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Bird Barrier provides Seavers Beavers with a solution for the toughest infestation

Micah Seavers knows good advice when he hears it. So when his wife suggested he quit spending so much money on his “wildlife hobbies,” he did just that. He opened Seavers Beavers and More Nuisance Wildlife Removal, based in Water Valley, Ky., and began earning money doing what he loves. More great advice came a few years later, when a fellow wildlife professional suggested Seavers consider working with Bird Barrier and expand into the bird management market. Now, three years after forming a relationship with Bird Barrier, his business is booming.

Recently, Seavers’ bird management skills were put to the test when he landed his largest bird job to date — a $20,000 elementary school account that was overrun by European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). The problem was so bad, the health department wouldn’t let the school open until the birds were eradicated. “The feces, dead birds and broken eggs were everywhere,” Seavers recounts. “They had outside eating areas that the kids couldn’t even sit at — you couldn’t walk into the school without walking in bird mess.” Because of the school’s beautiful architecture, Seavers wanted something that would look clean on the columns and blend in with the structures. His next step was simple. He took some photos of the project and sent them to Ray Olschewski, his rep at Bird Barrier. Olschewski suggested using Bird-Shock Flex-Track, an electrified track that conforms to any architectural configuration and delivers an intermittent shock when touched.

“Ray walked us through the installation process step-by-step to make sure I was confident in what I was doing,” Seavers explains. With the help of Olschewski and the team at Bird Barrier, Seavers and his coworker worked from sunup to sundown to complete the job in just under a week. To the joy of the students and teachers (or perhaps to their dismay), the school was able to open on time.

A pillar at the elementary school before and after Seavers’ team installed Bird-Shock Flex-Track.

“The only callback I’ve received was a thank-you from the principal and teachers,” says Seavers. “They’re just ecstatic.”

For more information on Bird-Shock Flex-Track, go to https://birdbarrier.com/Bird-shock Flex-Track or or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.

StealthNet clears storefront from birds

A national chain grocery store was having trouble with starlings and pigeons roosting on the beams of the storefront, making a mess. They contacted Dan Glock of American Animal Control, who recommended installing StealthNet.

StealthNet bird netting is one of the most versatile solutions for bird control, providing a discreet yet effective barrier against all types of nuisance birds without inflicting harm on the birds themselves.

 

After installing StealthNet and putting Optical Gel on the light standards and cross beams, the problem was solved completely. Dan Glock said: “The customer has since had me do four other stores and hundreds of other stores in the future!”

For more information on StealthNet, go to https://birdbarrier.com/stealthnet.html or or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.

Pigeons Evicted From Under Solar Panels

Bird Barrier’s Kit Delivers the Results.

Many homeowners dealing with pest animals find it hard to get rid of them. A homeowner in California noticed pigeons under the solar panels on the roof of the house. The pigeons had made that spot their home and were building a nest. Needless to say, the roof started to fill up with droppings too.

SoCal Bee and Bird assessed the situation, and the best solution to solve this problem was to install a Solar Panel kit. Bird Barrier’s Solar Panel Exclusion Kit is an innovative system, designed specifically to keep all birds from getting under solar arrays, protecting the roof, wiring, and equipment from their damage. Bird Barrier’s Solar Panel Exclusion Kit utilizes UV-stabilized polypropylene clips to safely secure sections PVC-coated galvanized steel mesh to the outer edge of any solar array.

Scott Hill from Socal Bee and Bird said: “Pigeons are very territorial, so if you would just take away the nest, they would come back and start anew. Installing the Solar Panel Kit ensures that the birds will not come back”.

First they removed all the material that the birds had gathered under the roof. After cleaning the tiles with Dissolve-it, they installed the steel mesh, clipping it to the panels. Since the roof tiles are round shaped, they had to cut the wire to make it fit.

 

The installation of the Solar Panel Kit is easy, and can be removed for service. Patent-pending plastic clips are UV-stable, they won’t scratch panels. Clips are recommended every 18 inches. The lips bind the mesh to the panels without drilling holes or damaging the system.

 

Do you want more information on Solar panel Exclusion? Don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff at 800-503-5444, email us at customercare@birdbarrier.com or visit our website www.birdbarrier.com.

 

Bird Slide for Bats

A residential home had a bat problem at their outside house. Bats were loafing in the top of the attic. Bats become a problem when they use an attic or other section of a home or building for a roosting or nursery colony. Accumulations of their droppings (guano) can cause odor and bug problems, which is the primary reason bats should be excluded from a structure occupied by people.

The residents had tried to get rid of the problem before. An installer had installed netting to keep the bats away, but that did not work, since the bats were sitting on, below and between the installed netting.

 

Regular bird control installer Joe Herrman at Capital Wildlife Solutions was called in, and he decided to install Bird Barrier’s Bird Slide. Bird Slide completely protects ledges against all bird species; they cannot get a grip and slide right off.

 

Bird Slide is easy to install. For ledges six inches, the flat base simply glues to any clean surface using Bird Barrier bond. “The installment was quite easy”, Joe said, ‘We removed the old netting first. It took 2 people 2.5 hours to install Bird Slide, and we used 32 feet of material.”

For this problem, Bird Slide offered an immediate solution. There were no bat droppings on the floor the next day, and the bats were gone. The customer was very satisfied with the Bird Slide solution.

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

 

Optical Gel Deters Pigeons at a Tricky Site

A national pharmacy chain was having pigeon issues on gates that enclosed the dumpsters at the rear of the store. Pigeons were roosting along the tops of the doors and walls. On the picture below, you can see the pigeons under the eaves.

Paul Sowers of Carter Pest Control decided to try Bird Barrier’s Optical Gel to solve this problem. Optical Gel deters all bird species by triggering multiple sensory responses. First, the material emits UV light to make it appear as a flame to approaching birds. They see the flame and avoid the area. At the same time, the ingredients citronella and peppermint oil are offensive to birds, but mild and pleasant to humans. These scents mask the pheromones that birds use to identify their home. For the most stubborn birds, Optical Gel is sticky and will make any perch unpleasant should they choose to touch or stand on the product.

Paul cleaned the pigeon droppings off the ledges and door tops and placed the Optical Gel dishes in 10″ intervals, attached with silicone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“After I was done, I sat in my truck and watched pigeon after pigeon try to fly up and go onto the ledges, they just flew away” said Paul. Video of this can be seen on https://youtu.be/rX29l56fbxs.

Optical Gel is a versatile product that can last from two to four years depending on environment.

Paul continued, “It’s a great tool for a pest controller’s arsenal and a revolutionary product. Netting and Bird spikes are still a better long-term solution, however there are instances where those are not an option and then Optical Gel is better.”

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.