Bird-Coil Protects Waterfront Restaurant

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.

For more info on Bird Barrier’s Bird Coil product, please contact Bird Barrier: http://www.birdbarrier.com/products/bird-coil or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.

 

 

 

 

 

Stealthnet Protects Student Housing at University Campus

IMG_0027bDon Walton from Orkin does maintenance Pest work with a university in Virginia. Recently they told him about a bird problem they were dealing with; pigeons were nesting on the balcony of a student’s housing complex. The ‘Honors’ student housing to be precise. They were nesting and making a mess, and a prior solution, a sonic bird deterrent didn’t do the job.
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Don consulted Bird Barrier, and they decided that Stealthnet netting was the best solution for this bird problem. Don Walton had never installed a net before, and this was a semi technical install considering the height (which required a large lift) and the location. This level would normally be in the hands of an experienced installer, but Don Walton was ready to take this on. Bird Barrier’s Tony Jetton assisted with strategic advice, like providing marked photos to reference where the Cable and Hardware had to go, and helping him with product selection and installation strategies.

 

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“The university is very sensitive about the looks of the building, and the netting had to be done perfectly straight.” Don said. They used four nets sealing off the perimeters. Don worked on the project for 3 days straight. The result was fantastic; the net blended in very well with the front, and birds could not enter the balcony area anymore. Job well done.

For more info on Bird Barrier’s Stealthnet product, please contact Bird Barrier: http://www.birdbarrier.com/products/stealthnet or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.

 

 

 

Bird Barrier’s StealthNet, Bird-Shock Flex-Track and Birdwire Protect a High-End Health Club.

At a four-story fitness center in Southern California, birds had found their comfort zone. Seagulls and pigeons were firmly entrenched on structural windscreens, under HVAC equipment, and in nooks and crannies on the roof. All of which was next to both a basketball court and a pool area.

Due to its proximity to club members, the risk associated with the bacteria found in bird droppings was a serious concern. In addition, the mess was clogging drains allowing 2 to 3 inches of water to accumulate on the flat roof.

StealthNet was chosen to close off the open air space above the HVAC equipment. The netting was attached horizontally at the same height as the windscreens, and support cables were strung under the netting every 25 feet to support the large span. This solution prevented the pigeons from flying in. In all about 17,000 square feet of netting was installed.

To the left, an attractive pool area. To the right, Stealth-Net tensioned over the entire roof area keeps pest birds from the HVAC equipment.

StealthNet and support cables are attached to the top of the chain link fence surrounding the basketball court.

The biggest challenge was hundreds of small openings that ran underneath the basketball court, allowing birds to re-enter the supposedly bird-free zone. Each one had to be blocked off. “We learned that pigeons are very determined,” said John Gran, the installer.

 

 

 

 

The tops of the windscreens were treated with a single row of Bird-Shock Flex-Track powered by a single solar charger.


Teak windscreens surround the pool area. Birds landing on the tops of these screens caused an unsightly mess for sunbathers. Birdwire Gutter Clamps were secured every five feet, and Birdwire was spring tensioned in between. This was an attractive and effective way to protect a narrow ridge. Birdwire Gutter Clamps secured Birdwire every 5 feet.

 

 

 

 

 

Effective bird control depends not only on the right products but on proper installation techniques as well. Bird Barrier’s technical experts provide information by phone at 800-503-5444, or email us at customercare@birdbarrier.com or visit our website.

 

 

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.