New York City Bird Control

New York City Bird Control

Solving Pest Bird Problems in New York, NY

The Big Apple has long suffered from a unique set of bird problems. The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's Bureau of Communicable Disease reports that in 1999, there were 15 cases of histoplasmosis, a fungal infection that causes potentially fatal swelling around the heart. Unlucky residents contracted the illness by inhaling the spore stage of the histoplasma fungus.

The Times They Are a-Changin’

In 1997, legendary singer Bob Dylan - who lived in a New York City apartment at the time—was hospitalized after he supposedly contracted histoplasmosis. New Yorkers also became concerned when it was announced that pigeons could carry the infamous West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne viral infection that can cause inflammation of the brain.

A Murder of Crows

Seems pigeons aren’t the only pests invading the Big Apple. From the sidewalks of Broadway to green lawns in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, even Staten Island, crows have invaded New York City.

The noisy blackbirds have adapted to the crowded environment of the five boroughs. Parks officials note that their traditional habitats have been overrun by development in recent decades, so they’ve come to New York City’s open parks. And why not? There’s plenty of food—everything from garbage to people eager to feed them.

Pigeons & Droppings in NY Water Towers

Pigeons and other birds nesting in and around New York City water towers are creating a health hazard. There are often pigeon droppings in the crawl space between the roof and the tank cover. Tank cleaning companies often find dead birds in these towers. The New York Times recently sampled the water from rooftop water towers from 12 buildings in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. They found E. coli, a microbe carried in the feces of mammals and birds, in 5 tanks and coliform, a bacterium that can predict the presence of disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and parasites, in 8 tanks.

The Solution? Effective, Humane Bird Control.


Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Pre-assembled in 2-foot sections, these anti-perching, anti-roosting bird control devices are ideal for use against pigeons and other large birds. The spiked strips are easily installed and are approved by the US Humane Society and PICAS. They feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. In addition, a no-nest design leaves no gaps, which deters birds from roosting or landing.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. Ideal for getting rid of pest birds from parks, water towers and the rooftops of apartments and commercial buildings. This device broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 24 different species of birds. And it covers up to a full acre. Built-in solar panels charge the device. On overcast days, the device can simply be plugged in for a 4-hour charge. The device can be programmed to target a specific pest bird. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can hear. The water-resistant device is easily placed wherever birds flock—near water towers, antenna arrays, and rooftop AC units. Comes with a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee.

Bird Net 2000™. More architects, contractors, and government agencies look to this heavy duty netting to seal out pest birds than any other netting. Bird Net 2000 is the tough polyethylene bird netting that humanely blocks birds from entering a wide range of semi-enclosed and enclosed areas. Built tough to last long, Bird Net 2000 is constructed of six strands of polyethylene UV-treated twine. This net has a break strength of 40 pounds. The netting is rot- and water-proof and nonconductive, so it can be used around electrical equipment and radio frequency equipment. Available in stone, black or white, the black netting carries an industry leading 10-year guarantee. The netting is fully supported by a complete line of professional grade installation hardware for fast efficient installation. Custom cut nets are available to save on installation and labor. 

Transparent Bird Gel. This sticky repellent gel is ideal in preventing birds from landing on horizontal surfaces. Applied to areas where birds tend to land, Bird Gel leaves birds with a sticky sensation on their feet that encourages them to move on. The gel can be used on indoor or outdoor surfaces and lasts up to 6 months. It is effective for pigeons, starlings, and larger birds. Ideal for use on ledges, I-beams, parapet walls, signs, conduits, pipes, and more.

Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. We provide advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.

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New York City Bird Control