Bird & Wildlife Control Guide
BIRD AND WILDLIFE CONTROL SUPPLIES
Let’s be real: Pest birds and other animals can be a problem. You don’t necessarily want to kill them…you’re not a cruel monster after all, plus it’s likely that more will simply come and take their place. So what can you do if you have an area that you’d like to keep free of bats, birds, or other pest animals? We’ve got some items from Bird X that help you do just that.
BIRD NETTING AND SPIKES
Bird spikes seem a bit scary at first, but they actually aren’t designed to cause animals any harm. Rather, they make surfaces inconvenient and uncomfortable for airborne pests to land on, so they stay away. Bird spikes are available in strips of various sizes, and can be made of stainless steel or polycarbonate plastic. Simply place them on eaves, louvers, windowsills, rooftops, ledges, beams, rafters, chimneys, signs or billboards to remove surfaces that invite bats or birds to land on them. These spikes will keep your retail space or commercial building free of pest birds and all the annoyances that come with them.
Bird netting is a great tool for outdoor gardens or yards, as well as other structures where you wish to create a protective barrier while still allowing air and light to get through. These nets can be used on structural openings and building perimeters, vineyards and crops, garages and rafters, and anywhere else you need to keep free of pest critters. Best of all, they’re effective on more than just airborne animals, keeping out deer, raccoons, skunks and other grown dwelling animals.
These electronic repellers use sound rather than physical barriers to repel pests. Some versions use
ultrasonic frequencies that are mostly imperceptible to humans, while others use known distress calls or
alarm vocalizations of various animals to warn them away from the area. There are singular, compact units for smaller areas for homes or yards, and more comprehensive systems for larger areas like airfields/airports, farms, and landfills.
Surface repellers operate not unlike bird spikes, keeping airborne pests off of signs, billboards, ledges, etc. Where they can flock and become a nuisance, but they do so more discreetly than bird spikes, or areas where bird spikes may not be as practical. It may also offer an economical alternative to bird spikes. Surface repellers are typically a gel that renders a desired surface sticky and uncomfortable, to keep birds and other airborne pest animals from landing on it. They are available in tubes or in jugs.
They may look a bit silly, but visual repellers can be an effective way to keep pests at bay. There are simple products, designed to scare or disorient, like the holographic Irri-Tape and 3D Balloon “Scare Eyes”. These are usually more economical options that rely on sight (and occasionally sound) to annoy or scare birds away from an area.
The more complex visual repellers make an attempt to actually look like the predator animals to make would-be prey animals think an area is dangerous. These include a Coyote decoy (to ward off ducks, geese, waterfowl and small mammals), an Owl replica with moving wings (for pigeons, starlings and other small birds and rodents), and an alligator head floating decoy (to keep away unwanted water birds like herons, as well as raccoons from ponds, lakes, fish farms and other water-based areas).