The “gem” state has its share of pest bird problems. The 18-inch-tall pileated woodpecker knocked huge holes in the power poles that support the power lines serving central Idaho mountain towns, including Sunbeam and Stanley. Then there are the geese—hundreds of them—that often invade the Idaho Falls Greenbelt, leaving huge amounts of droppings. Finally, there are the ubiquitous pigeons, by the thousands in parks and commercial areas, defacing and damaging property, leaving disease-carrying droppings everywhere. Here’s what the bird control experts at Bird B Gone recommend to solve Idaho’s bird problems:
Woodpeckers are not easily driven from their pecking sites, and nests may not be removed if eggs or young are present. Prompt proactive action is recommended. Bird B Gone’s BeakGuard Woodpecker Deterrent is an elastomeric acrylic finish that’s easily applied to wood to discourage woodpeckers from attacking siding and other vulnerable areas. It covers latex-painted surfaces, wood, fiber-cement, stucco, aluminum or vinyl. The compound won't hurt woodpeckers or other birds. BeakGuard is durable, resists dirt pick up and stands up to heavy weather. It’s easily applied with a brush, roller, paint pad or ordinary spray equipment. Once applied, it leaves a vapor permeable, flexible membrane that retains its color. A single gallon covers approximately 180 square feet. Bird B Gone also recommends its Sniff N’ Stop, a foam solution (polymer concrete) that penetrates any decayed surfaces to bond into the un-decayed wood. It expands to twice its size, and once it “sets,” the solution will flex and move without separating from the wood. The scented foam and resin odor also repel woodpeckers.
Bird B Gone’s Migrate Goose Repellent is the liquid repellent that turns grass and bushes and flowerbeds into areas that are an instant turn off to geese. Migrate contains methyl anthranilate, a non-toxic food-grade grape extract that geese hate. The chemical won’t harm geese, pets or people; yet it repels geese from parks, golf courses, industrial parks, athletic fields and similar commercial property. You can use it on grass, shrubbery or other areas where geese often feed and wander. Migrate is easily applied with any simple hand held sprayer. Economical to use, single gallon treats over 16,000 square feet.
Bird B Gone offers a wide range of pigeon deterrents. Among the most effective is the Stainless Steel Pigeon Spike. Available in two-foot sections and 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths, the spiked strips provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. They feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. This flexible base bends a full 360 degrees, so it can easily “follow” a variety of curved mounting surfaces. Made in the USA, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come with a 10-year guarantee.
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 in every state for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.