bird problem Articles

  • Say good-bye to bird pest problems

    Before we say good-bye to bird pests, we should probably say hello to the problems they create. For example, birds can quickly become pests when they eat your fruit, drill holes in your birch trees or eat the fish in your pond. When starlings, grackles, blackbirds and crows roost by the hundreds in trees, they create a serious problem--their droppings can carry any of 60 diseases. Moreover, bird ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Birds on Buildings

    Many people are surprised to find birds causing problems on buildings in urban areas, but birds are actually very common in cities and many species may potentially create problems on buildings.  Fortunately, by understanding the birds that most often cause problems, as well as the architectural features that attract them to buildings, nuisance bird ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Creative planning prevents bird problem at convention center - Case Study

    Project Overview: The clients for this project were Downing Architects PC, Estes Construction and Tricon Construction Group, who designed and built the Quad City Waterfront Convention Center in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa. Due to the building’s design and location, there was the possibility of birds roosting in the structure creating potential eyesores and health problems for visitors ...


    By Nixalite of America Inc.

  • Dura-­Spike bird spikes solve problems large and small - Case Study

    The nice thing about Bird Barrier’s Dura-Spike bird spikes is that it is fast and easy to install on both large and small jobs. Because it can be glued or screwed to both flat and curved surfaces, it is an ideal solution for pigeons in non-nesting environments. Take for example the two jobs done recently by two different PMPs. One involved ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • What Birds Want

    Resident Bird-B-Gone Ornithologist discusses bird behavior and what could potentially be attracting birds to your property. "All bird pest problems are really miscommunications--we’ve created a perfect opportunity for a bird, but we didn’t get the message until the ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • The Faces of Bird-X

    What’s it like to work in bird control? Three members from Bird-X’s sales and customer service teams answer questions about their day-to-day activities and the industry as a whole. Ray Kroc once said, “You’re only as good as the people you hire.” Kroc may have been in the food industry, but that sentiment rings true everywhere—especially at ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Bird deterrents say `Shoo` to pest birds

    We have a love-hate relationship with our fine-feathered friends. Poets love them. Property managers can do without them. Like anything in this world, too many birds can be a real problem. Suddenly, what was endearing becomes a pest. One that"s noisy, messy and damaging to almost everything it lands on. The solution? Bird deterrents. In days of old, this meant culling by birdshot, trained ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird net solves wrigley’s pest bird woes

    For years the Chicago Cubs have had to share their ballpark with unwanted guests; pest birds. It seemed Wrigley Field was an ideal spot for birds, providing generous shelter, and an abundant food source. Birds such as pigeons, seagulls, and starlings had been around the park for awhile, but it was complaints from the fans that prompted a real solution. Gary Hubbard has worked in Maintenance ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird control for commercial applications

    Building owners and businesses spend millions of dollars annually to deal with infestations and the problems associated with pest birds. The risks associated with these pests increase year after year as bird populations continue to grow in both inner city and urban environments. The fact is, these pests are out of their natural element and without proper bird control measures, they can wreak ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Indoor air quality problems

    We have a number of employees in our office who have itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, lethargy and trouble concentrating. Most of the affected folks report they feel better at home and worse after they’ve been in the office for about an hour. We had the office tested for mold but nothing remarkable was found. What’s going on? While exposure to molds can certainly ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Why Invest in Bird Control?

    Birds can be very damaging to your property. In fact, they create millions of dollars in damage every year. When they nest, they can create hazardous conditions that require a substantial amount of cleanup. Bird infestations not only create property damage, but health hazards, liability issues, and can even spread disease. Diseases & Health Issues When it comes to birds ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • What Pest Birds are Protected?

    Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird Netting keeps Birds away from dining customers

    Aruba Beach Restaurants Solve Pressing Bird Issue With StealthNet Bird Netting Imagine a beachside restaurant at a luxury hotel. Could be Hawaii, or the Caribbean, or maybe even the South Pacific. In this case it’s Aruba. You take a seat with your family for breakfast, relishing in what is about to be an enjoyable occasion; selecting your favorite breakfast treats ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • Bird flu – pandemic or histeria?

    Bird flu, Avian Influenza or Influenza A virus, subtype H5N1 is a virus that is adapted to infect birds, especially in Southeast Asia. There is no evidence of efficient human-to-human transmission or of airborne transmission to humans. In almost every recorded human case, the affected persons had extensive physical contact with infected birds. About half of those who contracted the virus died ...

  • Fall bird season – keep birds away all year

    As cold weather creeps in and we get deeper into fall bird season, bird control priorities become slightly different. However, there is still a lot that can be done this time of year to keep birds away all year long. Here are some interesting facts and tips for a better approach to fall bird season / pest bird control: Stop birds from perching. Fall bird season is peak migration time and pest ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Bird Deterrent Installation at Exeter Cathedral

    Eco Environmental bird mesh netting protects refurbished stonework at Exeter Cathedral The Bird Control Problem When Exeter’s 12th Century Cathedral underwent extensive renovation, Eco Environmental were called in to protect the refurbished stonework from the damage caused by roosting birds. Rain mixed with acid in the bird’s fouling had seriously damaged the delicate ...

  • The high cost of neglecting bird control

    On February 25th 2016, The News Center in West Virginia reported that the AES Laurel Mountain LLC wind energy facility paid $30,000 in finesi for accidentally killing hundreds of migratory birds. ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Bird Netting Keeps Birds Away from Dining Customers - Case Study

    Aruba Beach Restaurants Solve Pressing Bird Issue With StealthNet Bird Netting Imagine a beachside restaurant at a luxury hotel. Could be Hawaii, or the Caribbean, or maybe even the South Pacific. In this case it’s Aruba. You take a seat with your family for breakfast, relishing in what is about to be an enjoyable occasion; selecting your favorite breakfast treats from the ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • Controlling pest birds in public schools

    Pilots, golfers, and virtually anyone who is responsible for the safety of others are concerned about dealing with “pest birds” effectively. They include pigeons, Canada geese, seagulls, starlings and others that contaminate and damage the various buildings in which we live, work, and play. Bird droppings have the potential to transmit over 60 known diseases, and they are also a safety hazard ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Pigeon Problem Overcome with OvoControl - Case Study

    Memorial-Hermann in Northwest Houston is a 1,200 bed medical center. First constructed in the 1970s, it has been upgraded extensively and now includes a mix of more than a dozen structures, both old and new. The Pigeon Problem The hospital campus encompasses more than four city blocks with structures ranging from one to five stories. As in many parts of Houston, there was a high ...


    By Bird Barrier

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