With more than 400 species of birds, the Prairie State has its own set of unique pest bird problems. In Chicago, the ubiquitous signs, “Don’t Feed the Pigeons” warn of a $1,000 fine for feeding these “rats with wings.” Pigeons in Oak Park's downtown shopping district have become a huge problem. They love to loiter around restaurants and grocery stores, leaving droppings that contain many diseases, including histoplasmosis. They also deface and damage commercial and rooftop machinery by roosting around air conditioning and HVAC systems.
Starlings often gather around large city areas, nesting or roasting in commercial dryer vents and roof vents, causing potentially hazardous obstructions. In urban areas, starlings in large roosts can be noisy, messy, and carry parasites. Sparrows can also present problems, both agriculturally and structurally, feeding on grain, seeds, buds, fruit and trash.
Finally, large flocks of Canada geese damage agriculture crops. In urban areas, the large birds create traffic jams, reduce water quality, contaminate lawns and golf courses with droppings, damage turf by grazing, and even threaten aircraft at airports.
Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths that won’t allow birds to land. Made in the USA, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come with a 10-year guarantee.
For Starlings & Sparrows
The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic device broadcasts distress and predator calls that intimidate as many as 22 different birds. And unlike ultrasonic devices, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can actually hear.
For Canada Geese
Bird B Gone’s Migrate Goose Repellent 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 golf courses, industrial parks, and similar commercial property.
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.