Bird Control, Geese Removal & Pigeon Deterrent News

How to Reduce the Risk of Bird Flu on Dairy Farms

April 2, 2024
Last week, the USDA confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), more commonly known as bird flu, in dairy cows in three states – Kansas, Texas and Michigan. Presumed positive tests were also found in herds in New Mexico and Idaho. The USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL)... Read More

Spring Nuisance Bird Management for the Agriculture Industry

March 12, 2024
For farms, spring is the time to prepare for the year’s initial planting. It’s also the time when migratory birds return north during their spring migration, and resident and/or colonial birds look to establish nesting. From February through May, migratory birds – such as Canada geese and snow geese –... Read More

Reduce Property Damage from Nuisance Geese this Migration Season

February 27, 2024
You can always tell it’s spring when Canada geese return to your property during their spring migration. To help properties prepare for this eventuality, Wild Goose Chase, a property services company that helps manage nuisance birds, has outlined the most appropriate solutions property managers can implement to control nuisance geese... Read More

State of Poultry & Avian Flu: February 2024

February 6, 2024
The 2023-2024 winter flu season has seen a resurgence in bird flu aka Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 cases. With the panzootic flu strain reaching the end of its second full year and deaths still being regularly recorded in domestic flocks, wild birds, and mammals, producers and processors must... Read More

How Properties Can Foster a More Harmonious Relationship with Birds

January 18, 2024
Birds contain multitudes: they’re integral to ecosystems and improve our quality of life... but also damage properties, contribute to crop loss, and threaten human health and safety. When managing nuisance avian wildlife, it can be difficult to decide on a deterrence approach that takes ecological considerations into account but also... Read More

Milder Winters Mean More Birds

December 19, 2023
For the past several years, winters have felt milder than those in decades past. But the unseasonable warmth isn’t just a feeling – it’s our new reality. Because of climate change, our mild winters are very likely here to stay. Among the changes brought about by our new climate reality... Read More

Resident vs. Migratory Canada Geese

November 21, 2023
“Geese don’t migrate anymore!” is something we hear a lot – and we understand why: when you see a gaggle of geese loitering around a frozen pond in the winter, it’s easy to mistakenly believe that Canada geese stay put year-round. But, contrary to what these lingering geese may lead... Read More

Vineyard Reduced Crop Damage by 91% Through Automated Lasers

November 14, 2023
Vineyards – like many other types of farms – have long struggled to protect their crops from pest birds. Traditional solutions, like netting, work to some effect, but often fall short of expectations. Due to these shortcomings, more vineyards are turning to a new form of innovative technology to reduce... Read More

Turkeys: How this Thanksgiving Bird Became a Nuisance

November 7, 2023
In the early 1900s, overhunting and deforestation rendered the wild turkey population in Illinois extinct. Decades later, conservationists from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) successfully reintroduced wild turkeys to the state. Today, wild turkeys can be found in every Illinois county, and are abundant in suburban and urban... Read More