Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/home/content/78/4549178/tmp/sess_g2avdfugsq9ij17s4c6jrnv7e3, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php on line 510

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php:510) in /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php on line 510

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php:510) in /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php on line 510
Bird Net | Bird•B•Gone Blog - Part 2

Posts Tagged ‘bird net’

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

Pigeons tapped as source of pollution around Pismo Pier

Monday, August 9th, 2010

From the Lompoc Record:

Pismo Beach Pier/ credits to pismobeach.org

Staff Report | Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 10:16 am | (0) Comments

A recently completed scientific study has concluded the main source of water pollution near the Pismo Pier is caused by hundreds of pigeons that roost on the wooden structure.

The pigeon flock at the popular pier is estimated to be at least 400 birds, with more than 200 nests under the structure. Additionally, more than 40 percent of the bacteria samples collected from the water around the pier matched bird fecal sources, and the highest count of bird droppings was within 100 meters of the pier, according to the study.

Water samples for the research were collected from three sites extending up Pismo Creek, 10 sites along the beach bracketing Pismo Beach pier, five sites in the ocean off Pismo Beach and one site over the joint Pismo/Arroyo Grande/Oceano wastewater outfall to the south of Pismo Beach. “The data collected in this study clearly show the main source of fecal contamination on the beach is bird droppings near the pier,” Cal Poly professor Dr. Chris Kitts wrote in a final report for the study. Kitts, along with several of his students, conducted the study that aimed to identify the biological sources of fecal contamination in the water. Read The complete article here _______________________________________________________________

From Bird-B-Gone:

According to the article, the City of Pismo Beach will be holding a public workshop this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the findings and possible solutions to the pigeon problem.

One clear way to prevent pigeons from further contaminating the water under the  pier would be the installation of  Bird Netting. Bird Netting is a humane solution for blocking birds from unwanted areas. When installed correctly, it’s low profile, long lasting, and a humane deterrent for preventing birds from sitting on rafters or beams.

The city might also consider hiring a pest control company who has experience in Bird Control and Bird Net installation. Bird Netting is installed by bird control professionals across the nation in commercial and industrial settings including warehouses, air hangars, loading docks, and other areas. Bird Netting will not harm birds, it would simply block them from the area. To learn more about Bird Netting, Bird Net Installation, Humane Bird Control, or to get in contact with a bird control professional in your area, please call Bird-B-Gone, Inc. at 1-800-392-6915, or visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com

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

Bird Netting to Deter Pest Birds

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

One of the most effective ways to deter pest birds is through the use of bird netting.

Growers and farmers have discovered that this is a great way to keep cornfields, fruit orchards and vineyards from being ravaged.  For example, lightweight plastic mesh netting is ideal for protecting fruit trees, blueberry bushes, gardens, vineyards, eaves and more from pest birds. This netting is virtually invisible, available in large sizes, and easy to work with. Better bird netting is U.V. protected to last longer. Lightweight bird netting can also be used as a temporary barrier to block birds from getting into storage garages, barns and warehouses.

Installing Bird Netting

There are a variety of ways to install lightweight bird netting. For fruit trees, vegetable gardens, blueberry bushes and grape vines, the netting should be suspended. When draping over a fruit tree, measure the circumference of the tree and cut the net so that you are left with at least one foot extra. You should then secure the netting with twine, zip ties, or hog rings.

For blueberry bushes and grape vines, suspend the netting over the bush or vine and allow at least 6 inches of space. This will prevent pest birds from sitting on the net and poking their heads and beaks through the net to get at your fruit. One common way to suspend the netting over the bush or vine is to use a series of poles placed around the perimeter. If you want to protect vegetable gardens, you can either wrap the individual plants in netting or suspend the netting around the entire garden. Finally, to keep pest birds out of eaves and similar open spaces, the best lightweight bird netting comes with handy clips. You can also use a staple gun to secure the netting around the perimeter.

Heavy-Duty Bird Netting

For larger more demanding applications, there’s heavy-duty bird netting. This netting is constructed of strong polyethylene and is typically used to block pest birds from entering air hangars, garages, factories, warehouses, canopies and other large areas. The best netting is this category is usually a U.V. resistant mesh, meets ISO 1806 mesh test standards and comes with a long guarantee–10 years. Some heavy-duty bird netting is rot proof, waterproof, flame resistant and sub-zero stable. This netting is available in various sizes and custom cuts and is preferred by architects. Heavy-duty bird netting should be installed properly or it will sag or droop. This can create gaps that birds can squeeze through. For best results, a cable should be set up around the perimeter of the netted area, and the net should then be attached to this cable.

(more…)

Share

High Quality Bird Netting Available from Bird-B-Gone

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Bird-B-Gone, Inc, the world’s largest manufacturer of humane bird control products offers high-quality bird control netting and hardware. Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Bird Netting is a strong polyethylene netting used to block pest birds from entering unwanted areas including airline hangars, garages, factories, warehouses, eaves, canopies and more. Bird Net 2000 is the highest quality bird netting available on today’s market, and carries an industry leading 10 year guarantee.

Each net goes through a vigorous 3-step process before it leaves our facility; visual inspection, break-strength testing and labeling and packaging are all taken into consideration. Bird Net 2000 is available in both stock and custom sizes.

Bird-B-Gone also offers a complete line of net installation hardware to help accommodate any netting job. Our technical experts can help design netting systems, using the appropriate hardware, and even help to install it. Bird Net 2000 is the most efficient and effective method for excluding birds, and is the #1 bird net specified by architects. For additional information or samples, please contact us at 1-800-392-6915, nobirds@birdbgone.com, or visit our website at www.birdbgone.com.

Share

Article Mentions Bird Control as an Important Facet in Food Safety

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Growers first link in food safety

Mar 18, 2010 10:57 AM, By Cary Blake, Farm Press Editorial Staff

The salmonella threat in peanuts at the processing level last year pushed the U.S. industry to seek additional ways to strengthen food safety efforts across the supply chain � grower, sheller and manufacturer.

SOUTHERN SEED Association leadership, from left: Tye Curtis, president, Clovis, N.M.; Greg Hammer, first vice president, Killen, Ala.; Jim Craig, second vice president, Stuttgart, Ark.; and Richard Taylor, executive vice president, Leland, Miss.

In a response to the food safety problem, organizations including the American Peanut Council, Birdsong Peanuts, and JLA USA conducted listening sessions with farmers in peanut-growing regions. Growers were asked to detail where food safety risks could exist at the grower level and to offer solutions to reduce the likelihood.

Peanuts are food ingredients, so food quality is established at the farm,said Darlene Cowart, director of food safety and quality, Birdsong Peanuts, Blakely, Ga.

READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE

“Birds are major carriers of salmonella,” Cowart said. “Bird netting and bird nest removal may be necessary in shed areas.”

Bird-B-Gone carries a complete line of professional bird control products including Bird Netting, Bird Spikes, Avian Plus Hazers and more. Visit our new website at or call us at 1-800-392-6915.

Share

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.

(more…)

Share

New Catalog for 2010!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

catcovBird-B-Gone Catalog will Feature Innovative New Products!

We will be presenting our new 2010 Catalog at the PestWorld Expo in Las Vegas. The catalog features a complete line of professional Bird Control Products. We’ve got you covered with bird spikes, bird netting, electric track systems, traps, bird misting units and more. The new catalog will also feature a brand new line of products, to be debuted at the show.

If you are not attending the PestWorld Expo, or would like to be mailed a copy email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com, and put “New Catalog” in the subject line. You can also call us at 1-800-392-6915 / 1-949-472-3122. The new catalogs will be mailed in November.

Share

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

Share

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.

Description:nettestmachine_006

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!

NetCourtClose

  • 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

Visit our Bird Net web page Click Here

Share

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.

(more…)

Share

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:

(more…)

Share
Get Adobe Flash player

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/78/4549178/tmp/sess_g2avdfugsq9ij17s4c6jrnv7e3, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0