Posts Tagged ‘prevent birds from landing’

Protect Migrating Birds from Collection Ponds with Bird-B-Gone’s Heavy Duty Pond Netting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mission Viejo, CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents  would like to announce a new addition to their line of professional grade bird control products, Heavy Duty Pond Netting.

Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailing or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Birds mistake these ponds for fresh water and often become poisoned by toxins present in the water.

Pond Netting is used as a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing in toxic tailing ponds or other water collection sites. The netting is stretched over these areas to prevent bird deaths. Installing pond netting will not only protect birds, but will also prevent the hefty fines associated with migratory bird deaths. (more…)

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Obstruction Lights 101 – Use Bird Spikes to Prevent Birds From Landing

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article Shared From: Wind Power Engineering and Development Magazine

Written By: 1/24/12

Flashing warning lights on turbine nacelles are mostly for the benefit of aircraft flying at night. The lights have progressed from incandescent to LEDbased units. The features of several recent lights show advanced systems.

twr wholeThe L450-864-G from TWR Lighting is one type of obstruction light for wind turbines. 

One model of obstruction light comes in a one-piece mount. An internal enclosure houses the flash circuitry and GPS synchronization circuitry, so it can synch up with other lights of the same model in the vicinity. A bird spike on the dome discourages its use as a resting pad. The light’s beam projects 360° with a 3° divergence at 50% peak vertical. The 33-lb light comes with a regulated power supply with over-voltage protection, and contacts for monitoring and alarms. An internal photocell eliminates need for an external one, and it runs on 100 to 240 Vac.

Another light features a compact flash head to reduce wind load on fixed obstructions such as wind turbines, towers, and bridges. Operating at just 20W, the series of lights is said to offer the lowest power consumption of any L-864 product (FAA designation for a flashing red obstruction light, 20 to 40 flashes per minute) to help save energy and reduce operating costs. With less than an 8.5-in. height, the shock and vibration-resistant lights offer a low profile to reduce the impact of wind shear on the mounting structure, making it well-suited for high-altitude applications and improved performance in inclement weather.

Read the complete article from Windpower Engineering and Development Magazine HERE

 

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Two New Patents Awarded for Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Jolt Flat Track System

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

 

Mission Viejo CA – The United States Patent office has recently awarded two new patents to Bird-B-Gone, Inc. on the Bird Jolt Flat Track™ bird deterrent system.

Bird Jolt Flat Track is a low profile electric track system that produces a mild electric jolt when birds land on its surface.

Bird Jolt Flat Track is the only electric track bird deterrent system with a patented anti-arcing and glue trough design.

The two new patents were awarded for the systems’ glue troughs; US 8015747 & US 8020340.

Patented glue troughs along the base of the Bird Jolt Flat Track system raise and insulate the threads that secure the conductors. This design prevents water from creating a conductive channel underneath the track by wicking up the threads and shorting out the track. The glue troughs also make for better adhesion.

Combined with the anti-arcing design, the two new patents make Bird Jolt Flat Track the ultimate choice in safety and effectiveness.

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Bird Proofing Corporate Office Buildings

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Written By: Alex A. Kecskes

If you own a corporate office building, you know that corporate leasing is down due to this bad economy.  Your main goal this year is to fill that building with leasing businesses. You can’t afford to carry a half empty building. One thing you must do is make sure your office building always looks clean, and that things like A.C. systems and lighting systems are working properly. Bird proofing your building now can save you from all sorts of problems down the line.

Problem: You know from bitter experience that pest birds can create a number of problems for your building maintenance team. For one thing, bird droppings splattered all over your building’s façade and glass windows can quickly ruin your building’s image.  And image is key when clients come looking for office space.  Over time, bird droppings and nesting materials can ruin expensive A.C. units, blocking vents, freezing up fans, and clogging ducts. Bird droppings can also eat into the electrical wiring on rooftops and around signage, causing electrical shorts and possibly even a fire. Bird droppings can also block lighting and security cameras. And they can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards on walkways and entrances that could pose a legal liability. All in all, pest birds are most unwelcome to your property. The sooner you implement an effective bird proofing strategy, the better.
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Stench at So. Cal. beach blamed on bird droppings

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

From the OC register:

That south county stink? Try a bird-poop cocktail

TEXT BY BRITTANY LEVINE, PHOTO BY PAUL BERSEBACH

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The good news: The stench at a Dana Point beach is temporary.

The bad news: It may come back.

The December storms caused San Juan Creek to flood from San Juan Capistrano to Dana Point and caused ferocious 5.72 feet-per-second currents to rush through the creek. The creek water outfall at Doheny State Beach was then flushed into the ocean.

That mixture is behind the rotten egg smell near the lifeguard headquarters.

Bird poop and other organic matter that had accumulated in the creek mixed with sulfates in the ocean water, said David Pryor, an environmental scientist with the state Department of Parks and Recreation.

The combination made a stinky smell—similar to that of sulfur-rich hot springs. The smell was greatest following the storms. Then debris covered up most of the bird poop-salt water cocktail, plant materials and bacteria that had soaked into the sand. But recent beach cleanups aimed at removing debris unleashed the stench again.

“We do not consider the odor dangerous,” Pryor said in an e-mail.

Over time, the surf and tides will sort and wash away the stinky matter, he said.

Read the complete article here

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From Bird-B-Gone Inc.

Just last year, the Lompoc Record reported that it was an accumulation of pigeon droppings that had contaminated the water quality under the Pismo Beach Pier. Sure the stench may not be harmful, what about the bacteria found in bird droppings? It would take a lot of  droppings to create such a stench – if it truly is the source of the “fowl” smell, the city may want to consider the health risk associated with the droppings.  In small doses it usually doesn’t cause that big of a concern, but when found in such large quantities, health risks should be considered as bird droppings are known to carry bacteria and disease.

There are many products available to humanely deter birds from open spaces. Not sure which product is right for you? Contact our team of bird control engineers to help you choose and design the right bird deterrent system for you. Bird-B-Gone also has a network of authorized installers who can install bird control products call 1-800-392-6915 or visit http://www.birdbgone.com

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City of Newport Beach Guards Against Pest Birds

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The city of Newport Beach Fire Department has approved installation of plastic bird spikes on the main lifeguard station in Newport Beach California. Eric Bauer, Lifeguard Battalion Chief says “we have been fighting pigeons and seagulls for years on the lifeguard station. The poop was just piling up on the roofs and access areas. Each night the dew would set in and drag all of the bird feces on to the roof access creating a horrendous smell and a certain health hazard.” They had tried sonic devices and motion controlled sprinkler systems in the past to try to get rid of the birds, but to no avail. Bauer then contacted John Rabun of J.M. Rabun Company to help him come up with a solution.

City of Newport Beach Guards Against Pest Birds

Rabun suggested using a product from Bird-B-Gone, Inc., to keep the birds from landing on the roof area. Bird-B-Gone, Inc. is the largest manufacturer and distributor of pest bird deterrents in North America. Jeff Watts from Bird-B-Gone met Rabun at the lifeguard station to help suggest a bird control system that would work. Watts says, “they have a large infestation of pigeons and seagulls on the roof area, the best solution is some sort of physical deterrent that keeps the birds from landing and roosting on the roof. I suggested using the Bird Spikes on the roof peaks and edges. This will make it difficult for the birds to land and they will choose another more suitable area.” Battalion Chief Bauer chose to us the Plastic Bird Spikes from Bird-B-Gone, Inc..The plastic spikes are made of a sturdy polycarbonate plastic, they are durable and virtually invisible when installed. The plastic spikes carry a 5-year Guarantee and are the lowest cost bird spike available.

Rabun says “the installation of the Bird Spikes was very easy to do. In no time we had most of the roof done!” He used adhesive to adhere the spikes to the roof peaks and edges of the roof. They used the clear plastic spikes on the roof as it is virtually invisible from a distance, and they used the white spikes on the parapet wall that surrounds the roof access as the white spike matches the white paint. Along with the Bird Spikes Rabun is installing the Bird Spiders by Bird-B-Gone, Inc..

The Bird Spiders have eight stainless steel “arms” that move with the breeze discouraging birds from landing. They are installing the Bird Spiders on the open areas of the roof to keep Gulls from landing there. Jeff Watts of Bird-B-Gone, Inc. says “ this is what we call an integrated bird control solution. Sometimes more than one method or product is needed to keep pest birds away.” Chief Bauer says, “ we are pleased to finally be rid of the countless pigeons and seagulls from our main life guard facility in Newport Beach. The building is a big part of the charm of the Newport Beach Pier and surrounding area, it just has much better “eye” appeal without all of the birds and their poop!” For more information on Bird-B-Gone, Inc. products and pest bird solutions call 1-800-392-6915 or visit www.birdbgone.com

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