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Resident Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist Gives Radio Interview – Listen

Friday, August 27th, 2010

In June, Bird-B-Gone added Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus to their team of bird control specialists to help “close the gap between the science of nature and the nature of bird control“.

Since then, Dr. Rob has answered countless email questions from customers looking to solve pest bird problems.

Recently, Dr. Rob was interviewed on a radio show called “Home Grown”. Based out of Louisville Kentucky, the show focuses on all aspects of backyard gardening and is hosted by Louisville columnist Bob Hill and garden writer and enthusiast Jeneen Wiche.

You Can Listen to the interview by Clicking Here

Dr. Rob Fergus is an ornithologist who specializes in urban ecology and human/wildlife interactions. Dr. Fergus received his Ph.D. in urban bird conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. After founding the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory in Austin, Texas he created additional bird conservation programs in Austin as the first executive director of the 2,500 member Travis Audubon Society. In 2004 he moved to suburban Philadelphia where he was the Senior Scientist for Urban Bird Conservation at the National Audubon Society until 2009. 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.

Have a pest bird problem? 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 tapped as source of pollution around Pismo Pier

Monday, August 9th, 2010

From the Lompoc Record:

Pismo Beach Pier/ credits to pismobeach.org

Staff Report | Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 10:16 am | (0) Comments

A recently completed scientific study has concluded the main source of water pollution near the Pismo Pier is caused by hundreds of pigeons that roost on the wooden structure.

The pigeon flock at the popular pier is estimated to be at least 400 birds, with more than 200 nests under the structure. Additionally, more than 40 percent of the bacteria samples collected from the water around the pier matched bird fecal sources, and the highest count of bird droppings was within 100 meters of the pier, according to the study.

Water samples for the research were collected from three sites extending up Pismo Creek, 10 sites along the beach bracketing Pismo Beach pier, five sites in the ocean off Pismo Beach and one site over the joint Pismo/Arroyo Grande/Oceano wastewater outfall to the south of Pismo Beach. “The data collected in this study clearly show the main source of fecal contamination on the beach is bird droppings near the pier,” Cal Poly professor Dr. Chris Kitts wrote in a final report for the study. Kitts, along with several of his students, conducted the study that aimed to identify the biological sources of fecal contamination in the water. Read The complete article here _______________________________________________________________

From Bird-B-Gone:

According to the article, the City of Pismo Beach will be holding a public workshop this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the findings and possible solutions to the pigeon problem.

One clear way to prevent pigeons from further contaminating the water under the  pier would be the installation of  Bird Netting. Bird Netting is a humane solution for blocking birds from unwanted areas. When installed correctly, it’s low profile, long lasting, and a humane deterrent for preventing birds from sitting on rafters or beams.

The city might also consider hiring a pest control company who has experience in Bird Control and Bird Net installation. Bird Netting is installed by bird control professionals across the nation in commercial and industrial settings including warehouses, air hangars, loading docks, and other areas. Bird Netting will not harm birds, it would simply block them from the area. To learn more about Bird Netting, Bird Net Installation, Humane Bird Control, or to get in contact with a bird control professional in your area, please call Bird-B-Gone, Inc. at 1-800-392-6915, or visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com

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Concert Shut Down by Pigeon Poop

Monday, July 26th, 2010

From People:

Kings of Leon Concert Shut Down by Pigeon Poop

By Stephen M. SilvermanKings of Leon Concert Shut Down by Pigeon Poop

Sunday July 25, 2010 09:50 AM EDT

LEGO; Amy Sussman/Getty

Three songs into their St. Louis concert Friday night, the Kings of Leon had to shut down the show on account of some unexpected accompaniment that CNN pins on “pooping pigeons.”

“Jared [Followill, the band's bassist] was hit several times during the first two songs,” said Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management. “It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there.”

The dirty birds were reported to have been lurking in the rafters of the Missouri city’s Verizon Amphitheater and launching their aerial attack during the band’s opening number, “Closer.” Followill, 23, got it in the face.

Read the Complete Article Here

From Bird-B-Gone:

Amphitheater’s can be very inviting for pigeons and other birds as lighting and sound equipment in rafter areas provide plenty of high perches to sit or roost on… and when the birds get hungry, they have concert goers to thank. Beyond being a hazard for entertainers or anyone else below rafter areas, bird droppings can corrode building materials and ruin equipment. Cleanup of bird droppings in high profile areas can run maintenance costs into the thousands.

Something as simple as bird spikes could have helped to prevent this unfortunate scenario, leaving a disgusted band, and thousands of disappointed concert goers. It’s always best to tackle a bird problem as soon as it is noticed, that way the birds won’t become territorial and will be easier to move on.  There are bird control professionals across the nation who can help with pest bird problems in commercial, residential or industrial areas. If you have a bird problem, and need help or advice, call Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Bird-B-Gone has a network of authorized installers – bird control professionals in your area that can help do everything from clean-up to installation of products to keep birds away. Bird-B-Gone has a complete line of effective and humane bird control products to choose from. Visit http://www.birdbgone.com or call us at 1-800-392-6915, our Bird Control Engineers are here to help. We even work with an Ornithologist to help tackle the toughest “bird jobs”.

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