Every year, pest birds cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to oil and gas installations and refineries. The open structures, beams, pipes, catwalks and towers found in and around oil and gas plants offer birds an almost unlimited supply of perching, roosting and nesting areas.
Extensive, Widespread Damage
Over time, bird nests, droppings and debris can cause considerable damage to a plant’s mechanical and electrical components. Bird droppings can jam up valves, corrode switches and damage gauges. Bird droppings can also create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards for workers on catwalks, steps and ladders. This alone makes bird control for oil and gas facilities a top priority. Finally, bird droppings can carry any of 60 diseases—like encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, even the West Nile virus.
Hefty Fines for Birds Injured in Ponds
Birds often land in or near large industrial ponds to bath or drink, and depending on the liquid in the pond, birds could be injured or die. Huge fines have been issued to large industrial ponds where birds have been harmed or injured. In some cases, facilities have been shut down.
Preferred Bird Control Strategies
Ideally, bird control measures should be installed when refineries are built. Most contractors already have access to special tools and lift equipment, so installing bird deterrents at this stage is both simplified and economical. A proactive approach can keep pest birds away from refineries and ponds before they settle in to roost and nest. The next best tactic is to deter birds as soon as they’re noticed. Delays in implementing bird controls will only allow birds to gather in greater numbers, making their removal more difficult.
Why Specify Bird B Gone
Bird B Gone products are specified by more architects and engineers than any other bird control products in the industry. They are easy to specify using our CAD details in two formats—DWG and PDF (if you need the file in a different format, let us know). We also offer our 3-part specifications to drop into your project specs.
Every bird problem is different. Bird B Gone can help you select the right bird deterrent based on the bird species, area where they are posing a problem, and whether or not the birds are nesting. Bird controls most often recommended for the oil & gas industry include:
If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, Bird B Gone has over 80 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.