists on the city’s Grandame Street with a property owner who refuses to stop feeding the birds. The pigeons are roosting on roofs and defecating.

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Bird-B-Gone Employees Volunteer at Children of the Nations Food Packaging Event

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Bird-B-Gone employees, friends and family members including Owner Julie Donoho work to package food for children in Haiti

Mission Viejo, CA: Bird-B-Gone, Inc, leading manufacturer of professional bird control products, recently teamed up with Children of the Nations (A non-profit organization that provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children across the globe) to help fund the building of new orphanages in Liberia and Sierra Leon. Visit our blog “Bird-B-Gone Gives Back” for details and updates.
Saturday May 7th Children of the Nations held a food packing event in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA where  Bird-B-Gone employees and family members came out to volunteer and show support.

 

Bird-B-Gone controller Ed Perry and Son Gianluca – the youngest volunteer!

The event was designed to invite community members out to volunteer in assembly line packaging of dried foods to send to children in Haiti. By the end of the day, 82,000 meals were packaged. The event made local news “Volunteers assemble food bags for hungry children”(OC Register) and was quite a success!
At Bird-B-Gone, our motto is “It’s more than just bird control, it’s faith family friends” and we don’t just say it – we live it!
Bird-B-Gone Owner Julie Donoho had a great time connecting with the community and giving time for a good cause:
“It was a pleasure to join in the Children of the Nations Meal Packaging event and see all the other volunteers. This event is done nationwide and gives people of all ages a chance to “give back” by packaging thousands of meals for the hungry in Africa, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.  I was proud to see our Bird-B-Gone family come out on a Saturday and join in the cause.  These events are organized, fun, and a chance for groups like churches, schools, and other organizations to come together for a great cause.  And, I even think Bird-B-Gone might have had the youngest participant, 18 month old Gianluca Perry!”

About:
Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents. Founded in 1992, our products have helped solve pest bird problems in commercial, industrial and residential settings across the globe. We offer effective and humane solutions to prevent birds from landing and roosting in unwanted areas.

 

If you have any questions about our products or company please contact us:
Bird-B-Gone, Inc.
1-800-392-6915
nobirds@birdbgone.com
marketing@birdbgone.com

Bird-B-Gone Gives Back Blog: http://birdbgonegivesback.com/

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Bird netting installed to protect historic medieval cathedral

Friday, May 20th, 2011

From York Press:

Workmen abseil down York Minster to install anti-pigeon netting

8:25am Friday 20th May 2011 WORKMEN have abseiled down York Minster to attach protective netting to discourage pigeons from roosting on the medieval cathedral. Netting has been attached to the North West tower due to the large number of pigeons roosting in the area and causing damage and mess. Nets are being installed on three elevations of the tower by workers who abseiled into position. Rebecca Thompson, superintendent of works at the Minster, said: “Installing pigeon netting via abseiling is an environmentally friendly and innovative way of gaining access to some tricky areas of the Minster. “Not only does the netting help us to preserve the Minster, it also provides a clear access to worshipers and visitors,” he said.

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Bird-B-Gone Employees Volunteer at Food Packaging Event – Video

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Bird-B-Gone Gives Back

At Bird-B-Gone, our motto is “It’s more than just bird control, it’s faith family friends” and we don’t just say it – we live it! Recently,  Bird-B-Gone teamed up with Children of the Nations ( A non-profit organization that provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children across the globe) to help fund the building of new orphanages in Liberia and Seirra Leon. Visit our blog “Bird-B-Gone Gives Back” for details and updates.

Saturday May 7th Children of the Nations held a food packing event in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and Bird-B-Gone employees and family members came out to volunteer and show support.

All in all, 82,000 meals were packaged and will be sent to help feed children in Haiti. The event made local news “Volunteers assemble food bags for hungry children” and was quite a success!

Bird-B-Gone Owner Julie Donoho had a great time connecting with the community and giving time for a good cause:

“It was a pleasure to join in the Children of the Nations Meal Packaging event and see all the other volunteers.   This event is done nationwide and gives people of all ages a chance to “give back” by packaging thousands of meals for the hungry in Africa, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.  I was proud to see our Bird-B-Gone family come out on a Saturday and join in the cause.  These events are organized, fun, and a chance for groups like churches, schools, and other organizations to come together for a great cause.  And, I even think Bird-B-Gone might have had the youngest participant, 18 month old Gianlucca Perry!”

 

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Just a few spaces left for Bird-B-Gone University May 20th Class….

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Bird-B-Gone University is a FREE training course designed to teach the basics of bird control .

If you are looking to expand your business by increasing the services your company provides, or just looking to develop your bird control knowledge, this is an excellent opportunity for you!


The May 20th Class still has a few seats left….

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Bird-B-Gone is the leading manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents and provides superior customer service, training and support. Those who attend the class will receive a certificate of completion and are added to our list of authorized installers. Attendees who work in California will receive credits towards their branch II SPCB license.

 

The next class is Friday, May 20th 2011
Classes are held at the Bird-B-Gone manufacturing facility in Santa Ana, California. The all-day course includes:

Bird Spikes Stainless Steel TileRoof Bird Netting

Learn from a company who supports you!

 

Bird-B-Gone actively promotes our line of products and puts a heavy emphasis on marketing. This marketing generates leads for residential, commercial and industrial “bird jobs”. We pass these leads on to our Authorized Installers! Class starts at 8 a.m. -  free lunch is served!

 

Classes fill up quickly, so contact Chris Fields today at 1-800-392-6915 or email chris@birdbgone.com

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All About Bird Spikes…

Monday, May 9th, 2011

New Bird-B-Gone Bird Spike Video posted on Buildings.com

Link: Getting Started with Bird Spikes

Bird spikes are an effective, humane way to prevent birds from landing in unwanted areas. Bird spikes do not harm birds, they simply create an uneven surface that birds know they cannot land on. Bird Spikes can be glued or screwed down to most surfaces and are a permanent solution for preventing birds from landing.

At Bird-B-Gone, we manufacture our Bird Spikes right here at our  facility in Santa Ana California. This enables us to to ensure the highest quality bird spikes on the market. Our spikes carry industry leading guarantees and require no assembly.

Learn all about Bird Spikes including:

-Where Bird Spikes Can Be Installed

-What Type of Birds Bird Spikes are Effective for

-How to Install Bird Spikes

-How Bird Spikes Are Sold

 

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Bird Proofing Corporate Office Buildings

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Written By: Alex A. Kecskes

If you own a corporate office building, you know that corporate leasing is down due to this bad economy.  Your main goal this year is to fill that building with leasing businesses. You can’t afford to carry a half empty building. One thing you must do is make sure your office building always looks clean, and that things like A.C. systems and lighting systems are working properly. Bird proofing your building now can save you from all sorts of problems down the line.

Problem: You know from bitter experience that pest birds can create a number of problems for your building maintenance team. For one thing, bird droppings splattered all over your building’s façade and glass windows can quickly ruin your building’s image.  And image is key when clients come looking for office space.  Over time, bird droppings and nesting materials can ruin expensive A.C. units, blocking vents, freezing up fans, and clogging ducts. Bird droppings can also eat into the electrical wiring on rooftops and around signage, causing electrical shorts and possibly even a fire. Bird droppings can also block lighting and security cameras. And they can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards on walkways and entrances that could pose a legal liability. All in all, pest birds are most unwelcome to your property. The sooner you implement an effective bird proofing strategy, the better.
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