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Dec 13, 2019

Guaranteed Bird Control for Vineyards for 2017 Season

Guaranteed Bird Control for Vineyards for 2017 Season

Bird damage is a persistent problem faced by fruit growers. The economic impact of bird damage and the value of bird management are poorly understood, particularly for fruit crops. The average annual economic impact of bird damage to wine grapes in MI, NY, OR, WA, and CA was $126 million with a loss of 1,648 jobs

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Dec 13, 2019

Starlings -Bird Problems in Dairy Barn Solved by Flock Free Bird Control

Starlings -Bird Problems in Dairy Barn Solved by Flock Free Bird Control

In January this year we received an inquiry from the Midway Dairy in Declo, Idaho regarding a severe starling problem in their barns. These barns are nearly ¼ mile long and over 100 feet wide and the roof structure is made from steel I-beams giving the birds a perfect roosting area along nearly every horizontal inch of steel. The owner, David Garrett, had measured the area and was estimating the flock at close to 200,000 birds. 

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Nov 22, 2016

Bird Droppings and the Health Hazards Associated – The CDC Guide to Protecting Workers at Risk

Bird Droppings and the Health Hazards Associated – The CDC Guide to Protecting Workers at Risk

Outbreaks of histoplasmosis have shared similar circumstances: People who did not know the health risks of breathing in the spores of H. capsulatum became ill and sometimes caused others nearby to become ill when they disturbed contaminated soil or accumulations of bird or bat manure. Because they were unaware of the hazard, they did not take protective measures that could have prevented illness.

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Nov 07, 2016

Think of Controlling Birds as a Control Service vs. One Time Event to Increase Succes

Think of Controlling Birds as a Control Service vs. One Time Event to Increase Succes

People have been attempting to control birds for decades using single-event installations with spikes, nets, noise devices and other single deterrents and have often fallen short of the goal of removing birds. With the protection status of most bird species and the human demands that birds not be injured 

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Oct 31, 2016

Using Drones for Agricultural Bird Control – An Additional Level of Pressure

Using Drones for Agricultural Bird Control – An Additional Level of Pressure

At Flock Free we are continually in the field looking at real world situations and figuring how to solve problems that birds present. The criteria we use to determine if we are going design a product is, will it be humane for the targeted bird species and will it be effective. With the Noise Bird Control Drone, we believe we nailed it!!

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