Posts Tagged ‘install bird netting’

Bird-B-Gone has worked with Architects and Engineers for 20 years in the design phase of building projects

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is the #1 specified bird control company by architects, engineers and government agencies. Since 1992, we have worked closely with the AEC industry in both the design and implementation of effective, humane and cost efficient bird control solutions. Our products are specified on building projects on a regular basis. The AEC industry has for several decades been aware of the damage birds can cause to buildings and architectural features and work proactively to ensure their designs are protected.

We provide architectural specifications, CAD and BIM details on our products and have a dedicated team of bird control specialists who can help specify bird control, or help installers get the information they need when bidding on a project. We also have an extensive network of professional bird control installers for recommendation.

Architects, Engineers and Installers rest assured knowing Bird-B-Gone’s high quality professional grade bird control products are manufactured in the USA and carry industry leading guarantees. Our products have proven success and are built for commercial and industrial use. One of our motto’s is “no gimmicks, just products that work”.

You can contact our on staff Architectural expert, Jeff Watts, directly at jeff@birdbgone.com with any questions. Read About Jeff’s involvement with the AEC industry for the past 10 years on our “Ask an Expert” page HERE

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Improper Bird Deterrent Installation or Application

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Spikes placed incorrectly next to an owl decoy. The crow is given plenty of room to land on the ledge while the installation looks sloppy.

Written By: Meredith Walako

Bird Deterrents are designed to humanely deter birds from landing or nesting in unwanted areas. However, improper installation or misuse of products can lead to undesirable results that can potentially harm birds while also not being effective at deterring them in the first place.

Not every product works for every bird problem and certain products require care and planning to be successful. This is why it’s important to hire or consult a professional when dealing with a pest bird problem on your home or property.

From the installers perspective, improper installation can be a liability. Bad press, lawsuits and more can ensure if birds or humans are negatively impacted due to improper usage or installation.

Avoid claims that a product will work “100%” of the time. Most seasoned bird control professionals know there is nothing further from the truth. Choosing the correct product depends on the type of bird, the area its posing a problem and whether the birds are nesting or not. Other times, one type of product may not be enough – integrated solutions – using multiple products in conjunction with each other may work best for difficult bird problems.

There have been some recent news articles that have highlighted the negative impact of using bird deterrents improperly. Here are just a few with examples of what could have / should have been done in the first place. (more…)

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Why Bird Netting?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Written by: Alex A. Kecskes

Let’s face it, pest birds can cost you a lot of money. Especially when they gather, nest and poop in airplane hangars, canopies, garages, factories, warehouses, eaves and other covered areas. There are many ways to humanely get rid of pest birds. One of the most effective is bird netting.

It makes sense when you have hundreds to thousands of square feet to cover. The netting can stretch over all beams, ledges pipes and other areas birds can roost or nest on. Not to mention, Bird Netting is one of the few products that can successfully solve a bird problem where birds have been nesting. When birds establish a nesting site they can be very territorial about keeping their home. Bird netting acts as a humane barrier that completely blocks birds from reentering the site.

But before getting into why bird netting works so well, we should look at why doing nothing is not a good idea. (more…)

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Preventative Maintenance: Check for Birds

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article Written By Bird-B-Gone Featured on Buildings Magazine’s Website:

Click Here for The Original Post on Buildings.com

It’s been said “preventative maintenance is the best kind of maintenance.” If you routinely check your facilities operational systems and equipment, it will save you time and money. Problems are easier and less expensive to fix the sooner they are noticed. Bird control is no different.

Adding bird control to your routine maintenance checklist is a wise decision, considering the impact birds can make on your building. Bird control can save your company time and money, and bird problems are easier to solve the sooner they are detected.

Most preventive maintenance checklists include roofing, HVAC, lighting, furnaces, cooling towers and electrical systems. Birds can negatively impact nearly all of these areas, so including bird control in your regular maintenance makes sense. (more…)

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Got Pest Birds? Hire a Bird Control Professional

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Written By: Alex Kecskes

Pest birds cause millions of dollars in damage every year. They destroy building facades, paint finishes, statues, food, crops and private property. In the past, keeping birds off property was a huge challenge. Poisons, guns, cannons, and various culling methods offered only limited success. These “solutions” were, for the most part, inhumane, often injuring birds, pets and people. The other problem with these methods was that pest birds just kept coming back. Sometimes in larger numbers.

Enter the Bird Control Professional

Here at last is someone who really understands birds, their habits and how to humanely and effectively deal with them. Someone who is more than just a supplier of bird deterrent or bird repellent devices, but an expert who gauges his or her success by how effectively they solve your pest bird problems. This was a true professional who understood bird control and the many devices that were becoming available to achieve a satisfactory result.

The point is, anyone can sell spikes, netting or sonic deterrents online.  The fact is, some companies have switched to e-commerce, leaving you alone to purchase and install a bird control product using instructions you have to hunt for online.

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Bird-B-Gone Launches Today’s Facility Manager Bird Control Channel

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

From Today’s Facility Manager:

 

By Mary Ellen McCandless, on August 8, 2011, at 3:30 pm

Bird-B-Gone has unveiled its new Bird Control Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.


Founded in 1992, Bird-B-Gone’s products have helped solve pest bird problems in commercial, industrial and residential settings across the globe. Bird-B-Gone offers effective and humane solutions to prevent birds from landing and roosting in unwanted areas. Products include Bird Netting and Hardware, Bird Spikes, Electric Track Systems, Live Traps and more. Bird-B-Gone has a devoted team of bird control engineers with over 80 years of combined experience to help in all aspects of bird control including design and installation.

 

Visit Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Control Channel to learn more.

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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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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.

Read the Complete article HERE

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Just a few spaces left for Bird-B-Gone University May 20th Class….

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Bird-B-Gone University is a FREE training course designed to teach the basics of bird control .

If you are looking to expand your business by increasing the services your company provides, or just looking to develop your bird control knowledge, this is an excellent opportunity for you!


The May 20th Class still has a few seats left….

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Bird-B-Gone is the leading manufacturer of professional grade bird deterrents and provides superior customer service, training and support. Those who attend the class will receive a certificate of completion and are added to our list of authorized installers. Attendees who work in California will receive credits towards their branch II SPCB license.

 

The next class is Friday, May 20th 2011
Classes are held at the Bird-B-Gone manufacturing facility in Santa Ana, California. The all-day course includes:

Bird Spikes Stainless Steel TileRoof Bird Netting

Learn from a company who supports you!

 

Bird-B-Gone actively promotes our line of products and puts a heavy emphasis on marketing. This marketing generates leads for residential, commercial and industrial “bird jobs”. We pass these leads on to our Authorized Installers! Class starts at 8 a.m. -  free lunch is served!

 

Classes fill up quickly, so contact Chris Fields today at 1-800-392-6915 or email chris@birdbgone.com

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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.

Read the complete article here

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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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Add-On Services Should Be On Your Horizons – Article from PCT

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

From PCT Magazine:

New Tech Talk article  suggests Bird Control as an add on service to bring in extra income.

[Tech Talk]

10/21/2010

Add-On Services Should Be On Your Horizons

One possible way to grow your pest management business is to institute annual price increases. But consider this: you also could sell more services in your commercial marketplace to grow your business. Researching new service opportunities and then creating one as an add-on could pay your pest management firm handsome dividends.

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, you must differentiate your organization and look better and perform better than your competition to move on to the next level. But if you are keenly aware of today’s business climate and listen to your customers’ needs, you can unearth some new opportunities to enhance your service offerings.

When considering a new service, be sure to do your research and understand what you are taking on in terms of capacity and investment. Ask the following questions:

  • Can your current employees perform the service effectively?
  • Is additional training and/or certification required?
  • What are the costs of materials, labor and overhead?
  • Will the new service be profitable in your market?

What add-on opportunities exist today for the commercial sector? The possibilities include small fly control, mosquito control, bed bug treatments, nuisance wildlife management, bird control and lawn care, to name a few. New services along with a strong commitment to providing superior service and exceeding your clients’ expectations can help you grow your bottom line.

BED BUGS. As I see it, bed bug control could be a viable business opportunity for pest professionals. In recent months, bed bugs have received media attention nationwide — they’re showing up everywhere from apartment complexes, public housing, assisted living and nursing homes to hotels and even office buildings. There are a variety of detection and treatment options available, including bed bug scent-detecting dogs, cryogenic freezing and heat treatments (which Rottler has found to be the most successful). Bed bug scent-trained dogs have proven to be highly accurate in sniffing out live bed bugs and their viable eggs vs. a visual inspection by a service technician. When bed bugs or their eggs are found, your service technicians can successfully eliminate them.

SMALL FLY CONTROL. Small fly control could be another growth area for you. To successfully eliminate small flies in commercial accounts, such as health-care facilities, schools and restaurants, it’s important to initiate an IPM program that includes biodegradable products that remove the scum (organic debris) where larvae develop. If detailed sanitation and proper cleaning efforts are performed, they can help prevent or alleviate a fruit or drain fly infestation in kitchens or other areas. However, maintenance staff may overlook problem areas such as drains, floor cracks, missing grout lines and underneath dishwashers where organic materials build up in moist environments. Your add-on service could involve examining these areas for organic matter, cleaning and treating them with appropriate biomaterials. Steaming infested mats and kitchen equipment could also fill an important need for your existing or potential customers.

MOSQUITO CONTROL. Consider, too, mosquito control. It’s an important and needed service since some mosquito species carry serious diseases that affect humans. They also can transmit several diseases and parasites that can infect dogs and horses. The Culex mosquito, for example, is a particular species that is a vector for West Nile virus, which triggers encephalitis. Anytime you can position your company as being in the public health arena, that’s good for your image. Mosquito control for municipalities, through misting or conventional treatments, allows people to safely use parks, golf courses and swimming pools for recreation.

BIRD CONTROL. There are also a number of bird control options to consider such as exclusion work involving nets, misting systems, OvoControl for pigeons, and installing bird deterrents such as spikes, shock tracks, lasers and audio devices. These are all designed, of course, to keep birds from roosting and nesting in your commercial customers’ locations.

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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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