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Pigeons, poop and rats creating a stink by Bridge of Lions

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Article Shared From: St Augustine.com

From staff

The pigeons are causing a stink near the Bridge of Lions, and they’re bringing the rats with them.

The St. Augustine Police Department is asking people to help stop the problem by no longer feeding the birds.

According to the department, people have been putting bags of bird feed on the sidewalk near the Bridge of Lions. Those good intentions are causing a problem. (more…)

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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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Pigeons a Problem for Green Brook Housing Complex

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article Shared From: The Watchung-Greenbook Patch

Written By: Eric Haftel June 5, 2012

Jeffrey R. Pocaro, an attorney representing a Green Brook resident who lives in the Mountainview at Green Brook Complex, came to the the Green Brook Township Committee on Monday looking for help.

After pointing out a spelling error in the township’s property managment code, Pocaro then asked for an amendment to it to address an issue he said is causing a problem at the complex: pigeons.

“I…ask you to add mold and feces as items that the code can require a homeowner to clean up,” Pocaro said. He charged that a ”pigeon clan” is “taking over the buildings.” (more…)

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Water source draws pigeons to Casa Grande community causing illness, property damage

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Article Shared From: TriValleyCentral.com

Courtesy of a Mission Royale resident, Pigeons leave quite a mess on the roofs of some Mission Royale homes last month in Casa Grande.

Written By: Melissa St. Aude

 

When Lyle Roorda bought his home in the Mission Royale community in 2006, he did not anticipate sharing his house with dozens of pigeons.But despite Roorda’s best efforts to eradicate them, the pigeons continue to nest on his roof. At last count, he had at least 30 or 40 pigeons living on top of his house and the mess they create — feathers and droppings as well as the maggots and other insects that live and breed in the bird debris — has become intolerable and a health hazard, he said.

“It’s a major problem,” Roorda said. “And it’s getting worse. The mess they leave behind is sickening.”
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Pigeons keep teachers away from classes

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Shared From: The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper 

Written By: Reshma Ragoonath

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Teachers at San Fernando Girls’ Anglican Primary School walked off the job yesterday because of a pigeon infestation. The teachers walked out of their classrooms in protest after nine staffers reportedly fell ill because of unsanitary conditions at the school, on Pouchet Street, San Fernando. Parents received messages from the school’s administrative staff to pick up their children at noon yesterday.

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Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus Weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices as Nesting Season Approaches

Monday, March 5th, 2012

There are many bird control companies and distributors out there making wild claims about their products and qualifications. Bird-B-Gone is a company you can trust in helping make the best qualified decisions when it comes to effective, humane bird control.

From PR Web:

Nesting season for birds is right around the corner. With it, homeowners and facility managers will be dealing with pest bird problems and looking for solutions. Ornithologist Dr. Rob Fergus weighs in on Ultrasonic Bird Control Devices to warn consumers during this time that ultrasonic devices do not repel birds. Dr. Fergus specializes in urban bird control and effective, humane solutions.

Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Spring and nesting season for birds is right around the corner. Migrating birds will be looking for nesting sites and homeowners and businesses will be looking for humane solutions to keep birds off their structures.

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Pigeon problem leads to bug infestation at Albuquerque apartment

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Shared From: KOB Eyewitness News

Written By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A pigeon problem that manifested into a larger health concern forced a woman and her daughter to leave their apartment.

The situation is so severe the City of Albuquerques Environmental Health Department has stepped in to help alleviate the problem. (more…)

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Businesses fighting pigeon problem

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Article Shared From: Portales News Tribune  

Since the great-tailed grackles took flight in January, businessmen and local residents still haven’t seen many signs of them returning.

But the absence of those pests has made an avenue for another.

Pigeons and doves have become more of an issue recently for local businesses and their customers, according to Portales Public Work Director John DeSha.

“Pigeons have always been there, and now that (the grackles) are gone, there are a lot pigeons appearing and more people are noticing them,” said DeSha. (more…)

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Council plans to upgrade streets, battle pigeons

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Article Shared From: The North Platte Bulletin

by Dillon Daigger (The North Platte Bulletin) - 2/22/2012

Those pesky pigeons around town will again be the target of eradication, following action by the city council Tuesday.

Pigeons will be targeted by a U.S. Department of Agriculture specialist in upcoming months, at the same time as the city moves to update traffic signals, make improvements downtown and pave U.S. Highway 83 through town.

The council unanimously approved the one-year street plans, 8-0.

And, the council approved a cooperative agreement for pigeon control. City administrator Jim Hawks said the $5,000 fee for the service would be divided three ways — one-third each be paid by the city, Ag Valley Co-Op and the Great Plains Regional Medical Center. (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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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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Chlorine suggested for water contaminated by bird droppings

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

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Last year the city of White Rock experienced an EColi water scare when a small amount of bird droppings – 1 to 4 grams – seeped into a water reservoir. Now the town is looking into chlorinating water supplies and installing bird deterrents:

From the Nownewspaper.com:

White Rock should add chlorine to make water safer, EPCOR says

By Marisa Babic, Surrey Now March 17, 2011

WHITE ROCK – As a result of the contaminated water scare in White Rock last summer, the company that supplies the city’s drinking water is recommending the addition of chlorine.

David Rector, director of operations for EPCOR, said the move is necessary to ensure the safety of the water supply.

“We’re recommending chlorination for all of White Rock,” Rector said Wednesday in presenting a report into the incident that led to a boil-water advisory for the city.

Fraser Health officials issued the boil-water advisory on Aug. 20, 2010 after water authorities discovered low-level E. coli contamination in the water supply during routine testing.

Rector said an investigation has found that a tiny amount of bird droppings that had seeped through a gap in the hatch seal at the Merklin reservoir were the probable cause of the contamination.

“The amount of material that we estimate caused this contamination is on the order of one to four grams,” he said.

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Bird-B-Gone Publishes New Catalog for 2011

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Mission Viejo, Ca: Bird-B-Gone, Inc. the world’s largest manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents has published a new catalog for 2011.  The catalog features over 100 products to help prevent birds from landing or nesting on rooftops, window sills, eaves, canopies, beams, signs and other areas. Bird-B-Gone’s products are easy to install and have industry leading guarantees. Products include bird exclusion netting, bird spikes, low-profile electric track systems, bird repellents, visual bird deterrents and more.

Since 1992, Bird-B-Gone has provided affordable solutions to pest bird problems. Products have been used to successfully deter birds from airports, schools, hospitals, military bases, historic buildings and other settings where birds have become a nuisance.

Bird-B-Gone has a team of bird control engineers and an on-staff Ornithologist to offer expert advice on choosing and installing the correct products. If you don’t have the time or resources to handle your bird problem, Bird-B-Gone has a network of trained professionals across the globe that can.

To receive your copy of the new 2011 Bird-B-Gone Catalog, or to get advice on your pest bird problem, call us at 1-800-392-6915 or email your name and address to nobirds@birdbgone.com, and put “New Catalog” in the message title. You can also access and download the full catalog online by visiting: http://www.birdbgone.com/free-catalog/.

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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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Authorities investigating what role pigeon poop played in man’s death

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

From the National post:

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Too much pigeon poo might have caused an awning to fall and kill a man in Australia.

August 18, 2010 – 11:00 am

Could an overabundance of pigeon poop have caused an awning to crash down and kill an Australian man?

That’s what authorities are trying to figure out through a five-day inquest into what caused Craig Taylor to be crushed to death.

Mr. Taylor, 53, had been taking shelter from a storm under a pharmacy’s awning when it collapsed in December, 2007, the Daily Telegraph reports. Dozens of pigeons were apparently nesting in the structure. Live birds were even found in the wreckage.

Authorities think the weight of the pigeons’ droppings, combined with the heavy rain, could have caused the awning to fall.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported in 2008:

A structural examination of Hadley’s Chemist found the cause of collapse was a lack of maintenance, poor workmanship and a large quantity of pigeon droppings.

The droppings had built up and had become saturated by the rain leaking into the roof.

The report found that crucial structural points on the awning were poorly maintained and badly corroded, although this would have been difficult to examine before the collapse.

The coroner’s office is investigating what role store owners and the city have in keeping awnings clear of pigeons, and who exactly should be responsible for the structures’ maintenance.

This wasn’t the first awning collapse in Australia. Six-months earlier another fell in Fairlight, Australia, but no one was injured. There’s no word on whether pigeon poop played a role in that incident.

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From Bird-B-Gone:

The sooner you address a bird problem, the easier it will be to take care of .
Did you know that besides carrying over 60 transmittable diseases, bird droppings can corrode paint, metal, stone and masonry? If you notice birds congregating under a sign, awning or eave area, call Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Bird-B-Gone has a complete line of effective and humane products to help solve any bird problem. Can’t/ don’t want to take care of the problem yourself? Bird-B-Gone has a network of authorized installers who can come out and and remedy your pest bird problem. Call us at 1-800-392-6915 or email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com / visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com
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Pigeon debris believed to be cause of sign fire

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Pigeon news from the Yuma Sun:

Yuma firefighters respond to several fires Wednesday

August 12, 2010 7:06 PM

Debris from pigeons roosting in a restaurant’s electrical sign is believed to be the cause of one of several fire-related calls that firefighters from the Yuma Fire Department responded to Wednesday.

At about 8:35 p.m. a fire was reported in the free standing sign in front of Rocky’s Pizzeria, located at 2601 South 4th Avenue.

Erfert said a passerby reported seeing flames coming from the sign. Power to the sign was shut down and the fire was extinguished.

The cause of that fire, Erfert said, was believed to be electrical and debris from roosting pigeons that had been on fire.

Complete article here

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From Bird-B-Gone:

Have birds nesting on your home or business? Birds nests can be a fire hazard, but many are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act. To make sure you are protecting your structure and humanely and lawfully addressing the bird nests, hiring a professional may be the best route.

Bird Control Professionals have experience deterring birds from all types of settings, and work with Bird-B-Gone’s humane and effective products.  Once the nest is removed, screening or netting off the area is typically the most effective way to  prevent birds from nesting.

Bird-B-Gone has a network of authorized installers across the U.S. who can help solve your bird problem. Call us at 1-800-392-6915,  email nobirds@birdbgone.com, or visit us online at http://www.birdbgone.com and we will get you in touch with a professional bird control installer in your area.

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Bird-B-Gone Expands Manufacturing Plant

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Mission Viejo CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc, leading manufacturer and distributor of professional bird control products has moved to a larger manufacturing plant to meet increasing supply demands worldwide. The new facility will allow Bird-B-Gone to expand production capabilities ensuring that products are in stock and ready to ship same day.

Bird-B-Gone supplies a complete line of professional grade bird deterrents for commercial, industrial and residential use.

Seamless integration of production and distribution will be just one of the added benefits of the new plant. Manufacturing in the U.S. makes quality control easy to maintain, customers can rest assured that they are receiving the highest quality bird control products delivered on time.

The new manufacturing plant will host Bird-B-Gone’s free Training Seminar – Bird-B-Gone University – the most comprehensive bird control training in the industry. Bird-B-Gone is dedicated to superior customer service and looks forward to being able to better serve their customers.

At Bird-B-Gone it’s our expertise, training and customer service that set us apart. Our high quality bird control products carry the longest industry guarantees, and are proudly made in the United States.

Visit us today at http://www.birdbgone.com or call us at 1-800-392-6915 for more information.

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Bird Netting to Deter Pest Birds

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

One of the most effective ways to deter pest birds is through the use of bird netting.

Growers and farmers have discovered that this is a great way to keep cornfields, fruit orchards and vineyards from being ravaged.  For example, lightweight plastic mesh netting is ideal for protecting fruit trees, blueberry bushes, gardens, vineyards, eaves and more from pest birds. This netting is virtually invisible, available in large sizes, and easy to work with. Better bird netting is U.V. protected to last longer. Lightweight bird netting can also be used as a temporary barrier to block birds from getting into storage garages, barns and warehouses.

Installing Bird Netting

There are a variety of ways to install lightweight bird netting. For fruit trees, vegetable gardens, blueberry bushes and grape vines, the netting should be suspended. When draping over a fruit tree, measure the circumference of the tree and cut the net so that you are left with at least one foot extra. You should then secure the netting with twine, zip ties, or hog rings.

For blueberry bushes and grape vines, suspend the netting over the bush or vine and allow at least 6 inches of space. This will prevent pest birds from sitting on the net and poking their heads and beaks through the net to get at your fruit. One common way to suspend the netting over the bush or vine is to use a series of poles placed around the perimeter. If you want to protect vegetable gardens, you can either wrap the individual plants in netting or suspend the netting around the entire garden. Finally, to keep pest birds out of eaves and similar open spaces, the best lightweight bird netting comes with handy clips. You can also use a staple gun to secure the netting around the perimeter.

Heavy-Duty Bird Netting

For larger more demanding applications, there’s heavy-duty bird netting. This netting is constructed of strong polyethylene and is typically used to block pest birds from entering air hangars, garages, factories, warehouses, canopies and other large areas. The best netting is this category is usually a U.V. resistant mesh, meets ISO 1806 mesh test standards and comes with a long guarantee–10 years. Some heavy-duty bird netting is rot proof, waterproof, flame resistant and sub-zero stable. This netting is available in various sizes and custom cuts and is preferred by architects. Heavy-duty bird netting should be installed properly or it will sag or droop. This can create gaps that birds can squeeze through. For best results, a cable should be set up around the perimeter of the netted area, and the net should then be attached to this cable.

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High Quality Bird Netting Available from Bird-B-Gone

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Bird-B-Gone, Inc, the world’s largest manufacturer of humane bird control products offers high-quality bird control netting and hardware. Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Bird Netting is a strong polyethylene netting used to block pest birds from entering unwanted areas including airline hangars, garages, factories, warehouses, eaves, canopies and more. Bird Net 2000 is the highest quality bird netting available on today’s market, and carries an industry leading 10 year guarantee.

Each net goes through a vigorous 3-step process before it leaves our facility; visual inspection, break-strength testing and labeling and packaging are all taken into consideration. Bird Net 2000 is available in both stock and custom sizes.

Bird-B-Gone also offers a complete line of net installation hardware to help accommodate any netting job. Our technical experts can help design netting systems, using the appropriate hardware, and even help to install it. Bird Net 2000 is the most efficient and effective method for excluding birds, and is the #1 bird net specified by architects. For additional information or samples, please contact us at 1-800-392-6915, nobirds@birdbgone.com, or visit our website at www.birdbgone.com.

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