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Bird•B•Gone Blog http://birdcontrolblog.com Professional Bird Control Products Since 1992 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:34:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.25 3 Reasons to Invest in Bird Control Products http://birdcontrolblog.com/3-reasons-to-invest-in-bird-control-products/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/3-reasons-to-invest-in-bird-control-products/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:34:25 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1592 bird controlBird Control

When birds land, roost and nest on your property they create a hazardous, unsightly and costly mess. Here are three reasons why bird control is a great investment and a few products that can be used to solve your bird control problem.

Transmittable Disease
Bird droppings carry any of 60 transmittable diseases that are easy for humans to contract. Nesting materials are just as infectious as bird droppings as they have bugs, mites and remnants of bird droppings.

Cost of Clean Up
Eliminate costly clean up created by pest birds’ messy lifestyle. Depending on how long birds have been nesting in an area, there could be thousands of dollars in damage and clean up. Bird droppings contain acidic substances that can stain or corrode certain building materials if left unattended.

Slip & Fall Risk
Bird droppings are messy and slippery. If bird droppings are on walkways or entryways, there is the risk of someone slipping and falling, which could result in injury and a lawsuit if it’s on at a business or on public property.

Bird Control Products
Bird Spikes are used to prevent large birds, like pigeons, crows and gulls, from landing or perching on unwanted areas. They will not harm birds. Bird spikes simply create an uneven surface making it impossible for large birds to land. The spike strips come in two foot sections and a variety of widths to cover the area width in need of protection. The base of the spike is 1.5” and has predrilled holes for quick and easy installation. The spikes are easy to install by gluing, screwing or tying them down. Bird spikes come in stainless steel with a polycarbonate base or polycarbonate. The plastic is

Bird Netting is a full exclusion bird control product. Heavy duty bird netting creates a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing or nesting. It is the most efficient and effective method for excluding birds to ensure they cannot access an area to build or rebuild their nests. This product is effective for all bird species. Use a U.V. stabilized polyethylene mesh bird net that is sun and weather resistant and rot proof. Depending on the pest bird, there are different mesh sizes available: ¾” 1 1/8” and 2”.

Bird Jolt Flat Track is a low profile, electrical track system that produces a mild electrical shock when birds land on its surface. The shock will not harm birds, but will condition them to stay away from the area, making Bird Jolt Flat Track the ultimate in bird behavior modification. Bird Jolt Flat Track is the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue trough designs and is the safest most effective electric track available. It is also available in six colors: clear, black, grey, stone, terra cotta, and red.

The choice to invest in bird control can save you time, money and potentially hazardous situations.

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2 Must-Have Bird Deterrents for the Agriculture Industry http://birdcontrolblog.com/2-must-have-bird-deterrents-for-the-agriculture-industry/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/2-must-have-bird-deterrents-for-the-agriculture-industry/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:14:02 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1587 Bird Deterrents

Throughout the world, regardless of the crop, farmers routinely lose parts of their harvest to birds. Without some effective bird control measures, birds will peck away at fruits and vegetables grown in concentrated areas simply because they provide a quick and easy meal. Food storage areas such as barns and granaries also attract birds, causing loss and damage. Here are two of today’s most effective pest bird deterrents the pros recommend.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic

Ideal for farmers and growers, Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic devices broadcast bird predator and distress calls over wide fields. Birds hear the sounds and instinctively avoid the area. The highly versatile solar sonic bird deterrent can broadcast distress and predator calls for 22 species of birds. Unlike ultrasonic devices, which birds can’t hear, the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic is well within a bird’s hearing range. The device is built of rugged weather resistant materials. It is powered by solar energy and has a built in sensor to turn the device off at night, conserving energy. The built-in speaker covers an acre.

Bird Netting

Perfect for keeping birds from your grapes and vines, Garden Bird Netting is a lightweight mesh used by many growers. The netting is quality made from a durable, UV-protected polypropylene. It’s strong, lightweight, virtually invisible,  and designed for temporary use. It’s available in two roll sizes: 14′ x 100′ and 14′ x 200′ and can be easily cut to the needed size. You can also choose from three different “mesh” sizes–1/4″ mesh, 1/2″ mesh and 3/4″ mesh. To simplify installation, you should invest in some garden bird netting clips.

Bird Net 2000™ is a physical bird deterrent that blocks birds from accessing an area. This heavy duty polyethylene bird netting will block birds from entering your warehouse, barn, and other feed storage areas. It’s made from a UV-stabilized mesh and comes in various stock sizes and custom cuts. Choose from three different mesh sizes, depending on the bird you want to exclude–2” mesh and 1-1/8” mesh for medium-to-large birds; and 3/4” mesh for smaller birds. Bird Net 2000 comes with a 10-year guarantee.

For installation information, visit our authorized installer page on our website to learn more about  installers in your area.

 

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Bird-B-Gone University for Bird Control Scores High in Recent Audit http://birdcontrolblog.com/bird-b-gone-university-for-bird-control-scores-high-in-recent-audit/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/bird-b-gone-university-for-bird-control-scores-high-in-recent-audit/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:12:18 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1584 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 http://birdcontrolblog.com/bird-control-for-window-washing-contractors/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/bird-control-for-window-washing-contractors/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:27:11 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1579 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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Keep Birds Off Awnings with Plastic Bird Spikes http://birdcontrolblog.com/keep-birds-off-awnings-with-plastic-bird-spikes/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/keep-birds-off-awnings-with-plastic-bird-spikes/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:28:50 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1576 pest bird deterrentBird Deterrents for Bird Control

Birds enjoy landing and roosting on awnings, especially if there is food to be scavenged. They leave behind a mess of droppings. This creates an unpleasant and unsanitary situation for customers. This mess can also stain or ruin awnings. Keep birds off awnings with bird control deterrents like bird spikes.

The best time to get rid of pest birds is when the first start coming around. Don’t assume they will leave on their own. If the area provides the right scenario, they may become frequent visitors. Polycarbonate bird spikes are great for awnings. Install the plastic bird spikes on the edge of the awning, where the birds enjoy sitting. The spikes create an uneven surface, making it impossible for the birds to land in the treated area. The birds will learn the area is no longer appealing and move on to a better landing spot.

Plastic bird pikes are available in different spike widths: 3”, 5” and 7” to cover different ledge and surface widths. Choose from seven colors: clear, white, tan, grey, brown, black and brick red. The bird spikes are made of a U.V. protected polycarbonate plastic. Since the spikes come pre-assembled in two foot strips with pre-drilled holes along the base, installation is fast and easy – cutting installation time in half. Plastic spikes can be glued or screwed to most surfaces.

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Plastic Bird Spikes to Deter Birds from Ledges http://birdcontrolblog.com/plastic-bird-spikes-to-deter-birds-from-ledges/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/plastic-bird-spikes-to-deter-birds-from-ledges/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:45:43 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1572 deter birds Deter Birds from Ledges

Larger birds, like pigeons, seagulls and crows land in areas where they are not wanted, creating a mess and an unsanitary environment. Ledges make the perfect landing spot for birds to roost and look for food and predators. They leave behind a nasty mess of bird droppings, however.  Deter birds from landing on ledges with polycarbonate bird spikes. Plastic bird spikes work well to keep birds away by creating an uneven surface, making it impossible for birds to land on the treated area. The spikes are humane and will not harm the birds.

Polycarbonate bird spikes work on flat or curved signs. Choose from seven colors: clear, white, tan, grey, brown, black and brick red. Plastic spikes are available in different spike widths: 3”, 5” and 7” to cover different ledge and surface widths. Since the spikes come pre-assembled in two foot strips with pre-drilled holes along the base, installation is fast and easy – cutting time to install in half. Plastic spikes can be glued or screwed to most surfaces.

Bird-B-Gone polycarbonate spikes are manufactured in the USA and carry a five year guarantee.

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Best Bird Deterrent for Ponds: Heavy Duty Pond Netting http://birdcontrolblog.com/best-bird-deterrent-for-ponds-heavy-duty-pond-netting/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/best-bird-deterrent-for-ponds-heavy-duty-pond-netting/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:18:21 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1569 industrial pond nettingBest Bird Deterrent for Ponds

Every year thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailings or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Tailings ponds may contain bitumen, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, naphthenic acids, brine, heavy metals, and ammonia—substantaces that are harmful, even fatal to birds.

Heavy Duty Pond Netting is a humane bird deterrent solution that will solve this problem. Properly installed, pond netting creates a physical barrier that prevents migratory birds from landing in toxic tailing ponds or other water collection sites. The bird netting is stretched over these areas to prevent bird deaths.

Heavy Duty Pond Netting is made from a durable, UV stabilized Dupont® knotted mesh nylon and meant for prolonged use in harsh chemical environments. The bird netting comes in large stock sizes and custom cuts. It’s available in several mesh sizes–from 3/4-inch to 4-inch–to exclude a variety of large and medium sized migrating birds.

To streamline the proper installation of pond netting, bird control experts recommend the use of perimeter cable and accompanying mounting hardware.   Bird-B-Gone offers an extensive line of bird netting hardware, which includes turnbuckles, hog rings, accessories, tools, cable crimps and perimeter cable. For best bird deterrent results, the cable should be set up around the area to be netted off. This ensures that there are no gaps for birds to sneak through, and that the netting stays taut and does not slouch. Once installed, the netting is virtually invisible and maintenance free.

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Keep Pest Birds off Your Storefront with Bird Spikes http://birdcontrolblog.com/keep-pest-birds-off-your-storefront-with-bird-spikes/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/keep-pest-birds-off-your-storefront-with-bird-spikes/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:15:54 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1562 deter pest birds with bird spikesUse Bird Spikes to Deter Pest Birds

Pest birds can also literally drive away customers, swooping down on them from the elevated perches of your store. No one likes to visit a store where birds are dive bombing them as they try to enter or leave. There’s also the nuisance of bird droppings, which can cover everything from windows, awnings and canopies to signage, doorknobs and walkways.

The solution, of course, is to employ some sort of bird control. One of the best bird control measures available today is bird spikes. Recommended for pigeons and other large birds, bird spikes have been used by thousands of store owners nationwide. They are easy to install and, in some cases, blend in with their surroundings to make them practically invisible.

Bird spikes remain an effective pest bird deterrent because they prevent pest birds from landing.  No bird wants to get its wings tangled in a splay of nasty looking spikes. Better to simply find another, more bird-friendly landing area. Rest assured, the blunted spikes are safe and won’t harm our fine-feathered friends–they have been approved by a number of humane groups worldwide, including the U.S. Humane Society and PICAS (Pigeon Control Advisory Service).

Bird spikes come in strong, rigid polycarbonate or flexible stainless steel. Stainless steel bird spikes are available in 3-, 5- and 8-inch widths to cover areas up to 8 inches wide; plastic spikes come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to protect areas up to 7 inches wide. The best spikes will provide many years of dependable deterrence, for they are made of marine-grade stainless steel and feature a U.V.-protected polycarbonate base. Some bird pikes come with a non-reflective metal finish, which means they won’t stand out on your roofline or parapet wall. You can even get spikes in a variety of colors to match your store’s signage, awnings or fixed canopies. Available colors include white, tan, gray, black, brown, brick red and crystal clear.

Pest birds often gather in rain gutters. In this case use Gutter Spikes. These specially designed bird spikes will keep pest birds out of your rain gutters. The spikes feature adjustable clamps at the base, which makes it easy to install them to the lip of a gutter.

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Electric Flat Track Bird Repellent http://birdcontrolblog.com/electric-flat-track-bird-repellent/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/electric-flat-track-bird-repellent/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:34:08 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1559 bird repellentBird Repellent: Electric Flat Track System

Birds often land and roost in areas where they are not wanted. If you or your customer has a bird problem in an area where visual appearance is important, a bird repellent that is less conspicuous might be a good solution. Bird Jolt Flat Track is a physical bird deterrent that is virtually invisible, making it perfect in areas where visual appearance matters.

Bird Jolt Flat Track conditions birds to stay away from unwanted areas by giving off a mild electrical shock when they attempt to land on the treated area. The shock will not harm birds; it alters their behavioral patterns to associate the unpleasant feeling with the treated area, causing birds to stay away. The system will deter any size bird and works on buildings, signs, eaves and most high-profile areas birds land and roost. This electric track bird deterrent system has multi-patented anti-arcing and glue through designs.

Bird Jolt Flat Track is and now available in six different colors, –clear, grey, stone, black, terracotta and target red– to match most building materials.

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Keep Birds Away with Bird-Off Gel http://birdcontrolblog.com/keep-birds-away-with-bird-off-gel/ http://birdcontrolblog.com/keep-birds-away-with-bird-off-gel/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:31:55 +0000 http://birdcontrolblog.com/?p=1553 keep birds awayBirds landing in unwanted areas create a problem for commercial building owners and property managers. To keep birds from landing on ledges, windowsills, signs and other areas where birds are not wanted, apply Bird-Off Gel to target locations.

Bird-Off Gel is the first bio repellent gel. It is used to prevent pigeons and other large birds from roosting and congregating in unwanted areas. Unlike other bird repellent gels which are made from polybutene, Bird-Off Gel is an oil base bird repellent gel. The ingredients are nontoxic and will not harm the bird. When birds come in contact with Bird-Off Gel, they are still able walk and fly; they will not be trapped on the treated surface. The gel simply creates an unpleasant sticky feeling causing birds to move to a more comfortable roosting location.

Application is very easy! Simply use a caulking gun to apply the gel on the appropriate treatment area. The gel is available in tubes or in five gallon pails to fit any size job.

Get rid of birds with Bird-Off Gel!

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