Bird Control, Geese Removal & Pigeon Deterrent News

Do All Canada Geese Migrate?

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

Automated Lasers Minimize Crop Damage in Vineyards by 91%

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

Protect Crops and Property from Wild Turkey Populations

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

Prevent Bird Conflicts on Dairy Farms

October 24, 2023
Birds have been a nuisance on farms since the dawn of agriculture. While pest bird culprits, their agricultural targets, and deterrence strategies have changed over the millennia, the threats birds pose to farms remain largely unchanged. Dairy farms are particularly – and consistently – hard hit by birds, resulting in... Read More

Bird Basics: Learn About the European Starling

October 17, 2023
With its highly iridescent, speckled coat of feathers, bright yellow bill, and pink feet, the European Starling is an easily recognizable bird. These highly athletic birds can often be found flying in-sync in flocks numbering the tens of thousands, dancing in the sky as part of a murmuration. Distinct features... Read More

Fall 2023 Avian Flu Report

October 10, 2023
The current strain of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has upended the global poultry industry – and resulted in the deadliest bird flu outbreak in history. Since the flu arrived in the United States in early 2022, poultry farmers and wildlife conservationists have scrambled to contain cases. A lucky... Read More

Keep Birds Away From Warehouses & Loading Docks

October 4, 2023
When temperatures drop, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, and other pest birds flock to warehouses, loading docks, parking garages, and other spacious buildings to hunker down and survive the winter. The structures’ roofs provide shelter and relative warmth, and their many beams, ledges, lights, and pipes look, to birds, like the perfect... Read More

Deter Birds From Golf Courses & Parks with Humane Lasers

September 26, 2023
Autumn is a time of crisp air, sunny days, and migrating birds. Endless “V’s” of Canada geese glide overhead, then descend like an invading army on any patch of green they can find – including golf courses and parks. The Droppings Geese Leave Behind When geese invade, they trample grass,... Read More

Bird 101: Generalists vs. Specialists

September 19, 2023
Purple martins are a specialist species. Humans have destroyed the martins' natural resting areas, so they must now rely on human-made structures to survive. Ecosystems are complex communities formed whenever living organisms interact with one another and their geographic environment. These communities are dynamic: weather patterns, human intervention, the organisms... Read More

Bird Basics for Agriculture: Crows & Ravens

September 12, 2023
American crows and common ravens are often mistaken for one another. Both are members of the crow (or Corvidae) family, and have large, solid black bodies with sharp, slightly curved beaks. But, while the birds have a strikingly similar appearance and share a lineage, they are distinct species – and... Read More