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  • 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.

  • Controlling pest birds in the food processing industry

    Pest birds can be a serious health and safety issue if they are not controlled. In food processing plants they can cause extensive damage, health issues and safety problems to workers. Pest birds such as pigeons, starlings and sparrows are very common in and around commercial facilities. These facilities often provide perfect roosting places, shelter for nesting and a wonderful food source. ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, 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.

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Protecting your Building and Employees from Pest Birds

    It seems that not a day goes by without a news story about avian flu and the possible pandemic it may cause. Concerns about the potential threat are on the forefront of Americas mind, and it has taught us to be more conscious about the way disease is transmitted. “Indeed Avian Flu is a recent concern” says Bruce Donoho owner of Bird-B-Gone, Inc, “however I believe that there is a wide range of ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bedbug infestations in the news: a picture of an emerging public health problem in the United Sstates

    Bedbug (Cimex lectularis) infestations have become a major complaint in all but three states in the United States. Increasing infestations have also been reported in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Canada. Newspaper articles often herald the onset of a new health issue for the public, and they can be used for epidemiological tracking of increasing populations of irritating and potentially serious ...

  • Climate change and human health in Latin America: drivers, effects, and policies

    Abstract  Many people would be increasingly affected by living under critical conditions in Latin America if, as expected, global warming aggravates disease and pest transmission processes. Heat waves and air pollution would increase heat-related diseases and illness episodes in large cities. Fire smoke has been associated with irritation of the throat, lung and eyes, and respiratory ...


  • Managing Environment, Health and Safety Risks at the National Museums of Kenya for Sustainability

    AbstractUrban environmental policy cannot escape the dictates of global environmental requirements as stipulated by the principles of Stockholm Conference, Rio-Summit, and the Johannesburg Summit that includes multilateral environmental agreements. The National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is a public, educational, scientific and heritage management institution established in 1909. It has undergone ...


  • Regulating Health and Environmental risks under WTO Law: A critical analysis of the SPS Agreement

    The WTO has now been in existence for over 15 years. Primarily designed to regulate inter-national trade, the link with environmental protection is increasingly being recognised by policy makers and is now also being reflected in scholarly research and publication. This book is one such text. It considers the specialised subject of health and environmental risks under WTO law, in particular, ...


  • 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.

  • 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 netting for warehouses, hangars and large commerical applications

    Pest birds can be both a hazard and an expensive nuisance when they nest and gather in hangars, under overhangs, warehouses and other large covered areas. But thanks to bird netting, many of these problems can be avoided.Clearly the most obvious problem created by pest birds is their droppings. These can quickly clog gutters and down pipes. They can also cause ceilings, rooftop turbine ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird netting can save you big money

    Pest birds have been with us since man first crawled out of his cave and decided to build huts and grow food. These mischievous birds pecked and pooped on early shelters, ate food crops, infected water sources and food storage. Times have changed. But pest birds remain a huge problem, ostensibly improved by technology"s ability to eradicate huge flocks of birds with poisons, yet restrained by ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bt-cotton boosts the gross margin of small-scale cotton producers in South Africa

    This paper explores some of the issues involved in the Genetic Modification (GM) debate by focusing on one crop that has been modified for pest resistance, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), and commercially released to small-scale farmers in the Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu Natal, the Republic of South Africa. This was the first commercial release of a GM variety (Bt-cotton) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to Keep Birds Away from Airports

    The last thing you want at an airport are birds hanging out around the tarmac and airfield. Pest birds can be very hazardous to aviation with birds colliding with aircraft, known as bird strikes, possibly causing aircraft to crash. Pest birds can be difficult to get rid of once they nest on your property. Here are a few tips on how ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Performance evaluation of electrocoagulation process for diazinon removal from aqueous environments by using iron electrodes

    Pesticides comprise a variety of toxic substances and are used in agriculture as well as indoors to kill pests. The health risk of pesticides to humans is worsened by the fact that many of these substances have been shown to be carcinogenic and mutagenic. Organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) have a higher acute toxicity than organochlorines, but they have the advantage of being rapidly degraded in ...


    By University of Tehran

  • How healthy is your child’s school

    I was called recently by a concerned parent. His school was undergoing mold remediation during school hours. Also, the Shigella bacterium has closed several schools in the Birmingham area. Just how safe are your children in their school, and how can you help to ensure that they are in a safe environment? By being proactive and asking questions. The biggest problems regarding ...


    By DirectCIH

  • Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza

    Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the 2014 bird flu virus killed nearly 50 million ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Bird proofing hangars, parks and government buildings

    Bird Proofing government buildings, parks, military bases, and aircraft hangars has been a problem for quite some time. At the dawn of aviation, the Wright brothers recorded a bird strike that interfered with their early flights. More recently, Hanscom Field in Bedford Massachusetts had roughly 5,000 starlings roosting in their hangar. Clinton Air Force Base in Oklahoma had six hangars with ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird Repellents…Without Them, You`ll Pay Through the Beak

    Why bird repellents, you ask? They sing, bob their heads, flutter their wings and coo. Who can resist the cute little things? In cages, and in small numbers in trees and forests, they"re no bother at all. But nesting in flocks on your property, they soon become pests. Here"s why. Birds Cost Us Millions Every Year Pest birds cause millions of dollars of damage annually to motor ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • EC Issues Final Report on the Sustainable Use of Biocides

    On March 16, 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued its final report on the sustainable use of biocides. Article 18 of the European Union’s (EU) biocidal products regulation (BPR) directs the EC to issue a report on how the BPR ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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