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  • Choosing the Right Type of Bird Spikes for Your Building

    bird-deterrent-pigeonThe Problem with Feathered Pests

    As anyone who's ever owned or leased a large building can tell you, birds can be a major problem to the aesthetics of a roof. But the problems from pigeons and other airborne pests go far beyond just appearances. Besides looking ugly, bird droppings can do real damage to a roof's materials, and they carry several kinds of diseases, representing a danger to the public. That's why building owners spend plenty of time and money every year on cleaning up messes that unwanted birds leave behind.

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  • Choosing the Right Deterrent for Your Bird Problem

    goose repellentWhether it’s geese gathering on the lawn, pigeons taking up residence on the roof, or swallows building nests under the eaves of a home, it’s no secret that birds can quickly become a nuisance, damaging property if the situation isn’t controlled.

    Some birds, such as pigeons, crows, and gulls, are considered nuisance birds. They leave behind feces, which not only spread disease but can erode and stain building materials in a short amount of time. Luckily, there are bird control products available on the market that can deter birds and other critters from invading your property.

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  • Pond Netting: Protecting People, Birds, Water, and Investments

     

    pond nettingPond netting protects people, water sources, and migratory birds from some of the potentially harmful effects of development and industry. Governed by the oldest wildlife protection laws in the country, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, was established in 1919, protects birds from human activities. Here are a few ways pond netting can be used to protect water supplies, people, birds, and pocketbooks.

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  • Pigeon deterrent spikes are ideal at keeping pigeons off buildings

    pigeon controlRegrettably, pigeons and buildings are almost synonymous. And many a building/owner/manager has had to deal with the costly and destructive nature of these “rats with wings.” Pigeon droppings are not only unsightly but destructive, eating into wood, plastic, vinyl and stone surfaces. Removing these droppings can be difficult and expensive.

    Pigeons Cause Extensive Damage

    Pigeon nests, droppings and feathers often block gutters and rainwater pipes, causing water damage. The nuisance birds will lift loose roof coverings, tiles and battens to gain entry into roof voids. Rainwater is then free to enter, creating wood-rotting fungi, which then attracts insects, resulting in further damage. Pigeon nesting materials, feathers and droppings often block parapet gutters and hopper heads, allowing water to enter a building. This can lead to the growth of decay organisms, resulting in even more damage. Continue reading

  • Keep Gulls Off Boats & Marinas

    Effective, humane marine bird control Click image to download infographic

    Effective, Humane Marine Bird Control

    There’s no denying that today's marinas and boats take a lot of abuse from pest birds. With their many lofty perching points, boats and marinas provide ideal places for waterfowl looking for a vantage point for their next meal.  While this may be great for birds, it can create all sorts of problems for today’s boat owners and marinas.

    Bird Droppings/Nests Deface and Damage

    Besides nesting and dive-bombing people for food, pest birds leave behind pounds of unsightly droppings on docks, boathouses, supply huts, signage, light fixtures, rooftop HVAC units and rain gutters. The acidic nature of bird droppings can “eat” into most materials, including wood, metal, canvas, plastics and composites, even stonework. Unless bird droppings are promptly removed, these surfaces can be defaced and damaged.   Continue reading

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