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Bird-B-Gone University for Bird Control Scores High in Recent Audit

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Bird Control Training

Bird-B-Gone Inc.’s Bird-B-Gone University was recently audited for review and approval by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Bird-B-Gone received excellent remarks from the DPR as a four hour Continuing Education (CE) credit in Bird Control training.

Bird-B-Gone University, a bird control training course offered by Bird-B-Gone, was recently audited by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. The course covers many things commercial bird control installers need to know. The course qualifies as a continuing education course through the DPR.  Bird-B-Gone provides this free training at their facilities in Santa Ana, CA at least every other month.

Mike Dougherty, a bird control engineer at Bird-B-Gone, was well received as the presenter of this course.  “Mr. Dougherty was very knowledgeable in the subject matter and provided useful pesticide and pest management information,” says Lisa Estridge, Environmental Scientist with the DPR. “He presented bird management from an IPM perspective and encouraged attendees to use a variety of bird control methods, such as exclusion, sanitation and mechanical tools. His presentation included a PowerPoint presentation, photographs, sample products and anecdotes that made the course more relatable to the attendees.”

Bird-B-Gone University is designed to ensure pest control operators are equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to properly install Bird-B-Gone bird control products. “All questions from the attendees were answered quickly and accurately. In addition, the course materials and comfortable facility, along with the announcement at the beginning of the course to silence cell phones, created an environment conducive to learning. Overall, the course was informative and well received by the attendees,” says Estridge.

To learn more about becoming an Authorized Installer of Bird-B-Gone’s bird control products click here.

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Bird Control for Window Washing Contractors

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

window-cleanersBird Deterrents for Window Washing Contractors

Adding bird control services to your window washing business is an ideal value added service that can improve your bottom line. It can also save you from heavy and sometimes hazardous clean up chores on return visits. In your profession, you’ve no doubt experienced first-hand the headache created by cleaning bird droppings from windows and windowsills. The health risks associated with the accumulation of bird droppings, feathers and debris can be extensive. External parasites can also become a problem when infested birds leave nests, endangering window-cleaning crews.

Protect yourself and grow your bottom line by adding bird control products to your services. There are several bird control products to keep birds from landing and nesting on windowsills.

Bird Slope

These smooth PVC panels provide anti-perching, anti-roosting protection against a wide variety of bird. You install these panels in all the nooks and crannies where pest birds love to build nests. Bird Slope presents an angled, slippery surface that birds just can’t get a solid footing on. They slip and slide but never land. The best panels are U.V. protected and sun- and weather-resistant.

Bird Spike

Bird spikes are a great solution to keep birds from landing on windowsills. You can get bird spikes in either rigid U.V.-resistant unbreakable polycarbonate or high strength, durable stainless steel. The stainless steel bird spikes come in 3-, 5- and 8-inch widths; the plastic bird spikes come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths. Bird spikes install easily with glue, screws or nails. Pre-drilled holes along the base of the spike allow for quick and easy installation.

Bird Gel

Birds despise the feel of stickiness and will avoid bird gel at all cost. An ideal bird deterrent solution for ledges, sills, rooflines, and other areas pest birds frequent, the best sticky gels are effective in temperatures from 15F to 200F. Gels are easily applied with a standard caulking gun. They greatly simplify pigeon control and are just as effective against crows, sparrows, gulls, starlings and many other pest birds. Gels offer the added advantage of needing to be re-applied every six months, which means return visits and repeat washing/cleaning business.

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