Bird-B-Gone Owner, Bruce Donoho was recently interviewed about bird control by Brick Underground.com, a website for NYC homeowners:
Bye-bye birdie: The poop on pigeon control
Pigeons are the dirty little secret of many NYC apartment buildings: They render terraces unusable and devour facades with their acid-charged droppings. Worse, pigeons love to nest in rooftop HVAC systems, where they can potentially spread disease through an entire building, posing a serious risk to people with compromised immune systems.
“Diseases are carried in the feces—and when the feces dry up and become airborne, like when someone sweeps them, they can be inhaled or enter the body through any openings like your eyes or a cut,” says Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird.B.Gone, which manufacturers many of the bird control products used in the city. The disease-bearing spores can also be inhaled by your window air conditioner and spewed into your apartment.
In the old days before it was banned locally, the silver bullet of pigeon control was Avitrol, a drug injected into birdseed and corn which disoriented the birds (scaring away the rest of the flock) before killing them and any other birds which happened to snack on the deadly offerings.