One of the largest contributors to poor water quality and contamination to industrial pond sites is the presence of waterfowl, pest birds, and protected species. These bird populations can quickly sully drinking water, water treatment facilities, ponds and more. E. Coli is among 60 known diseases spread by bird droppings and debris.
Without proper bird control for industrial ponds, facilities such as waste water treatment ponds, retention ponds, stabilization ponds and other commercial facilities can be quickly shut down when protected and migratory species are found inhabiting the area. Shutting down operations for extended periods of time is expensive and will set back projects considerably. Not only is this time consuming but if a federally protected species is harmed fines and penalties can be issued.
Incorporating bird control methods designed for larger bodies of water will help exclude protected and migratory bird species from these sites.
The following industrial pond facilities are prone to bird populations:
Industrial Pond Netting is the number one recommended solution to exclude avian populations from large bodies of water. Pond netting is available in several mesh sizes and break strengths, making it one of the most reliable and versatile exclusion products available. Pond netting is available in mesh sizes ranging from 3/4" to 4”. Break strength for these nets can range from 116 lbs. to 191 lbs. depending on the area of coverage and tension needed to suspend the netting. Commercial pond netting will prevent environmental issues created by bird droppings and subsequently protect the birds from harming themselves in and around large industrial pond facilities.
Visual and sound deterrents can be used as a secondary bird control solution for industrial ponds and hazardous waste water facilities. These methods can be incorporated after Industrial Pond Netting has been professionally installed. High powered green lasers such as the Agrilaser units are hand operated to drive large flocks of waterfowl away from large open areas.
If you are unsure of which products to use for industrial ponds, please give our Bird Control Experts a call at 1-800-392-6915. Our team of experts are ready to identify the problem and help find the best possible solution for your industrial pond.