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Bird Netting | Bird•B•Gone Blog - Part 2

Posts Tagged ‘bird netting’

Pigeon problem leads to bug infestation at Albuquerque apartment

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Shared From: KOB Eyewitness News

Written By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A pigeon problem that manifested into a larger health concern forced a woman and her daughter to leave their apartment.

The situation is so severe the City of Albuquerques Environmental Health Department has stepped in to help alleviate the problem. (more…)

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Bird-B-Gone University – Next Class Friday April 20th

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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

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 and provides 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, April 20th, 2012

Classes are held at the Bird-B-Gone manufacturing facility in Santa Ana, California. The all-day course includes:

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Bird-B-Gone Featured in Quality Assurance Magazine’s “10 Proactive Steps to Prevent Pests”

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Check “Preventing Bird Invasions” on Page 52!

 

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Bird-B-Gone: No Gimmicks, Just Products That Work!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

At Bird-B-Gone,  we measure our success by the success we create for our customers. We respect our clients and potential customers enough to let them know that certain bird control products will not work for every situation.

Our goal is not to simply sell products, but to help solve bird problems, effectively, humanely and economically. We pride ourselves on our commitment to training and customer service and give our customers real answers when it comes to choosing the right product for the right situation.

We encourage customers to call in for advice on choosing the correct product depending on the species of bird, their behavior and the area they are posing a problem. At Bird-B-Gone we know that often our customers reputation is on the line, it’s our goal to help them make the best decisions when handling a bird problem for their clients – to help avoid that dreaded call back.

At Bird-B-Gone we are committed to giving realistic insight on handling specific bird problems. We stand behind our products and offer free training and support for all aspects of bird control. Our high quality professional grade bird deterrents are manufactured in the US and carry industry leading guarantees.  Call us today at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com to learn more.

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Protect Migrating Birds from Collection Ponds with Bird-B-Gone’s Heavy Duty Pond Netting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mission Viejo, CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents  would like to announce a new addition to their line of professional grade bird control products, Heavy Duty Pond Netting.

Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailing or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Birds mistake these ponds for fresh water and often become poisoned by toxins present in the water.

Pond Netting is used as a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing in toxic tailing ponds or other water collection sites. The netting is stretched over these areas to prevent bird deaths. Installing pond netting will not only protect birds, but will also prevent the hefty fines associated with migratory bird deaths. (more…)

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Pigeon problems: If you kill them, more will come

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Why installing physical bird deterrents is a better bet for effective bird control.

Article Shared From: The Johnson City Press

Published February 6, 2012
By Amanda Marsh- Press Staff Writer

They’ll be back.

That’s what some are saying about the problematic pigeon population at the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Jonesborough.

In an effort to prevent the birds from roosting at the historic building, Jonesborough’s Historic Zoning Commission voted to remove the louvers from the backside of the building so there would be less places for the birds to gather and bird spikes were also placed on several ledges of the courthouse. Last month, county officials also decided to allow the USDA Wildlife Services Division to administer a toxicant to the birds that will kill them in one to three days.

Laura Simon, field director of urban wildlife for the Humane Society of the United States, says these steps will not rid the building of its pigeon plight.

“The solution they have chosen is absolutely senseless and biologically inappropriate,” Simon said. “If you poison them, more pigeons are going to fly in and use the structure.” (more…)

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Birds Invade Town: La Grange, Ky. Swarmed By Black Birds

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Article Shared From: The Huffington Post

First Posted: 01/26/2012 11:03 am Updated: 01/26/2012 11:03 am

Residents in a Kentucky town are saying “Get the flock out of here” to thousands of black birds that fill the sky each night.

At dusk, the birds take flight in La Grange, Ky., and create what some locals describe as a “cloud of birds,” according to TV station WAVE. The birds nest down in a wooded area for the night and depart each morning in a huge pack, reports said.

Fine-feathered friends, they’re not. Residents complain that they’re constantly cleaning up after the avian arrivistes, who started showing up last November in the community northeast of Louisville. Nearly everyone has heard their town compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “The Birds.”

To protect themselves from bird poop, some people have begun carrying umbrellas, even on sunny days, CNN reports. (more…)

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Pigeons Crowd Under Heat Lamps At ‘L’ Stops (With Video)

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Article Shared From: CBS Local Chicago

Pigeons have been crowding under the heat lamps at CTA ‘L’ platforms. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio/CBS)

Posted: January 26, 2012 5:57 AM

CHICAGO (CBS) — Commuters are calling it everything from cute to disgusting – dozens of pigeons warming themselves under the heating lamps at Loop ‘L’ stops.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, at some stops, the pigeons have crowded into the heat lamp stalls on the platforms to the point where there is no place left to stand.

“It’s like we’re being supplanted by the pigeons,” one woman said.

Most people politely let the pigeons have the space. Of course, that may have something to do with all the pigeon poop on the platform under the heaters.

“It’s kind of funny,” the commuter said. “But it’s also so dirty that people don’t even dare, trying to make their own way and get some space for themselves.”

The commuter was giving the pigeons a wide berth.

“I think it’s cute and disgusting at the same time.”

The Chicago Transit Authority says it has only gotten two complaints about pigeons this winter.

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Bird Control: Handling Pest Bird Problems at Your Facility

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

A proactive approach can save time & money

Article written by: Meredith Walako / Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Published in: American School and Hospital Facility

November/ December Issue 2011

You have birds. Whether its pigeons roosting on window sills or gulls nesting near rooftop A.C. units, you know the are creating a problem that must be addressed.

Where Do You Start?
Many facilities pay for landscaping, window washing and other general services to help maintain the appearance and functionality of a building. But what about bird control? The first step is acknowledging the potential hazards birds and bird droppings can create.

Bruce Donoho, Owner of Bird•B•Gone, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of bird control products, says birds can cause considerable problems for buildings. “The build up of bird droppings and nesting materials can pose a health risk for building tenants, especially if found near ventilation systems. Bird droppings carry disease and those most susceptible are people with compromised immune systems which include the young, elderly, and those with chronic illness. Bird droppings can also corrode building materials and machinery, ruin stored product and cost a business thousands of dollars every year for clean-up.”
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A Snowboarding Crow?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Or why it can be difficult to deter crows! That is, if you aren’t working with the right product for the situation. They are very smart – watch this one “snowboard” down the side of a metal roof over and over again! If you have a difficult bird problem and would like advice on choosing the right product, call Bird-B-Gone at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com

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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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Pigeons cause over $68,000 worth of damage to town hall

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

From: BBC News

November 3rd, 2011

Morley Town Council agrees pigeon cull

A cull of pigeons has been approved at a meeting of a West Yorkshire town council.

Bird droppings have caused £50,000 of damage to Morley Town Hall by blocking drains which have caused flooding.

People have been told not to feed the problem birds and now council officials say that they have to decide on the most effective method.

The Pigeon Control Advisory Service told the BBC that culling “causes the birds to rebreed”. (more…)

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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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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.
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Funny: Alternative Bird Control Methods

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

At Bird-B-Gone we have more than a few sayings… “It’s More Than Just Bird Control, It’s Faith, Family, Friends”, “Ladies and Gentleman, the Birds Have Left the Building” and on a lighter note to help us keep things in perspective, “It’s Only Bird Control”.

Here’s a look at some funny bird control methods we came across online this week:

New Product: SEAGULLAWAY

 

Dancing The Birds Away: From the Globe and Mail

(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Amy Mitchell busts a move atop the City of Vancouver’s landfill in Delta. Dancing is one of the many ways in which Amy Mitchell is able to stop the birds from landing at the dump site.

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These methods were pretty hilarious, and most likely effective, but pest birds can be no laughing matter if their droppings or nesting materials are staining or corroding surfaces, clogging drains, creating a health hazard or just a plain mess. If you have a problems with birds landing or nesting in unwanted areas, contact us at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com. Our Bird Control Engineers can help consult you on which products to use, how to install them, or get you in contact with an authorized installer in your area.

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Birds on Buildings

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Written By: Dr. Rob Fergus

Many people are surprised to find birds causing problems on buildings in urban areas, but birds are actually very common in cities and many species may potentially create problems on buildings.  Fortunately, by understanding the birds that most often cause problems, as well as the architectural features that attract them to buildings, nuisance bird problems can usually be addressed by making the building less attractive to the birds.

Problem birds

While any bird can potentially cause a problem on buildings, most problems in American cities are caused by three bird species introduced from Europe—pigeons, starlings, and house sparrows.  These birds adapted to living in European settlements and cities for thousands of years, and found an easy life living in and around our buildings when first brought to America in past centuries.  Early colonists first brought pigeons to America as a food source, while 19th Century enthusiasts brought over starlings and house sparrows in a misguided effort to control caterpillars (house sparrows) or introduce to America all the birds mentioned in the works of Shakespeare (starlings).  All three of these species readily eat discarded human food and nest on buildings—making them the perfect urban invaders.  In addition to these non-native birds, a few native birds may cause problems, especially when large numbers congregate on rooftops (crows, gulls, and occasionally vultures) or nest on exterior walls (swallows).  In fact, birds that are urban invaders do so well that there are usually more individual birds per square mile in cities than in the countryside!

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Article from My San Antonio: Cell revolution’s underside: tower bird droppings

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Written By: MARK RANZENBERGER, Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)
Published 08:41 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2011

UNION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It’s a dirty job, but later this summer, a crew of steeplejacks will help Isabella County’s Union Township deal with the unintended consequences of the mobile communications revolution.

The crew from Fedewa Inc. of Nashville, Mich., will climb atop the township’s water tower at Broadway Road and U.S. 127 with high-intensity power washers. That tower, located strategically along the freeway near Mount Pleasant, is valuable “vertical real estate” for mobile communications providers, and a forest of antennas sits atop of water tower’s bell.

Those antennas are great places for birds to roost. They’ve also left behind substantial signs that they’ve been there in the form of, um, organic material, according to township Public Works Coordinator Kim Smith.

“We should clean there every three to five years,” Smith said.

Five years’ worth of bird droppings can start to damage the paint on the water towers, Smith said. Painting a water tower isn’t cheap; typically, it might cost $100,000.

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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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Refinery to pay $850,000 for bird deaths

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Oil refinery ordered to pay $850,000 in penalties after dozens of migratory birds died in an oil retention pond. The deaths occur when birds mistake these toxic ponds as fresh water sources . Fines for killing migratory birds are steep, and many plants are looking at effective solutions for keeping birds safe including sound and visual deterrents set u around the area to try and dissuade birds. One effective bird control solution for retention ponds is installing a heavy duty netting over the pond suspended by perimeter posts. The bird netting would act as a physical barrier, preventing birds from accessing the water altogether.

From the Billings Gazette:

Refinery will pay $850,000 penalty for violations

KEN DRIESE/Casper Star-Tribune

By JEREMY FUGLEBERG

Casper Star-Tribune‌

| Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 11:45 pm

CASPER, Wyo. — The owner of an oil refinery near Rawlins with a raft of pollution problems in recent years has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement with state regulators regarding a 2010 incident that killed dozens of birds.

Sinclair Wyoming Refinery Co. will pay $850,000 for releasing oil into a wastewater evaporation pond at its refinery, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday.

Sinclair also agreed to spend $4.5 million on equipment upgrades and training.

On April 25, 2010, the company notified state environmental regulators that oil had been released into one of the refinery’s wastewater evaporation ponds.

After the release, 80 migratory birds were found dead in the polluted pond, a company spokesman said shortly after the incident. The final number of birds affected was far higher, state regulators say.

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