Refineries, Warehouses, Malls, and Landfills
Industrial and Commercial Applications
Pigeons, Starlings, and grackles create quite a nuisance when they flock in a concentrated area.
This can happen during migration or year round creating not only a nuisance but health and safety issues.
Pest birds tend to roost on/in the refining structures for warmth, and shelter. Waste from these birds can damage expensive equipment, create a safety hazards, and potentially pose health risks.~~These site are all a problem in both rural and urban sites because of health concerns, filth, extreme noise, and odor. In addition, slippery accumulations of droppings pose safety hazards at industrial structures, and the acidity of droppings is corrosive.
Large roosts of Crows, Starlings, Blackbirds, and Grackles that occur in the city tend to prefer large buildings—office buildings and warehouses, industrial complexes and bridges, or in trees near homes and city parks for roost sites. These site are all a problem in both rural and urban sites because of health concerns, filth, extreme noise, and odor. In addition, slippery accumulations of droppings pose safety hazards at industrial structures, and the acidity of droppings is corrosive. One of the more serious health concerns that starlings have is the "fungal respiratory disease histoplasmosis. The fungus Histoplasma capsulatum can grow in soils under bird roosts, and spores become airborne in dry weather, especially when the site is disturbed. Histoplasmosis, in its most extreme state can cause blindness and/or death.
According to a comparative study published in Environmental Management magazine, falconry is one of the most effective methods of both initial deterrent as well as a permanent solution to bird issues in landfills.
"Birds feeding on landfill sites cause problems in terms of nuisance to neighbors, flight safety, a threat to public health, and affecting the day to day site operation. We used a modeling approach in order to assess the effectiveness of nine techniques — pyrotechnics, hand-held distress calls, static distress calls, blank ammunition, a combination of blank and lethal use of ammunition, the use of falcons, and helium-filled bird-scaring kites — at deterring three commonly recorded species — the Black-headed Gull, the Herring Gull and the Lesser Black-backed Gull. The use of distress calls, falconry, and combinations of lethal and nonlethal use of ammunition were the most effective techniques for initially deterring birds from these sites. However there are problems related to legislation and public perception when lethal techniques are used." (Cook, A. 2008)
City Areas/Office Buildings/Parking Lots
We can help solve your problem through a combination of flying falcons, live trapping, and use of high power lasers at roost sites. By using falcons at roost time we can deter birds from coming in to roost at night. Lasers are used to get any nuisance birds out that do make it in. Trapping is a very valuable tool for removing pigeons during the day. By using a combination of tactics we can force these nuisance birds to find a new place to live/roost.
Since no two situations are the same Sky Predators bird abatement service provides custom quotes for what it will take to solve your nuisance bird problems.
We want to talk to you and find out as much as possible about the property, problems occurring, time of year, location, acreage, and any other details available. Once we discuss your problem and what you can expect for result we can tailor a price quote to fit your specific situation.
We are happy to answer any questions you have, discuss your nuisance bird problems and give a quote to help you fix your issues asap.