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Avian Control FAQ

Can I apply Avian Control® myself?

Can I apply Avian Control® myself?

In most states, you can apply Avian Control® without any state permit, if it is for your own use. If you intend to charge for the application, you may have to obtain a permit. In either case, check with the state Department of Agriculture or other appropriate governmental authority.

How does Avian Control® work?

How does Avian Control® work?

Avian Control® uses an effective, proven, and non-lethal bird repellent ingredient that provides long-lasting bird repellency. The active ingredient, Methyl Anthranilate (MA), irritates the pain receptors associated with birds’ sense of taste and smell. Birds find this compound unpleasant and leave areas and crops treated with it. The unpleasant effect is temporary and does not harm the birds. Read the product label here.

How is Avian Control® applied?

How is Avian Control® applied?

Avian Control® bird repellent can be applied in either a fogging or spraying method.

How is Avian Control® more effective than other bird repellents?

How is Avian Control® more effective than other bird repellents?

Based on our customer’s feedback and observations, Avian Control® works faster and lasts longer than other bird repellents. Additionally, most other bird repellents require up to 5 gallons/acre per application. Avian Control® is sprayed at a rate between 16 and 40 oz/acre per application. Avian Control® has a number of distinct advantages over old technology products. Significantly extended length of effectiveness, strength of repellency, no pre harvest interval for crop applications, short re-entry interval for crop applicatios, no evidence of damage to plants or fruit, suitability for use around people, pets, and animals. Finally, Avian Control® leaves no effect on treated crop taste and no damage to trated hard surfaces.

How long does Avian Control® last?

How long does Avian Control® last?

In outdoor applications, Avian Control® can repel nuisance birds for up to 2 weeks. Avian Control® was designed to resist washing away from light rains or irrigation. Old technology repellents are water and surfactant based, increasing their tendency to be washed away with the slightest amount of rain or irrigation. Avian Control® does not contain either water or surfactants, dramatically increasing its resistance to being washed away.

What’s the difference between fogging and spraying applications?

What’s the difference between fogging and spraying applications?

Thermal fogging produces a fog-like cloud of very fine particles that allows a small amount of Avian Control® to spread over a large area. Thermal fogging also penetrates areas that are difficult to reach. Spraying Avian Control® is usually done by injecting the product into a stream of water. Spraying produces a smaller amount of larger particles and is generally utilized on turf, landfills and agricultural applications.

Where do I purchase AVIAN CONTROL®?

Where do I purchase AVIAN CONTROL®?

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To purchase Avian Control®, please contact:

Avian Enterprises, LLC
221 Ocean Grande Boulevard
Suite 801
Jupiter, Florida 33477

 
Phone: 888.707.4355
Email: sales@solveyourbirdproblems.com

Will using Avian Control® harm my existing landscape or other animals?

Will using Avian Control® harm my existing landscape or other animals?

No, Avian Control® is an effective method of removing your troublesome bird problems and is suitable for use around people, pets and vegetation. Read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on Avian Control®.

Can Avian Control® get rid of birds in dairy barns, sheds and other structures?

Can Avian Control® get rid of birds in dairy barns, sheds and other structures?

Absolutely! Avian Control® Bird Repellent is highly recommended for removing unwanted birds from dairy barns, storage and packing sheds and other non-inhabited structures. Simply spray or fog undiluted Avian Control® onto areas that birds are using to roost or loaf.

Application is recommended at sunrise. Open an easy exit for the birds and begin to spray or fog Avian Control®. This is a behavior changing process, so two or three applications may be necessary to break birds of their habit of occupying the structure. Treatments should be 5 to 7 days apart for maximum effectiveness. Re-treatments should be done as soon as new birds begin to re-occupy the building.

Can I “tank mix” mix Avian Control® with other agricultural chemicals?

Can I “tank mix” mix Avian Control® with other agricultural chemicals?

Yes. Avian Control® may be “tank mixed” with other agricultural chemicals but “acidic” pesticides and fungicides may lessen its effectiveness. Applying Avian Control® alone is recommended.

How long does Avian Control® last and will rain wash it away?

How long does Avian Control® last and will rain wash it away?

Avian Control® can last from 10 to 14 days depending upon the frequency and severity of local rain. Experience has shown that an application interval of 10 days is ideal for most crops. Avian Control® is resistant to irrigation and most light to moderate rains. Very heavy rains may wash Avian Control® off of your plants and will require re-application.

How much Avian Control® do I use and how do I apply it?

How much Avian Control® do I use and how do I apply it?

Apply Avian Control® at the rate of 16 ounces to 40 ounces per acre. Set your air blast or boom sprayer to apply 20 to 100 gallons of water per acre (a light mist) and make sure that your holding tank has internal agitation. Avian Control® should be applied to the entire plants and fruit acre, not just the perimiter. Product that drips off the plants onto the ground has no effect on birds. A spreader or sticker is not necessary with Avian Control® and, in some cases, may reduce it effectiveness.

What crops are Avian Control® approved for?

What crops are Avian Control® approved for?

Avian Control® is registered with the US EPA for use on the following crops: cherries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, apples, stone fruit (apricots cherries, peaches, plums) cereal grains (sweet and pop corn, millet, oats, sorghum) and sunflowers. See product label for details.

What types of birds does Avian Control® work on?

What types of birds does Avian Control® work on?

All Birds! Avian Control® has been demonstrated in numerous third-party field tests and university studies to repel nuisance birds such as starlings, blackbirds and grackles. All birds share a common pain nerve, the trigeminal nerve, and Avian Control® is designed to irritate this nerve when birds come into contact with the product through inhalation, preening, ingestion and even through their feet. Birds can never develop a tolerance to Avian Control®, ensuring that it will continue to be effective in the future.

Why don’t propane cannons, statues, kites, mylar ribbons and lasers work?

Why don’t propane cannons, statues, kites, mylar ribbons and lasers work?

Birds learn very quickly where there is a dangerous or unpleasant situation and where they may be at ease. This process is called “habituation”. Birds quickly learn that the loud bang of a propane cannon causes no harm to them and they will even perch on the cannon while it continues to discharge, irritating you and your neighbors but not the birds. The same “habituation” occurs with statues, kites, mylar ribbons and lasers. Birds quickly learn that these irritants are neither harmful nor dangerous and the effect wears off quickly. Scarecrows didn’t work in the old days and they still don’t work today.

Why is Avian Control® different from other liquid bird repellents?

Why is Avian Control® different from other liquid bird repellents?

The invention of Avian Control® Bird Repellent was the result of years of research and testing. Existing bird repellents were tested, analyzed for their shortcomings and, as a result, Avian Enterprises LLC designed a revolutionary new bird repellent that delivers the level of repellency that was missing from previous proudcts.

Avian Control® was registered with the US EPA in 2010, allowing us to take advantage of the most recent advances in bird repellent chemistry and the study of bird behavior. Older versions of liquid bird repellents were made with extract from concord grapes and were less than totally effective and didn’t last very long, only two or three days.

Avian Control® uses synthetically derived, food grade ingredients that have been optimized to overcome the shortcomings of previous products. Avian Control® has a more sound molecular structure than previous products, making it a more effective repellent. It is resistant to both biological and ultraviolet degradation and marks the treated crops with an infrared stain that warns approaching birds that the crops has been treated. Other chemical bird repellents require 5 gallons/acre per application of their product or more. Avian Control® only requires a rate of 16-40 oz/acre to achieve excellent results.

Why not just use netting to keep birds away?

Why not just use netting to keep birds away?

Netting is an effective method for keeping birds away from your crops but it has several drawbacks. It is is a very expensive capital investment, it requires a great deal of labor to install and in many cases, birds will sit on the netting, leaving behind a mess on your fruit. Also, once one small area of netting is breached, birds will find their way into the entire field.

Why should you use Avian Control® Bird Repellent?

Why should you use Avian Control® Bird Repellent?

Every year a large percentage of the nation’s crops are lost to foraging birds. Although many remedies (such as netting, older generation chemical repellents, pyrotechnics, and scarecrows) have been tried, nothing works as effectively and economically as Avian Control® Bird Repellent. This new EPA registered and patent pending bird repellent will protect crops from bird damage, which in turn will boost fruit and berry growers crop yields and profits. Avian Control® acts as an irritant to birds only, allowing us to focus on the repellency effect where it is needed. This feature allows Avian Control® to be used in the presence of humans, domestic animals and livestock with confidence and with no harm.

Why won’t Avian Control® alter the taste of wine grapes or other crops?

Why won’t Avian Control® alter the taste of wine grapes or other crops?

There has been much discussion of bird repellents containing methyl anthranilate (the chemical extracted from Concord grapes) causing a “foxy” odor. Although methyl anthranliate, the active ingredient in Avian Control® Bird Repellent, has been often mentioned as a possible offending compound, tests have actually shown that ethyl-3 mercapropropionate is most likely responsible for the peculiar “foxy” odor sometimes found in Concord grapes. Ethyl-3-mercaptopropionate is a sulfur smelling compound, reminiscent of onions or garlic. Methyl anthranilate has a minty or floral odor that is also present in many other plants such as citrus, jasmine, and apples.

Reports and testing done prior to the introduction of Avian Control® are correct in suggesting that methyl anthranilates based repellents can alter the taste of wine grapes. The reason for this change of taste is due to inert ingredients used in earlier generation methyl anthranilate based bird repellents. These inert ingredients are responsible for the translocation of methyl anthranilate from the outer skin of the fruit into the fruit body itself, thereby altering the taste of the wine grape. This characteristic also greatly reduces the effectiveness of the repellent. Avian Control® Bird Repellent does not contain any of these offending inert ingredients. Therefore, all of the repellent remains on the skin of the fruit, where it is available to repel birds and does not translocate into the plant or its fruit, preserving the natural taste of the crop. Additionally, due to both ultraviolet and microbiological degradation, little or no repellent remains present at harvest.

Several tests over the past two growing seasons on high quality white and red grapes have shown no interference in the fermentation process and no difference in taste of the finished wine made from treated grapes and untreated grapes.

Avian Migrate FAQ

Can Avian Migrate Goose and Bird Repellent be use on painted or stained wood, vinyl or aluminum siding or other exterior or interior surfaces?

Can Avian Migrate Goose and Bird Repellent be use on painted or stained wood, vinyl or aluminum siding or other exterior or interior surfaces?

It is recommended that the solution of Avian Migrate™ be tested on an inconspicuous area to determine the potential for damage or discoloration. Avian Migrate™ should not be used in or on occupied dwellings.

Can I use an electric powered, backpack or pump-up sprayer to apply Avian Migrate™ Bird Repellent?

Can I use an electric powered, backpack or pump-up sprayer to apply Avian Migrate™ Bird Repellent?

Yes, you can. Refer to “Spray Application Directions” of the label for complete details. If your area is less than one acre, see the table below: 1/8 acre (5445 sq. ft.) Shake or stir 6 to 8 ounces Avian Migrate™ then add to 1.25 gallons of water. 1/4 acre (10890 sq. ft.) Shake or stir 12 ounces to 1 pint of Avian Migrate then add to 2.5 gallons of water. 1/2 acre (21780 sq. ft.) Shake or stir 1.5 to 2 pints of Avian Migrate™ then add to 5 gallons of water.

If I am treating my lawn for geese, how often should I apply Avian Migrate?

If I am treating my lawn for geese, how often should I apply Avian Migrate?

It is suggested that Avian Mitrate™ be applied at 7 to 10 day intervals or after every mowing. Refer to “Turf and Dydroseeding” directions of the label for complete details. Re-application is suggested in the event of a significant rainfall.

What type of spray pattern is preferred?

What type of spray pattern is preferred?

A fine spray mist that covers the entire area to be treated is the preferred pattern.

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