Solving Pest Bird Problems in Santa Ana, CA
A populous city with many schools, outdoor restaurants, and a major airport, Santa Ana is no stranger to pest bird problems. These range from crows to pigeons and many other birds. Overall, pest 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.
Crows Create Danger at John Wayne Airport
Every evening, a radio message is sent to all pilots tuned to John Wayne Airport’s safety channel: “Use caution. Bird activity in the vicinity of the airport.” This alerts pilots that, at dusk, hundreds of crows fly across the runways and into the paths of landing and departing planes. The birds pose a safety risk, especially for smaller single-engine aircraft. Many feel that the airport isn’t doing enough to get rid of the crows. Even experienced pilots admit that if a crow were to clog the engine of their small aircraft, they would crash almost immediately. JWA’s assessment indicates that crows make up nearly 80% of all wildlife found at the airport. The number of strikes reported annually to the FAA has increased from 1,847 in 1990 to 13,795 in 2015.
Pigeons Around Schools and Restaurants
Santa Ana’s schools and restaurants often have pigeons flocking around outdoor tables, benches, and chairs. They can also be seen near water fountains. This can create a health hazard, as pigeon droppings have been known to carry diseases. What’s more, droppings and nesting materials can quickly build up, backing up gutters and drains, which can damage roofs and other structures.
The Solution? Effective, Humane Bird Control.
HERE’S WHAT THE BIRD CONTROL EXPERTS AT BIRD B GONE RECOMMEND FOR SOLVING SANTA ANA’S BIRD PROBLEMS:
Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Easily installed and virtually invisible, these bird control devices are ideal for use against pigeons and other large birds. The anti-perching, anti-roosting spikes are approved by the US Humane Society and PICAS. The patented “bend-and-crush” design ensures that the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. Recommended for deterring a wide range of birds from ledges, I-beams, parapet walls, conduit, and signs. The spiked strips come in two-foot lengths and 40 spikes per foot in a linear array for fast installation.
Agrilaser®. Fast, efficient and humane, this portable, handheld laser harmlessly and efficiently repels crows and many other birds. Its laser beam has been optimized for repelling birds over long distances. Birds perceive the green laser beam as an approaching physical danger, which is the same reflex that causes birds to fly away to avoid an approaching car. Unlike conventional methods of deterrence, birds will not get used to the laser beam. Various models are available with effective ranges from 1,000 to 2,500 meters.
Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic. Made to order for eliminating pest birds from schools, outdoor restaurants, and airports, this device is both humane and effective. It broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 24 different species of birds. Individual species of birds—like crows and pigeons—can also be targeted. Since it’s water resistant and solar powered, the device can easily be placed wherever birds flock—like restaurant roofs, airport towers, and school roofs. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can hear. For schools, especially, the Bird Chase device offers a low-cost way to keep grounds clean and safe from disease-carrying bird droppings.
Bird Net 2000™. One of the best ways to seal out crows and pigeons from a variety of venues, including around schools, airports, and restaurants is with bird netting. And the bird netting most recommended by architects, contractors, and government agencies is Bird Net 2000. This heavy-duty polyethylene bird netting creates a physical barrier to humanely prevent birds from landing or nesting. Waterproof, rot proof and non-conductive, this netting is designed for rugged outdoor use. It’s built to withstand temperature extremes from 270o F to -250o F. Available in stone, white and black, this 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. Same-day shipping available.
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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