Posts Tagged ‘bird control professional’

Why Bird Control?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Share

Improper Bird Deterrent Installation or Application

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Spikes placed incorrectly next to an owl decoy. The crow is given plenty of room to land on the ledge while the installation looks sloppy.

Written By: Meredith Walako

Bird Deterrents are designed to humanely deter birds from landing or nesting in unwanted areas. However, improper installation or misuse of products can lead to undesirable results that can potentially harm birds while also not being effective at deterring them in the first place.

Not every product works for every bird problem and certain products require care and planning to be successful. This is why it’s important to hire or consult a professional when dealing with a pest bird problem on your home or property.

From the installers perspective, improper installation can be a liability. Bad press, lawsuits and more can ensure if birds or humans are negatively impacted due to improper usage or installation.

Avoid claims that a product will work “100%” of the time. Most seasoned bird control professionals know there is nothing further from the truth. Choosing the correct product depends on the type of bird, the area its posing a problem and whether the birds are nesting or not. Other times, one type of product may not be enough – integrated solutions – using multiple products in conjunction with each other may work best for difficult bird problems.

There have been some recent news articles that have highlighted the negative impact of using bird deterrents improperly. Here are just a few with examples of what could have / should have been done in the first place. (more…)

Share

Add to Your Revenue by Adding Bird Control

Friday, September 16th, 2011

As a contractor, you’ve learned that one of the best ways to increase revenue is to increase the number of services you offer your customers. And one of the most revenue enhancing services you can offer today is bird control. Regardless of the size or type of building, and no matter what the job, bird proofing is a vital part of protecting any building or structure from the damages imposed by pest birds.

 

Bird proofing is essential to protect a building’s heating, cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning system from falling victim to the damage caused by bird droppings, bird nests and other bird related debris. Your customers know that these systems can be very costly to repair or replace.

 

The same holds true for a building’s plumbing systems, drains, drinking fountains, and sprinkler systems. Even the timers that control them must be kept free of bird droppings and other debris to function properly. Likewise, outdoor walkways, tables and chairs used by employees should also be kept free of disease-carrying bird droppings lest they contaminate these and other areas.

 

Outside lighting and security systems must be kept clear and fully functional to ensure the safety of visitors, customers and employees. Bird droppings and other bird debris can obscure and render these systems ineffective unless bird-proofing measures are installed. Similarly, outer locks, doors and windows can seize up, leaving gaps in a building’s security and necessitating expensive repairs.

 

What’s more, many property owners have seen their roofs, exterior facades and signage permanently damaged by pest-bird droppings and nesting materials. The acid in bird droppings can quickly eat into painted signs and plastic moldings, and they can crumble stone facades. All the more reason your customers will be asking if you also provide bird-proofing services.

Bird Proofing Solutions You Can Offer

Today’s bird proofing solutions are humane and highly effective. These scientifically designed bird deterrents are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. Most are visually unobtrusive and balance aesthetics with function. Here are just a few bird control products you can install to boost your revenue.
(more…)

Share

Join us May 20th for Bird-B-Gone University!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Bird-B-Gone University is a FREE training course designed to teach the basics of bird control .

ing

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 providing 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, May 20th 2011. The all-day course includes:


  • Bird Control Products -Basics for Success
  • How to Market / Make a Profit in Bird Control
  • An Interactive Course – Small Class Sizes
  • How to Install Products
  • Quoting Bird Jobs
  • How to Hang Netting – Hands on training
  • Troubleshooting / How to Avoid Problems

Learn from a company who supports you!


Bird-B-Gone actively promotes our line of professional bird control products, and puts a heavy emphasis on marketing. This marketing generates leads for residential, commercial and industrial “bird jobs”. We pass these leads on to our Authorized Installers – we help you get the job! Class starts at 8 a.m. -  free lunch is served!

Classes fill up quickly, so contact Chris Fields today at 1-800-392-6915 or email chris@birdbgone.com

Share

Add-On Services Should Be On Your Horizons – Article from PCT

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

From PCT Magazine:

New Tech Talk article  suggests Bird Control as an add on service to bring in extra income.

[Tech Talk]

10/21/2010

Add-On Services Should Be On Your Horizons

One possible way to grow your pest management business is to institute annual price increases. But consider this: you also could sell more services in your commercial marketplace to grow your business. Researching new service opportunities and then creating one as an add-on could pay your pest management firm handsome dividends.

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, you must differentiate your organization and look better and perform better than your competition to move on to the next level. But if you are keenly aware of today’s business climate and listen to your customers’ needs, you can unearth some new opportunities to enhance your service offerings.

When considering a new service, be sure to do your research and understand what you are taking on in terms of capacity and investment. Ask the following questions:

  • Can your current employees perform the service effectively?
  • Is additional training and/or certification required?
  • What are the costs of materials, labor and overhead?
  • Will the new service be profitable in your market?

What add-on opportunities exist today for the commercial sector? The possibilities include small fly control, mosquito control, bed bug treatments, nuisance wildlife management, bird control and lawn care, to name a few. New services along with a strong commitment to providing superior service and exceeding your clients’ expectations can help you grow your bottom line.

BED BUGS. As I see it, bed bug control could be a viable business opportunity for pest professionals. In recent months, bed bugs have received media attention nationwide — they’re showing up everywhere from apartment complexes, public housing, assisted living and nursing homes to hotels and even office buildings. There are a variety of detection and treatment options available, including bed bug scent-detecting dogs, cryogenic freezing and heat treatments (which Rottler has found to be the most successful). Bed bug scent-trained dogs have proven to be highly accurate in sniffing out live bed bugs and their viable eggs vs. a visual inspection by a service technician. When bed bugs or their eggs are found, your service technicians can successfully eliminate them.

SMALL FLY CONTROL. Small fly control could be another growth area for you. To successfully eliminate small flies in commercial accounts, such as health-care facilities, schools and restaurants, it’s important to initiate an IPM program that includes biodegradable products that remove the scum (organic debris) where larvae develop. If detailed sanitation and proper cleaning efforts are performed, they can help prevent or alleviate a fruit or drain fly infestation in kitchens or other areas. However, maintenance staff may overlook problem areas such as drains, floor cracks, missing grout lines and underneath dishwashers where organic materials build up in moist environments. Your add-on service could involve examining these areas for organic matter, cleaning and treating them with appropriate biomaterials. Steaming infested mats and kitchen equipment could also fill an important need for your existing or potential customers.

MOSQUITO CONTROL. Consider, too, mosquito control. It’s an important and needed service since some mosquito species carry serious diseases that affect humans. They also can transmit several diseases and parasites that can infect dogs and horses. The Culex mosquito, for example, is a particular species that is a vector for West Nile virus, which triggers encephalitis. Anytime you can position your company as being in the public health arena, that’s good for your image. Mosquito control for municipalities, through misting or conventional treatments, allows people to safely use parks, golf courses and swimming pools for recreation.

BIRD CONTROL. There are also a number of bird control options to consider such as exclusion work involving nets, misting systems, OvoControl for pigeons, and installing bird deterrents such as spikes, shock tracks, lasers and audio devices. These are all designed, of course, to keep birds from roosting and nesting in your commercial customers’ locations.

(more…)

Share

Are Your Hog Facilities Bird-proof?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

From Pork Magazine:

Are Your Hog Facilities Bird-proof?
By Pork news staff  |  Monday, August 30, 2010

//

For years, it’s been widely recognized that waterfowl such as ducks and geese are carriers of avian influenza virus and pose a transmission risk to humans as well as livestock. Now researchers are suggesting that some songbirds also carry AIV.

A team of researchers, including Trevon Fuller, University of California, examined samples from 225 bird species in 41 states. They found the average prevalence of AIV in passerines — or perching birds — is greater than the prevalence in eight other bird groups. Perching birds include sparrows, robins, blackbirds, starlings, jays and finches.

Read the complete article HERE

__________________________________________________

From Bird-B-Gone:

Facilities that house and feed animals are a favorite roosting site of pest birds. Often these facilities are open and provide ample rafter areas, food and water needed for survival.  Pest Birds pose a serious health risk, as their droppings carry and transmit disease, such as salmonella. Birds will sit in rafter areas and defecate in feeding troughs or water supplies – posing a direct health risk to the animals.

Feed houses and barns must take measures to protect their livestock from disease by bird proofing their building. Bird Netting is one simple way to remedy such a problem. If you net off a rafter area, birds will simply not be able to land. Netting acts as a physical barrier to block birds. There is heavy duty bird netting that will last 10+ years, and lieghtweight, temporary options.

Bird Gel or Bird Spikes are another great way of keeping birds out of a feed house.  You apply these items to the rafters themselves to keep birds from landing.

To learn more about keeping birds out of hog facilities, barns, feed houses or more, visit Bird-B-Gone at http://www.birdbgone.com or call us direct at 1-800-392-6915 – our sales team can help you choose the right product for your application.

Share

Improper Use of Bird Repellent Leads to Respitory Problems in Building Inhabitants

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

State tries again to fix air quality at Insurance Division

gdornan@nevadaappeal.com

More than a month after efforts to kick the pigeons out of the Insurance Division’s ventilation system resulted in headaches and respiratory problems for employees, officials are making a final push to eliminate the problem.

In the first attempt to fix the problem, a contractor sprayed a grape seed oil-based product into the vents. The pigeons left but the chemical smell caused many of the 80 or so division employees to suffer respiratory and other problems. In fact, the literature on the product, Rejex-It, warned that “prolonged inhalation may lead to respiratory tract irritation.”

The building on Fairview Drive was shut down four days and employees sent home while work began to clear the building’s air.

Read the complete article here

_________________________________________

Hiring a professional to take care of your pest bird problem can mean the difference between successfully deterring birds, and well, not. Many bird deterrents’ success rely on proper installation. There are many factors to consider including the species of bird, whether or not they are nesting and the location of the problem.

Misuse of products or repellents can, as we see above, sometimes negatively effect the environment or make a pest bird situation worse. Luckily there are Pest Control Professionals who specialize in pest bird eradication. Bird-B-Gone has a network of “authorized installers” that can help properly eliminate a bird problem in commercial, industrial and residential settings. If you need to hire a bird control professional, call Bird-B-Gone at 1-800-392-6915 and we will put you in contact with an authorized installer in your area.

Share

Bird-B-Gone Expands Manufacturing Plant

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Mission Viejo CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc, leading manufacturer and distributor of professional bird control products has moved to a larger manufacturing plant to meet increasing supply demands worldwide. The new facility will allow Bird-B-Gone to expand production capabilities ensuring that products are in stock and ready to ship same day.

Bird-B-Gone supplies a complete line of professional grade bird deterrents for commercial, industrial and residential use.

Seamless integration of production and distribution will be just one of the added benefits of the new plant. Manufacturing in the U.S. makes quality control easy to maintain, customers can rest assured that they are receiving the highest quality bird control products delivered on time.

The new manufacturing plant will host Bird-B-Gone’s free Training Seminar – Bird-B-Gone University – the most comprehensive bird control training in the industry. Bird-B-Gone is dedicated to superior customer service and looks forward to being able to better serve their customers.

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 us today at http://www.birdbgone.com or call us at 1-800-392-6915 for more information.

Share
Get Adobe Flash player