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  • What Every Property Owner/Manager Needs to Know About Geese

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    If you own or manage any type of structure or property, there are some facts you need to know about geese to prevent these large birds from damaging your property.

    Geese love to gather around lakeshores, ponds, golf courses, sports fields and any dwellings that happen to be near them. The birds prefer nesting sites on elevated, secluded areas near bodies of water. They will return to the area of their birth each year to mate and nest. Nesting season is mid March to May, so the time to implement proactive deterrents/repellents is now.

    Most Geese have a wide wingspan (up to 75 inches), which allows them to fly up to 1,500 miles in a single day.  When migrating, they will "pond hop" and forage for food. This can be very destructive to plants and property, as mature Canada geese can weigh up to 14 pounds. They can quickly denude and trample green vegetation, grasses and aquatic plants, leaving large amounts of droppings in their wake. Continue reading

  • The Swallows Are Coming. Are You Prepared?

    pest swallow nestsThe swallows are on their way, looking for places to roost and nest for Spring. Will they choose your building? They will if you're not prepared to deter them with effective bird control measures.

    In these tough times, you may not have the budget for removing the unsightly mud nests swallows typically build on building facades. You may also not have the time and money to re-paint your building(s) after the swallows leave ugly splotches on your walls.  Continue reading

  • Proper Bird Problem Assessment

    Bird Problem AssessmentAssessing the problem of pest birds involves a wide and comprehensive set of factors.  It is important that you get as much information as possible to create a comprehensive quote for your customer.  Be sure to include the following in your bird problem job assessment.

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  • How to Assess a Bird Problem

    Effective bird deterrents, Bird control methods, Bird deterrent productsBirds cause thousands of dollars in damage and cleanup costs to businesses and municipalities annually. Bird droppings and debris can deface and eventually damage the roofs, skylights and facades of many structures. They can also damage lighting, cameras, gates, AC units, and solar panels. Equally problematic, bird droppings and bird nests can harbor any of 60 known diseases—including histoplasmosis and West Nile Virus. Dried bird droppings can be drawn into rooftop ventilation systems, creating a health hazard for inhabitants. Wet bird droppings can cause dangerous slip-and-fall hazards. Continue reading

  • Where to Look for Pest Pigeons on Your Building

    Pigeons, Pigeon controlPigeons are the number one pest bird problem in the United States. They will nest and roost on, in and under many different structures. To keep pigeons from defacing and damaging property, it’s important to know where they roost and nest. What they eat and how they often gather in such large numbers.

    Food, Shelter and Safety

    Pigeons prefer lofty places that offer safety from predators and the easy access to food and water. Today’s pigeons have grown highly dependent on humans for food and sites for roosting, loafing and nesting. The birds need about 1 ounce (30 ml) of water every day, so look up from any source of free-standing water and chances are you’ll find them. This is also why pigeons prefer roof spaces that contain unsealed water tanks or cisterns. Continue reading

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