Solving Pest Bird Problems in Philadelphia, PA
The City of Brotherly Love is losing some love for pest birds. The birds trying the patience of many residents range from pigeons to grackles and geese to starlings. These birds have been increasing in number every year. The good news is, there are humane and effective ways to control where these birds nest and roost.
Pigeons Make a Mess
Philly residents in one neighborhood say pigeons are creating all sorts of problems. They claim there are so many birds that it looks like a scene from the old Alfred Hitchcock movie, "The Birds." They have to wash the pigeon droppings off their cars every day and even their dogs get pooped on. Family BBQs are ruined, and swimming pools can’t be used. At a small playground, pigeon droppings sometimes fall like rain.
Geese Threaten Airport
Flocks of geese have the potential to down aircraft taking off from Philadelphia International Airport. Pilots at the airport have reported 1,408 bird strikes in the past decade, according to the FAA’s Wildlife Strike Database. In 2015, as many as 159 bird strikes were reported at the airport—or about three every week. Over half of all bird strikes occur from July to October, when young birds leave their nests and begin to migrate.
Grackles a Nuisance in Philly
Thousands of grackles flock to the trees and buildings of Philly. They forage on lawns and gardens looking for food. They drive away smaller birds from bird feeders and chatter noisily at dusk. Many people are tempted to use lethal means to get rid of them, but the birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to kill, harm or even harass them.
Starlings in Every Nook and Crevice
Huge flocks of starlings have come to test the patience of Philly residents. The aggressive flocking birds typically roost on beams, in gutters, and in attics through vent-holes. The troublesome birds often clog gutters with their nests, causing extensive water damage after heavy rain. The birds come in waves, filling the skies in tens of thousands, creating a nuisance when they finally land.
The Solution? Effective, Humane Bird Control.
HERE’S WHAT THE BIRD CONTROL EXPERTS AT BIRD B GONE RECOMMEND FOR SOLVING PHILADELPHIA’s BIRD PROBLEMS:
Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Virtually invisible and easily glued, screwed or tied to many surfaces, these bird control devices are ideal for use against pigeons and other large birds. The spiked strips provide a humane deterrent that has been 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. To save time, the anti-perching, anti-roosting spikes come pre-assembled in two-foot sections.
Avian Control™ Goose Repellent. This specially formulated chemical repellent is highly effective in controlling geese in large open areas. Ideal for use in airports, parks and golf courses, Avian Control™ is easily applied using a sprayer or fogger. Once applied, the deterrent effect lasts up to two weeks. Avian Control is a repellent that will not harm the turf it is applied to. EPA approved for many crops, Avian Control™ is a non-lethal repellent that will not harm birds. The chemical efficiently covers about 3-5 acres per gallon on turf.
Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. This device is ideal for scattering geese away from airports, deterring swarms of grackles from buildings, and preventing starlings from settling into attics. The water-resistant device can easily be placed where it’s needed. It’s UV-protected and runs on solar energy. The device broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 24 different species of birds. And it covers a wide area—over 1 acre. Unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can actually hear. Being solar powered means the device can easily be placed wherever birds flock. If pest birds gathering in large open spaces is a problem, the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic is the solution.
Bird Net 2000™. Need to seal out geese, pigeons, grackles and starlings from those enclosed and semi-enclosed areas? Bird Net 2000 is humane, affordable and effective. This heavy-duty polyethylene bird netting creates a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing or nesting. It’s UV-stabilized, rot proof and waterproof. It’s also non-conductive, so it can be used around electrical equipment, antenna areas (no RF interference). Built to last, the netting has a burst strength of 40 pounds. And it can take punishing temperatures from 270o below to -250o F. Available in black, white and stone, the black netting carries an industry leading 10-year guarantee. This netting is 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.
Bird Jolt Flat Track™. This low-profile electrical track system works by modifying bird behavior, “educating” birds with a harmless electrical shock when they land on its surface. Recommended most often by architects and government agencies, Bird Jolt Flat Track is highly effective for both small and large birds. Completely flexible and virtually invisible once installed, the track comes in an easy-to-dispense box and can be cut with scissors. It’s the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue trough designs and is the safest most effective electric track available. It’s also crushproof and will continue to work even if stepped on by window washers or building maintenance crews.
Copper Mesh. This easy-to-use mesh packs tightly into all those small holes and crevices birds seem to sneak into. Ideal for controlling starlings, Copper Mesh creates a physical barrier to block birds from entering openings and tight spaces too small for regular netting or other products. Copper Mesh can be "formed" into the shape of the area needed and stays in that shape to block birds from entering. Ideal for use in eaves, roof tiles, retractable awnings, behind signs, where pipes enter siding and foundation, and other small cracks and holes.
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. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.
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