Protect By Bird
How We Stop Birds From NestingUnderstanding the structure of a nest is key to defending against one. That’s why our deterrents are designed with the particular building style of each bird in mind. Birdzoff anti-nest designs deflect sticks and nesting materials and block access to desirable nest locations. Our cost-effective bird deterrents are guaranteed to keep birds away from your industrial structures.
How We Stop Birds From PerchingUnderstanding how a bird perches is crucial when determining how you are going to defend a specific structure. We use scientific data to design bird control products that effectively target individual species’ ability to perch. No matter the bird, our durable bird control products and bird deterrents are guaranteed to create an unstable perch that prevents birds from landing comfortably. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
At Birdzoff, we understand the psychology and physiology of birds and have expertise in bird control. When building a nest or perching, birds are guided by instinctual behaviors. They want a large supply of nesting material, a tall height to observe their surroundings, a safe place to build, close proximity to a food source, and easy access to their building site. Our bird control devices are built to interfere with these behaviors, stopping a bird in its tracks.
Understanding the structure of a nest is key to defending against one. That’s why our deterrents are designed with the particular building style of each bird in mind. Birdzoff anti-nest designs deflect sticks and nesting materials and block access to desirable nest locations. Our cost-effective bird deterrents are guaranteed to keep birds away from your industrial structures.
Understanding how a bird perches is crucial when determining how you are going to defend a specific structure. We use scientific data to design bird control products that effectively target individual species’ ability to perch. No matter the bird, our durable bird control products and bird deterrents are guaranteed to create an unstable perch that prevents birds from landing comfortably.
With over 30 years of experience, Birdzoff’s bird control experts are here to help identify your needs and provide you with the best bird deterrents on the market.
“I dreaded the nesting season every year – without fail, we would have multiple nests. Now, I don’t have to worry…the Pyramid has kept the eagles at bay.”
“A big thanks to the Birdzoff team. Birdzoff excels at customer service, and I’ve always found Gordy easy to work with. He came out to survey our problem and recommended the Tower Guard system…Now the osprey just avoid the area altogether.”
“An outstanding job all around…Thanks to Birdzoff our towers are free of hawks.”
“We “had” a turkey vulture problem…I found the “Tower Guard” product from Birdzoff on their website and installed per instructions. Now the birds just fly by and for 4 weeks we have been vulture free. A big thank you to Gordy at Birdzoff for an amazing product and all his help through the process.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Bird control services should humanely interfere with bird activity that compromises the health, safety, and functioning of man-made structures or their ability to be maintained. Bird control products keep both humans and birds safe from one another.
There are several types of bird deterrents available:
To select an appropriate bird deterrent, the first step is to identify the specific bird species causing the issue. This information will help determine the most suitable size and type of deterrent required to discourage the birds’ unwanted behavior. It’s crucial to differentiate between perching and nesting problems, as different methods are used for each situation.
Perching deterrents usually employ physical and visual elements to prevent birds from landing, while nesting deterrents use shapes or deflective sticks to discourage nest building. Bird deterrents can affect various senses, including visual, physical, auditory, olfactory (smell), and taste. Visual and physical methods are the most effective, followed by olfactory options.
Although auditory methods may initially work, birds can become accustomed to them over time. If you’re dealing with medium to large birds perching or nesting on industrial infrastructure, you may want to consider Birdzoff, which specializes in physical and visual bird deterrents.
The effectiveness of each type of deterrent will depend on the type of bird and the specific situation. It is often necessary to use a combination of methods to achieve the best results.
Birdzoff most commonly deters medium and large seabirds including gulls, ospreys, and cormorants. Gulls and cormorants will often use marine equipment as loafing or roosting grounds leaving behind pounds of unsightly and toxic droppings. Ospreys cause the most problems when they build nests on critical communication or power infrastructure leading to service outages or maintenance delays. We also commonly deter eagles and vultures from perching and nesting.
Using physical and visual deterrents is the most effective way to keep medium and large birds from perching and nesting. There are products like BirdSpring, TowerGuard, and Arc Nemesis that do this by creating an uninviting place for birds to perch while also making it harder for them to find a comfortable spot.
To implement bird deterrents effectively and legally, it’s crucial to prioritize humane treatment. For over 30 years, Birdzoff has been installing bird deterrents in the field without harming a single bird. Our goal is to create a barrier for affected areas that is so unappealing to birds that they are discouraged from perching or nesting.
However, some birds are curious and persistent and may try to overcome the bird deterrent system. That’s why our products are designed to be both durable and humane, keeping the birds’ welfare in mind.
There are several legal requirements and regulations associated with bird deterrents that must be taken into account when implementing them. These regulations are in place to protect birds and ensure their welfare is not compromised.
In the United States, migratory bird species are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). This act prohibits the hunting, capturing, killing, or possession of migratory birds without a permit, and it applies to all migratory bird species, including their eggs, nests, and feathers. It is important to note that some non-migratory bird species may also be protected under state or local laws.
When using bird deterrents, it is essential to ensure that they do not harm birds or interfere with their nesting or breeding activities. For example, it is illegal to use certain types of bird deterrents during nesting season or when birds are actively breeding. Additionally, some types of bird deterrents may require a permit or permission from local authorities, such as netting or spikes installed on buildings or structures.
It is crucial to consult with a professional bird control company that is knowledgeable about these regulations and can provide guidance on the appropriate bird deterrents to use while adhering to legal requirements. Failure to comply with regulations can result in penalties and fines, as well as harm to birds and their habitat.
You have two options when it comes to preventing birds from nesting in an unwanted area: blocking or minimizing the area. At Birdzoff, we achieve this with physical and visual deterrents. If you’re trying to protect an area that has never been used as a nest before, we recommend starting with perch deterrents. Just as humans check out the foundation before building a house, birds will scope out the area before deciding to build a nest.
By preventing the initial encounter, birds are much less likely to choose the area for nesting. However, if an area has been used for nesting before, it’s essential to exclude the area to interrupt the nest-building process. Our nesting deterrents are effective in preventing sticks from accumulating and discouraging birds from building their nests.
Bird infestations can pose a number of risks to humans, property, and the environment. Some of the risks associated with bird infestations include:
- Health risks: Birds and their droppings can carry harmful bacteria and viruses, such as E. coli, salmonella, and histoplasmosis, which can cause serious illnesses in humans.
- Property damage: Birds can damage buildings and structures by creating nests, blocking gutters and drains, and pecking at surfaces. Bird droppings can also corrode metal surfaces, stain paint, and cause other types of damage.
- Safety hazards: Bird droppings and nesting materials can create slippery surfaces, which can pose a slip and fall hazard. Birds nesting near or on power lines or ventilation systems can also cause fire hazards.
To reduce the risks associated with bird infestations, it is important to implement effective bird control measures. Some of the most effective bird control solutions include physical barriers, such as netting, spikes, and wire systems, as well as sound deterrents and visual deterrents, such as reflective surfaces or decoys. Proper cleaning and maintenance of areas affected by bird infestations can also help reduce the risks associated with bird droppings.
It is important to consult with a professional bird control company to determine the most effective bird control solutions for your specific situation. Effective bird control can help protect human health, prevent property damage, and reduce safety hazards associated with bird infestations.
The price of bird control services can vary depending on factors such as the type of bird, the structure, and the environment. At Birdzoff, we offer customized solutions to meet the needs of each project. For smaller bird control jobs, we offer a simple, quoted price. For larger projects requiring more extensive protection, we offer up to three tiers of bird control solutions, each tailored to the specific needs of the job. These solutions may include recommendations for bird deterrents or other methods to deter birds beyond the initial exclusion area.
If you’re interested in learning more about our bird control services and products, get in touch with us for a free consultation to see how we can help solve your bird control problem.
Some bird control providers simply sell whatever bird deterrents their customers ask for without taking the time to understand the underlying issue. Unfortunately, this approach may result in unsolved problems and repeated purchases.
At Birdzoff, we take a different approach. Our priority is to understand the customer’s problem through a thorough consultation process. By gathering information from the customer, pictures, and our scientific research methods, we can develop a comprehensive solution that addresses the root cause of the problem.
We understand that bird control is often more complex than just installing deterrents. It may require behavioral and environmental changes to alter bird behavior and ultimately solve the problem. Our goal is to provide our customers with a holistic solution that effectively addresses their bird control needs.