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Heavy Duty Pond Netting Protects Migrating Birds from Collection Ponds

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Article Written By: Alex A. Kecskes

Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailings or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Tailing ponds may contain bitumen, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, naphthenic acids, brine, heavy metals, and ammonia—substances that are harmful, even fatal to birds.

The problem arises when birds mistake these ponds for fresh water. Without effective bird control measures to keep birds out of these ponds, the birds are doomed to suffer illness or even die. Most government agencies require companies to implement a comprehensive bird deterrent system if they plan to operate these types of ponds.

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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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Great Review of Bird-B-Gone Products in Yachtsman Magazine

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Bird-B-Gone products were mentioned in the August “About the Bay” Section in Yachtsman Magazine. To learn more about keeping birds off boats, visit http://www.birdbgone.com

From Yachtsman Magazine:

About The Bay – August 2011

My friend Rich Evans, who keeps his Skookum 57, Sheba Star, over in Brisbane Marina, says he is having terrific luck with a product called Bird-B-Gone. Rich lives out of state and was having a terrible problem with pigeons perching in the rigging and pooping all over his decks until he found this great device. Rich claims that Bird-B-Gone has rendered the pigeon problem nil. He says that several of his marina neighbors have purchased the product and all are more than satisfied with the results. Rich is thinking of selling Sheba and purchasing a new Nordhavn 86. His slip in Brisbane is 88 feet long and he wants to get his money’s worth. For more information on the bird thing, visit www.birdbgone.com or call 800/392-6915.

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How to Keep Pest Birds Out of Airplane Hangars

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Written By: Fran Prisco

Airplane hangars have often become a natural habitat for birds.  They are wide open, offer shelter and ideal nesting areas. 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.  Along with these birds come the droppings and debris they leave behind.  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. Not only do the droppings and debris left behind by birds damage the airplanes kept in hangars, they are also dangerous to the personal working on the planes.

Problem: Pest birds are causing added maintenance to aircraft and endangering airline personal with their droppings and debris.  Thousands of dollars spent each year on cleaning aircraft skins, engines and airplane hangar infrastructures.

Solution: Install bird netting in the airplane hanger.  Bird netting is an exclusionary bird control system.  Once installed, pest birds are excluded from the area being protected by the bird net.  It is often necessary to install bird netting on the sides of the walls as well as under the roof.  The goal is to block off any areas that pest birds will find attractive to land, roost and nest.  Once installed, the bird netting is virtually invisible and will need very little maintenance.  In fact there are bird net installations inside airplane hangars that have gone untouched for well over 10 years and are still as effective as the day that they where installed.

When choosing bird netting to install in an airplane hangar or any area, be sure to get heavy-duty bird netting that has a break strength of at least 45 pounds.  This ensures that the netting will be strong enough to keep birds from defeating it.  Bird netting comes in various mesh sizes.  The ¾ inch mesh bird netting is ideal for all types of birds, the mesh is small enough so that even small birds like sparrows cannot get through.  If large birds like pigeons and gulls are the issue, choose a bird netting with a 2-inch mesh size, this can save a lot of money for large bird netting jobs.

If the bird netting installation looks to be too complicated, look for a professional bird control installer in your area that can help.   Manufacturers of bird control products can usually suggest the right person or company for the job.

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If you would like to learn more about Bird Netting including Bird Net installation advice and more, visit Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Bird-B-Gone sells a heavy duty professional grade bird netting meant for permanent use along with a complete line of installation hardware. Need advice on a bird net job? The experienced Bird Control Engineers at Bird-B-Gone can help! Call 1-800-392-6915 email nobirds@birdbgone.com or visit http://www.birdbgone.com

 

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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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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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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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Why Bird-B-Gone?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Bird-B-Gone, Inc.  -The Leader in Effective, Humane Bird Control Products.

Our people, products expertise and training make the difference.

Why choose Bird-B-Gone as your Bird Control provider?

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is the worlds largest manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents. Since 1992m our products have helped to solve pest bird problems in commercial, industrial and residential settings across the globe. Our superior products, excellent customer service, extensive product knowledge and innovation have helped to secure our position as the number one manufacturer and supplier of bird deterrents.

We pride ourselves on the personal relationships we build with our customers. At Bird-B-Gone, we measure our success by the success we create for our customers!

Bird-B-Gone is the only bird control manufacturer who can back up their products and guarantees with predictable success.

The Bird-B-Gone Difference:

  • Bird-B-Gone Products are humane, effective and carry industry leading guarantees.
  • We manufacture a majority of our own products at our facility in the U.S.  ensuring the highest quality products at the lowest prices!
  • Our bird control engineers have a combined 80+ years of hands on experience. They are there to give professional advice on product installation.
  • We are the only Bird Control company with an on staff Ornithologist to help teach and advise our customers
  • We offer free training and support for all aspects of bird control including on site training and technical support
  • We regularly host a free training course – Bird-B-Gone university, that teaches everything from quoting a bird job to product installation
  • We offer same day and express shipping, even on custom netting
  • Our products are available worldwide through a network of quality distributors
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New York Public Library installs bird netting to protect the building’s architectural features

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

From WNYC.ORG:

New York Public Library Gets A Face-Lift

By Abbie Fentress Swanson: Interactive Content Producer

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

City officials joined New York Public Library President Paul LeClerc to celebrate the three-year, $50 million restoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman building on 42nd Street on Tuesday.

The landmark Beaux-Arts building, known to some as the Great Library Building or the People’s Palace, was designed by the architects Carrère and Hastings before it opened on May 23, 1911. But a survey in 2006 revealed severe deterioration and soiling of the façade, especially in the Corinthian column capitals, lion head keystones and scroll modillions. The architecture and engineering firm that did the survey, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., said that the deterioration was mostly sugaring due to acid raid, diesel exhaust and pigeon guano, among other things. There was also roof damage, oxidation of the building’s bronze doors and cracking on sculptures. Birds had made the façade their home. The library decided to try to restore it. “Our intention was to make the building look like it was when it was built,” said LeClerc.

After millions of dollars were raised, an architectural and conservation team set out to repair 7,000 instances of deterioration in 2008 on the 150,000 square-foot façade. Over three years, some 18,000 square feet of bird netting was installed. “Over 1,000 cracks were repaired. Over 2,000 hand-carved marble patches, or dutchmen, were installed and nearly 900 marble balusters were replaced,” said LeClerc.

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From Bird-B-Gone, Inc.:

“New York Public Library installs bird netting to protect the building’s architectural features”

Many cities, municipalities and property owners install Bird Netting to protect historic buildings. Bird Netting is a humane way of blocking birds from getting to unwanted areas where droppings and nesting materials can ruin and stain facades and corrode building materials. Bird Netting is effective for all bird species and can be installed to keep birds off buildings, rooftops, eaves, warehouses, rafters and other areas.

Heavy Duty Bird Net from Bird-B-Gone carriers an industry leading 10 year guarantee and is available in stock sizes and custom cuts. We also offer a complete line of professional grade hardware to ensure your bird net installation lasts.Visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com/products/bird-netting/ or call us at 1-800-392-6915 for additional details.

Don’t have the time, resources or staff to install bird netting? We have a network of trained authorized installers across the globe who can install bird netting and other bird exclusion products. Call us today at 1-800-392-6915 for an installer in your area.

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