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Plastic Bird Spikes to Deter Birds from Ledges

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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Larger birds, like pigeons, seagulls and crows land in areas where they are not wanted, creating a mess and an unsanitary environment. Ledges make the perfect landing spot for birds to roost and look for food and predators. They leave behind a nasty mess of bird droppings, however.  Deter birds from landing on ledges with polycarbonate bird spikes. Plastic bird spikes work well to keep birds away by creating an uneven surface, making it impossible for birds to land on the treated area. The spikes are humane and will not harm the birds.

Polycarbonate bird spikes work on flat or curved signs. Choose from seven colors: clear, white, tan, grey, brown, black and brick red. Plastic spikes are available in different spike widths: 3”, 5” and 7” to cover different ledge and surface widths. Since the spikes come pre-assembled in two foot strips with pre-drilled holes along the base, installation is fast and easy – cutting time to install in half. Plastic spikes can be glued or screwed to most surfaces.

Bird-B-Gone polycarbonate spikes are manufactured in the USA and carry a five year guarantee.

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Electric Flat Track Bird Repellent

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

bird repellentBird Repellent: Electric Flat Track System

Birds often land and roost in areas where they are not wanted. If you or your customer has a bird problem in an area where visual appearance is important, a bird repellent that is less conspicuous might be a good solution. Bird Jolt Flat Track is a physical bird deterrent that is virtually invisible, making it perfect in areas where visual appearance matters.

Bird Jolt Flat Track conditions birds to stay away from unwanted areas by giving off a mild electrical shock when they attempt to land on the treated area. The shock will not harm birds; it alters their behavioral patterns to associate the unpleasant feeling with the treated area, causing birds to stay away. The system will deter any size bird and works on buildings, signs, eaves and most high-profile areas birds land and roost. This electric track bird deterrent system has multi-patented anti-arcing and glue through designs.

Bird Jolt Flat Track is and now available in six different colors, –clear, grey, stone, black, terracotta and target red– to match most building materials.

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Keep Birds Away with Bird-Off Gel

Friday, October 4th, 2013

keep birds awayBirds landing in unwanted areas create a problem for commercial building owners and property managers. To keep birds from landing on ledges, windowsills, signs and other areas where birds are not wanted, apply Bird-Off Gel to target locations.

Bird-Off Gel is the first bio repellent gel. It is used to prevent pigeons and other large birds from roosting and congregating in unwanted areas. Unlike other bird repellent gels which are made from polybutene, Bird-Off Gel is an oil base bird repellent gel. The ingredients are nontoxic and will not harm the bird. When birds come in contact with Bird-Off Gel, they are still able walk and fly; they will not be trapped on the treated surface. The gel simply creates an unpleasant sticky feeling causing birds to move to a more comfortable roosting location.

Application is very easy! Simply use a caulking gun to apply the gel on the appropriate treatment area. The gel is available in tubes or in five gallon pails to fit any size job.

Get rid of birds with Bird-Off Gel!

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What It Means To Be An Authorized Installer

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

authorized installerWhen it comes to bird control, anyone can determine whether or not a bird problem exists, but that doesn’t get you too far unless you are a certified bird control expert. Without understanding and being able to identify the details of bird problems, it could be anyone’s guess as to what the real issues is and what it will take to resolve the problem.

Being properly trained is a key component to becoming a certified bird control expert. Being trained as a bird control expert equips you with the tools to assess a situation, analyze the bird species and behavior, ask the right questions, recommend a solution(s) and implement the solution. If you are evaluating a bird control problem with no expertise, you might find that while you can identify certain aspects of the problem, the whole picture isn’t always revealed unless you have been trained to look for certain details and to ask specific questions. One of the most common errors to stem from lack of training is recommending the wrong product or solution.

Know What to Look For & Ask the Right Questions:

Being properly trained allows you to identify and analyze every aspect of the situation, starting with asking the right questions.
1.    What type of bird? Identifying the species of bird is paramount in determining a solution. Different bird species have different behavior patterns so it’s important to understand the type bird you are dealing with. Additionally, not all bird control products are effective in deterring all bird species.
2.    Where are they? Knowing where the birds are located on the premises is another key component to providing a solution. Birds on a roof are a different problem from birds gathering around an entryway. Certain products that are recommended for roofs and ledges would not be applicable to the walkway outside a building or office.
3.    What are they doing? Bird behavior on the premises is just as important as knowing where they are located. If a bird is nesting, a completely different course of action may be taken than if the birds are landing or roosting.
4.    How many? The last major question to ask customers is how many birds there are. A few birds could be cause for a single product whereas dozens of birds might require multiple products.

Often times the customer will not know all the answers so doing a site evaluation is best when possible.

Recommending A Solution:

Depending on the Q/A session or site evaluation, a single product may be suggested or an integrated solution may be implemented.

Recommending a product or solution isn’t dependent only on the size of the bird; it is also based on behavior of the bird. If birds are nesting, full exclusivity is required to keep the birds entirely away from the nesting area. In this case bird netting or bird slope would be recommended to prevent birds from accessing the area. When birds are landing and roosting, however, other bird deterrents can be used: bird spikes, bird gel, bird jolt flat track and bird wire.

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Bird Jolt Flat Track Keeps Birds from Landing and Roosting

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Birds landing on your building?  Get Bird Jolt Flat Track to keep birds off buildings.

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Plastic Bird Spikes to Deter Birds from Signs

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

get rid of birds with plastic bird spikesSigns are important to businesses and communities. We look at them every day so it’s important that signs represent the business or town in a clean and professional manner. Larger birds, like pigeons, seagulls and crows land in areas where they are not wanted, creating a mess and an unsanitary environment. Signs are no exception; birds will sit and poop on sings, ruining the visual appeal. Keep birds off signs with polycarbonate bird spikes. This will help you avoid unnecessary costs and potential health and legal issues. Plastic bird spikes work well to keep birds away by creating an uneven surface, making it impossible for birds to land in the treated area. The spikes will not harm the birds.

Polycarbonate bird spikes work on flat or curved signs. Choose from seven colors: clear, white, tan, grey, brown, black and brick red. Plastic spikes are available in different spike widths: 3”, 5” and 7” to cover different ledge and surface widths. Since the spikes come pre-assembled in two foot strips with pre-drilled holes along the base, installation is fast and easy – cutting time to install in half. Plastic spikes can be glued or screwed to most surfaces.

Bird-B-Gone polycarbonate spikes are manufactured in the USA and carry a five year guarantee.

Types of Bird Spikes

Types of Bird Spikes

Here is a list of the different types of birds spikes used to keep birds of buildings.

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    Plastic Bird Spikes

    Plastic Bird Spikes

    Bird-B-Gone Polycarbonate Bird Spikes are used to prevent large birds from landing on flat or curved surfaces. Birds cannot land on the un-even surface created by the spikes and will move on to a better spot. Bird-B-Gone Polycarbonate spikes are an effective, humane solution for deterring birds from unwanted areas.

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    Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

    Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

    Bird-B-Gone Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come in two-foot sections, 50 feet per box, and are made of stainless steel pins in a U.V. protected polycarbonate base. The spike strips are available in four widths; 1", 3", 5" & 8" to match the surface being treated.

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    Gutter Bird Spikes

    Gutter Bird Spikes

    Gutter Spikes come in 2 foot long sections, are 5" wide, and are sold 50 feet per box. Each section has clamps along the base for easy attachment to the lip of a gutter. The clamps are adjustable, and will fit any gutter size.

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    Girder Bird Spikes

    Girder Bird Spikes

    Girder Bird Spikes from Bird-B-Gone are an effective, humane way to prevent large birds from landing on girders or I-beams. Birds cannot land on the un-even surface, or will be blocked from the area and will move on to a better spot.

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    Mega Bird Spikes

    Mega Bird Spikes

    Mega Bird Spike from Bird-B-Gone is a physical bird deterrent used to prevent large birds from landing or roosting. Birds cannot land on the un-even surface created by the spikes and will move on to a better spot. Bird-B-Gone Mega Bird Spikes are an effective, humane solution for deterring large birds from unwanted areas.

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Gull Attacks Stop Postal Deliveries in UK neighborhood

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

stop pest birdsEvery year, homeowners in Liskey Hill Crescent, Perranporth, Cornwall UK are invaded by seagulls. The large birds dive-bomb people as they come out of their homes to check their daily mail. Some say the gulls have become really aggressive in the last five years, attacking people in packs, swooping down, and aiming for people’s heads. Bright colors make them crazy, which is why some believe they attack the local postwoman because she wears red. Postmen say the gulls need to be controlled or they’ll have to stop postal deliveries. Bird experts say the gulls are simply protecting their young during the nesting period.

Big birds like gulls can be a problem, especially if they’ve chosen your property to nest in. In the US, most gulls are protected by local, state and federal laws. So if you have this problem, you can’t resort to lethal means like poisons or pellet guns. The only solution is humane bird control. And one of the most effective bird deterrents ever devised is the bird spike.

Plastic Bird Spikes to the rescue

More economical than steel spikes, plastic bird spikes are the anti-perching, anti-roosting bird deterrent that won’t allow gulls (or other large birds) to land on or near them. They are blunted at the tips and approved by a number of humane groups—including the U.S. Humane Society. And unlike steel bird spikes, plastic spikes can be installed near your dish TV antenna without interfering with your reception. They also come in a variety of colors—including crystal clear, brick red, light grey, brown, black and tan—so they’ll blend in with your home’s color scheme.

There are bird spikes and there are bird spikes

The best plastic bird spikes are made of unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate to last for season after season on your rooftop, chimney, patio cover, or wherever birds flock most often on your property. High quality plastic bird spikes have a flexible base, which allows them to “follow” curved surfaces. They also have pre-drilled holes or glue troughs for easy mounting. The spikes come in two-foot sections and 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to provide increasingly broader areas of bird deterrence. The bases of these spiked strips are only 1.5 inches wide, so they’re easy to install and can be glued down, nailed or screwed into any surface. Once installed, they’re almost invisible from the ground.

Install bird spikes on clean surfaces

Before installing any bird spikes, make sure the surface is clean and dry. Do the prep work to remove any loose rust, peeling paint, bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials. Use commercial disinfecting cleaning agents to keep from being exposed to any of the 60 known airborne diseases carried by birds. If the area is heavily contaminated with bird droppings (wet or dry), use proper eye and respiratory protection.

For additional advice on how to properly install plastic bird spikes around your home, consult an expert like the folks at Bird-B-Gone.

 

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Deter Birds from Open Spaces with Plastic Bird Netting

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

deter birds with plastic nettingEaves and open spaces like barns, beams, overhangs and other areas in or on structures are great for birds to a build nest. Certain species, like Barn Swallows, will come back to the same place year after year to nest; therefore, if they nested on your property in previous years, there is a good chance they will be back. It is best to deter birds before they arrive.

Whether using preventative methods or treating a current bird problem, plastic bird netting is best for 100% exclusivity. Plastic bird netting keeps birds away from treated areas by creating a physical barrier between the structure and the birds. Plastic bird netting is a lightweight mesh net used to keep birds from nesting in unwanted areas. It is a very low cost solution to humanely get rid of birds.

Plastic bird netting is made of U.V. protected polypropylene. It comes in a variety of mesh sizes: ¾”, ½” and ¼”. It is also available in several cut sizes to fit different size treatment areas. Ultra net is a lightweight plastic mesh that is meant for temporary use.

To install netting to keep birds out of eaves or open spaces, the ultra-net clips can be used. Otherwise a staple gun can be used to secure the netting around the perimeter. When the birds realize they cannot access the area, they will move on to another location. Once the birds are gone you can remove the netting.

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Get Rid of Large Birds with Polycarbonate Bird Spikes

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

get rid of birds plastic spikeLarger birds, like pigeons, seagulls and crows land in areas where they are not wanted, creating a mess and an unsanitary environment. Taking care of bird issues when they arise is pertinent to ensuring you avoid unnecessary costs and potential health and legal issues. Birds sitting and roosting on a ledge or other flat surface will require a physical bird deterrent to get rid of pest birds. Polycarbonate bird spikes work well to keep birds away by creating an uneven surface, making it impossible for birds to land in the treated area.

Polycarbonate bird spikes work on areas like beams, ledges, under eaves, rooftops and other flat or curved surfaces. Choose from seven colors: clear, white, tan, grey, brown, black and brick red. Plastic spikes are available in different spike widths: 3”, 5” and 7” to cover different ledge and surface widths. Since the spikes come pre-assembled in two foot strips with pre-drilled holes along the base, installation is fast and easy – cutting time to install in half. Plastic spikes can be glued or screwed to most surfaces.

Bird-B-Gone polycarbonate spikes are manufactured in the USA and carry a five year guarantee.

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Keep Birds Away: Bird Control for Property Managers

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

get rid of birdsUnhappy tenants create unhappy property managers. As a property manager it is your responsibility to upkeep the property so the tenants are happy and for the longevity of the property. When birds are sitting, pooping and nesting on roofs, canopies, window seals, balconies, in trees and other areas, it creates a mess that visually unappealing and damaging in some cases. It also poses health risks for your tenants and employees and legal risks for property owners.

Bird Control is necessary for property managers. Depending on the type bird you are dealing with and where they are located on the property, there are several solution possibilities to keep birds away. Bird Jolt Flat Track™, Bird Spikes and Bird Slope™ are a few options for property managers when it comes to getting rid of birds and maintaining your property.

Bird Jolt Flat Track is a low profile electrical track system that gives off a slight shock when birds land on the surface of the strip. The shock will not harm the birds; it will condition them to stay away from the treated area. Flat Track is now available in several colors: clear, black, gray, stone, Terra Cotta and red.

Bird spikes are a physical bird deterrent used to prevent larger birds, like seagulls and pigeons, from landing and nesting. The spikes will not harm the birds or humans. The spikes simply create an uneven surface making it impossible for the birds to land in a particular area. Bird Spikes come in a stainless steel or plastic. Depending on the width of the ledge, roofline or problem area, you can choose 3”, 5” or 8” stainless steel spikes and 3”, 5” or 7” plastic spikes.

Bird Slope keeps birds of all types and sizes from perching and roosting on ledges, beams, eaves and other 90° angle areas. Slope extenders are available for ledges up to 10” wide and end caps ensure birds don’t find their way behind the slope.

Keep your tenants safe and happy and your property clean! Use bird control products to keep pest birds away from your property!

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Bird Control: Trapping Birds with A Net Launcher

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

get rid of birdsBirds that gather in large flocks are more difficult to manage than a few pest birds landing and nesting on your property. There are many methods to deter birds but when you have a large group the situation can become overwhelming. At this point you should consider flock reduction. The best way to reduce a flock is by utilizing professional trap and release methods. While bird spike, electrical track systems or netting, will deter birds and keep them from nesting and roosting in treated areas, but then you will most likely be dealing with a large group of displaced homing birds.

The Super Talon Ultra Net Launcher is a humane method of trapping the birds in order to release them in a more appropriate environment. The net launcher uses compressed air cartridges to launch a weighted net up to 60 feet. The two inch mesh used with the net launcher can be used to trap any size bird. It comes complete with a carrying case and all necessary components and it can be re-used over and over.

Consider using trapping methods to get rid of birds on your property. There are professional services that will perform the actual trap and release of birds for you. Give us a call and we will help you choose the right trapping device and connect you with a professional trapper in your area.

Keep birds away from your property!

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Need to Keep Birds Out of Rafters? Bird Netting to the Rescue

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

keep birds off with bird nettingBirds love to sit and nest in high places that protect them from predators and weather. This means that places with open ceilings with beams and rafters, like warehouses or manufacturing facilities, are perfect for birds in search of a nesting area.

Birds will sit on beams, pooping and preening, which causes a huge mess but the acidic droppings can erode building materials. Bird droppings also carry up to 60 transmittable diseases and when dried can blow around in dust form and be inhaled by humans. Nesting also creates a mess and a hazard. Workers who have to climb in the rafters, to change lights for example, are at risk of being injured or picking up diseases. Additionally, droppings fall on equipment and product or anything produced in the open area facility, potentially damaging or ruining the expensive equipment and product.

This is a serious problem that must be addressed. The best way to keep birds out is to create a barrier that fully excludes birds from being able to enter the area altogether. Bird Netting is the perfect solution for getting rid of birds in your rafters. The best, most efficient and effective bird netting is the Bird Net 2000™, which provides 100% bird exclusion and is the #1 bird net specified by architects and government agencies. Depending on the size of your affected area, there are multiple options for bird netting

Bird netting requires professional installation and installation hardware. If you do not have an installer, we can connect you with authorized installers in your area to ensure your bird netting is properly installed and your bird problems are solved.

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Keep Birds Off Ledges with Bird Spikes

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

keep birds away with bird spikesLarge birds, such as pigeons and gulls, are notorious for landing on the ledges of buildings causing hazardous situations as well as structural damage and a very unpleasant visual appearance. Bird control is necessary to keep large birds away.

There are huge risks associated with pest birds on buildings and ledges. Bird droppings are acidic and can cause structural damage by eating through paint, some roofing materials and fabrics resulting in massive spending on restoration and/or complete replacement. Health hazards associated with pest birds pooping on and around buildings are serious since birds carry a multitude of diseases that are easily spread when droppings dry and form a dust that is sucked through AC units and then inhaled. And of course legal issues arise when slip and fall incidents occur on your premises due to messy bird droppings. 

How do you get rid of birds on your buildings and ledges? Bird Spikes! Bird•B•Gone has top class bird spikes that will keep birds away. Bird spikes come in polycarbonate (plastic) or stainless steel and are the ultimate solution to getting rid of birds on buildings and ledges. The bird spikes are durable, effective and long lasting with a five year guaranty on the polycarbonate bird spikes and a 10 year guarantee on the stainless steel bird spikes. Bird•B•Gone’s patented technology on its stainless steel bird spikes make them superior to any spike on the market. Bird spikes are available in a variety of sizes (and colors in the plastic bird spikes) to suit your bird control needs.

Installing bird spikes will save your company time and money by ensuring birds stay off of your buildings and ledges. Installation is easy as bird spikes can either be glued down with polyurethane adhesive or nailed down. Bird•B•Gone also offers a free training class to guide installers through the process and if you don’t have your own installation crew, Bird•B•Gone can connect you with professional installers in your area.

Our online bird spike comparison chart or our team of specialists will help you determine which bird spikes are best for your bird problem. Keep pest birds away from your ledges!
We proudly make all of our bird spikes in the USA.

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Bird Spikes Top the List for Pigeon Control at Schools

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

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With their open courtyards, outdoor eating tables and overflowing garbage cans, schools can draw pigeons by the hundreds, especially during bird season. Without effective pigeon control measures to deter them, pigeons can deface school property and leave mounds of disease-carrying droppings.  These droppings—which can carry salmonella and e-coli—will cover benches, tables, playground equipment, even doorknobs. Wet pigeon droppings are very slippery and leave dangerous slip-and-fall hazards.

Pigeon poisons are dangerous to use around children. And just frightening the birds away with loud noises or water hoses are ineffective. What’s needed are professional-level pigeon control devices. Here are some proven-effective pigeon deterrents recommended by bird control experts:

Deny them a Place to Perch with Bird Spikes

Pigeons love to perch on rooflines, parapet walls and most any elevated area around a school.  Bird Spikes deny them the opportunity by making it impossible for them to land. The bird spikes most often preferred by government entities are made of stainless steel with the spikes embedded in a UV-protected polycarbonate base. These have a 10-year guarantee and come in 1”, 3”, 5” and 8” widths to cover wider and wider areas. The spikes have a 1.5”  base, which allows them to be glued, screwed, or tied down to narrow landings. The best, high quality bird spikes have been approved by several humane groups around the world–including the US Humane Society and PICAS (Pigeon Control Advisory Service).

Whisk them Off with the Repeller 360°

Ideal for use on rooftops and other flat, elevated  areas where pigeons tend to flock, the Repeller 360° is entirely wind powered. The device’s large arms rotate continuously to discourage pigeons from landing. The arms cover a 6-foot diameter area. The end of each arm is covered with a large reflective “predator eye” to intimidate the most determined pigeon. For lasting durability, the stainless steel arms are attached to a UV-protected polycarbonate base. The Repeller 360° assembles easily and can be attached with a variety of available bases.

Bird Wire Systems Keep Pigeons Away

Birds like a nice steady landing perch. Pigeons are no exception. Which is why Bird Wire Systems are so effective in denying them a place to perch. These post-and-spring-wire set-ups are easily installed along any roofline, elevated railing or parapet wall. Post Wire Systems are often used by Federal and State government buildings. As with all bird control devices, it pays to go for quality. The best bird wire systems feature nylon coated stainless steel wire for lasting durability, rain or shine.

Pigeons Fear to Tread on Bird Gels

Pigeons don’t like walking on a sticky surface. One or two steps on Bird Gel and off they go. Bird Gels are easy to applied using the standard caulking guns your maintenance people already have. The chemical stays sticky for six months.

 

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Oil company fined $22,500 over dead birds

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A Denver-based oil company has pleaded guilty to violating federal law in the deaths of migratory birds in fluid pits at the company’s oil and gas drilling facilities in Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska and has been fined $22,500.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana said SM Energy Co. pleaded guilty Wednesday one misdemeanor count of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in each state. U.S. Magistrate Carolyn Ostby also placed the company on probation for a year and ordered it to make a $7,500 payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The case dates back to 2005, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documented deaths of a dozen migratory birds at uncovered open fluid pits at Nance Petroleum sites in Wyoming. Nance later become an SM Energy subsidiary.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Bird Flu Controlled in Mexico

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

by Xinhua News Agency

Image credit: US EPA

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday announced that the bird flu having broken out four months ago in the western Jalisco state has been “totally controlled.”

“After 68 days with no new cases reported, we are entering the stage of eradication” of the H7N3 virus, Calderon said at the presidential residence.

Mexico will recover very soon from the highly dangerous avian influenza, he said, stressing that the control of this disease is the result of “great effort of the government and producers.”

Among the measures, he said the culling of over 22 million chickens, the establishment of a sanitary cordon and the development of an “effective vaccine against the disease, are crucial to control the virus quickly and decisively.”

In the past months, “around 140 million doses of vaccine have been applied, and we also have a sufficient reserve bank to use if necessary,” the president said.

Thanks to efforts to restore the productive capacity of the farming, Mexico is expected to recover in November the number of laying hens to the level prior to the outbreak of the avian influenza, he said.

Calderon noted that the goal now is to stimulate the creation of new chicken producers’ centers in other parts of Mexico to diversify regional egg production and prevent such an impact in the future. However, Jaime Crivelli, president of the National Poultry Union, criticized the government for minimizing the impact of the bird flu on egg production.

As a response, Calderon said his government acted in time, because otherwise the damage to egg production would have been irreversible in his country, the fifth largest producer in the world and the largest per capita egg consumer.

He announced a support of $16.6 million (215 million pesos)in normalizing egg production and credits for those who want to engage in egg production.

The president noted that so far 65 percent of egg production has been restored. Besides, the country has imported nearly 14,000 tons of eggs, mainly from the United States, to meet demand.

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Battle to Protect Norwich’s Historic Buildings From Pigeons Widens

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

by Richard Wheeler (via Norwich Evening News 24)

The battle to protect Norwich’s historic buildings from feathered invaders has intensified – as officials attempt to defend two more city attractions from their droppings.

How it could look if pigeons attacked Norwich Castle. (Image credit: Norwich Evening News 24)

Proposals to install pigeon-guarding systems have been put forward for the Bridewell and Shirehall, following a successful application for a similar idea at Norwich Castle. Mess on the pavement outside the Shirehall, in Market Avenue, below where the pigeons roost, affects access to the building for visitors according to planning documents from the Norfolk museums service.

The papers add that the droppings are also causing white staining to the stonework, which cleaning is “unlikely to remove”, as well as health and safety issues. At the Bridewell, the documents state the volume of pigeon waste creates a risk of “slipping on wet foul”.

Measures to deter pigeons from sills and ledges in the museum’s central courtyard were installed during a recent £1.5m refurbishment. But the plans reveal these are ineffective in many areas.

There are concerns at both sites that the mess stops workers being able to reach and clean out gutters and pipes to stop them getting blocked. There is a risk water could seep into the walls and damage the buildings’ walls if these are not unblocked.

Posts with thin wire on them are proposed for both buildings. These aim to stop pigeons from being able to roost or perch.

Museum officials are also bidding for cash to fund a similar defence system at Norwich Castle after the city council approved the plan. It is hoped these measures will protect the 11th century structure from further damage. The post and wire system was trialled and also checked by English Heritage before permission was granted, to try and ensure it will not ruin the appearance of the castle.

Stuart Garner, operations manager for Norwich museums, said: “We’ve had the pilot and we all agreed on the best way forward with English Heritage. We’ve got the majority of listed-building consent. Now, it’s preparing the documents for the funding.”

Mr Garner said it was Norfolk County Council’s responsibility to look after the attractions, but the city council has agreed to contribute 30pc toward the costs of pigeon-proofing them. No cost figures have yet to be made public.

Dr Will Fletcher, English Heritage’s inspector of ancient monuments in Norfolk, said it is difficult trying to protect historic buildings from pigeons.

But he said it involved pinpointing the ideal roosting locations and then installing new equipment without damaging the fabric of the building while ensuring it is “sympathetic” to its appearance.

Dr Fletcher said of the Norwich Castle plans: “It can all be taken away without damaging the fabric and leaving the castle intact.

“We will come back six to eight months or a year later down the line to see how effective it’s been.

“We are aware of the fact pigeons can be a problem elsewhere. We’ve talked about the issues, falconry and other options around the town but it pushes it from one place to another.

“There will be an ongoing issue and it’s really something for the people of Norwich to get involved in and we welcome their views.”

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Why Bird Control?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

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Get Rid Of Seagulls

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Southern California Radio Host Calls for Much Needed Bird Control Action

Accumulated bird dropping have created quite the stink at La Jolla Cove, giving local San Diego residents something to complain about. Merchants say the smell from the accumulated bird droppings have been driving away business and sickening patrons. Recently, the New York Times reported on the incident, bringing the problem into the national light, generating embarrassing publicity or the scenic spot.
This problem can be easily fixed with the following bird deterrents from Bird-B-Gone:

Bird Traps: A “live” bird trap that captures pest birds for later release or relocation

Bird Chase: Super Sonic: A bird sound system that is ideal for keeping birds out of open, outdoor spaces

Bird Spikes: Spikes used to humanely prevent birds from landing on unwanted surfaces

Bird Net: A U.V. stabilized polyethylene mesh that keeps birds from entering unwanted areas, especially where people eat.

Bird Jolt Flat Track: Electric track system that produces a mild electrical shock when birds land on its surface, conditioning them to stay away from the area

Bird Spider: Made of stainless steel arms attached to a U.V. protected polycarbonate base that prevent birds from landing

The above bird problem can happen anywhere – the key is to have access to the proper bird control products to rectify the situation and ensure the birds do not return and the patrons remain happy and healthy.

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Workers Don Crash Helmets Against Seagull Attacks

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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As seen in Will and Guy’s Strange But True Stories of Dangerous Seagulls, workers at a weather forecasting facility in Devon, England have resorted to wearing crash helmets to protect themselves from dive-bombing seagulls. It  seems flocks of seagulls have been attacking staff gathering  weather data from the roof of council offices in Newton Abbot (a market town and civil parish in the Teignbridge District of Devon on the River Teign).

One victim noted that the gull attacks can quickly go from bad to worse. He indicated that more gulls seem to be on the attack every year—and that this is his fourth year in dealing with the aggressive gulls. He recounted how the big gulls swoop down on his head followed by half a dozen others that dive-bomb him. He described the situation as very distressing, but noted that at least he now has a helmet to protect his head and face.

Unless discouraged by bird control measures, large birds like gulls will gather and roost around buildings and structures near bodies of water. In seaside towns worldwide, seagull attacks have been on the rise. The gulls can pose quite a problems for people working near gull nests. The large birds can easily reach speeds of up to 25 mph and rake heads with their sharp claws. Large gulls like the abundant herring gull have 4.5-foot wingspans and weigh over 2 pounds, which is why they can inflict some pretty nasty injuries.

Fortunately, workers around or near bodies of water don’t have to put up with gulls and the problems they bring. Today, there are many effective and humane bird deterrent measures one can turn to. Here are just a few:

Bird Spikes—Perfect deterring large pest birds like gulls, Bird Spikes have proven themselves time and again. The spiked strips are blunted and safe for birds, yet they will not allow the birds to land. They are available in stainless steel or rigid unbreakable polycarbonate. For really large birds, invest in the Mega Spike, which features huge 7-inch spikes.

Bird Slopes—The bird control device, you’ll never notice, bird slopes blend in with your architecture, creating a slippery surface birds will simply slide off of. Ideal for eaves, ledges, beams and other similar niches gulls often use to roost and nest. The panels are easily installed using nails, screws or glue.

Bird Foggers and Misters—If you already have flocks of gulls that won’t budge, Foggers and Misters deliver a fine mist of food-grade methyl anthranilate to the infested area. This grape extract irritates gulls, yet is harmless to gulls and humans.

Bird Scare Deterrents—Easy to install just about anywhere, these bird deterrents consist of foils, shiny tape banners and balloons that crackle in the breeze and reflect flashes of sunlight to make gulls too nervous to stay. Balloons have the added intimidation of a giant predator eye.

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