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Bird Netting May Have Contributed to Improved Water Quality

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Bird Exclusion Netting installed under the Santa Monica Pier could have contributed to improved water quality says Heal the Bay. The Bird netting was installed under the pier to prevent birds such as pigeons from landing or nesting. When the birds were inhabiting the underside of the pier, an accumulation of droppings in the water was causing higher bacteria levels.

“A combination of water-quality improvement projects including new storm drain infrastructure, runoff diversion replacement and the installation of bird exclusion nets under part of the pier, may have contributed to the drastically improved grades” in the End of Summer Beach Report Card, Heal the Bay said.

From The Santa Monica Patch:

Santa Monica Bay Water Quality Improves

By Kurt Orzeck
September 27, 2011

Good news for Santa Monica Bay buffs: The quality of its water has improved since last year, Heal the Bay announced Tuesday morning. And in even better news for Santa Monica, the pier has earned an A grade for the second year in a row.

The news was noted on the nonprofit’s End of Summer Beach Report Card, which tracks bacterial pollution from Memorial Day through Labor Day. During that time frame, Heal the Bay monitors and rates 447 beaches in California. Heal the Bay’s previous Beach Report Card, released in May, indicated the overall water quality at Los Angeles County beaches worsened in 2010-11.

This summer, 89 percent of Santa Monica Bay beaches earned A or B grades, compared with 87 percent last year. In Los Angeles County, the number of A or B grades rose from 79 to 85 percent of beaches monitored.

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MCC mulls gulls as avian invasion mars finals

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Photo: Vince Caligiuri

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

The seagull infestation at the MCG could offer the AFL a unique opportunity to revitalise its grand final pre-match entertainment.

A survey of the options for ending the avian invasion reveals an exciting range of techniques that could be incorporated into a dramatic Hollywood-style production.

Here are some of the suggested solutions for ridding an area of seagulls: ultrasonic devices; pyrotechnics; shellcrackers; gas-powered exploders; spikes, wires and nets; broadcasts of distress and alarm calls; and harassment by trained birds of prey or radio-controlled small aircraft.

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From Bird-B-Gone, Inc:

Our Bird Net 2000 was installed at Wrigley Field in Chicago to keep the stadiums bird population down. Blocking off the rafters with netting took away a key landing and roosting area for the birds which were forced to move on.  Wrigley said they had worked with various bird deterrents, many of the ones proposed for the stadium in Sydney, and didn’t have much luck with the visual or ultrasonic sound deterrents. The maintenance department reported that the bird netting solved nearly 90% of the bird problem.

Read “Bird Netting Solves Wrigley’s Pest Bird Woes” HERE

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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 installed to protect historic medieval cathedral

Friday, May 20th, 2011

From York Press:

Workmen abseil down York Minster to install anti-pigeon netting

8:25am Friday 20th May 2011 WORKMEN have abseiled down York Minster to attach protective netting to discourage pigeons from roosting on the medieval cathedral. Netting has been attached to the North West tower due to the large number of pigeons roosting in the area and causing damage and mess. Nets are being installed on three elevations of the tower by workers who abseiled into position. Rebecca Thompson, superintendent of works at the Minster, said: “Installing pigeon netting via abseiling is an environmentally friendly and innovative way of gaining access to some tricky areas of the Minster. “Not only does the netting help us to preserve the Minster, it also provides a clear access to worshipers and visitors,” he said.

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Pigeon Droppings Cause Shutdown of Road

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Pigeons’ Preferred Perch Plagues Pavement With Poop

Brownsboro Road Closed For Cleanup Tuesday

POSTED: 4:06 pm EDT July 13, 2010


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A local road was partially shut down Tuesday night as crews worked to clean up massive amounts of pigeon droppings from under an overpass.

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Brownsboro Road beneath Interstate 265 was down to one lane in both directions from 6:30 until 10 p.m. Tuesday.”We just have some areas where the pigeons roost a lot and the bird droppings, they start to mound up. They build up quite a bit,” said Andrea Clifford, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Highways. And the pigeon droppings were not scattered — the median under the overpass was covered in a thick layer of the stuff.”It’s more of a sanitation issue. We get complaints about it and go out and do it,” Clifford said.

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From Bird-B-Gone:

Pigeon droppings can end up costing communities thousands of dollars per year – just for clean-up. Bird deterrents like the Bird-B-Gone Bird Spikes or Bird Net 2000 could be installed to block birds from getting back to these areas, saving this county time and money. Bird-B-Gone sells a complete line of effective and humane bird control products to help solve virtually any pest bird problem. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com

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Bird Netting…an Effective, Humane Bird Deterrent

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Written By: Alex Kecskes

NetCourtThere 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 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 Netting

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Let’s face it, pest birds can cost you a lot of money. Especially when they gather, nest and poop in airplane hangars, canopies, garages, factories, warehouses, eaves and other covered areas. There are many ways to humanely get rid of pest birds. One of the most effective is bird netting. But before getting into why bird netting works so well, we should look at why doing nothing is not a good idea.

When pest birds make their home in warehouses, their droppings can ruin expensive products awaiting shipment in loading bays. We all know that pest birds like to invade covered areas in large numbers. And that means lots of bird droppings. Droppings that can freeze up forklifts, chain-driven power lifts, loading dock doors, windows, and access panels. Droppings that can cover and damage electrical panels and outlets. Another problem is that bird droppings can create slip-and-fall hazards for workers and visitors. This can become a huge legal liability to both public and private concerns. One begins to see why bird netting could be indispensable.

Birds in aircraft hangars can create all sorts of problems. Clinton Air Force Base in Oklahoma had six hangars with 200-300 house sparrows in each hangar. Lockbourne Air Base in Ohio had 2,000 to 3,000 house sparrows between three hangars with an additional 2,000-3,000 starlings. Bird droppings, accumulating on the aluminum skin of airplanes, can corrode the metal and eventually weaken the structure itself. Another serious concern is that if droppings, feathers, and other matter get into the engines, critically important parts must be cleaned as they could stop an engine during flight. Cleaning an aircraft engine is very expensive and time consuming.

Pest bird droppings can also pose significant health risks, carrying and transmitting any of 60 known diseases. Sparrows and Feral Pigeons can carry bacteria causing Salmonellosis. Feral Pigeons carry Ornithosis, which is similar to viral pneumonia. Birds, bird droppings and their nesting materials contain insects and mites. These insects can damage property, foods and fabrics stored in warehouses. More reasons why bird netting is so important.

Bird netting has been shown to be an effective and humane bird control solution for a growing  variety of commercial  applications. It comes in a number of colors, including white, stone and black.  Black bird netting provides natural U.V. protection and won’t discolor when it gets dirty and dusty. Installed properly, this type of bird netting is almost invisible.

You can get bird netting in several mesh sizes to control pest birds without trapping them. For large birds like pigeons and seagulls, a 1-1/8” to 2” mesh size is recommended. For smaller birds like sparrows and starlings, smaller sizes are available. Some netting is U.V. stabilized, flame resistant and rot and waterproof to last longer. Heavy-duty bird netting is made of high strength polyethylene. Then there’s knotted polyethylene bird netting, which is available in U.V. treated twine for extended life and comes in burst strengths of up to 40 pounds. Many of these nets are flame resistant and have a high melting point. Ideal for hot enclosed areas.

If you want to cover an airplane hangar, warehouse or other large area with sufficient bird netting, you’ll need thousands of square feet of netting and special lifts and power equipment to hoist it into place. To ensure a proper installation, a cable should be set up around the perimeter of the area being netted, and the netting should then be attached to this cable. A big job like this usually requires a professional bird control installer. Keep in mind that if bird netting is not properly installed, it will sag and droop, creating gaps that allow pest birds to enter.

If you’re a facilities manager in charge of a hangar, warehouse or other large building,  and you can’t afford the problems of pest birds invading your space, it’s easy to see why bird netting is such a viable solution.

Contact Bird-B-Gone for high quality Bird Netting

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Product Highlight: Bird Net 2000

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Pest Control and Wildlife Control Specialists agree, netting is the absolute best way to deter nesting birds. Bird netting can also be used to deter birds that are roosting or perching.

Bird-B-Gone Bird Netting is available in both stock and custom sizes, and carries an industry leading 10 year guarantee.

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Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Bird Netting is a strong polyethylene netting used to block pest birds from entering unwanted areas including air hangars, garages, factories, warehouses, eaves, canopies and more. Bird Net 2000 has the longest guarantee on the market – 10 years, and is made from a U.V. resistant mesh available in various sizes, and custom cuts. Bird Net 2000 is the most efficient and effective method for excluding birds, and is the #1 bird net specified by architects.

Bird Net 2000Heavy Duty Bird-Netting from Bird-B-Gone!

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  • Affordable…the Strongest Bird Netting at THE LOWEST PRICE!
  • Industry leading 10-Year Guarantee!
  • #1 Specified by Architects!
  • ISO 1806 Mesh Test!
  • U.V. Stabilized – Rot Proof – Water Proof!
  • Flame Resistant – 250 Degree Melt Point!
  • “Sub-Zero” Stable…Non-Conductive!
  • Independent Strength Tested

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Bird Netting for Warehouses, Hangars and Large Commercial Applications

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

by Alex A. Kecskes

bbg 002Pest birds can be both a hazard and an expensive nuisance when they nest and gather in  hangars, under overhangs, warehouses and other large covered areas. But thanks to bird netting, many of these problems can be avoided.

Clearly the most obvious problem created by pest birds is their droppings. These can quickly clog gutters and down pipes. They can also cause ceilings, rooftop turbine ventilators, siding windows and doors to seize up. And they can rapidly deteriorate corrugated metal surfaces, block light sensors and security cameras. Left unchecked, these bird by-products can lead to structural damage and huge repair costs. Equally problematic, bird droppings deposited on entrances and fire escapes can create slip-and-fall hazards for maintenance crews, which can become a huge legal liability to public and private enterprises. Bird netting can solve these problems by keeping pest birds out using a proven humane method.

Without bird netting, one would also have to contend with the incessant and irritating noise pest birds produce when they gather in sizeable numbers. And they do tend to gather in large commercial areas. In warehouses, for example, bird droppings can spoil finished products in loading bays and storage areas. They can severely stain and damage goods, and mar the appearance of costly finished goods and metal panels.

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Bird Proofing Hangars, Parks and Government Buildings

Monday, July 27th, 2009

by Alex A. Kecskes

hangarinstall03Bird proofing government buildings, parks, military bases, and aircraft hangars has been a problem for quite some time.

At the dawn of aviation, the Wright brothers recorded a bird strike that interfered with their early flights. More recently, Hanscom Field in Bedford Massachusetts had roughly 5,000 starlings roosting in their hangar. Clinton Air Force Base in Oklahoma had six hangars with 200-300 house sparrows in each hangar. Lockbourne Air Base in Ohio had 2,000 to 3,000 house sparrows between three hangars with an additional 2,000-3,000 starlings. Wright-Patterson Field had pigeons in their propeller testing area. Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan suffered from a sparrow invasion. The list goes on and on. Pest birds, it seems, love to hang out in hangers.

Birds entering various openings within aircraft hangars, roost in the I-beams high inside these structures. The Air Force says that the accumulation of droppings, feathers, and other matter poses a big problem. Bird droppings, accumulating on the aluminum skin of airplanes, can corrode the metal and eventually weaken the structure itself. Another concern is that if droppings, feathers, and other matter get into the engines, critically important parts must be cleaned as they could stall an engine during flight. Cleaning an aircraft engine is very expensive and time consuming.

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