Bird Slope Bird Deterrent keeps Pest Swallows off Buildings

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Swallows will soon be coming to warmer cities and neighborhoods, looking for places to build their mud nests. The bird control experts at Bird B Gone advise property owners and managers that unless they’re prepared for the annual arrival of swallows with humane and effective bird deterrents, they can expect to see their walls, eaves and fences covered with unappealing mud nests.

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Bird Slope under eaves keeps swallows away!

Once installed Bird Slope panels are virtually invisible.

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications recommends installing Bird Slope now to prevent soon-to-arrive swallows from building mud nests on elevated ledges.

Swallows will soon be coming to warmer cities and neighborhoods, looking for places to build their mud nests. The bird control experts at Bird B Gone advise property owners and managers that unless they’re prepared for the annual arrival of swallows with humane and effective bird deterrents, they can expect to see their walls, eaves and fences covered with unappealing mud nests. Besides the unattractive appearance of these nests, there’s the bacteria, fungal agents and parasites found in swallow droppings. This debris often contains such serious diseases as histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis and more. Not exactly something you want around your property.

Property owners are advised not to use water hoses or brooms to get rid of swallows and their nests. Swallows are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, so it’s illegal to intentionally capture, kill or disrupt these migratory birds or their nests and eggs. One highly effective way to keep swallows away is by installing Bird Slope.

Bird B Gone’s Bird Slope panels provide the aesthetic deterrent many property owners need to get rid of swallows. When these smooth, slippery PVC panels are mounted at an angle on eaves, ledges, I-beams and parking garages, they create a “no-landing” zone for even the most determined swallows. Try as they may to land on the slope’s angled surface, swallows harmlessly slip and slide right off. After a few unsuccessful attempts, even the most stubborn bird will give up and move on. Ideal for all types of birds, especially swallows, Bird Slope panels are effective in Light to Heavy Bird Pressure environments. (Heavy pressure—many birds nesting or roosting at the site; Light Pressure—only a few birds stopping during the day.)

Bird Slope panels are easy to install on open eaves, ledges, I-beams and parking garages—virtually any 90-degree nook and cranny where pest birds have become a problem. The panels come in 4-foot long sections and 48 feet per box. They are easily screwed, glued or nailed to any flat surface. Handy "snap on" extender makes it easy to adapt the panels to ledges as wide as 10 inches. (Without an extender, the basic bird sloped panel can protect a 6-inch wide ledge.) Special mounting clips allow the panels to be easily installed vertically on the sides of buildings. Also available are “end caps” to prevent birds from getting behind the panels. A glue trough on the underside of each panel allows for easy installation using standard outdoor polyurethane adhesive.

To blend in with a building’s color aesthetics, Bird Slope panels come in two colors—stone and grey. Each panel is fabricated of UV-protected PVC material for lasting durability in hot sun and harsh weather. For those who need to install Bird Slope next to electrical wiring, the panels are non-conductive for extra safety.

Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.

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