Pigeon Birth Control at Manufacturing Plants

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Courtesy of Bird Barrier

One of the most popular places for an OvoControl contraception project is a pigeon-plagued manufacturing plant. Any kind of manufacturing will do, although places that produce heat – foundry, mill, rail maintenance, glass, etc. – are often at the top of the list. Manufacturing facilities are often characterized by multiple structures which are typically just too large, costly or impractical to net. More often than not, the facility’s manager or engineer will tell you right up front that they have “tried everything” to control the pigeons and that the birds have been a menace for years.

Large plants most often require population abatement – supplemented by exclusion in high priority areas. These are perfect opportunities to sell a long-term OvoControl abatement program with recurring revenue, alongside stand-alone exclusion jobs.

Don’t get caught up in trying to trap, shoot or poison your way to a solution. More often than not, the facility already has years of experience trying to “increase mortality” in one form or another. These techniques represent only a short term strategy and the pigeon population will recover and return with a vengeance.

 Furthermore, if things go wrong, you can end up on the news as happened at the George Bush Airport recently. Everyone seems to have a smart phone with a camera and video these days and it is difficult or not impossible to prevent events from being recorded by employees or customers. This can get out of control quickly.

 We recommend OvoControl for all facilities where abatement is required, but especially those where dead and dying birds could leave you with a problem on your hands. Think of it as pigeon birth control.

OvoControl® P is a specially formulated bait that interferes with the hatchability of eggs from pigeons. OvoControl® P contains nicarbazin, an active ingredient originally developed to prevent an enteric disease in chickens. Registered by EPA, OvoControl® P is approved for use in pigeons, geese and ducks. For more information on OvoControl, click here.

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