Birds

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The sort-of squirrelly bird catches the headline

October 24, 2019 By
It has not escaped our attention that a variety of instances where birds are just being birds has been making the news lately. Take, for instance, the following: When male birds put in the work, happiness ensues: Inverse.com reports on... Read more»
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How to prevent birds from colliding with buildings

June 5, 2019 By
Here are some tips for things that can reduce the chance of bird collisions with buildings from the digital marketing consultant for Bird-X. Read more»
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Test your bird knowledge

April 18, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about birds and bird control. Editor’s Note: Questions for this bird test were contributed by: Stuart Aust; Dr. Gary Bennett, BCE; Judy Black, BCE; Doug Foster; Dr. Faith Oi; Mark... Read more»
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Bird control is a public service

April 17, 2019 By
The most famous bird strike in America occurred 10 years ago, when Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed a passenger jet in New York’s Hudson River after Canada geese disabled both engines. His skill and experience saved all 155 people on... Read more»
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10 steps for improving your bird control revenue

April 11, 2019 By
Creating a revenue stream from bird control service is one thing; maintaining wealth from this offering is quite another. Where does your bird management service fit in? If you’re a pest management professional (PMP) who wants to get serious about... Read more»
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Bird control: Cash in while protecting planes, passengers

April 9, 2019 By
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (15:26:37): Uh, what a view of the Hudson today. First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (15:26:42): Yeah. Skiles (15:26:52): Flaps up please, after-takeoff checklist. Sullenberger (15:26:54): Flaps up. Sullenberger (15:27:07): After-takeoff checklist complete. Sullenberger (15:27:10.4): Birds. Skiles (15:27:11):... Read more»
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Bird control strategies for commercial accounts

March 25, 2019 By
Here are some recommendations from South Elgrin, Ill.-based McCloud Services on strategies for protecting your industrial and commercial accounts from birds. Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Conduct surveys to determine a bird control strategy

March 10, 2019 By
Exotic bird pest species are associated with ectoparasites and numerous diseases. To establish a management protocol, it’s a good idea to conduct extensive surveys of population levels and location of problems. Remember, proper surveys can take several days, and some... Read more»
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Tips to close bird control deals

March 9, 2019 By
One of the biggest challenges in bird control is not doing the solution work, but how to close deals. Here are some tips: Listening is the top sales skill. Ask specifically why the problem needs to be solved, then listen... Read more»
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Jeff Watts, Bird Control Expert, Bird-B-Gone

3 steps for professional bird control

March 8, 2019 By
Understanding the nuances of bird control identification and installation is an essential component to proper execution of a bird job. To maintain a professional standard of bird work: Identify the bird species. Identify the bird behavior and location. Estimate the... Read more»
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