Recycling Plant Sends Birds Packing

This recycling plant refused to deal with bird waste any longer.

Problem: Bird droppings on facade

Product Used: Eagle Eye

Seagulls were roosting on the ledge and roof of this building.

Eagle Eyes were installed at the building corners and Flex-Track along the ledges.

After just a short period, the birds left this location.

The birds created a mess on the sleek aluminum siding.

The rotating pyramid of the Eagle Eye reflects sunlight which disorients birds causing them to change flight patterns.

Cleaning Eagle Eyes: A Maintenance Contract Opportunity

Cleaning Eagle Eyes
Before

The Eagle Eye repels birds by flashing sunlight off its shiny, chromed surfaces. This chromed surface requires maintenance, if left unattended the reflective surface will oxidize and become dull. In order to get the best results Eagle Eyes should be cleaned regularly.

Bird Barrier recommends cleaning on a quarterly basis. On this schedule they are easier to clean and restore to a great shine. A soapy water solution is often enough to do the job, but for the best results Bird Barrier recommends a specialty cleaner.

NanoUltra Stain Remover is a specialty formulated stain remover and cleaner that has excellent cleaning and polishing power. NanoUltra is adept at removing tough stains and will easily remove calcium, magnesium, iron and other accumulated, hard-to-remove elements.

After
After

NanoUltra features a mild abrasive and a couple of mild chemicals in slurry, and is designed to not scratch the chrome (when applied by hand).

NanoUltra is applied using a clean microfiber towel. Squeeze out a small dollop of product on the towel and rub in small expanding circles. A second clean microfiber is used to remove the leftover product and polish the surface to a high shine.

See the NanoUltra in action: Cleaning Eagle Eyes Video

A 25 oz. bottle is $34.00, and will clean at least 100 Eagle Eyes.

The Eagle Eye Maintenance Contract

Bird Barrier encourages the Eagle Eye installer to provide a maintenance agreement that covers the cleaning and inspection of the Eagle Eye, support post and wiring. We estimate that with easy access, an Eagle Eye will take about ten minutes to clean.

Review site access and Eagle Eye placement when evaluating the maintenance agreement fees as Eagle Eyes mounted on different parts of the building may require dis-assembly to be able to clean, so be sure to allow enough time to adequately get all the work done.

Safety Notice – This maintenance cleaning should be contemplated during the initial site evaluation and placement of Eagle Eyes, I.e. evaluate placement for ease of access for this regular cleaning.

While the Eagle Eyes are being cleaned, the technician should also be checking the wiring, solar panels (should be cleaned as well), batteries, connections and anything else that may need attention.

Offering a maintenance contract on Eagle Eye(s) is a win-win for the installer and the building owner; the device stays cleaner and will last longer, and more birds will be repelled for a longer period of time.

Eagle Eye Bird Scarer Now Available in Wind-Powered Versions

Wind-Powered Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye Units

The Eagle Eye is a truly revolutionary product. It is an optical bird scarer that harmlessly deters birds from unwanted areas by making use of light beams reflected from direct sunlight or artificial light. The reflective pyramid rotates via an electric motor, sending the beams around in a menacing pattern. The light spectrum reflected back by the Eagle Eye disorients birds in flight by limiting their vision significantly. This causes the bird to deviate in flight and fly to another destination.

Bird Barrier now introduces two new versions, both powered by the wind:

Wind Powered on a Pole – Like the 12 volt model, this Eagle Eye must be raised a few feet above a rooftop or agricultural setting; but unlike the electric version, this one spins on its own without a motor or power source; it’s powered by the wind.

The company is also announcing a wind-powered model for boats. Instead of mounting to the end of a pole, this one hangs by a line from the mast (or a spreader), and is also secured from below with another line (this insures it won’t swing about). Swivels mounted above and below the Eagle Eye allow it to spin freely, and insure that it won’t tangle up its mounting lines. Naturally, at least some wind is required to make either model spin.

Money can be saved on multiple-unit applications by using a combination of electric and wind driven units. Contact your Bird Barrier technical specialist.

Click here to learn more about Eagle Eye.

Seagulls in the winter?

With the cold weather approaching, you would think all birds would be flying south. Unfortunately, for a townhouse complex in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, hundreds, if not thousands of seagulls are flocking to the rooftops of the development. The town recently held a meeting to discuss the situation and how to resolve it.

“At least 25 residents came out to the Tinton Falls Borough Council meeting on Tuesday to relay to officials the scary details of trying to live their lives surrounded by the feathered interlopers, which includes feces-covered cars, patios and furniture and children unable to play outside,” reported Amy Brynes from the Eatontown-Tinton Falls Patch.

The situation has become so severe that the odor permeating from the bird droppings has caused the residents to shut their windows. The main source of the the seagull’s stay is the neighboring landfill and the Monmouth Regional Health Commission is doing everything they can to eliminate any type of food source.

“In a natural environment they are wonderful things,” a resident said of the gulls, “Here, they present a health hazard.”

Check out the article here!

Don’t Look Up!

In Jonesborough, Tennessee, the old Washington County courthouse is being plagued by none other than pigeons…and lots of them.

There are about 150-200 pigeons perching above the courthouse. Recently, the situation with the droppings has increasingly become worse, leaving the county to take steps of prevention.

“If this keeps on, somebody’s going to get sick,” said Jake Hensley, Washington County courthouse maintenance director.

The county has suffered with the pigeons and their droppings for nearly two decades. However, without effective bird control, the situation turned into a dangerous one.

Bird Barrier offers various products to help get rid of these birds such as Bird-Shock Flex Track, Bird Spikes, OvoControl, Avihaze and Eagle Eye. Selection of products is based on the birds’ landing location and whether they’re nesting.

Check out the article article and video below!