You know you have a bird problem if:
• You find bird nests in your building at high, concealed, undisturbed, flat and hard-to-reach areas (flat roofs or gaps in tall buildings or residential houses)
• You hear a sort of high-pitched “crying sound” that birds make; it means that young birds cry for food. It can sometimes be just one bird making all the noise.
• You witness ugly bird droppings concentrated in one particular spot or area in the building. Sometimes, the droppings can also be found together with the piles of the bird nests or feather debris. Given that the bird droppings are acidic (mostly white in colour, but it is not unusual to find them in grass-green colour, too), they cause corrosive damage to the building surface, paints and average appearance.
• You find bird fouling on the roof of the building.
What to do when you have bird-related problems:
• Consider applying the PCS gel to create a repelling zone for pest birds so that they are forced not to land on unwanted surfaces like the balcony that may create a chance for them to fly in the house.
By using the bait gun (which can easily be purchased from hardware shops; used for silicone gel tubes), push the PCS gel to the 0.5-1cm thickness and lay it on the flat surface in a zig-zag pattern. For small-size birds (such as sprarrow), the zig-zag gel line will be at its wide of 1-3 cm while 3-6 cm will be used for large-size birds (like pigeon, myna or crow). PCS gel application:
• Despite all that, the surface treated can get coated with dust and dirt very easily, which is not quite ideal for the PCS gel. In case that happens, it is a good thing that it can be replaced with the Avipoint P20 that is just as good as a bird spike to prevent pigeons from landing on unwanted surfaces. To have a good and strong adhere base of the Avipoint P20, kindly clean the surface first, then adhere the base via the clear and strong silicone glue. To make the Avipoint P20 even more effective against small-size birds, I suggest to apply the PCS gel in between of each bird spike space to form a continuous protection zone against bird landings.
• In case of heavy bird infestation, utilize the help of a professional Pest Bird Control Operator to inspect, plan, install and prevent.
How to prevent birds from ever coming back:
• Facilitate the assistance of a professional pest bird control operator or just refer to the solutions outlined above.
• For cleaning the bird droppings, I suggest to use the Prontech first to clear and kill all the microorganisms (such as bacteria, virus or fungus), then remove the stain by washing it with the detergent. Then wash it all away with the help of water and a scrubbing brush. Mix 4g of granulated Prontech into 1L of water and use it for the cleaning process for maximum efficiency and safety.
• Feral Pigeon (Columba livia)
• Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)
• Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
• Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
• Crow (Corvus splendens)
• Pest birds and their droppings can carry over 60 different diseases! These include histoplasmosis (caused by fungus in bird droppings: respiratory disease), food poisoning (caused by the bacteria or parasites in bird droppings: Salmonella, E.coli), Avian Flu (caused by a virus in birds or their droppings: a fatal disease) and many others.
• Other than diseases, birds are also considered a “good host” for many extoparasites (over 50 kinds of ectoparasites), including bed bugs/ poultry bug, chicken mites, bird louse, tick and various others.
• With more than 400 million pigeons worldwide, the human urbanization has been identified as one of the main factors driving the increase of pigeon population.
• Annual damages are estimated to reach up to US $1.2 billion. These damages usually happen to commercial aircrafts worldwide due to bird strikes/ bird hits that usually mean the collision of a bird with the windscreen or engines of an aircraft!