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.

 

 

Gridwire can solve a seagull problem

Summer represents hot weather and the beach. When the beach comes to mind, we can’t help but think about those birds that hang out on the sand, seagulls.

Gulls have the ability to drink both saltwater and freshwater, thanks to their salt removing glands. They are also considered to be scavengers as they will eat everything from dead fish and garbage to field mice and insects. Not only are they good swimmers, but they can also walk and run on land. Seagulls are also protected on the federal, state and local levels.

Gulls are particularly a nuisance in coastal areas, dump sites, piers and harbors. Like geese, they can create hazardous conditions to low flying aircraft. Their droppings contain uric acid which prove to cause structural damage. That is not all as their droppings can also pose a health risk.

So, how do you get rid of the problems these intelligent birds create?

You can protect lakes, parking lots, warehouse roofs, etc. from gulls, geese, and other large aquatic birds. Gridwire systems will deny birds access to large open areas. It is a system of poles, cables and wires installed so that wires make up large squares of rectangles, like a very large mesh net. It can be suspended in various horizontal and vertical patterns;

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How it works: Gulls see the wires as they approach the roof and become nervous; they are scared of becoming trapped in a zone they don’t understand.

Gridwire is typically installed 6-8 feet above a large flat roof. It is a humane solution; even if the gulls fly into the zone, they can’t be hurt by the wires, and can easily escape.

Bird Barrier offers two versions of wire; Gridwire or Florescent GridTwine, which is more visible to birds.

Don’t let seagulls ruin your summer! At Bird Barrier, we are eager to help you with any of your bird problems. Please give us a call at 800-503-5444 or visit our website.

The 2017 Bird Barrier catalog is here!

Bird Barrier will mail its world renowned catalog this month. Know for it’s clear descriptions, wonderful photography and how-to tips, the catalog is a staple in the toolboxes of successful bird control professionals the world over. We’re sure you’ll agree that this year’s cover is one of the most creative we’ve ever put out.

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Like past years, Bird Barrier is proud to introduce new products:

  • Optical Gel »a pre-dosed dish of gel that is stuck on buildings and repels birds with a visual and smell repellent .
  • Tower Guard » Tower Guard deters Gulls, Cormorants, Vultures, Osprey, Hawks and Owls and other large birds. It creates both a visual and physical barrier for railings and flat surfaces.
  • Black Net Rings » For the first time in the industry, Black net rings are available for the P7 hand ringer. Now you can cut way down on the visibility of rings on all black netting projects.
  • Flex T Connector » “T” Connector. Many jobs require time consuming T’s. Now those can be done just as quickly as straight and corner connections. The part can also hinge up or down for angled applications, like roof peaks.
  • Avian Fog Force TR and TR dispenser » Avian Fog Force TR Bird Repellent is an EPA-registered bird repellent that is effective against all types of nuisance birds and is suitable for use around humans, pets and livestock.

There are three ways to get your 2017 catalog:

  1. Requested a Printed Copy
  2. Download a PDF

Pigeon Birth Control at Manufacturing Plants

OvoControl Offers Long-Term Pigeon Control

Pigeon Birth Control is necessary at manufacturing plantsOne of the most popular places for an OvoControl contraception project is a pigeon-plagued manufacturing plant. Any kind of manufacturing will do, although places that produce heat – foundry, mill, rail maintenance, glass, etc. – are often at the top of the list. Manufacturing facilities are often characterized by multiple structures which are typically just too large, costly or impractical to net. More often than not, the facility’s manager or engineer will tell you right up front that they have “tried everything” to control the pigeons and that the birds have been a menace for years.

 

Large plants most often require population abatement – supplemented by exclusion in high priority areas. These are perfect opportunities to sell a long-term OvoControl abatement program with recurring revenue, alongside stand-alone exclusion jobs.

 

This infested plant needed pigeon birth controlDon’t get caught up in trying to trap, shoot or poison your way to a solution. More often than not, the facility already has years of experience trying to “increase mortality” in one form or another. These techniques represent only a short term strategy and the pigeon population will recover and return with a vengeance.

 

Furthermore, if things go wrong, you can end up on the news as happened at the George Bush Airport recently. Everyone seems to have a smart phone with a camera and video these days and it is difficult or not impossible to prevent events from being recorded by employees or customers. This can get out of control quickly.

 

We recommend OvoControl for all facilities where abatement is required, but especially those where dead and dying birds could leave you with a problem on your hands. Think of it as pigeon birth control.

OvoControl® P is a specially formulated bait that interferes with the hatchability of eggs from pigeons. OvoControl® P contains nicarbazin, an active ingredient originally developed to prevent an enteric disease in chickens. Registered by EPA, OvoControl® P is approved for use in pigeons, geese and ducks. For more information on OvoControl, click here.

Arrested for feeding the birds!?

In Henderson, Nevada, the city has been struggling silently with their pigeon problem for years. Now, in hopes to get rid of the 750,000 to a million pigeons found in just one county, they are enforcing a law that will stop people from creating attractive environments for the pigeons. For example, feeding the birds or leaving food out for the birds.

The city is doing this in hope to cut back the number of birds as both the health risk and property damage could be great.

Those who do not adhere to this new law can find themselves with a warning or a $1000 fine to 6 months in jail.

Check the article out here!