The Mount Rushmore State is no stranger to pest bird problems. A few months ago, an eastern South Dakota farm with 1.3 million egg-laying chickens was infected with the deadly flu virus. Flandreau-based Dakota Layers has taken extensive biosecurity measures to prevent an outbreak in their barns. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also confirmed the avian flu in a flock of 33,300 birds in Spink County. So far, the virus has led to the deaths of nearly 289,000 birds in South Dakota since it appeared in the state last month. This marks the sixth South Dakota farm confirmed with deadly bird flu. In addition, the bird flu has already been discovered at eight turkey farms in South Dakota, affecting nearly half a million birds. Many of these farm birds are infected by wild birds.
South Dakota also has a goose problem. In the last decade, the number of geese has grown to more than 270,000. The large birds have become a huge burden to agriculture. One upset farmer who lost 15 acres of newly planted grain to geese last spring noted that three geese eat as much as a head of livestock. Owing to a resilient bird and federal restrictions on hunting geese, state game managers have a surplus of over 150,000 geese.
Here’s what the bird control experts at Bird B Gone recommend for solving South Dakota’s bird problems:
For Wild Birds
To keep wild birds from infecting farm birds with the bird flu, the Bird-Hazing System releases a light haze of EcoBird 4.0. Made with methyl anthranilate, the non-toxic, EPA approved food-grade ingredient irritates a bird’s mucous membranes, forcing birds to leave.
For Canada Geese
Bird B Gone’s Avian Migrate Goose & Bird Repellent irritates the birds’ mucous membranes causing them to avoid the area. 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 offers the largest network of authorized bird control installers in the Nation. We have installers in every state that have been trained on all aspects of bird control, from bird behavior to which products to use for your particular bird problem. Bird B Gone Authorized Product Installers have successfully completed our rigorous training at Bird B Gone University and are certified to install our professional grade bird deterrents.
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