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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…)

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Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist Gives Advice on Urban Bird Control to Ornithologists Around the Globe

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012

Bird-B-Gone’s Ornithologist, Dr. Rob Fergus, recently gave a lecture to scientists from around the globe on urban bird control at the International Congress for Conservation Biology held in Auckland, New Zealand.

The lecture was titled “Urban bird Conservation: For Birds and People” and focused the practical aspects of urban bird conservation and education. Dr. Fergus also considered how urban bird conservation efforts could be integrated in sustainable city planning and design.

Urban settings attract birds for a variety of reasons, namely shelter and a continual food source. These birds can become a nuisance when they decide to roost or nest in areas where the buildup of bird droppings and nesting materials pose an operational, health or safety risk. Dr. Rob proposed that Ornithologists work with cities and municipalities for humane effective solutions to bird problems.

Dr. Fergus specializes in urban ecology and human/wildlife interactions. He received his Ph.D. in urban bird conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to researching and consulting on human/bird interactions in cities across the United States, Latin America, and Europe, Dr. Fergus currently teaches at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and Rosemont College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bird-B-Gone, Inc is the only bird control company with an on staff ornithologist. Customers contact Dr. Fergus through “Ask the Bird Expert” to get answers about humane, effective bird control measures in a variety of settings. The addition of Dr. Fergus to the Bird-B-Gone team has helped close the gap between the science of nature, and the nature of bird control.

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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New Bird-B-Gone Video: Getting started with Bird Netting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Getting Started with Bird Netting

Bird Net 2000 is a heavy duty polyethylene knotted net used to block birds from entering unwanted areas. Our heavy duty bird netting has the longest guarantee in the industry – 10 years, is U.V. resistant and is available in various sizes and custom cuts. Bird Net 2000 is the #1 bird net specified by architects and government agencies.

Bird netting is used to exclude pest birds from areas such as rooftops, warehouses, airline hangars, overhangs, eaves and other areas.  Bird Netting will provide 100% exclusion of birds and is a long-term humane bird control solution.

This new video will teach you the general applications of Bird Netting including where it can be installed, various types of bird netting and hardware available, and more.

If you have questions about bird net installation, or on choosing the right bird net, please call our sales team at 1-800-392-6915. Our bird control engineers can help with everything from helping you quote materials, bid on a job, and provide technical installation advice.

 

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Bird Netting an Effective, Humane Bird Deterrent

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Article by: Alex Kecskes

There are songbirds, lovebirds and pet birds. And then there are pest birds. Birds we can all do without. Birds we don’t want to harm–we just want them to stay away. One way to do that is the subject of this article.

Bird Netting for Facilities Managers

If you’re a facilities or plant manager, you undoubtedly know that pest birds can cost you a ton of money and aggravation . They can easily invade your aircraft hangar, factory or warehouse, gathering by the hundreds in eaves, canopies and other large covered areas. Support beams make ideal landing, roosting and nesting areas for these pest birds. If you don’t keep them out with bird deterrents like bird netting, you’ll have to contend with all sorts of problems.

One of the biggest problems with pest birds is bird droppings. Aside from being unsightly and unhealthy, droppings can stop up gutters and down pipes. They can also “freeze up” ceiling windows and vents, as well as rooftop turbine ventilators and siding windows. Bird droppings can eat into corrugated metal surfaces, cover light sensors and security cameras, even block out those new solar panels you just installed to save energy. In fact, the acid in bird droppings can eat into electrical equipment to create a fire hazard. If you manage  a warehouse, bird droppings can spoil finished products in loading bays and storage areas. They can damage goods, and ruin the appearance of expensive finished goods. And something few facilities managers think about are slip-and-fall hazards created by bird droppings–this can become a costly legal liability should a worker or visitor become injured.
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Why Bird-B-Gone?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Bird-B-Gone, Inc.  -The Leader in Effective, Humane Bird Control Products.

Our people, products expertise and training make the difference.

Why choose Bird-B-Gone as your Bird Control provider?

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is the worlds largest manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents. Since 1992m our products have helped to solve pest bird problems in commercial, industrial and residential settings across the globe. Our superior products, excellent customer service, extensive product knowledge and innovation have helped to secure our position as the number one manufacturer and supplier of bird deterrents.

We pride ourselves on the personal relationships we build with our customers. At Bird-B-Gone, we measure our success by the success we create for our customers!

Bird-B-Gone is the only bird control manufacturer who can back up their products and guarantees with predictable success.

The Bird-B-Gone Difference:

  • Bird-B-Gone Products are humane, effective and carry industry leading guarantees.
  • We manufacture a majority of our own products at our facility in the U.S.  ensuring the highest quality products at the lowest prices!
  • Our bird control engineers have a combined 80+ years of hands on experience. They are there to give professional advice on product installation.
  • We are the only Bird Control company with an on staff Ornithologist to help teach and advise our customers
  • We offer free training and support for all aspects of bird control including on site training and technical support
  • We regularly host a free training course – Bird-B-Gone university, that teaches everything from quoting a bird job to product installation
  • We offer same day and express shipping, even on custom netting
  • Our products are available worldwide through a network of quality distributors
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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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Chlorine suggested for water contaminated by bird droppings

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

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Last year the city of White Rock experienced an EColi water scare when a small amount of bird droppings – 1 to 4 grams – seeped into a water reservoir. Now the town is looking into chlorinating water supplies and installing bird deterrents:

From the Nownewspaper.com:

White Rock should add chlorine to make water safer, EPCOR says

By Marisa Babic, Surrey Now March 17, 2011

WHITE ROCK – As a result of the contaminated water scare in White Rock last summer, the company that supplies the city’s drinking water is recommending the addition of chlorine.

David Rector, director of operations for EPCOR, said the move is necessary to ensure the safety of the water supply.

“We’re recommending chlorination for all of White Rock,” Rector said Wednesday in presenting a report into the incident that led to a boil-water advisory for the city.

Fraser Health officials issued the boil-water advisory on Aug. 20, 2010 after water authorities discovered low-level E. coli contamination in the water supply during routine testing.

Rector said an investigation has found that a tiny amount of bird droppings that had seeped through a gap in the hatch seal at the Merklin reservoir were the probable cause of the contamination.

“The amount of material that we estimate caused this contamination is on the order of one to four grams,” he said.

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High School Pigeon Cull Upsets Students

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

From Perth Now:

Esperance lead scandal

ONLY SLEEPING: Mt Lawley High School students thought sedated pigeons were suffering “agonizing deaths”. Picture: Richard Polden Source: Perth Now

MT LAWLEY Senior High School students were distressed to witness what they believed was the “agonizing death” of pigeons when a bird control program involving sedation was carried out during recess time.

The Guardian Express received an anonymous letter from a student’s parent who was concerned the students had seen the incident which they thought was caused when the pigeons ate “poisoned pellets”.

Education Department infrastructure executive director James Thom confirmed a pest control program was recently carried out while students were in the playground.

“Steps will be taken to ensure that in the future contractors carry out this work while students are inside,” he said.

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From Bird-B-Gone:

Using sedatives or poisons to control birds creates an empty space that other birds can fill. It doesn’t address the features attracting birds to the area such a continuous food source -  a scenario often seen on school campuses where students eat lunch.  Had the school installed physical bird deterrents, such as bird spikes, they could have permanently addressed the problem while keeping things calm around campus.

To learn more about physical bird deterrents, visit http://www.birdbgone.com. Bird-B-Gone has a complete line of humane bird deterrents used to prevent birds from landing or nesting in unwanted areas.

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Bird-B-Gone Publishes New Catalog for 2011

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Mission Viejo, Ca: Bird-B-Gone, Inc. the world’s largest manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents has published a new catalog for 2011.  The catalog features over 100 products to help prevent birds from landing or nesting on rooftops, window sills, eaves, canopies, beams, signs and other areas. Bird-B-Gone’s products are easy to install and have industry leading guarantees. Products include bird exclusion netting, bird spikes, low-profile electric track systems, bird repellents, visual bird deterrents and more.

Since 1992, Bird-B-Gone has provided affordable solutions to pest bird problems. Products have been used to successfully deter birds from airports, schools, hospitals, military bases, historic buildings and other settings where birds have become a nuisance.

Bird-B-Gone has a team of bird control engineers and an on-staff Ornithologist to offer expert advice on choosing and installing the correct products. If you don’t have the time or resources to handle your bird problem, Bird-B-Gone has a network of trained professionals across the globe that can.

To receive your copy of the new 2011 Bird-B-Gone Catalog, or to get advice on your pest bird problem, call us at 1-800-392-6915 or email your name and address to nobirds@birdbgone.com, and put “New Catalog” in the message title. You can also access and download the full catalog online by visiting: http://www.birdbgone.com/free-catalog/.

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Excluding Pest Birds with Bird Netting

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

By Fran Prisco

Bird NettingBirds can be considered a pest when they decide to roost or nest in areas where their feces and debris can be considered a hazard.  Each year building owners and homeowners spend countless hours and money cleaning up after and repairing the damage caused by pest birds. Not only are these problems unsightly; pest birds and their feces can spread 60 plus transmittable diseases. Safety, sanitation and health hazards caused by bird droppings can pose serious liability risks, and left untreated, can lead to accidents and lawsuits. Bird feces, bird nests and debris can also create a bad public image with tenants and patrons. Individuals, companies and government agencies are tired of cleaning up bird feces or repairing the damage that is caused by pest birds and their droppings. Instead they have decided to invest in a Bird Control Solution, which is often as simple as installing bird netting.

Bird netting is used to exclude pest birds from areas such as rooftops, warehouses, airline hangars, overhangs, eaves of homes and other enclosed areas that pest birds are to be kept out of.  Netting will provide 100% exclusion of pest birds and is a long-term bird control solution.  Bird netting comes in several different mesh sizes ranging from ¾” mesh for use with all types of birds, to 2” mesh to use when larger birds like pest pigeons and seagulls are a problem.  Netting comes in several colors as well; white, stone and black.  Black bird netting is usually preferred because of its natural U.V. protection and lack of discoloration due to dirt and dust.  When installed properly, the netting will be virtually invisible, not interfering with the architectural features of a building.

Choosing the right bird netting:

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