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Bird-B-Gone University for Bird Control Scores High in Recent Audit

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Bird Control Training

Bird-B-Gone Inc.’s Bird-B-Gone University was recently audited for review and approval by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Bird-B-Gone received excellent remarks from the DPR as a four hour Continuing Education (CE) credit in Bird Control training.

Bird-B-Gone University, a bird control training course offered by Bird-B-Gone, was recently audited by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. The course covers many things commercial bird control installers need to know. The course qualifies as a continuing education course through the DPR.  Bird-B-Gone provides this free training at their facilities in Santa Ana, CA at least every other month.

Mike Dougherty, a bird control engineer at Bird-B-Gone, was well received as the presenter of this course.  “Mr. Dougherty was very knowledgeable in the subject matter and provided useful pesticide and pest management information,” says Lisa Estridge, Environmental Scientist with the DPR. “He presented bird management from an IPM perspective and encouraged attendees to use a variety of bird control methods, such as exclusion, sanitation and mechanical tools. His presentation included a PowerPoint presentation, photographs, sample products and anecdotes that made the course more relatable to the attendees.”

Bird-B-Gone University is designed to ensure pest control operators are equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to properly install Bird-B-Gone bird control products. “All questions from the attendees were answered quickly and accurately. In addition, the course materials and comfortable facility, along with the announcement at the beginning of the course to silence cell phones, created an environment conducive to learning. Overall, the course was informative and well received by the attendees,” says Estridge.

To learn more about becoming an Authorized Installer of Bird-B-Gone’s bird control products click 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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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.

Read the original article here

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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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