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To Clean Up Subway Station, an Unlikely Tool: Bird Calls

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Chase Super Sonic unit was chosen to shoo birds from a NY Subway station

Article shared from: The NY Times

Librado Romero/The New York Times

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Published: March 18, 2012

Considering the setting, the sound is difficult to place: a song of the wild, evoking, perhaps, a disturbed rooster accompanied by a small chirping bird.

Every few minutes, the noises resume, an unlikely soundtrack at the entrance to Roosevelt Island subway station.

The bird calls come courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but the recorded sound is not the latest example of an underground art or music project. It is actually a weapon against trespassing pigeons.

The authority has had a problem with pigeons entering the station, and leaving their feathers, and more unsightly evidence, on and under the walls. The agency had used netting, similar to chicken wire, beneath the ceiling to try to keep the pigeons at bay. (more…)

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Bird-B-Gone: No Gimmicks, Just Products That Work!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

At Bird-B-Gone,  we measure our success by the success we create for our customers. We respect our clients and potential customers enough to let them know that certain bird control products will not work for every situation.

Our goal is not to simply sell products, but to help solve bird problems, effectively, humanely and economically. We pride ourselves on our commitment to training and customer service and give our customers real answers when it comes to choosing the right product for the right situation.

We encourage customers to call in for advice on choosing the correct product depending on the species of bird, their behavior and the area they are posing a problem. At Bird-B-Gone we know that often our customers reputation is on the line, it’s our goal to help them make the best decisions when handling a bird problem for their clients – to help avoid that dreaded call back.

At Bird-B-Gone we are committed to giving realistic insight on handling specific bird problems. We stand behind our products and offer free training and support for all aspects of bird control. Our high quality professional grade bird deterrents are manufactured in the US and carry industry leading guarantees.  Call us today at 1-800-392-6915 or email nobirds@birdbgone.com to learn 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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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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Piergowers protest pigeon poisoning

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

From WWSB ABC 7 Florida:

“They were flopping around falling into the water.”

SARASOTA COUNTY – Fishermen at the Venice Fishing Pier say dozens of pigeons began dying Monday morning. Turns out a pest control company for Sharky’s restaurant used a poison to rid the waterfront business from what they call a health hazard.

Noel Hackelberg says while fishing on the pier Monday, birds literally began to fall from the sky. “They were flopping around falling into the water. The guy was coming around trying to pick them up as fast as he could.”

Estimates from fisherman like Barry Garman say it was about 50 pigeons. He says it was a terrible sight. “It’s disgusting. There was a mom with a small child and she had to leave because the child was so upset to see what was going on. There was no warning to anybody that this was going to happen.”

On a windy Wednesday, birds swirled around the pier and restaurant. Manager Justin Pachota says they have a growing pigeon problem. “It is sort of a health risk. You have feathers and pigeon feces that are coming into play. We have had complaints from patrons.”

That’s why they say they hired someone to poison their plethora of pigeons after months of trying other non-lethal methods. “We tried sonic transmissions to keep the birds away, statues…transmitting eagle sounds.”

“This is quite upsetting.” Kevin Barton with the Wildlife Center of Venice says they’ve helped save some of the birds over the years and are concerned about what has happened; concerned for other protected birds there, too. “I care for all the animals, but when you are talking about the potential. We got reports that a Bald Eagle had caught two. It would not surprise me.

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From Bird-B-Gone:

There are many humane alternatives to lethal bird control and a few reasons why physical bird deterrents may be more effective. Poisoning birds is not only inhumane and a potential PR disaster, it’s really only putting a band-aid on an existing problem.  Removing birds does not address the factors that are attracting the birds to the affected area in the first place. Once you remove birds from a property, you are simply leaving vacancy for new ones to move in. Addressing the reason why the birds are attracted to the area, by using physical bird deterrents such as Bird Spikes or Bird Netting will yield lasting results.

If you have a pest bird problem, Bird-B-Gone can help in a few ways. If you want a professional to come out and take care of the situation, Bird-B-Gone works with a network of authorized installers across the U.S. who can help solve bird problems for homes and commercial and industrial buildings. If you are a pest control operator or installer, Bird-B-Gone offers a complete line of professional grade bird deterrents to accommodate your customer’s needs. Give us a call at 1-800-392-6915, email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com, or visit http://www.birdbgone.com.

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Pigeons gamble like people

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

From MSNBC:

New study finds birds feed in a way similar to gambling behavior

By Stephanie Pappas

If you had a choice, would you press a button that gave you an evenly spaced $3 per push, or would you choose the button with the big, but rare, payoff of $10 — even if that meant you got only $2 per push on average?

The answer may seem obvious, but anyone who gambles gives up a sure bet of money in their pocket in hopes of a big, unlikely win. Now, a new study finds that pigeons make similar bad choices.

The research, published Oct. 13 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, found that pigeons given the choice to peck a light that would give them three food pellets each time almost universally preferred a light that would give them a payout of 10 pellets 20 percent of the time. Averaged out, that meant pigeons were choosing to get two pellets per peck instead of three.

The reason could be that pigeons are motivated by a surprising change from their expectations, according to study author Thomas Zentall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky. The same phenomenon could explain why human gamblers ignore their losses and focus on their rarer, but more surprising, wins.

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Panel tentatively passes bill banning PCOS’s from using Avitrol in D.C.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

From The Washington Post:

“D.C. Council tentatively approves bill on animal- and pest-control firms”

By Tim Craig

Tuesday, October 5, 2010; 11:38 PM

Furry critters across the District – with the exception of rats and mice – soon could be getting a reprieve from animal-control specialists who rid homes and properties of wild animals.

The D.C. Council gave tentative approval Tuesday to a bill to impose some of the nation’s strictest standards for how animal- and pest-control companies can remove raccoons, opossums, foxes, snakes and other nuisance animals from lawns, attics and basements.

The bill, sponsored by council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), prohibits wildlife-control operators from using glue, leg-hold, and “body-gripping” or “body-crushing” traps or snares when capturing unwanted animals.

The measure, which the council must vote on a second time, also bans the use of poison to control pigeons and sparrows.

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