Indianapolis International airport had a bird problem. The birds, starlings and sparrows, came in through the front door as the passengers entered the building, especially when the weather turned cold. They normally flew up towards the ceiling, and since the airport has 140-foot ceilings, it was impossible to catch the birds.
Bird Barrier has a solution for this kind of bird problem, the Sparrow Trap Door. When set, the “Trap Door” is simply a welcoming platform with food. Birds stand on the platform eating until they press down on the perch. Suddenly, the floor gives way under them and they fall inside the ventilated box with a lid positioned securely above. When a bird is captured, it will remain quiet and calm within the holding box until it can be released safely outdoors.
Mike Medvescek, Director of Public Safety and Operations at the Indianapolis International Airport said: “We found the Sparrow Trap Door online and purchased four of them. The first day we caught three birds, we have caught eight more over the same weekend. I think we have two left in the terminal and we have strategically placed them around the inside the terminal in our civic plaza area where the food court is located. It is amazing how quick we catch them. Using French fries and bread as bait, we are catching the birds in front of the public, and release them back outside without injury. This humane trap option works well from the public’s perspective.”
This also shows how the Trap Door can be used in an open environment, without taking up much space or bothering customers.
Mike said: “The Sparrow Trap Door is a great invention, they work wonderfully and I would recommended them to anyone. It is a safe product, and catches birds without the use of poison. The traps work very well for the needs of the Indianapolis International Airport.”
For more information on Trap Doors, please visit www.birdbarrier.com/traps or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637/ (800) NO-BIRDS.