With Spring Around the Corner, Prevention is Key

With Spring Around the Corner, Prevention is Key

As the snow thaws and daylight hours increase, a number of pest animals make their way back into our backyards, gardens, gutters, and more places we plan to spruce up for the warmer months. Pest birds and animals can not only wreak havoc on budding flowers and plants, but they can also carry transmissible zoonotic diseases and create an unhealthy environment.

Bird-X has spent over 50 years protecting public areas from such diseases, cutting back on sanitary maintenance and cleaning costs, and reducing physical labor. As the leading international brand of humane bird and pest control solutions, we strive to offer the most effective solutions for your pest bird and animal problems.

Not sure what product is right for your situation? We’re here to help! Simply chat with one of our pest control experts with the chat button in the lower right-hand corner, or call us toll-free at 800-662-5021.

Here are just a few of our recent success stories from Bird-X experts here at our headquarters. These are the very same experts who will be assisting you with any product recommendations or installation questions, who all work in-house at our Chicago offices:


“Grackles were a huge issue for a business’s storefront as well as the top of their building and parking lot. They would congregate on the property and this would discourage potential customers. The owner had tried many different visual deterrents in the past, but grackles are stubborn birds. They hung light-reflecting foil and sticker hawk decoys on their windows with no results.

I recommended two BirdXPeller PRO – Version 2 devices; one for the parking lot and storefront, and another for the roof of the building. Version 2 of the BirdXPeller PRO specifically targets Grackles, and can be customized for other birds as well, like crows and blackbirds. Within two weeks of using the BirdXPeller PROs at extra-long intervals and a medium volume level, the grackle population disappeared and the storeowner is finally at peace!”

Product used:


“A homeowner was having problems with stray cats tearing up the lawn of their single family home. In the past they sprayed synthetic deterrent which did not affect them at all. After they purchased and installed two Yard Gard units three feet off the ground, close to the house.

I suggested placing one unit to the left and one to the right of the house, both tilted towards one another at about a 45° angle to cover the entire front yard. The feral cats no longer come around their property, and their lawn is healing nicely! Sometimes it takes more than one unit to get the job done, but it’s definitely worth it.”

Product used:

No power supply outdoors? Check out our new Solar Yard Gard!


Seagulls were damaging the HVAC and roof of a shopping center, nesting there and leaving hazardous droppings and food scraps all over. As this was a large-scale commercial application, the facility managers opted for AviShock bird shock track combined with Bird Net exclusion netting.

With the electronic shock strips delivering a gentle but alarming shock when birds land on the parapet walls and signage, the gulls quickly learned to steer clear. The netting went around the HVAC units on the roof to prevent nesting. The birds have abandoned the area and there have been no new nests on the roof.”

Products used:

Keep Your Property Free of Pests

Pest animal and bird problems are a worldwide concern. Bird-X has a dedicated retail team, taking customer calls every day and assisting new users with our devices, troubleshooting installation questions, advising on new products, and educating people who are first-time users or are dealing with their first pest animal issue.

Many homeowners or individuals dealing with pest animals can find the task of getting rid of them to be daunting. However, with tried and true products like Bird-X’s Yard Gard, installation is simple and the results last. Minimal set-up time and lasting results are effectively allowing individuals to keep their property pest-free, without multiple visits from pest control operators.

Read how these customers were able to get rid of their pest animal problem with the help of Bird-X products and support from product experts:

Lourdes, Bird-X’s Customer Service Supervisor, recalls a customer who called about raccoons ruining the lawn of their home. Other repellent methods had little to no effect. Lourdes recommended two Yard Gard units be kept two feet off the ground on a post aimed out towards the yard. In order to most strategically place the units on the customer’s property, Lourdes used Google Maps to view the home and get a sense of the size of the yard. Within two weeks, the raccoons were not coming to their property any longer, and their lawn was successfully restored to its former glory.

A member of Lourdes’ team, Marisa, has a horror story that she quickly turned into a success story. Bats were free flying through the customer’s home after getting in through open windows. They had been there for several weeks and weren’t leaving the customer’s large, residential farm style home. In the past, they tried herding them out of an open door with netting, but it didn’t work. Marisa suggested three Transonic Pros to be placed on each side of the interior main area, facing open doors. The ultrasonic frequencies emitted by these devices interrupt the bats echolocation – their sonar navigation system, thereby disorienting them and creating an unwelcoming environment. Once all three units were turned on, the bats were forced out through open double doors, and all were gone in less than a weeks’ time.

Bird-X, Inc. has spent over 50 years protecting public areas from over 60 bird-spread transmissible diseases. The leading international brand of humane bird control solutions, this Chicago-based company manufactures a complete line of unique bird control products, protecting the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment by deterring birds from unwanted areas without harming them.

For information on any of Bird-X’s humane pest control products, please call customer service at (800) 662-5021.

The Hamptons Project – A Success Story

For over a decade, the company Seagull Control Systems (SCS) has permanently eliminated seagull infestations in hundreds of real world applications all across the country. In August, Seagull Control Systems reached out to the Bird-X team with a very complicated project.

A brand new $250,000 stone deck surrounding a pool was being destroyed by seagull droppings, as was the pool itself. On the property was old bird deterrent wiring and a broken sonic device, evidence that there were past attempts that failed to get rid of the gulls. This situation was about 20 years old, a longstanding habit – which is one of the most difficult seagull infestations to resolve.

“Seagulls were roosting on the roof peaks, the chimney and a turret. Even walking down the hip ridges, a phenomenon I’d not seen before,” states Barry Fast, the owner of SCS.

The company was constrained by aesthetics as well, as it was on the property of a $7 million home in the Hamptons. Thankfully, Bird-X Bird Wire is nearly invisible when installed properly, and is a great permanent solution to birds perching all over the property.

Below is the plan, showing how they took care of the peaks, chimney and ledges. Poles were placed on 4’ x 4’ wooden bases driven into the sand on the water side of the seawall, and bird wire then ran from those poles up to the 2nd story soffit, protecting the deck and pool. The wires against the sky were virtually invisible to the homeowners, neighbors, and the public. Fast and his team were able to get the job done hours before the new owners were hosting a housewarming party.

Perfect execution and perfect timing.

 

Success Stories from the Bird-X Team

At Bird-X, we are proud of our humane and eco-friendly approach to bird control. Here are just some recent examples of how our dedicated bird control professionals have helped business and land owners all across the country get rid of birds – for good! Stuart, Tom, Tim, and Dan weigh in on their recent success stories:

 

Stuart

At an Executive Airport near Gainesville, Florida, pigeons and sparrows were causing damage to a 10,000 square foot aircraft hangar, making mess and nests everywhere. After Florida Pest & Chemical installed ¾” PE Netting, immediate results were seen and the pigeons and sparrows have not returned to the structure. An estimated $30,000 per year was saved in cleaning and maintenance costs alone, as well as preventing more costly damage to the aircraft [amount not disclosed].

 

Tom

Sparrows and starlings were nesting in the rafters of a horse barn and in the insulation of the nearby riding arena. By installing a BroadBand Pro system, we were able to target the interior area with two speakers aimed directly at the problem spots. The other two speakers of the four-speaker system were run to the outside of the building on the roof with the included wires. Both species have left the problem areas and the customer is satisfied.

 

Tim

I was working with a Minnesota installer to drive crows out of a 90 acre medical campus. Together, we created a multifaceted approach utilizing over 75 Yard Gard devices and 10 Outdoor Lasers. Today, the client claims to be almost completely free of the crows. He is very happy with the managed program and the efficacy of our products.

 

A few months later, we got a lead about a crow problem at a very large corporate campus in California next to an airport. After sending the lead to an experienced California Pest Control Operator, I connected him to the Minnesota installer and they discussed the plans and associated challenges. The end result was two very successful projects.

 

Dan

Ensco has an offshore oil rig in Brownsville, Texas was having a massive vulture problem; about 70-80 vultures overall. According to the foreman, they were degrading the structure so much, that the company was ‘at risk of losing a $500 million asset’. They initially bought the BroadBand Pro on their own, but it was not the right product for the job. We implemented a plan combining multiple Flock Reflectors, a Critter Blaster Pro, as well as Outdoor Lasers. Within two weeks, the vultures were gone, and the oil rig was no longer at risk of further structural damage. We avoided a $500 million problem!

 

Wacky Weather: What it Means for Seasonal Birds

Last Tuesday started off like an average early-May day in the town of Carlsbad, New Mexico, with temperatures steadily rising into the low 80s. As late afternoon approached, light rain started and became stronger as the evening went on. It wasn’t until after dinner that Carlsbad resident Skye Pope noticed a much louder tapping sound on his windows and roof than simply rain, and went outside to investigate.

A hailstorm had swept into town, bringing quarter-sized pellets of ice, and larger. Pope is able to find comfort in the bizarre weather, however. “To me, it’s always fun to watch the rain and hail, all while being able to stand outside in a t-shirt and shorts and still feel warm,” notes Skye about the wacky conditions.

The hailstorm only lasted roughly 20 minutes, but it was severe enough to cause extensive damage to cars all over the area. Local car shops are actively advertising their hail damage repair services. See below for footage that Mr. Pope has provided of the beginning of the storm:

Source: Skye Pope

Incidents like this are just few of many caused by climate change, and weather has a massive effect on migratory birds, as well. While this was an incident of rain and moisture, New Mexico is getting considerably drier over the years, putting threatened bird species on the endangered/threatened list.

The more erratic the weather, the less hospitable the area is as a habitat for many birds. Take the Mexican spotted owl (threatened), for example: “Their population is decreasing at an alarming rate,” said Greg Dyson, with Wildearth Guardians. “And that’s because their habitat is decreasing at an alarming rate.”

For more information on climate change and global warming, and how nearly half of the bird species in the continental United States and Canada can be affected, take a look at the National Audubon Society’s video below:

Source: National Audubon Society / www.audubon.org

Bird-X, Inc. has spent over 50 years protecting public areas from over 60 bird-spread transmissible diseases. The leading international brand of humane bird control solutions, this Chicago-based company manufactures a complete line of unique bird control products, protecting the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment by deterring birds from unwanted areas without harming them.

For information on any of Bird-X’s humane pest control products, please call customer service at (800) 662-5021.

BroadBand PRO

McDonald’s Pigeons

BroadBand PRO: Pest Control Operators

Lowering the boom on the birds.

R.W. Delaney, Business Writer

Say what you want, but one thing stands out about pigeons: They are persistent. And the volume of their droppings is legendary.

John Arrigo, owner of Arrigo Pest Control in Las Vegas, knows. He has been in the pest control business for 30 years—the last 20 as owner of his own company. Over the years, Arrigo has used an array of products with varying degrees of success. One product he recalls is a “sticky foot” gel called Bird Proof Gel. When applied to ledges and other favorite avian perches, it creates such discomfort that pigeons and other pests intent on landing soon vacate the offending sticky foothold.

Arrigo has also used netting to discourage birds from landing, roosting and nesting. “I’ve even used a plastic owl around a pool,” he says. But sometimes, the good old standby solutions are not sufficient.

As Arrigo tells it, one of his customers was losing control of his gas station business to the pigeons. Perched atop the station, they were in a position to poop relentlessly, day after day. The sorry scene was a disgrace for the gas station owner, and he feared that customers would begin to complain. The territorial pigeons were making their presence felt far too tangibly.

The dire situation merited a more powerful approach. That’s when Arrigo turned to the latest technology to deter birds: the Broadband PRO ultrasonic, programmable unit. He read about the BroadBand PRO unit, the newest repeller from Chicago-based Bird-X, Inc.

“I’d never used one,” he says, “and I didn’t know what to expect. So I called Bird-X and they walked me through the process of installing and programming the unit.” As a veteran in the business, Arrigo was naturally a bit skeptical, yet willing to experiment with the latest wizardry to outwit the dirty birds for good.

While sonic repellers have been marketed for years, this is the first machine to multi-task. That is, it features not only distress cries that signal danger to pigeons (and starlings and gulls and others), but also predator cries like falcons and hawks, plus a mix of sounds and frequencies and volumes for all-encompassing harassment. It’s non-injurious to birds and harmless to the environment, yet gets the job done quickly and efficiently.

After Arrigo installed the BroadBand PRO and turned it on, results were instantaneous, he says. “It was awesome. The pigeons left immediately,” he notes. “And they have not come back,” he adds. Arrigo says he first set the BroadBand PRO on high volume, as recommended by the manufacturer. “Then, after a few days,” he says, “I gradually reduced the sound and then programmed the unit to run silently, in an ultrasonic range that only birds hear.”

The gas station manager is, according to Arrigo, “very happy” with the results. Ditto for the gas station customers—including Arrigo, who happens to buy his gas there.

Arrigo’s satisfied customer owns another 100 gas stations and is currently asking Arrigo to supply broadband units or netting whenever and wherever the pigeons begin to congregate. “It’s a smart preventive move,” Arrigo notes, rather than waiting until the problem gets out of control.

Sometimes, Arrigo says, it’s too late for prevention, as was the case recently with two McDonald’s restaurants in Las Vegas. Examining the scene for his client, Arrigo found pigeons had taken up residence behind three McDonald’s signs and on two levels of roofing. “There were a dozen permanent pigeon residents, complete with nests, eggs and hatchlings,” he says, “and dozens more flying in from the pigeon-infested shopping center across the street.”

The pigeons loved those signs. According to Arrigo, the signs provided safety and protection, where the birds could hang out and remain hidden from view. “The pigeons were also attracted to McDonald’s by the scent of food,” Arrigo recounts, “and by stray French fires that fell from children’s fingers.”

Pigeon droppings were accumulating in all the wrong places. Concerned about the health aspects, the owner of the two McDonald’s facilities asked Arrigo what he could do. Arrigo removed the nests, cleaned up the nesting sites, and placed metal spikes to prevent re-nesting. Then he installed the piece de resistance, the Broadband PRO—one unit on each McDonald’s outlet.

“In each facility, I put the Broadband PRO unit on the lower roof along with two speakers; then I put the other two speakers on the upper roof,” he explains. That gave complete coverage and the desired prevention. “In my experience,” he says, “sonic technology works the best and is most humane to the birds.”

Afterwards, Arrigo called his client, the owner/manager of the two McDonald’s. “I asked: Are you happy?”

“Yes, I’m happy,” came the reply.

Now Broadband PRO is Arrigo’s first choice if his customer’s budget permits the expense. Otherwise, he relies on manual methods of discouraging the birds, such as applying sticky gels and similar discomforting substances.

Arrigo also recommended Broadband PRO for specific use in a residential setting. “My customer owns a multi-million-dollar home with a Spanish tile roof and private courtyard,” he explains. “When pigeons took up residence in the courtyard, this was unacceptable to the executive and his family. After discussion, we decided to install two Broadband PRO units to cover the whole property,” Arrigo says. “Maybe one unit would have done it, but we didn’t want to take a chance in this upscale gated community.” Arrigo and the homeowner also explained their approach to neighboring homeowners to assure cooperation.

The results were impressive, Arrigo reports. “From the first blast, the birds were gone—both pigeons and an annual infestation of blackbirds.” Gradually, he reduced the volume, and then he programmed the units to run silently. “The birds left the neighbors’ property, too,” he adds. Arrigo says that multiple speakers can run off each BroadBand PRO, producing wide-ranging effectiveness. That was more than a year ago. The results have been lasting.

“The product is fantastic. Just program it and leave it,” he says. “I would recommend it to anyone here in Las Vegas.”

In fact, Arrigo did exactly that recently when the operations manager of one of the largest hotel/casino facilities in Las Vegas called him about pigeon problems. Arrigo recommended the BroadBand PRO and advised hotel personnel to contact Bird-X, Inc. in Chicago. The hotel is now in the process of purchasing multiple units.

According to Ron Schwarcz, President of Bird-X, “The BroadBand PRO unit moves sound waves from speaker to speaker, generating a menacing defense covering up to 10,000 square feet. It works equally well in partially enclosed spaces and in wide open areas such as rooftops, parking lots, signs, towers, power stations and stadiums—virtually anywhere that birds congregate.” Schwarcz goes on to explain that the unit is programmable to produce random timing, fluctuating volume, and varying sound-wave frequency of species-specific calls to scare away all birds. According to Arrigo and his customers, it really works.

landfill with seagulls

BroadBand PRO: Landfill

BroadBand PRO: Landfill

Border patrol: gulls vs. garbage.

Delaney, Business Writer

The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is not only the largest landfill in the state of Rhode Island; it’s also the only one. In earlier days, each city and town in the state had its own landfill operation. These multiple facilities tended to be inefficient, inconsistent and duplicative, besides resulting in a plethora of unbeautiful garbage dumps around the state.

So the state took an unusual step: It legislated a quasi-public corporation to create one central landfill to serve all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island. The state gave the RIRRC start-up funding, after which the corporation had to generate its own funds through commercial, residential and municipal contracts. Trucks now come every day from all over the state to tip their loads at the central site. No hazardous waste or out of state waste is permitted.

Whose Territory Is It?

While centralization effectively solved a major collection problem, it created a new issue. “We have one of the largest landfills on the East Coast,” notes Bill Jasparro, Physical Plant Manager for the RIRRC, “with an average of 750 trucks per day tipping approxima

tely 4,000 tons of solid waste at this site. Thousands and thousands of gulls follow the trucks into the dumping area to feast on anything they can get their beaks on,” he says.

“We have everything right here that gulls crave—ponds of water and all kinds of foodstuffs in nearly endless supply. Some of these gulls have never seen the sea,” Jasparro quips.

Various species of gulls nest, raise their broods, and litter the area with unsightly droppings—splattering walkways, parking lots, and the windows of RIRRC’s many buildings clustered on 1,200 acres. “These gulls are so well-fed and healthy that their droppings are gigantic,” Jasparro attests. “It goes with the landfill business,” he says.

“There’s new garbage every day, and the gulls stick around for easy pickings in the open arena where the trucks tip into our facilities.” Whatever they can grab is fair game. Throughout the day, they’re digesting the food and doing what comes naturally,” he says. “And the mess they deposit on public surfaces and cars—and on one unlucky inspector—is intolerable.”

“We know we can’t totally eliminate the gulls,” Jasparro explains, “but we need to control them.”

Lessons in Bird Control

A federal and state regulation permits the RIRRC to kill 500 gulls annually, which helps a little, but hardly puts a dent in the overall population of thousands upon thousands. And they’re multiplying.

“We tried many approaches,” notes Jasparro, who has been with the RIRRC for eight years. Disruption techniques covered the gamut. “We used Screamers,” Jasparro says, “which are like firecrackers. It scared off the gulls, but only temporarily.” The same fate befell the “Bangers” they tried. “It’s like shells going off,” Jasparro explains. “Before I joined the RIRRC, my predecessor used tuna line—a kind of thick wire fish line—stringing it on all the high ridges and peaks of the landfill facilities and crisscrossing the flats in a grid formation. Gulls need a path for landing and taking off, so the grid helped prevent them from landing. But,” he adds, “if the wire breaks, the preventive effect is lost.” Subject to weather and wind, wires break frequently, leaving the space unprotected.

“Our goal is to keep a clean environment for people coming to, and working at, the facility,” Chairman A. Austin Ferland continues. “We plant flowers in the summer and try to keep the area pleasant for our employees, our corporate commissioners and visitors. Gulls were raining on our parade,” he laments.

That’s when Bill Jasparro read about a new bird deterrent device made by Bird-X, Inc., a Chicago-based company long known for its success in the field of bird control. “While looking through trade publications about two years ago, I read about the research Bird-X had conducted in developing its high-tech, electronic bird repeller. So I thought, why not give it a try?”

Jasparro phoned Bird-X and spoke with Joshua Sirt, one of the company’s technical consultants. “Josh said to me: ‘I think I can solve your bird problem. Try the BroadBand PRO unit for three weeks. If we can’t help you reduce the gull population, we’ll take the unit back,’ he promised.”

Josh says that the sonic technology behind the BroadBand PRO is unusual. The unit not only emits distress cries that signal danger to gulls (and pigeons and starlings and others), but also produces predator cries like hawks and falcons, plus a random combination of threatening sounds, varying frequencies and volumes that add up to all-encompassing harassment. Birds are repelled by the ongoing commotion.

Professional Help At Hand

Bird-X did more than promise results, Jasparro recalls. “Josh told me he’d send exact instructions for installing the BroadBand PRO and its four speakers where the concentration of birds was the worst. And he said he’d send visual devices to support the unit.” Jasparro was surprised to hear that the package Josh put together would effectively provide 10,000 square feet of bird-discouraging coverage.

Jasparro remembers the day that the big box arrived from Bird-X. Along with the BroadBand PRO unit, Jasparro pulled out a big inflatable balloon called “Terror Eyes” and another prop called “Prowler Owl” —a floppy fabricated owl on a stand.

Disappointed, amused and somewhat exasperated, Jasparro exclaimed to his boss, “This is a joke. This will never work.” But at this point, he had nothing to lose. “I remembered what Josh said, ‘If it doesn’t work, return it.’” So Jasparro proceeded anyway.

Let the Experiment Begin

“I was leery,” Jasparro freely admits. “We installed the BroadBand PRO outside, on top of the roof of our tripping floor facility, which is 180 feet by 350 feet. I sat back and waited,” he says. So did his boss.

When a gull actually perched on top of the unit, Jasparro called Josh to express his disappointment. “Josh said to give it time. He explained to me that some gulls are deaf and don’t hear the unit, and how the unit sends out some of its waves on frequencies that give birds a headache and they go away.” Josh seemed to be an expert on the subject, so Jasparro set aside his doubts and followed Josh’s recommendations for tweaking the unit’s settings for volume, frequency and varieties of predator’s calls.

“Within two weeks, we had major positive results,” Jasparro reports. “I was 99% satisfied, and I remain 99% satisfied. While the unit doesn’t eliminate the gulls, it keeps most of them away from people-sensitive areas,” Jasparro says. As a bonus, the RIRRC now saves $700 several times a year, having reduced the necessity of frequent outside window washings.

“The BroadBand unit kept the birds away to such an extent that I purchased two more units,” he says. With a total of 12 facilities on RIRRC’s 1200-acre landfill site to choose from, one new unit will be placed on the administrative building so his boss’s windows will no longer be streaked with gull glop. Another new BroadBand PRO unit is destined for the new RIRRC Recovermat Facility, which has already been invaded by gulls.

“The BroadBand unit does work,” Jasparro repeats. “For the price, you can’t go wrong.” He has already recommended the unit to others with serious bird problems. “It’s not a cure-all,” he adds, “but it does keep the birds at bay.”

Also, he cautions, “The supplementary visual devices help, but they really must be used in conjunction with the BroadBand PRO.”

Bird-X’s Josh Sirt agrees and adds another tip. “Over time,” he says, “birds may get accustomed to the sound effects, so you’ll want to vary the settings occasionally.” This technique has kept the gulls at bay for the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation for two years and counting.

“I had one other concern,” Jasparro recalls. “When we first activated the unit, I thought the predator cries might echo into the residential neighborhood at night.” If so, there would probably be an outcry from the neighbors. But Jasparro received NO complaints. “It’s not bothering anyone but the gulls,” he says in triumph. “As Physical Plant Manager, I’m patrolling the gulls to the best of my ability in key areas,” he concludes.

 

Our experts are ready to help

wrigley field

Super BirdXPeller PRO: Wrigley Field

Super BirdXPeller PRO: Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, celebrated its 90th season in 2003. As Wrigley Field prepared to play host to all of the Cubs’ NL rivals, the stadium also battled an unwelcome new preseason one: pigeons found a home in the upper deck.

wrigley field

The Problem

It isn’t only Cubs fans who love Wrigley Field. “Pigeons like to roost on the trusses that support the upper deck,” said Paul Rathje, director of stadium operations at Wrigley Field for the last six years. “This causes problems for the people seated below.” Besides the lure of roosting in the structural beams, the pigeons are naturally attracted to the food purchased by the crowds of fans who fill the stands – a bird’s delight; a stadium director’s horror.

During the prior season, Rathje tried a few tricks of his own to defeat the pigeons but with no success.

The Products and Solution

In spring 2003, Rathje called Chicago-based Bird-X, Inc. about a sonic bird deterrent device he’d heard about that repelled birds. Bird-X referred Rathje to a bird-deterrence consultant, Kevin Connelly, general manager of Premier Pest Elimination in Chicago.

  • Rated 5.00 out of 5

    GooseBuster®

    $956.00$976.00
    Outdoor
    Covers up to 7 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: GB
  • BroadBand PRO
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    BroadBand PRO

    $725.00$770.00
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 6 acres
    Sonic & Ultrasonic
    SKU: BB-PRO
  • Critter Blaster PRO Sonic Pest and Bird Control System
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Critter Blaster PRO®

    $670.00$690.00
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 6 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: CB-PRO
  • Super BirdXPeller® PRO
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Super BirdXPeller® PRO

    $599.00$690.00 Sale!
    Outdoors
    Effective coverage up to 6 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: SBXP-PRO
  • goosebuster pro single speaker unit
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    GooseBuster® PRO Single Speaker System

    $325.00
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 1.5 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: GB-1
  • BIRD XPELLER® PRO
    Rated 4.86 out of 5

    BirdXPeller® PRO

    $199.00$299.99 Sale!
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 1 acre (43,560 sq. ft).
    Sonic
    SKU: BXP-PRO
  • Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Woodpecker PRO

    $199.00$299.95 Sale!
    Outdoor
    Up to one acre
    Sonic
    SKU: BXP-PRO/WP
  • Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Mega Blaster PRO

    Outdoors
    Covers up to 7 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: MEGA
  • HeronBuster

    Outdoors
    Covers up to 7 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: HERON

Connelly met on-site with Rathje, just weeks before the season opener, to assess the situation. Speed was of the essence; so was efficacy. The two men worked out a plan to install seven Bird-X Ultrason X units and seven Super BirdXPeller PRO units in the trusses under the upper deck and in the lower deck corners.

The Result

Connelly worked cooperatively with the union electricians on staff at Wrigley Field to devise a protocol for smooth supervision and installation. The big day came in late May 2003. When the Bird-X units were turned on, “The birds flapped out,” Rathje says.

“About 90 percent of the birds left for good,” says Connelly. It wasn’t a total elimination, both men agree, but it forced the bird problem to fall within an acceptable tolerance range. That was the goal, Connelly says, noting that realistic expectations and budgetary constraints are always factors in choosing solutions for large facilities.

Operations Director Rathje has advice for other facility managers: Consider various bird-deterrence alternatives, depending on the facility’s architecture, where the birds roost, and the expanse of the space affected. Connelly agrees.

“Then base your decision on the limits of your budget, the realities of the time needed to proper installation, and your tolerance level for effectiveness.” He said that a 100 percent solution can be prohibitively expensive and often is not necessary.

Super BirdXPeller® PRO

Our experts are ready to help

New Chinese Airport Designed With Built-In Bird Control

New Chinese airport designed with built-in bird control

The Kunming Changshui International Airport, located in southwest China, had the potential for serious pest bird problems.

The Problem

Set on a high plateau in the rural mountainous region, a flurry of bird activity plagued the area. It is estimated that other nearby airports were spending nearly a half million dollars per year on pyrotechnic scare devices to remove birds from airfields.

As the Kunming airport planning team began designs for the new airport, they decided to do something innovative – they included a built-in comprehensive bird control system.

The Products and Solution

The New Kunming Airport facility managers began working with the Yunnan Sunking Trading Company, and discussing which Bird-X products would be the best fit for this unique situation.  The final bird control program for the New Kunming Airport included seventy-one BroadBand PRO units and four Mega Blaster PROs.

  • Rated 5.00 out of 5

    GooseBuster®

    $956.00$976.00
    Outdoor
    Covers up to 7 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: GB
  • BroadBand PRO
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    BroadBand PRO

    $725.00$770.00
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 6 acres
    Sonic & Ultrasonic
    SKU: BB-PRO
  • Critter Blaster PRO Sonic Pest and Bird Control System
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Critter Blaster PRO®

    $670.00$690.00
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 6 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: CB-PRO
  • Super BirdXPeller® PRO
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Super BirdXPeller® PRO

    $599.00$690.00 Sale!
    Outdoors
    Effective coverage up to 6 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: SBXP-PRO
  • goosebuster pro single speaker unit
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    GooseBuster® PRO Single Speaker System

    $325.00
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 1.5 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: GB-1
  • BIRD XPELLER® PRO
    Rated 4.86 out of 5

    BirdXPeller® PRO

    $199.00$299.99 Sale!
    Outdoors
    Covers up to 1 acre (43,560 sq. ft).
    Sonic
    SKU: BXP-PRO
  • Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Woodpecker PRO

    $199.00$299.95 Sale!
    Outdoor
    Up to one acre
    Sonic
    SKU: BXP-PRO/WP
  • Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Mega Blaster PRO

    Outdoors
    Covers up to 7 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: MEGA
  • HeronBuster

    Outdoors
    Covers up to 7 acres
    Sonic
    SKU: HERON
  • The New Kunming Airport facility managers began working with the Yunnan Sunking Trading Company, and discussing which Bird-X products would be the best fit for this unique situation.  The final bird control program for the New Kunming Airport included seventy-one BroadBand PRO units and four Mega Blaster PROs.
  • The Mega Blaster PRO is a powerful sonic bird control device that broadcasts bird distress calls to create a “danger zone” that frightens pest birds and conditions them to avoid the area for good.  It consists of a 20-speaker tower with two high-output amplifiers to repel birds up to 30 acres (12 hectares).

The Result

Since the new airport opened in June of 2012, there have been zero bird interference. Mr. Dong Wu of the Yunnan Sunking Trading Co. states, “It is quite obvious that the program has worked. Birds on the property are significantly reduced.”

To find out more about airport bird control and other Bird-X products that work in aviation applications, visit our Airport & Aviation Bird Control page.

Our experts are ready to help