Overhead wire systems
Overhead wire systems are used to prevent Seagulls from being able to comfortably land or take off. Using a specially designed post, our technicians are able to create an effective wire system without putting holes in the roof, therefore keeping the roof warranty intact. The system may also be painted to match the surrounding structure to limit the visibility of the system from the ground.
Installing netting under eaves, rafters, or structural beams removes perching or nesting sites for birds of all sizes. Netting effectively eliminates access to birds by placing a physical barrier between the bird and the desired nesting or loafing site. Unsightly droppings and debris will no longer be an issue.
When medium sized birds are perching on ledges, spikes make a great physical barrier. BirdBusters carries the highest industry standard all stainless steel spike, so that any job we complete has a longer warranty and the products will not become brittle and break over time. Spikes also come in different sizes so that any ledge from narrow to wide can be effectively treated.
Birds that are perching on high visibility ledges may be deterred from landing using low visibility products. Electrified bird deterrents such as Fly-Bye’s Shockstrip are placed on the edge of ledges, and sits about a ¼” high. This product is highly effective in deterring all species of birds from landing on surfaces.
One of the oldest methods of bird control is to install a wire system. Due to the success of this technique it has not been revised over the years. A thin nylon coated cable is suspended between two posts and secured using a spring. This creates an unstable landing surface that birds to not like. If the birds are not able to land comfortably, they will leave and find new areas to perch.
When birds have been nesting in buildings, attic spaces or even just hanging out on the roof, droppings will accumulate. It is important to have a trained professional who has the appropriate safety gear and knowledge to clean and properly dispose of the droppings.
Small to medium sized birds will often find holes in soffits or siding and make them larger so that they may nest in wall voids or attic spaces. BirdBusters removes the damaged material and installs a ¼” steel screen the effectively prevents access to attic spaces. Not only are the birds unable to get back into the voids, but they are also unable to remove or break through the new stronger screening.
Hood vents or dryer vents are often installed without any screening behind the louvers. Starlings and other birds make quick work of building nests inside these vents. BirdBusters will replace these vents with a cover that has screening built into the vent; effectively preventing birds from accessing ventilation systems.
Woodpeckers commonly chose to “drum” on the sides of buildings; especially complexes. Since they are a protected species, options for prevention are limited to non-lethal means such as visual or taste deterrents. Scare-eye balloons signify danger or predator to birds and are usually hung in areas where Woodpeckers are drumming. A taste deterrent is also applied to the area as reinforcement to the visual deterrent. With the combination of the two bird control products, success rates for Woodpeckers are greatly increased.
When an adequate bird control system is over budget, using live traps to remove the existing problem is an effective alternate means of bird removal or population control. When play sheds or roof areas only have a small population of birds, weekly visits can effectively reduce or eliminate the bird population in a cost effective manner.
Live bird removal
Some situations require that birds be removed by non-lethal means. Small birds that are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act may fly into offices, gymnasiums, or cafeterias. When one of these situations occur, BirdBusters has a program to safely remove the bird without harming it.