Bird Barrier Launches Bidding Apps to its Website

Bird Barrier introduces two new helpful sales tools for the professional’s arsenal: The Product Advisor and The Quick Quote.

Product Advisor

Bird Barrier offers a wide assortment of products to deter birds from roofs, ledges, loading docks and more. With so many different scenarios, and bird species, it can often be challenging determining the very best solution. Are there sparrows nesting between beams and the roof? Or pigeons nesting under solar panels? What product should be used in these, and other, different scenarios? The new Product Advisor helps you to find the best product solution for any bird problem. This tool narrows your selection down based on just three simple questions:

1. What kind of bird is causing your bird problem?
2. What are the birds doing?
3. Where are they doing it?

After completing these three questions, Bird Barrier’s most effective product solutions will pop up, starting with the best.
After choosing the right program based on the Product Advisor, Bird Barrier’s Quick Quote can help figure out an estimate.

Quick Quote

Quick Quote helps you getting a quick estimate, so you can gauge the customer’s interest before making a final proposal. It is an easy way to get a feel for the how much the project may cost, and whether the customer is able to make the investment. The estimates can be saved for future use.
It’s very easy to use:

• Name the project, and the area on the building
• Select the product to be used
• Enter the length and width of the ledge, or area to be protected
• Rate the complexity (from Easy to Hard)
• Enter an estimate in dollars for cleaning
• Enter an estimate in dollars for lift rental
• Enter your company’s hourly rate
• Press “Calculate” and you will instantly have useful information

The Quick Quote will display a price range, not a final quotation, that can be discussed with the customer. If the customer is willing to learn more, the company should conduct a thorough inspection, measure accurately, create a materials list, and assess the costs of labor, cleaning, lift rental and other variables. Each Quick Quote result can be saved, and is automatically emailed to the user so it can be shared within the company.

These tools can be found at www.birdbarrier.com, under the “For Installers” link on the home page.
The Product Advisor does not require a login, but the Quick Quote does.
https://birdbarrier.com/advisor
https://birdbarrier.com/quick-quote

 

 

Sparrow Trap Door helps airport to remove birds

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.

 

Woodpecker problem solved with Optical Gel

Joe Martorelli of United Exterminating was asked to help with a woodpecker problem in a residential area in Peoria, Arizona. The home had a large shop in the back, and the woodpecker had riddled that structure with holes. The owner had tried to patch up the holes a few times, but after a few months, the woodpecker and the holes were back. Because woodpeckers are protected, there are very few things that can be done to resolve the issue.
Joe had just taken a Bird Control Certification Course of Bird Barrier, in which he learned about Optical Gel. Optical Gel is a pre-dosed dish of gel that is stuck on buildings, and repels the birds with a visual and smell repellent. It works very well as a humane deterrent for woodpeckers. Joe said; “I worked with the Bird Barrier rep, and helped me to quote it out for the customer. “

During the project, Joe went to the client multiple times, first to quote, then to install Optical Gel, and then several visits to follow up, check, and see if there were no new holes. He even installed copper mesh in the holes, in order to see if the woodpeckers would remove it. Joe said: “If you shove the thin copper mesh in the hole, you can get a real good solid visual, if the woodpeckers are continuing to peck or trying to nest.”

It has been 6 months now, and he has not heard from the customer since, which he takes as a sign that the woodpecker problem is solved. Joe said: “There are definitely still woodpeckers in the neighborhood; it is a problem that a lot of the neighbor were experiencing.” So he might get some new orders for Optical Gel installation from the neighbors!

For more information on Optical Gel, please visit http://www.birdbarrier.com/products/optical-gel/ or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637/ (800) NO-BIRDS.

Bird Barrier America celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Bird Barrier America certainly has soared to the horizon and beyond since the company took flight in 1993. Back then, Bird Barrier offered just three products warehoused in a small facility in Redondo Beach, Calif. What a difference a quarter-century makes! Today, Bird Barrier America operates an expansive facility in Carson, Calif., and offers thousands of products and training programs for pest bird exclusion and related waste remediation, nest cleanup and structural damage repairs. Bird Barrier’s solutions cover:
• All core pest birds: crows, geese, grackles, gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, swallows, turkey vultures, woodpeckers, etc.;
• All core bird-control types: netting, spikes, electrified tracks, traps, deterrents, repellents, etc.; and
• All core structure types: single- and multi-family homes, apartments, airports, parking structures, hotels and restaurants, health care facilities, airports, retail/offices, rooftops/HVAC systems, historic buildings, industrial complexes, etc.

The company’s three original products — the Bird Coil, Daddi Long Legs and Peacock — were invented and patented by Vic Chatten, a former U.S. Navy officer, deep-sea diver, and occasional stuntman for John Wayne. When tinkerer Chatten passed away about 15 years ago, his dream was lifted to new heights under the leadership of Cameron Riddell, Bird Barrier president and CEO, and Riddell’s friends Joe Bollinger and John Houghton, who purchased the patents. While two of Chatten’s original products remain solid sellers, the company has expanded its offering to include StealthNet exclusion netting and hardware, Bird-Flite Spikes, Bird-Shock Flex-Track, Eagle Eye, Tree-Shock, Dura-Spike, and Optical Gel and myriad other innovations. All of Bird Barrier’s products are humane: They simply repel pest birds, prompting them to move to other locations without hurting them. Case in point: Bird Barrier’s Bird-Shock carries an endorsement from the U.S. Humane Society.

Solutions = Products & Training
In 1994, Riddell approached pest control products distributor Univar (than named Van Waters & Rogers), and proposed a training program for its customers.

“Univar thought it was a great idea,” Riddell recalls. “Their representatives in offices around the U.S. invited local pest control operators for a two-day training class. We’d show up with boxes of tools and equipment, and a carousel of slides, and teach the group all about bird control.”

The first day featured classroom instruction, while the second day took the class out onto a real building where a bird problem was solved using Bird Barrier products. Bird Barrier continues to teach its class 24 years later, and many of the company’s largest customers to this day credit the class with their start in the business.

“Our mission is to have a long-lasting solution for every kind of bird problem,” Riddell says. “Since our start, we’ve focused on developing and delivering solutions that solve pest bird problems that could not be solved. We’re almost there. Today, there are very few pest bird problems that cannot be solved with Bird Barrier solutions.

“It’s hard to believe how fast the years have flown by,” Riddell adds. “I was just 30 when we started in a small shop with one box of product. Now I’m 55, my kids have almost flown the coop, and our and much-larger warehouse is busting at the seams. Time flies.”

Bird Barrier’s products and services can be found at its updated new website, www.birdbarrier.com

Bird Barrier’s StealthNet installed with zippers

Pest control specialist Brandon Sanders of Sanders Wildlife Inc. was asked to do a repair netting job at a location of a national supermarket chain. Birds used to hang out above the window of the pharmacy unit. The bird netting, originally installed by another company was torn and not attached.
One of the reasons that the netting had been torn was because the clients had to tear into the net to replace light bulbs. Bird Barrier offers a solution for the problem of not having access behind bird netting; StealthNet zippers.

StealthNet Zippers can be installed to open netting for horizontal or vertical access, using net rings. Their heavy duty marine construction insures the zipper’s long-life. Sanders says: “Upon repairing we installed Bird Barrier Zippers for access, which made all the difference.” See picture below.

After installing StealthNet, Sanders got another call from the customer. The birds had not gotten around the net but started using the gap between the tin roof to enter. Sanders says: “We installed black foam blocks in all the gaps found at the tin roof. The job is complete with no further problems.”

For more info on Bird Barrier’s StealthNet product, please contact Bird Barrier: http://www.birdbarrier.com/products/stealthnet or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.