The high-end auto dealership in the photos had two different kinds of pigeon problems. First, pigeons were loafing on the upper parapet cap and making a mess on the roof and sidewalks below. Second, they were roosting and nesting on the metal structure that supported fabric panels on the sides of the building. The sidewalk below had to be pressure washed on a daily basis.
The installer chose to install Bird-Coil as it is perfect for long, narrow, exposed ledges. Based on the simple premise that birds like a solid landing platform, Bird-Coil de-stabilizes the ledge, causing unwanted pigeons and gulls to take their mess elsewhere. The Coil resolved the problems on the roof immediately and the dealership was satisfied.
To keep the pigeons from getting in the space behind the fabric panels, StealthNet was installed. It was run between the panels, and from the edges of the panels back to the wall of the building. This essentially created a box that they could no longer enter.
StealthNet is low visibility polyethylene netting that is very strong and long lasting. It is secured to the structure with an assortment of stainless steel hardware that discretely holds it in place.
Thanks to the professional installation of both the Bird-Coil and the StealthNet, the dealership was able to spend more time washing cars, and less time washing sidewalks. It was a total success.
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The restaurant in the photos is located in a popular San Diego harbor. Seagulls and pigeons had become increasingly comfortable on the structure, watching boats and people pass nearby. Their mess became an issue for obvious reasons.
Bird Barrier’s Bird Coil is a simple, low visibility, stainless steel bird deterrent for pigeons and larger birds. Bird Coil is ideal for long, exposed ledges. It is also adaptable to most architectural details. Bird Coil has been installed on thousands of buildings with great success.
Two rows of the Bird-Coil were installed, with immediate results. All of the pest birds were forced, unharmed, to seek alternative perching spots, and the customer was happy with the results.
Did you know that crows are incredibly intelligent? They are right on par with the chimpanzee, as these two animals share the same ability as humans to make and use tools. An example of their intelligence is that they will drop shelled nuts up in the air and down to the pavement in order to crack them open. Or they will drop the nut strategically in an area where a car is passing. They even watch and understand traffic lights in order to safely go ahead and fetch their meal!
Interesting Facts About Crows
Very family oriented
Mate for life
Owl is their natural predator
Mimic certain calls of other birds, animals, and even humans
Although dark and gloomy in appearance, they are not a good killer. Their beak is dull and must wait for another animal to puncture foods such as carcasses
Less of a urban pest than pigeons, but thrive in agricultural settings
Northern birds will fly thousands of miles during the winter, while southern birds stay put
Can live up to 7 years in the wild, but 20 years in captivity
However, the crow’s intelligence may be used as a defense against humans, making it difficult to protect areas the birds are creating a nuisance. Bird Spikes as well as StealthNet are good options to move the population of crows to a different area.
Check out this video of a crow used a wire as a hook to grab food.
Crows using cars to crack nuts for dinner
Want to learn more about crows? Check out some more info here!
MSN9news reported that “giant” seagull invaded the studios of Channel 9 six o’clock news in Melbourne. The veteran newscaster, Peter Hitchner, was reading a story about a 1982 murder, when a “giant” seagull walked across the projection behind Hitchner, ultimately caused by a camera shooting a real-time cityscape of Melbourne. Hitchner, unphased by the seagull’s antics, continued his report.
“I was reading away, and it was a serious story, and I suddenly thought, ‘Oh my gosh that seagull’s back again’, because we had bit of a problem last night,” he told Melbourne radio after the bulletin.
“About 50 seconds to six o’clock this seagull arrived and started pecking at the camera and it had the beadiest huge eyes you’ve ever seen in your life.”