Got Birds? Pest birds can be quite a nuisance.
They create a mess and can carry disease such as West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and Histoplasmosis. It is important to address
a pest bird problem as soon as one is spotted.
The longer the birds inhabit an area
the harder it is to get them to move on.
A recent poll was conducted to find out what the top ten "pest
bird" problems were. The list below provides solutions for the most common bird problems homeowners and businesses
1. Pigeons on a
Birds like the highest points on buildings for predator and food
lookout. When you take away the option to land there, they will usually move on and find another spot.
Pigeons or sea gulls can be deterred by using the spike products. Birds know they cannot land on such a surface.
An outdoor sound deterrent also works well in this situation.
These units are weatherproof
and also can cover large areas. Other options would be the gel repellents. Applied to the roof-line, birds do
not like the "sticky sensation" on their feet and will move on.
Making the area uncomfortable
will be your best bet. Because it can be difficult to access a roof area, calling in an authorized pest control
company may be the best way to take care of birds on a roof.
To find an installer
in your area, call 1-800-392-6915.
Birds Nesting Under the Eave or Canopy:
An eave is the perfect home for a bird.
It provides shelter from the elements and predators. Scents in the nesting material and dropping will lead
the bird back to their own nest.
The most important step is to make sure all of the nesting material
is cleaned away. Calling a pest control professional to help aid with the clean up and installation is your best
Bird droppings carry disease and the proper protection is a must. Once
the nest and droppings are cleaned up, there are several products that can help. The best way to keep smaller birds
out of an eave is to block them out with wire or netting. These act as a physical barrier.
the beams that the birds are nesting on with the Bird Gel will also help.The Bird Chase Supersonic, an outdoor sound
deterrent, is weatherproof and can be programmed for smaller birds. Predator calls signal the birds to move away from
3. Pigeons on a Balcony
Pigeons on a balcony or patio area are a very common problem.
These areas provide shelter and prime nesting locations. Because the birds land indiscriminately on these areas, it
is important to choose something that will encompass the patio or balcony.
Many people have success with
stringing visual deterrents such as Mylar Flash Tape or Scare Eye Diverters. Both these use visual scare tactics to frighten
Sound deterrents can also help with this problem. They cover
wide areas and require no maintenance. For tabletops and A/C units the Repeller, a solar-powered unit that uses motion
to scare birds, will also work.
in Yard, Making a Mess on Grass Area:
Geese are large birds which create
large messes. Absolute Bird Control carries three different
products to deter geese.
There is a topical grass repellent called Migrate. It is made out of grape
extract and geese can't stand the taste. Applied to a lawn area, geese will realize they do not have a food source and
move on to a better spot.
There is also a product called the Scarecrow, which is hooked
up to a garden hose. Every time the unit detects motion, it will spray out water.
Lastly, there is
a sound deterrent called the Goose Chase Sonic, which uses distress calls of other geese to move geese on. If you only
have a few geese, any one of the goose products will work.
If you have a greater number
of geese on the property, you may want to consider using a combination of the products.
Woodpeckers Destroying the Side of a Home or Business:
Woodpeckers peck into surfaces for three reasons - to look for food, to attract a mate and to create a nesting
If woodpeckers have chosen your home or business to peck at, there are a few successful items you
can use. Visual deterrents such as the Diverters, Scare Eye Balloons or Mylar Tape work well with a woodpecker problem.
These three items have reflective surfaces which woodpeckers will avoid. The Bird
Chase Supersonic can be programmed for woodpeckers. The unit can cover between 1 to 5 acres and is waterproof.
6. Birds Sitting on a Windowsill:
Windowsills provide a perch and often shelter. Making the sill unusable for birds
is a good way to stop a bird from choosing your window.
Products such as the Bird Spikes or Bird Gel work
well in this situation. If you have birds flying into a window or pecking at a window, we carry "window alerts".
These are decals applied to the window itself which help birds recognize the surface
and ignore the reflection.
or Pigeons Making a Mess on a Boat Dock:
When a boat owner goes out to their
boat, the last thing they want to do is clean bird droppings. The masts and spreaders of boats provide perfect landing
spots for these large birds.
We have two great product to help boat owners battle a tough bird problem.
The Bird Spider is a very simple product with very successful results.
bounce in the wind. The motion will frighten birds away. Usually one Spider at each end of the boat will be enough
to deter birds.
The Repeller, the solar-powered bird deterrent, can also be used on boats. This unit
is ideal for flat surfaces such as canopies or covers. The continuous sweeping motion of the rods will keep the birds
8. Noisy Birds in a Nearby
It's 6:00 a.m. and the birds in a nearby tree are at it again!
Usually customers are troubled with the noise and mess birds make while in a tree.
If they are not nesting
you could try the outdoor sound deterrent, the Bird Chase Supersonic.
This emits predator
and distress calls. When birds hear these calls, their natural instinct is to flee the area. Visual deterrents
in the tree such as our Milar Flash Tape or Scare Eye Balloons, may also help.
Fruit growers have success
with the Scare Eye Diverters when trying to protect fruit trees.
9. Birds/Ducks In or Near a Pool:
If you are having
a problem with birds around your pool, you may want to consider an outdoor sound deterrent.
use predator and distress calls to scare the birds. It is weatherproof and can be programmed to your specific problem
Because you cannot really treat the pool with surface treatments like spikes
or gel, this may be your best option.
If the problem is ducks in a pool, the Scare Eye Balloons used in
the pool have proven to be successful. The Scare Eye Balloon has mock predator eyes printed on the balloon. Ducks
will be frightened by the sight and move on.
10. Small Birds Nesting in a Garage/Barn:
are tough to get rid of. Again, these structures provide perfect shelter.
As with # 2 above,
netting off areas is the best way to keep birds out. Blocking access to the rafters or beams that the birds perch
on, is a great way to protect these areas.
There is also an indoor sound deterrent
called the Bird Chase Supersonic. This unit uses high frequency ultrasonic noises to deter birds and can cover up to
6,000 square feet.
For years, Absolute Bird Control
has been dedicated to helping homeowners and business owners find the best product for their pest bird problems.
The customer service department is committed to educating customers on the different products available.
Absolute Bird Control is a website dedicated to providing
the very best in affordable and humane bird deterrents.
The site offers a full
line of easy-to-use products that can remedy virtually any pest bird problem.
Whether you have pigeons under
an eve, geese on your property or sparrows resting on a windowsill, Absolute Bird Control
has the right product for you. Using the information in this list can save you time and money.
Visit www.absolutebirdcontrol.com now for information and pricing on any of the products mentioned here. The customer service team
is waiting to help you solve your pest bird problem today.