Gridwire Protects Fish Processing Facility

An historic building in a busy fishing port had an infestation of gulls on its roof. Hundreds, even thousands of birds would loaf on the flat roof and create a massive mess of droppings, feathers, and fish bones. Clearly a significant effort was required to resolve this problem.

The facility’s owners wanted a long-term solution, that did not need regular care or maintenance. They worked with the installer and settled upon Gridwire, an overhead network of wires positioned in a grid that keeps gulls from landing on the roof.

Gridwire systems will deny gulls and other sea birds access to large open areas. It is a system of poles, cables and wires installed so that wires make up large squares or rectangles, like a very large mesh net. It can be suspended in various horizontal and vertical patterns.

Gulls, whose eye site is not great, blurrily see the wires as they approach the roof and become nervous; they fear becoming trapped in a zone they don’t understand.

Gridwire is typically installed 6-8 feet above a flat roof, allowing workers to access the roof as they normally would. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The response from the gulls was dramatic. They flew around the roof trying to figure out what had changed. Fortunately for the building’s owners, they settled on surrounding buildings; they fish processing facility was finally gull free.

Bird Barrier provides long lasting, humane bird deterrent products to solve any structural bird problem. The company works with hundreds of Certified Installers around the world. Learn more at www.birdbarrier.com or give us a call at 800-503-5444.

Daddi Long Legs Protects Boats from Birds

Birds, especially gulls and pigeons, love boats and the buildings around marinas. Birds love Bimini tops, booms, swim platforms, radars; you name it. On boats, most bird deterrents are an inconvenience.

Daddi Long Legs are ideal for seagulls and larger birds in light-medium pressure situations. The plastic base can be screwed into most surfaces, but an assortment of bases shown below can be used on boats without drilling holes.

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 place Daddi Long Legs on areas of your boat that are attacked by birds!

There are different options to install Daddi Long legs:

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.

Bird-Coil and StealthNet Protect San Francisco Auto Dealership

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Bird Barrier’s StealthNet solves bird problem on State of Texas Capital Building

Town Lake Construction, IMG_5586-1b a bird control installer from Austin, Texas, installed Bird Barrier’s StealthNet bird netting on the South and North entrances of the State of Texas Capital Building. This historical building was having issues with pigeons and sparrows.

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A 135′ boom-lift was incorporated with scaffolding for access.

Because of the historical aspect of this building, the normal anchoring system could not be used. Britainny Cason, of Town Lake ConIMG_5586bstruction: “In place of it, we used stainless steel eye-bolts that were epoxy’d into the existing mortar joints. SDS drills were used to install the cabling for the bird netting.”

 

 

The result of this hard work was excellent; a bird free Capital State building, whereas the netting is invisible from the outside. “It was a real pleasure and challenge to work on such a historically valuable building”, according to Britainny.  This project is also being featured in national trade magazines.

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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.