Bird Control, Geese Removal & Pigeon Deterrent News

Update on the Poultry & Avian Flu Outbreak: 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 Build a Healthier 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

How Do Mild Winters Affect Bird Migration?

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

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