Top 5 Bird Control Products Every Pest Control Professional Needs in Their Arsenal
Whether you’re new to bird control or a seasoned professional, it's essential to have the right tools and equipment to effectively control pest birds. The following are five products every pest professional should incorporate into their bird control efforts.
- Stainless Steel Bird Spikes: Perching pigeons are arguably the most common bird control problem, and that's why Stainless Steel Bird Spikes are #1 on our list of core bird control products. These spikes are an affordable and permanent solution for preventing pigeons from roosting, perching, or sitting on ledges, rooflines, windowsills, parapets, railings, light fixtures, and other flat surfaces. Properly installed spikes are highly effective pigeon deterrents, but it's important to note that they should not be used in areas with nesting activity or covered areas.
- Bird Jolt Flat Track is another fantastic solution for perching birds. What sets this system apart from other ledge products is that it works for all bird species, not just pigeons. When installed in areas birds like to perch the system sends a mild electric shock when contact is made with the electric track. Small medium or large birds, the mild shock quickly changes the bird’s behavior to avoid the areas this bird abatement system is installed on. It's important to note that the Bird Jolt Flat Track should not be used in areas where birds are nesting or prone to nesting, such as covered, shaded areas.
- No-Knot Bird Netting: The No-Knot Bird Netting, with its ¾” mesh size, is designed to effectively exclude all bird species from nesting in targeted areas. Made from UV stabilized knotless polypropylene material, it provides a fabric-like feel when installed overhead and reduces the abrasive touch commonly associated with knotted nets. This bird control solution is guaranteed against UV breakdown for 10 years and is ideal for a variety of settings including large commercial and industrial spaces such as warehouses, loading docks, airports, and sports venues, as well as residential areas, to prevent common nesting birds.
- Solar Panel Mesh: Solar panels are a significant investment, and it's essential to protect them from damage caused by pest birds. Solar Panel Mesh is a crucial exclusion product for this purpose. Made with 1/2" coated steel mesh, it is a durable and long-lasting solution that prevents birds from nesting under solar panels. The mesh is easy to install and won't interfere with the performance of the solar panels. This product is a must-have for pest control professionals.
- Avian Block Bird Repellent: Avian Block uses passive scent technology to disperse Methyl Anthranilate (MA) into the air, creating an invisible barrier that birds will not want to enter. Each pack includes 6 pouches, each of which can protect up to a 10-ft (3-meter) circular area. To increase coverage, simply add additional pouches. Avian Block is effective in repelling a wide range of birds, including geese, woodpeckers, and grackles. It's great for residential, commercial, and agricultural properties. However, it's not recommended for nesting or heavy bird pressure situations.
In conclusion, as a pest control professional, it's essential to have the right tools and products in your arsenal to effectively control and repel birds. The above mentioned 5 bird control products are a great starting point to ensure you can tackle any bird-related problem that may arise. With the right knowledge, tools, and products, you can keep your customers' properties safe and bird-free.