Canada goose, 3 eggs slows down production on a $150 mil. luxury building in the UK

A security guard has been assigned to protect this Canada goose and her two eggs in a U.K. building. This little goose has held up work on a $150 million luxury building.

A security guard has been assigned to protect this Canada goose and her two eggs in a U.K. building. This little goose has held up work on a $150 million luxury building.

A funny things happen to living creatures every once in a while: they reproduce. Unfortunately for a British construction company, a goose decided to exert her right to reproduce on their production site.

A recent Aol News piece shed some light on the situation, saying that the goose got comfortable. There is even a 24-hour security guard standing watch to make sure she’s safe and sound.

While production on the building isn’t completely stalled — the contractor explains that they are working on a different area until the goose leaves — it’s definitely a hassle. What if this happened to your company? Comfortable geese looking for a nice spot to raise a family just plop down and stay a while? This could cost millions and the liability factor could tack on more to that. Every seen a slip-and-fall incident resulting from a bird droppings? It’s quite expensive.

The GooseBuster is designed specifically for the humane elimination of pesky geese.

The GooseBuster is designed specifically for the humane elimination of pesky geese.

Putting up a few sound devices is the best thing to do for this kind of problem. The Goose Buster emits high quality digital playbacks of goose distress and alarm calls recorded in natural environments. Since the sounds are in the geese’s own language, they get the message: STAY AWAY!

Got questions about your specific goose problem? Check out www.bird-x.com for more products, or call us up at 800-860-0473!

Social starlings cause big problems

Starling packs are always on the hunt for places to roost, feed and rest. Taking over a large building isnt too difficult for a group of over one thousand of these aggressive birds.

Starling packs are always on the hunt for places to roost, feed and rest. Taking over a large building isn't too difficult for a group of over one thousand of these aggressive birds.

Of all the birds flying cities, starlings are probably the biggest problem. Last September, Steve Carlic of Syracuse (N.Y.) The Post-Standard wrote an article about exactly how dangerous – and expensive – it is to have starlings hanging around an area.

200 million shiny black European starlings crowd North America…The enormous flocks endanger air travel, mob cattle operations, chase off native songbirds, roost on city blocks, leaving behind corrosive, foul-smelling droppings and hundreds of millions of dollars of damage each year.

Carlic is absolutely right. Starlings travel in massive packs. These packs are so large and dense – sometimes totaling over a thousand birds – it can blacken the sky and completely take over sections of buildings.

The main problem with hypersocial starlings is their droppings. Bird droppings carry many diseases, and they come with a big risk: the liability factor. Slip-and-fall incidents are not uncommon; they can cost companies thousands, possibly millions, of dollars in legal fees and lawsuits.

Tiny but powerful: multiply this little guy by six thousand, and a cute feathered friend turns into an enormous problem.

Tiny but powerful: multiply this little guy by six thousand, and a cute feathered friend turns into an enormous problem.

A multi-pronged attack is the only way to get rid of these tiny birds. Trying an ultra sonic sound device like the Bird-X Ultrason-X is a good place to start. It includes 4 speakers with 100-foot cords that emits annoying ultrasonic sounds annoying to birds. And with a coverage area of up 3600-square feet, it’s a guaranteed way to stop packs of starlings from getting too comfortable in your area.

Starlings love urban areas for the same reason most wildlife does: easy access to food, resting areas, water, and shelter among other things. Roosting for these packs is necessary, so physically obstruction them from being able to rest is necessary. Try some bird spikes or Bird Proof gel. Spikes are rigid and crooked, making it impossible for birds to rest, while the gel makes the area sticky and incredibly uncomfortable.

Stop starlings from making your roof their next roosting spot by putting up spikes or spreading some Bird Proof Gel; both of these are green and humane ways to get rid of unwanted pest birds immediately.

Stop starlings from making your roof their next roosting spot by putting up spikes or spreading some Bird Proof Gel; both of these are green and humane ways to get rid of unwanted pest birds immediately.

Make sure to contact one of our experts here at Bird-X for any other questions you have about your starling problem. Check out the website at www.bird-x.com or call us up at 800-860-0473!

Bird-Proof Gel a proven success

Bird Proof Gel is a great alternative to spikes when getting rid of birds on ledges, shelves and doorways.

Bird Proof Gel is a great alternative to spikes when getting rid of birds on ledges, shelves and doorways.

A customer recently wrote a post on their blog about using our Bird Proof Gel to get rid of sparrows on and near their front door. Here’s an excerpt of the problem:

Last year, I had a family of sparrows nest just above my front door. Their mud nest left a mess on my patio, not to mention bird crap from both the adult sparrows and eventual babies, which was most irritating when packages were set directly on top of this mess.

After applying the gel, this customer saw the change immediately.

The day after I applied it, I noticed the sparrows visiting once again, but they would only fly near the corner they favored for nesting and then retreat. They stuck around for another day or two before leaving for another nesting site.

Another satisfied customer!

Introducing the Transonic Mole!

Bird-Xs new product, the Transonic Mole, gets rid of moles, gophers and other burrowing animals with a multi-sensory attack.

Bird-X's new product, the Transonic Mole, gets rid of moles, gophers and other burrowing animals with a multi-sensory attack.

The newest addition to the Bird-X arsenal is the Transonic Mole.  This electronic mole and gopher chaser is a three-in-one sensory assault. It harmlessly attacks burrowing pests through light flashes, loud buzzes and deep vibrations. The sound waves and vibration penetrate the burrows and surround soil, irritating the sensitive perceptions of underground visitors while the flashes frighten and disorientate any sighted pests above ground.

Two of the best things about this brand-new gadget is that it is weatherproof and maintenance free. Setting up this burrowing pest eliminator is as simple as taking it out of the box and putting it in the ground. With a 24-hour operation and coverage of up to a 50 ft. radius  (approximately 7800 sq. ft.), the Transonic Mole is the easiest way to save your landscaping.

Bird-Plane collisions up 25%

A recent Associated Press discussed by the Riverfront Times report stated that nearly 10,000 bird strikes were reported last year, which is up considerably from the 7,507 reported in 2007. And that rise is only an average, with some states reporting an increase considerably higher than that.

In some states, such as Texas and Minnesota, the number of bird-plane collisions have doubled since 2005 thanks to an increase in air traffic along bird migratory routes.

…bird-plane collisions at Lambert-St. Louis International airport have increased nearly 300 percent over the past decade.

Hmmmm…maybe these airports need to try Bird-X’s new Airport Bird Control System.

The airport bird and wildlife control system is perfect for this time of year when birds and other animals start heading to their spring and summer spots.

The airport bird and wildlife control system is perfect for this time of year when birds and other animals start heading to their spring and summer spots.

This system is made up of three of Bird-X‘s best sound devices and one sensory spray: the Megablaster, the Goosebuster, the Critterblaster and Goosechase. The combination of the four of these makes it almost impossible for birds to get comfortable anywhere around an airport.

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