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.