Posts Tagged ‘ask the bird expert’

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Launches New Website

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents would like to announce the launch of their newly designed website.

Bird-B-Gone supplies the commercial, industrial and residential market with effective, humane bird deterrents manufactured in the USA. Beyond offering high quality products with industry leading guarantees, the company prides itself on the level of customer service, support and free training provided to customers.

The new, improved website will be a helpful resource to pest control and wildlife professionals or anyone looking to deter birds from their property. The site offers specific information for nearly every industry affected by pest birds. (more…)

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Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist Featured in Pest Control Technology Magazine

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Article shared from: PCT Magazine

Bird Whisperer

Features – Bird Control

Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist Rob Fergus has spent a lifetime understanding our “feathered friends” and he’s more than happy to share his insights with the industry.

PCT Magazine | April 30, 2012 |

Editor’s Note: Bobby Corrigan is considered the industry’s foremost “rodentologist” but when it comes to understanding the biology and behavior of birds that honor may go to Dr. Rob Fergus, an ornithologist with Bird-B-Gone, Mission Viejo, Calif. PCT magazine recently interviewed Fergus, who has a Ph.D. in urban bird conservation from the University of Texas, about the challenges of managing bird populations in urban settings, as well as the science of ornithology.

In layman’s terms, how would you describe what an ornithologist does on a daily basis?

A. An ornithologist is anyone who is involved with the scientific study of birds, which can cover anything from their DNA, anatomy and behavior to their ecology and distribution. Some ornithologists study birds or their genes in a lab, while others study free-flying birds in the wild. Academic ornithologists also spend a lot of time teaching university courses on birds, biology or ecology. Most of us do a little of all of this, so on any given day I will be out in the field observing bird behavior, corresponding with other researchers, as well as preparing or teaching university courses. My work with Bird-B-Gone involves field work studying nuisance bird behavior, as well as researching potential bird control solutions, and consulting on commercial and residential bird nuisance problems across the United States and around the world. (more…)

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Thinking Outside the Big Box

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Bird Control for Big Box Stores

Written By: Dr. Rob Fergus

 

About: Dr. Rob Fergus is an ornithologist who specializes in urban ecology and human/wildlife interactions.  Dr. Fergus received his Ph.D. in urban bird conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. He has teamed up with Bird-B-Gone as the official Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist to help close the gap between the science of nature, and the nature of bird control.


Every once in a while when I’m traveling, I see a House Sparrow flying around inside an airport terminal somewhere.  One day I actually saw seven together when I was waiting for a connection in the Cincinnati Airport!

 

Airport terminals, retail stores, warehouses, and other large buildings often attract birds—usually house sparrows, European starlings, and rock pigeons (the more formal name ornithologists call pigeons).  Keeping them off the building is usually possible with a well designed system of physical bird deterrents like bird spikes.  But what can you do when the birds get inside the building?

 

First item of business if you have a bird inside is to figure out how the bird is getting in.  If there aren’t obvious answers—like doors left open—then the bird is a messenger telling you that you have a hole or some other problem with your building that you need to fix to keep the bird out, and to keep your building climate controlled and otherwise secure.


If you have a warehouse or other building with open dock doors or other openings that are always open, keeping birds out will be more of a challenge.  Look to see if you can install a door—or at least a vinyl strip doors or other type of seal or barrier.  If you don’t seal up the door, you are going to have birds coming inside looking for nesting or food opportunities, or just to get in out of the weather.  Urban sparrows, starlings, and pigeons are crafty creatures, always looking for ways to get inside.  Some have even been observed waiting by doors or even triggering automatic doors to enter buildings!

 

After you’ve taken care of the source of your problem, how do you get the birds out?  If possible, shut off all the lights in the building and open up the doors—birds will usually go towards the light and fly out on their own.  If this isn’t possible, you can use a live trap to catch the birds and take them outside.  Traps can also be used to catch and release birds that get inside if you aren’t able to seal up their entryway.  Mist netting can be used by professional bird control specialists to remove birds as well. Birds fly into the net, get tangled and are taken outside and released.

 

House Sparrows, European Starlings, and Rock Pigeons are not native American bird species—they were brought here in past centuries—so they are not protected by federal laws that protect native birds.  That means you can humanely dispatch the birds if need be, but it is always better to use non-lethal means to deal with your bird issues whenever possible. After all, removing the birds is not actually taking away the ability for new ones to return.  Keeping birds out of your big box store should be easy enough to do with the simple steps outlined above.

 

If for some reason you still have trouble with birds, feel free to give us a call (toll free at 877-820-8205) to discuss Bird-B-Gone products that might work in your specific situation.

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Pest Bird Problem? Ask an Ornithologist

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

New Feature on Bird-B-Gone Website allows customers to ask an Ornithologist about their pest bird problems.

Mission Viejo CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc, leading manufacturer of professional bird control products would like to announce an exciting new feature to their website – “Ask the Bird Expert”. Bird-B-Gone has added an Ornithologist to their team of bird control specialists to help customers tackle tough bird problems. Ornithology is the study of birds, adding a scientist to the team will ensure that Bird-B-Gone customers are receiving the best advice available when it comes to deterring birds from commercial, industrial or residential settings.

“Ask the Bird Expert” will be a helpful new tool in the bird control industry. Having the insight of an ornithologist will close the gap between the science of nature, and the nature of bird control. Customers posting questions will receive answers from a PHD in Ornithology on a variety of topics including bird control, bird behavior and more. The new page will have a “Meet the Ornithologist” section with a bio, list of qualifications and an archive of previously asked questions and answers. “Ask the Expert” is just one of the many free resources Bird-B-Gone offers to their customers. With over 60 years of combined hands on experience from the Bird-B-Gone team, “Ask the Bird Expert” is a natural addition to the Bird-B-Gone website.

About: At Bird-B-Gone it’s our expertise, training and customer service that set us apart. Our high quality bird control products carry the longest industry guarantees, and are proudly made in the United States.

Visit the “Ask the Bird Expert” today at http://www.birdbgone.com/ask-the-expert/blog or call us at 1-800-392-6915 for more information.

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