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.

West Nile Virus

In Lomita, California a dead bird tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The disease has already been reported in 101 separate zip codes from dead birds to mosquitoes and chickens.

The West Nile Virus was brought back to our attention in September when more and more cases of the virus were being found in California.

Tip to keep yourself safe: Spray lots and lots of insect repellent!

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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.

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The Flying Rat

It’s safe to say that humans and wild pigeons are not the best of friends. While there is a certain breed of pigeon bred for racing, and domesticated by humans, the pigeons perched on the side of your house, or walking along your balcony, are not that kind.

One unique thing about pigeons is that they are not afraid of humans. These birds thrive in human habitats. They can eat a wide array of food types, including human food which is why they have become so accustomed to human environments.

Since they enjoy human habitats so much, pigeons can pose a nuisance to both residential and business owners. Pigeons are known to transmit diseases and their droppings contain several threatening agents, including bacteria, fungi and even parasites. These agents can cause sicknesses similar to the flu, and potentially even worse!

Not only do these birds pose a health risk, but they are an immediate threat to your property. Their  droppings can build up a lot quicker than you would expect causing backed up drains or gutters. The uric acid found in their feces is also highly corrosive causing damage to buildings. They can erode wood, damage steel, destroy air conditioning units.  On top of that, they can present a situation in which humans may slip and fall.

The most effective method for deterring pigeons from your property is the 2″ StealthNet . StealthNet is a permenant solution as it is meant to completely seclude the area .

Another option is the Bird-Shock Flex-Track . This track emits a small, painless electrical shock to birds. It is a humane way of modifying the behavior of pigeons roosting on your property by conditioning them to not come back. It also has a sleek design that won’t take away from the aesthetics of your property.

Bird Spikes are another popular option as long as the birds aren’t nesting. The spike literally disables the birds from landing on the protected area. However, the spikes are dull enough that they cannot harm the birds.

Call 1(800)503-5444 for a consultation on products that will eliminate your pigeon problem. Or visit BirdBarrier.com and get all of the information you need as well as other options for your problem.

 

Avoiding the West Nile Virus

A dead bird infected with the West Nile Virus was recently found in the Canyon Country of Southern California. A dead bird was also found in Alamo which tested positive for West Nile Virus, as well as another dead bird from Brentwood.

“It’s important to remember that West Nile virus is endemic to Southern California so we can expect to see virus activity in birds and mosquitoes during the warm months year after year,” said Truc Dever, a spokeswoman for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

A total 271 infected birds have been found this year in California, 42 of them in Los Angeles County.

However, humans are also susceptible to the West Nile Virus, which can cause meningitis, brain infections, neck stiffness, coma, convulsions and paralysis. Last year, California saw 445 cases and 15 deaths, and in Los Angeles County there were 170 cases and six deaths. What is even more disturbing is that these symptoms can be re-occurring, coming and going throughout the victims life.

To avoid contamination it is important to keep pest birds like pigeons and seagulls away from human contact. Call 1-800-NO-BIRDS, or visit the birdbarrier.com to find all your bird repelling solutions.

Original article by the signal.