Daddi Long Legs do the job

An airport parking lot in New York was experiencing a major problem with seagulls. The birds were roosting on the light fixtures afterward. This started to become a problem as bird strikes increased at the airport. A bird strike is the collision of a bird and aircraft, usually with the engine. This a safety threat to the passengers. DaddiLL Close LgThe maintenance crew at the airport parking lot contacted a bird control company that they had used in the past. The crew already knew what they wanted to use; Bird Barrier’s Daddi Long Legs could solve their problem.

Daddi Long Legs are stainless steel rods that rotate in the breeze and wave menacingly, interfering with birds’ wings as they attempt to land. This product is ideal for protecting light fixtures and HVAC units where the seagulls were roosting.

 

The bird control company used a bucket truck to access the light fixtures and install the Daddi Long Legs. About 80-100 Daddi Long Legs of our various sizes of 4,6, and 8 feet were used on this two person job. The job took about 65 hours and the customer was very pleased with the results.

 

Daddi Long Legs are ideal for seagulls and larger birds in light-medium pressure situations. The plastic base can be screwed into most surfaces and a PVC base adapter is available for glue-on applications. When placed together in groups, make sure to overlap the tips between 4-6 inches.

Daddi Long Legs are practically invisible in the distance as you can see in the picture. Following our trend of humane products, the plastic tips prevent injury to birds and humans alike.

You can even place Daddi Long Legs on areas of your boat that are being attacked by birds!

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Bird Railing Mount
– Great for when the railing on the boat is being used as a perch.
Boat Base– The adapter attaches to the Daddi Long Legs base which is then attached to the boat with a bungee  cord or rope.
Sandbag Base-The weighted sandbag base can be used in areas where the standard base is not appropriate.

Need more information or have a unique situation and curious if Daddi Long Legs will work for you? Don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff at 800-503-5444, email us at customercare@birdbarrier.com or visit our website.

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.

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.

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!

Anchovies, anyone?

In Santa Cruz, Calif., humpback whales, which can measure up to 50 feet long are attracting not only onlookers, but hundreds of hungry seagulls.

The whales feed on anchovies which then escape closer to the surface, giving the seagulls a clear shot to dive in and fill their bellies.

This mess of a situation has caused a boat to flip over and a sailboat to be stricken.

Check out the story here and the video below where a woman is almost swallowed by the whale!