Each year thousands of Golf Courses, Parks, Green Belts, Back Yards, Baseball Fields and even cemeteries are inundated with messy, slippery Canada Goose droppings. Canada Geese can be found on any type of grassy area that surrounds water, from backyard ponds, to large lakes and rivers. They breed throughout North America. Spring migration usually starts in late winter and will take several weeks to complete. The fall migration will begin when the water and soil begins to freeze. Geese feed mainly on land grazing on grassy plants and our lawns. In the spring and summer they can feed for up to 12 hours a day. This extended feeding leads to a lot of waste; a goose produces up to a pound of droppings a day. Multiply that by hundreds of geese and you have a big problem with goose droppings. This can lead to public health concerns in parks, golf courses, and other public areas.
Archive for March, 2012
Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailings or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Tailing ponds may contain bitumen, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, naphthenic acids, brine, heavy metals, and ammonia—substances that are harmful, even fatal to birds.
The problem arises when birds mistake these ponds for fresh water. Without effective bird control measures to keep birds out of these ponds, the birds are doomed to suffer illness or even die. Most government agencies require companies to implement a comprehensive bird deterrent system if they plan to operate these types of ponds.
Shared From: The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper
Written By: Reshma Ragoonath
Teachers at San Fernando Girls’ Anglican Primary School walked off the job yesterday because of a pigeon infestation. The teachers walked out of their classrooms in protest after nine staffers reportedly fell ill because of unsanitary conditions at the school, on Pouchet Street, San Fernando. Parents received messages from the school’s administrative staff to pick up their children at noon yesterday.
Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Chase Super Sonic unit was chosen to shoo birds from a NY Subway station
Article shared from: The NY Times
Written by: CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY
Published: March 18, 2012
Considering the setting, the sound is difficult to place: a song of the wild, evoking, perhaps, a disturbed rooster accompanied by a small chirping bird.
Every few minutes, the noises resume, an unlikely soundtrack at the entrance to Roosevelt Island subway station.
The bird calls come courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but the recorded sound is not the latest example of an underground art or music project. It is actually a weapon against trespassing pigeons.
The authority has had a problem with pigeons entering the station, and leaving their feathers, and more unsightly evidence, on and under the walls. The agency had used netting, similar to chicken wire, beneath the ceiling to try to keep the pigeons at bay. (more…)
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Bird Control for Facility Managers (more…)
It’s important to take a proactive approach when dealing with pest birds. In the long run, it can save you time and money.
There are many reasons to consider deterring birds from your facility. In a nutshell, birds carry and spread disease and bird feces can corrode building materials.
The build-up of bird droppings or nesting materials is not only unsightly, but can host parasites such as bird mites. If birds are allowed to inhabit an area long enough, they will persistently defend it as their territory. (more…)
Let’s face it, pest birds can cost you a lot of money. Especially when they gather, nest and poop in airplane hangars, canopies, garages, factories, warehouses, eaves and other covered areas. There are many ways to humanely get rid of pest birds. One of the most effective is bird netting.
It makes sense when you have hundreds to thousands of square feet to cover. The netting can stretch over all beams, ledges pipes and other areas birds can roost or nest on. Not to mention, Bird Netting is one of the few products that can successfully solve a bird problem where birds have been nesting. When birds establish a nesting site they can be very territorial about keeping their home. Bird netting acts as a humane barrier that completely blocks birds from reentering the site.
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It’s been said “preventative maintenance is the best kind of maintenance.” If you routinely check your facilities operational systems and equipment, it will save you time and money. Problems are easier and less expensive to fix the sooner they are noticed. Bird control is no different.
Adding bird control to your routine maintenance checklist is a wise decision, considering the impact birds can make on your building. Bird control can save your company time and money, and bird problems are easier to solve the sooner they are detected.
Most preventive maintenance checklists include roofing, HVAC, lighting, furnaces, cooling towers and electrical systems. Birds can negatively impact nearly all of these areas, so including bird control in your regular maintenance makes sense. (more…)
Bird spikes do not harm birds, they simple create an uneven surface that birds cannot land on. Installing bird spikes is an effective, humane and economic solution for preventing birds from landing.
Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus Weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices as Nesting Season ApproachesMonday, March 5th, 2012
There are many bird control companies and distributors out there making wild claims about their products and qualifications. Bird-B-Gone is a company you can trust in helping make the best qualified decisions when it comes to effective, humane bird control.
Nesting season for birds is right around the corner. With it, homeowners and facility managers will be dealing with pest bird problems and looking for solutions. Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices to warn consumers during this time that ultrasonic devices do not repel birds. Dr. Fergus specializes in urban bird control and effective, humane solutions.
Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012
Spring and nesting season for birds is right around the corner. Migrating birds will be looking for nesting sites and homeowners and businesses will be looking for humane solutions to keep birds off their structures.
Shared From: KOB Eyewitness News
Written By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4
A pigeon problem that manifested into a larger health concern forced a woman and her daughter to leave their apartment.
The situation is so severe the City of Albuquerques Environmental Health Department has stepped in to help alleviate the problem. (more…)