Posts Tagged ‘bird repellents’

Lethal Chemical Bird Deterrents Create Uproar in New Jersey

Friday, August 17th, 2012

bird controlOfficials from the Millville Police Department, Vineland Hazardous Material Team, and the Cumberland County Department of Health joined the county Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.  All sought answers to the bizarre occurrence. Residents were advised to keep children and pets away from the dead birds.

Finally, the Cumberland County Department of Health revealed that the strange bird deaths were caused by the application of a granular pesticide known as Avitrol Double Strength Corn Chops. The pesticide is approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency to control blackbirds, cowbirds, grackles and starlings. Nearby Ingraldi Farms had been using the pesticide to control the crop damage done by invading flocks of birds.

This problem could have been avoided had Ingraldi Farms used bird deterrent products that are safe, humane and effective. These taste deterrent products will not harm birds. Here are two examples of products that will deter birds without harming them:

Avian Control

This taste-aversion bird repellent won’t harm birds and prevents them from grazing and feeding in unwanted areas. Avian control is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on a variety of crops to prevent foraging birds from damaging them. It uses natural extracts that, when sprayed on crops, makes them inedible to birds. Avian Control can be also used  for deterring birds from large open spaces—like golf courses, parks, athletic fields, airports, vineyards and other areas where birds tend to graze and congregate. The repellent uses a unique patent pending formula that irritates the birds’ mucous membranes. Crops, grass and shrubs quickly lose their appeal as a food source, prompting birds to leave for more hospitable areas. Sold by the gallon, Avian control can be broadcast by either fog or spray. When used as a fogger, it uses just 12-16 ounces per acre. It lasts up to three times longer than other bird deterrents. As a liquid concentrate, Avian control is easily mixed with water. For best results, you should repeat the application in two weeks.

Migrate Goose Repellent

An equally effective taste-aversion goose repellent, Migrate is a non-toxic liquid goose repellent that makes grass and shrubs inedible and unpalatable to geese. The active ingredient in Migrate is a grape extract known as Methyl Anthranilate. The extract irritates birds’ trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes, which causes birds to leave for better tasting meals. This goose repellent is sold by the gallon and each gallon covers about 16,000 square feet. The repellent lasts about three months outdoors and won’t wash off with rain or water. And yes, it’s safe to use around people and pets.

For additional advice on how to deter pest birds effectively and humanely, consult an expert like the folks at Bird-B-Gone.


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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. wins summary judgment in patent infringement case

Bird Jolt Flat Track by Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Bird Jolt Flat Track by Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. (Mission Viejo, CA) has won a summary judgment motion in a patent infringement case involving Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Jolt Flat™ Track product.  The Mission Viejo based bird deterrent device maker has been in litigation with Bird Barrier, Inc., of Carson, California, who alleged that Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Jolt Flat track product, infringed upon its US Pat. No. 7,481,021 patent.  On December 16, 2009, the U.S. District Court for Central District of California ruled that Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Jolt Flat Track does not infringe Bird Barrier’s patent for it Bird-Shock Flex Track™ product.

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of humane bird control products.  For more information on pest bird control systems contact Bird-B-Gone, Inc. at (800) 392-6915 or online at


Urban Areas Need Pigeon Control

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Arlene Connelly

pigeon controlMany urban dwellers are unaware that more than 60 human diseases — including avian flu, salmonella, E coli and West Nile virus — are related to pigeons, other pest birds and their droppings. Besides being a public health issue in many cities, they often create a safety hazard for pedestrians, and they carry dangerous parasites and harmful bacteria. Some of these illnesses can even be fatal to humans; they can be contracted through contact with the skin and exposure through inhalation as people go about their daily activities.

Why pest pigeons are especially dangerous

Pigeons are generally considered to be “the number one bird pest” in America today, their numbers are increasing, and their nesting instincts are strong. They usually mate for life, live in communal flocks that travel together, and tend to roost where they can find adequate food and shelter. Along with that, experts in the field now consider pigeons to be a genuine “urban menace,” threatening the quality of life in America’s great cities, including San Francisco, Chicago and New York.



Using Bird Barriers to Control Pest Birds

Monday, July 6th, 2009

by Fran Prisco
iStock_000004592025MediumEach 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. To solve the problems with pest birds, you must use some sort of bird barrier.

Bird Barriers are safe and humane products that deter pest birds from landing, roosting and nesting where they are not welcome.  They come in several different types; physical bird barrier deterrents, visual bird barriers and sound devices to keep pest birds away.  Choosing the correct bird barrier depends on the type of pest bird you are having a problem with and what they are doing.


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