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Monday, April 11, 2016

Bird Control has always been one of my favorite areas of Pest Control. So much of what we do in the Pest Industry is repetitive. Depending on the pest, we assess the problem, determine a fix, then duplicate the process.

Bird Control is different.  Each job is different and it requires its own solution.  Depending on the structure, its use, location and sometimes aesthetics, I find bird control both challenging and fun. 

Until recently, Custom Care Pest Services has mainly relied on conventional systems to deter the birds.  We use Netting, Electric Shock systems, Repellant Gels or Installing Plastic Spike along ledges of rooflines or eves.  None of these systems are harmful to the birds. But recently our bird control challenges have taken on newer tech.

The first of March of this year, we installed an automated Laser system, designed by some young guys in the Netherlands.  We also have combined the lasers with a hazing system that dispenses an organic liquid mist over areas where birds roost. The liquid irritates the birds so they leave for other roosting places.  We installed both of these systems in a southern Idaho dairy last month with anticipation but also with our own question, is this really going to work?

Today, as I’m writing this article, it’s been nearly 5 weeks and the reports we’re receiving on our first new installations is nearly 100% success.  Where there were once hundreds of thousands of birds roosting, the birds are now gone!   Our customer is preparing for a second installation in another building.  Of course we’re happy for the business but really happy for our customer.  It’s been several years of working out the right solution that would be cost-wise for them, while also getting rid of their birds. The new systems came at the right time and they’ve solved the problem!

Our future with lasers and hazers looks bright. We’re now able to control bird problems in large, expansive areas like the dairy we’ve just finished.  We’re able to install this effective system without the extensive labor involved with conventional systems, as well as passing those savings on to our customer!

Needless to say, bird is the word!



Posted by philc at 4/11/2016 3:55:00 PM
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