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Bird Control News | Bird•B•Gone Blog - Part 2

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Goose Sound Deterrents

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Written By: Fran Prisco

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.

One method of goose control are goose sound deterrents. (more…)

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Bird-B-Gone in Pest Management Professional’s Annual Bird Issue

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

An article about one customers success with our Bird Jolt Flat Track at deterring birds from the Robert Deney Federal Building in Lincoln NE:

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Pigeons keep teachers away from classes

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Shared From: The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper 

Written By: Reshma Ragoonath

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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.

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To Clean Up Subway Station, an Unlikely Tool: Bird Calls

Monday, March 19th, 2012

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

Librado Romero/The New York Times

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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

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This content was written by Bird-B-Gone and added to the Bird Control Page on Today’s Facility Manager 

Bird-B-Gone is a company you can trust. We have first hand experience in the field of bird control. Our content, advice and expertise comes from extensive experience in installing and developing professional grade bird control products, giving hands on trainings or on site installation advice and our ongoing research in the field of effective bird deterrents.

Need help with a complicated bird net installation? Have a specialized bird problem that needs troubleshooting? Bird-B-Gone can help every step of the way. Call us today at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com. We even have an on staff ornithologist, Dr. Rob Fergus, who can help answer your tough bird questions: asktheexpert@birdbgone.com.

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Why Bird Control is Important

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This content was written by Bird-B-Gone Inc, taken from our Bird Control page on Today’s Facility Manager. Bird-B-Gone, no gimmicks, just products that work!  

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…)

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Preventative Maintenance: Check for Birds

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article Written By Bird-B-Gone Featured on Buildings Magazine’s Website:

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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…)

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Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus Weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices as Nesting Season Approaches

Monday, 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.

From PR Web:

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.

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Pigeon problem leads to bug infestation at Albuquerque apartment

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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…)

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Businesses fighting pigeon problem

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Article Shared From: Portales News Tribune  

Since the great-tailed grackles took flight in January, businessmen and local residents still haven’t seen many signs of them returning.

But the absence of those pests has made an avenue for another.

Pigeons and doves have become more of an issue recently for local businesses and their customers, according to Portales Public Work Director John DeSha.

“Pigeons have always been there, and now that (the grackles) are gone, there are a lot pigeons appearing and more people are noticing them,” said DeSha. (more…)

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Council plans to upgrade streets, battle pigeons

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Article Shared From: The North Platte Bulletin

by Dillon Daigger (The North Platte Bulletin) - 2/22/2012

Those pesky pigeons around town will again be the target of eradication, following action by the city council Tuesday.

Pigeons will be targeted by a U.S. Department of Agriculture specialist in upcoming months, at the same time as the city moves to update traffic signals, make improvements downtown and pave U.S. Highway 83 through town.

The council unanimously approved the one-year street plans, 8-0.

And, the council approved a cooperative agreement for pigeon control. City administrator Jim Hawks said the $5,000 fee for the service would be divided three ways — one-third each be paid by the city, Ag Valley Co-Op and the Great Plains Regional Medical Center. (more…)

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Bird-B-Gone University – Next Class Friday April 20th

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Bird-B-Gone University is a FREE 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!

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, April 20th, 2012

Classes are held at the Bird-B-Gone manufacturing facility in Santa Ana, California. The all-day course includes:

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Bird-B-Gone: No Gimmicks, Just Products That Work!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

At Bird-B-Gone,  we measure our success by the success we create for our customers. We respect our clients and potential customers enough to let them know that certain bird control products will not work for every situation.

Our goal is not to simply sell products, but to help solve bird problems, effectively, humanely and economically. We pride ourselves on our commitment to training and customer service and give our customers real answers when it comes to choosing the right product for the right situation.

We encourage customers to call in for advice on choosing the correct product depending on the species of bird, their behavior and the area they are posing a problem. At Bird-B-Gone we know that often our customers reputation is on the line, it’s our goal to help them make the best decisions when handling a bird problem for their clients – to help avoid that dreaded call back.

At Bird-B-Gone we are committed to giving realistic insight on handling specific bird problems. We stand behind our products and offer free training and support for all aspects of bird control. Our high quality professional grade bird deterrents are manufactured in the US and carry industry leading guarantees.  Call us today at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com to learn more.

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Wilford suspension bridge to close because of bird poo

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Article Shared From: This is Nottingham (UK)

Nottingham Post Friday, February 10, 2012

THE suspension bridge over the River Trent is to close for three days while pigeon droppings are removed.

The pedestrian bridge, which connects Victoria Embankment and West Bridgford, will close from April 3-5 while the work is done by Severn Trent Water.

It was closed for almost two years and officially reopened in February 2010 after a £1.9 million repair and refurbishment programme to make it safe for public use.

Severn Trent reservoir supervisor Franco Scola said the work was being carried out after complaints by members of the public about pigeon droppings on the bridge.

“There is a problem with pigeons and their droppings on the entrance to either side of the bridge, making it unsightly and, above all, a health and safety issue,” he said. (more…)

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Protect Migrating Birds from Collection Ponds with Bird-B-Gone’s Heavy Duty Pond Netting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mission Viejo, CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents  would like to announce a new addition to their line of professional grade bird control products, Heavy Duty Pond Netting.

Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailing or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Birds mistake these ponds for fresh water and often become poisoned by toxins present in the water.

Pond Netting is used as a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing in toxic tailing ponds or other water collection sites. The netting is stretched over these areas to prevent bird deaths. Installing pond netting will not only protect birds, but will also prevent the hefty fines associated with migratory bird deaths. (more…)

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Pigeon problems: If you kill them, more will come

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Why installing physical bird deterrents is a better bet for effective bird control.

Article Shared From: The Johnson City Press

Published February 6, 2012
By Amanda Marsh- Press Staff Writer

They’ll be back.

That’s what some are saying about the problematic pigeon population at the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Jonesborough.

In an effort to prevent the birds from roosting at the historic building, Jonesborough’s Historic Zoning Commission voted to remove the louvers from the backside of the building so there would be less places for the birds to gather and bird spikes were also placed on several ledges of the courthouse. Last month, county officials also decided to allow the USDA Wildlife Services Division to administer a toxicant to the birds that will kill them in one to three days.

Laura Simon, field director of urban wildlife for the Humane Society of the United States, says these steps will not rid the building of its pigeon plight.

“The solution they have chosen is absolutely senseless and biologically inappropriate,” Simon said. “If you poison them, more pigeons are going to fly in and use the structure.” (more…)

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No easy solutions for downtown pigeon problem

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Article Shared From: The Lincoln Journal Star

Pigeons crowd the top of the west column on Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln Jan. 31, 2012. (ERIC GREGORY/Lincoln Journal Star

Written By: Peter Salter

The hotel’s unwanted guests arrived in the fall, coming and going at all hours, ignoring efforts to get rid of them — and leaving something behind on the roof and sidewalk below.

“I was hoping they’d at least pay the rent,” said Steve Hilton, general manager of Embassy Suites. “I’ve talked to a few people … and we’re not sure if they migrated from another part of Lincoln.”

The pigeons roosting on his roof by day could be the same birds spending their nights beneath the Rosa Parks Way bridge, directly above the parking lot of the Cornhusker Place treatment center.

The same birds that prompted a wildlife expert and health department staffer to stand beneath the bridge recently — looking down, then up — trying to figure out how to solve what could be a growing pigeon problem. (more…)

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Birds Invade Town: La Grange, Ky. Swarmed By Black Birds

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Article Shared From: The Huffington Post

First Posted: 01/26/2012 11:03 am Updated: 01/26/2012 11:03 am

Residents in a Kentucky town are saying “Get the flock out of here” to thousands of black birds that fill the sky each night.

At dusk, the birds take flight in La Grange, Ky., and create what some locals describe as a “cloud of birds,” according to TV station WAVE. The birds nest down in a wooded area for the night and depart each morning in a huge pack, reports said.

Fine-feathered friends, they’re not. Residents complain that they’re constantly cleaning up after the avian arrivistes, who started showing up last November in the community northeast of Louisville. Nearly everyone has heard their town compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “The Birds.”

To protect themselves from bird poop, some people have begun carrying umbrellas, even on sunny days, CNN reports. (more…)

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Pigeons Crowd Under Heat Lamps At ‘L’ Stops (With Video)

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Article Shared From: CBS Local Chicago

Pigeons have been crowding under the heat lamps at CTA ‘L’ platforms. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio/CBS)

Posted: January 26, 2012 5:57 AM

CHICAGO (CBS) — Commuters are calling it everything from cute to disgusting – dozens of pigeons warming themselves under the heating lamps at Loop ‘L’ stops.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, at some stops, the pigeons have crowded into the heat lamp stalls on the platforms to the point where there is no place left to stand.

“It’s like we’re being supplanted by the pigeons,” one woman said.

Most people politely let the pigeons have the space. Of course, that may have something to do with all the pigeon poop on the platform under the heaters.

“It’s kind of funny,” the commuter said. “But it’s also so dirty that people don’t even dare, trying to make their own way and get some space for themselves.”

The commuter was giving the pigeons a wide berth.

“I think it’s cute and disgusting at the same time.”

The Chicago Transit Authority says it has only gotten two complaints about pigeons this winter.

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Bird-B-Gone to offer Bird Control Training Course at the upcoming Wildlife Expo in Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Don’t miss out on the first annual Wildlife Expo put on by NPMA and NWCOA this February.

Senior Bird-B-Gone trainer Rich Martin will be giving an all day Authorized Installer Training Course on the basics of bird control, Wednesday February 8th, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Sign up HERE

Become a Bird-B-Gone Authorized Installer and receive 8 NWCOA CEUs

The all day course will train PCO’s and Wildlife Technicians on everything from marketing bird control as a service, to site evaluation, choosing the correct product, installation, quoting and bidding bird jobs and more! Whether you are new to Bird Control, or need a refresher course, this is the class for you!

This invaluable course will leave attendees confident they can expand their business by offering bird control services in 2012.

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