Posts Tagged ‘bird spikes’

Witham: Call for action to keep pigeon droppings off pavement

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

A Small English Community Calls for Bird Control Measures

Article Shared From: Braintree and Witham Times

Drastic action is being called for to clean up a street covered in pigeon droppings.

Guithavon Street, in Witham, has been condemned as “filthy” by businesses, shoppers and councillors.

Although Braintree Council cleans the pavements, it insists that pigeon control is the responsibility of those who own and lease property in the road.

Read more in this week’s Witham and Braintree Times.

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When and Where to use Bird Spikes

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Written By: Meredith Walako/ Bird-B-Gone, Inc. 5-25-12

Bird Spikes, they were invented in the 1940′s and have since become a staple tool in bird control. While they’re not quite a household name or known product, many professionals have familiarized themselves with the concept. And though there have been several advancements in bird deterrents since, such as automatic remote hazing units and electric track systems, Bird Spikes still play an important role in deterring birds. It’s a simple product with very effective results, as long as they are used for what they are designed for.

Bird Spikes are a physical bird deterrent used to prevent birds from landing in unwanted areas. The Spikes are not sharp, and not designed to harm birds. They simply create an uneven landing space that large birds cannot land on. Bird-B-Gone is the only bird control company that manufactures their bird spikes in the USA, ensuring they meet the highest standard of quality in the industry.

Bird Spikes, just like any other wildlife, pest or bird control product are designed for specific situations and species. Birds are smart and adaptable -  finding the right product that fits your scenario is key in successful pest bird exclusion. The species of bird, the area they are causing a problem and whether or not the birds are nesting will dictate whether they are a viable option. In other words, Bird Spikes are not 100% effective everywhere they are installed, there are many pest bird scenarios that require a completely different solution. (more…)

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Bird Control is an Investment: Pest Birds Cost Businesses Every Year

Friday, May 4th, 2012

From Bird-B-Gone: We wrote this article a few years back but feel it is still very relevant in the world of bird control.  At Bird-B-Gone it is our goal to offer realistic advice when it comes to deterring birds commercial, industrial or residential settings. If you have a bird problem at your facility, please contact us at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com for advice.

Bird Control is an INVESTMENT? Pest Birds Cost Businesses Every Year

Bird Control?  Why should we care about pest birds?  It seems the latest issue concerning property management and building maintenance companies is Pest Birds.  Every year millions of dollars are spent cleaning up after and repairing the damage caused by pest birds such as pigeons, sea gulls, crows and other urban birds.  Not only are these problems unsightly, but also 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.
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Bird strike causes upvalley power surge

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Bird strike causes upvalley power surge

Article Shared From: The Weekly Calistogan / The Napa Valley Register

Written By: Sean Scully | Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:15 pm

A juvenile eagle flew into high-voltage power lines in the Palisades east of Calistoga on Wednesday, knocking out power briefly over a broad area of the Upvalley and knocking out Calistoga’s main emergency dispatch repeater.

Calistoga Fire Chief Steve Campbell said the eagle hit the lines shortly after noon, causing a power surge throughout the service area. It knocked down at least some power lines in St. Helena, he said.

A spokesman for PG&E did not return a phone call seeking details of the scope of the outage.

The only major damage appears to have been to the police dispatch radio, which is mounted on Calistoga’s fire house, Campbell said. (more…)

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Bird Spikes Added to Radio Communication Tower

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Adding anti perching devices/ bird spikes to new towers is now a USDA Forest Services guideline for bird conservation in Southern California 

Blog & photo’s shared from: Earth Signals

Tepusquet Peak Anti-Perching and Flight Diverter Devices

These photographs are from the government site on Tepusquet Peak in Santa Barbara County, CA.  Anti-perching and bird flight diverter devices have been added to bring the site into compliance with Forest Service Appendix G. Shown are anti-perching wire spikes on the perimeter of a building roof and flight diverter metal coils that have been added to guy wires to hopefully alert birds to the presence of the wires.

In addition, Appendix G requires that anti-perching devices be added to microwave dish tops, cable tray tops and certain other long horizontal members.  All microwave dishes must now be randomly covered and new towers are limited to 199 feet in height above ground.  Photographs posted April 2012.

See the original post from Earth Signals and additional pictures HERE

 

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Bird-B-Gone in Pest Management Professional’s Annual Bird Issue

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

An article about one customers success with our Bird Jolt Flat Track at deterring birds from the Robert Deney Federal Building in Lincoln NE:

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Why Bird Control is Important

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This content was written by Bird-B-Gone Inc, taken from our Bird Control page on Today’s Facility Manager. Bird-B-Gone, no gimmicks, just products that work!  

It’s important to take a proactive approach when dealing with pest birds. In the long run, it can save you time and money.

There are many reasons to consider deterring birds from your facility. In a nutshell, birds carry and spread disease and bird feces can corrode building materials.

The build-up of bird droppings or nesting materials is not only unsightly, but can host parasites such as bird mites. If birds are allowed to inhabit an area long enough, they will persistently defend it as their territory. (more…)

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How to Install Bird Spikes

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

8" Wide Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

Bird Spikes are used to prevent large birds  such as pigeons, gulls and crows from landing on flat or curved surfaces.

Bird spikes do not harm birds, they simple create an uneven surface that birds cannot land on. Installing bird spikes is an effective, humane and economic solution for preventing birds from landing.

Bird-B-Gone Bird Spikes are proudly made in the USA and carry industry leading guarantees! (more…)

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Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus Weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices as Nesting Season Approaches

Monday, March 5th, 2012

There are many bird control companies and distributors out there making wild claims about their products and qualifications. Bird-B-Gone is a company you can trust in helping make the best qualified decisions when it comes to effective, humane bird control.

From PR Web:

Nesting season for birds is right around the corner. With it, homeowners and facility managers will be dealing with pest bird problems and looking for solutions. Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices to warn consumers during this time that ultrasonic devices do not repel birds. Dr. Fergus specializes in urban bird control and effective, humane solutions.

Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Spring and nesting season for birds is right around the corner. Migrating birds will be looking for nesting sites and homeowners and businesses will be looking for humane solutions to keep birds off their structures.

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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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Wilford suspension bridge to close because of bird poo

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Article Shared From: This is Nottingham (UK)

Nottingham Post Friday, February 10, 2012

THE suspension bridge over the River Trent is to close for three days while pigeon droppings are removed.

The pedestrian bridge, which connects Victoria Embankment and West Bridgford, will close from April 3-5 while the work is done by Severn Trent Water.

It was closed for almost two years and officially reopened in February 2010 after a £1.9 million repair and refurbishment programme to make it safe for public use.

Severn Trent reservoir supervisor Franco Scola said the work was being carried out after complaints by members of the public about pigeon droppings on the bridge.

“There is a problem with pigeons and their droppings on the entrance to either side of the bridge, making it unsightly and, above all, a health and safety issue,” he said. (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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No easy solutions for downtown pigeon problem

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Article Shared From: The Lincoln Journal Star

Pigeons crowd the top of the west column on Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln Jan. 31, 2012. (ERIC GREGORY/Lincoln Journal Star

Written By: Peter Salter

The hotel’s unwanted guests arrived in the fall, coming and going at all hours, ignoring efforts to get rid of them — and leaving something behind on the roof and sidewalk below.

“I was hoping they’d at least pay the rent,” said Steve Hilton, general manager of Embassy Suites. “I’ve talked to a few people … and we’re not sure if they migrated from another part of Lincoln.”

The pigeons roosting on his roof by day could be the same birds spending their nights beneath the Rosa Parks Way bridge, directly above the parking lot of the Cornhusker Place treatment center.

The same birds that prompted a wildlife expert and health department staffer to stand beneath the bridge recently — looking down, then up — trying to figure out how to solve what could be a growing pigeon problem. (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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Bird-B-Gone to offer Bird Control Training Course at the upcoming Wildlife Expo in Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Don’t miss out on the first annual Wildlife Expo put on by NPMA and NWCOA this February.

Senior Bird-B-Gone trainer Rich Martin will be giving an all day Authorized Installer Training Course on the basics of bird control, Wednesday February 8th, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Sign up HERE

Become a Bird-B-Gone Authorized Installer and receive 8 NWCOA CEUs

The all day course will train PCO’s and Wildlife Technicians on everything from marketing bird control as a service, to site evaluation, choosing the correct product, installation, quoting and bidding bird jobs and more! Whether you are new to Bird Control, or need a refresher course, this is the class for you!

This invaluable course will leave attendees confident they can expand their business by offering bird control services in 2012.

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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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Chennai airport to hire agency to study spike in late night bird-hits

Monday, December 12th, 2011

From: The Times of India

Written By: V Ayyappan, TNN | Dec 5, 2011, 04.55AM IST

CHENNAI: The Airports Authority of India will hire a wildlife agency to study the spike in bird-hits at night in Chennai airport and suggest remedies.

“Pilots have been reporting bird-hits at night while approaching the airport. This is the first time we have heard about night-time bird-hits in Chennai. So, we have decided to conduct a study by engaging an ornithologist,” said airport director E P Hareendranathan.

The works to extend secondary runway across the Adyar river may have disturbed the habitat of birds, suspect AAI officials. An Indian Air Force study has also said that birds living near water bodies have been posing risk to its flights.

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Bird Droppings Cause of High E-Coli Counts at Bayfront Beach…

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Pier 4 style changes can help Bayfront Beach, public health says 

From: The Hamilton Spectator
Sun Nov 27 2011

Hamilton public health will submit A Tale of Two Beaches to the board of health Monday, backing up the need for structural and bird management changes at Bayfront Park.

Dr. Chris Mackie, associate medical officer of health at Hamilton’s Public Health Services, says the reports supports changes to improve water quality at Bayfront Park — where bird droppings are a major factor in excessive E. coli bacteria counts — and offers the “significant” improvement following such measures at Pier 4 to back it up.

Changes at Pier 4 have resulted in fewer closure days since stakeholders — including the city, Bay Area Restoration Council, public works, public health, the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and National Water Research Institute — began adding bird control measures and surface drainage capability at Pier 4 in August 2005.

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