Last year at this time I purchased an apple orchard of 7300 trees in Julian, CA
One of the issues we faced in this orchard was loss of fruit to birds.
On a recommendation of a long time local apple grower, we purchased your Avian Control bird repellent product.
We sprayed the Avian Control twice last September to each of our seven apple varieties. While we also used reflective streamers, eyeballs, and our orchard manager's dog to keep birds away, your product was responsible for an 80 to 90% reduction of bird damage to the apples. Our harvest was 30% higher than the pre-harvest high estimate. Your product works.
We have re-ordered Avian Control for this year and have recommended this effective product to other orchard owners.
February 07, 2017
Our small family vineyard is located at about 1500 feet in elevation in the Sierra Nevada Range of eastern Madera County, California.
We are growers of all eight of the varieties originally approved for red Bordeaux or Meritage style wines.
Our production is small but at $65 a bottle still quite valuable. Yes, we are one of those idealists who left the oaks in the vineyard for aesthetics and harmony. In retrospect, a bonehead move contributing to an increased avian population. We have bird netted, wind milled, Bird Xd , Mylar taped and Zohn gunned since 1999. The physical barrier of netting was the only thing that worked, measurably well. After a couple of years reading, watching and discussing the Avian Control product , we decided to go cold turkey (no netting)for the 2016 vintage and try Avian Control in conjunction with the other minor deterrents . We also introduced a couple of 20 foot "Sky Dancers" to the arsenal to help dissuade other vertebrate pests, as well. Bottom line is that with the recommended maximum applications every 10 days from veraison through 10 days before harvest, negligible bird damage. As winemakers, we were concerned with what Methyl Anthranilate might form or inhibit during fermentation and found no evidence of deleterious activity or residual with its use. For us here at Westbrook Wine Farm, the stuff works and we will use it for future protection and cost savings.
September 30, 2016
I used Avian control for the first time this year. I am well pleased. Your product surpassed my expectations. I have purchased other products based upon advertising, only to find that I had purchased "Snake Oil." Your product performed better than I could have imagined. I applied a heavy application of the product to get the birds attention, then followed up 10 days later with a very light application and have not witnessed any birds in the vineyard or the area for two weeks and counting. Your product exceeds your advertising claims by far. I am one happy customer.
September 09, 2016
Jon Starlings cleaned one acre of blue berries last summer. Not enough left to make a pie. Last Saturday we harvested 6,627 lbs. Everything the same except this year added AC 40 oz every 7 days beginning when fruit was still green.
June 28, 2016
I bought 5 gallons last year and just bought another 5 gallons today. This was the only thing that has worked to keep the birds out of my blueberries. I have spent thousands over the years in fireworks, I’d rather spend hundreds instead on something that truly works for my 10 acres. I have recommended this product to everyone I know with a bird problem. Thank you.
April 04, 2016
I bought 1 gallon last year, it worked EXCELLENT! I only have 3 rows of cherries but I had 25-30 birds pecking and eating my cherries before I tried it. After I started spraying Avian Control that number went down to 2 birds!! And they weren’t pecking or eating, just sitting on the branches looking confused and unsure of what to do. They continued not to peck and I had no further damage the rest of the season. I called today to order another gallon for this coming season.
March 04, 2016
Avian Control was AMAZING this year for us. We had a crop to pick! Normally the Starlings take almost everything, but this product kept them at bay.
October 16, 2015
Here are a few pictures I took with no birds. That's a wonderful thing. Normally when you look out on the airport there are birds in the grass areas and sea gulls sitting on the runway.
October 12, 2015
We brought in our first crops, Syrah and Gewuerztraminer, and the clusters looked really nice and only about 20% bird damage (we have heavy pressure from robins and starlings and no netting or bird canons). Avian works for us pretty well, we experienced this already 2 years ago. We had rain one time after spraying, but it still did work. We will use it again for sure as for us it is the best solution.
October 05, 2015
After receiving my Avian control spray, I went to work spraying my fruit trees and tomato plants, then set back and waited to see if your product lived up to what I was told when ordering your product. Not only does it work, I've told all my friends who have been bothered with all these birds as well as those darn Black Birds. Your spray not only works great, but oder is pleasant and I not longer have a bird problem here in Warner Springs, CA.
September 21, 2015
Avian Control is clearly the best tool on the market in defense of birds in the vineyard and has proven time and time again to be the most effective. We have tested your product for years and feel it can be used very close to harvest without any issues to the fermentation process of the final taste of the wines. Each grower will need to find its best use, however I can tell you it has the ability to go the distance when everything else stops working. Say goodbye to netting.
August 25, 2015
The product has been very successful for me for three straight years. It keeps the birds out of my 10 acres of blueberries, we’re very happy with it and recommend it to anyone that calls us. My neighbor is now going to use it on his corn this year.
August 06, 2015
After fighting the birds and netting for several years in my vineyard, I decided I wanted to try something new. Even with the netting, I had birds get inside and wipe out my grapes. I found Avian Control and decided to try it. I sprayed all the vines and the clusters. That evening I checked and no birds in site. So far, I am sold on this product. Sure beats messing around with netting. My grape crop is really good this year so I did not want to lose it to the birds.
July 30, 2015
The product did an Excellent Job this year. I sprayed my blueberries and the birds left almost immediately. I sprayed once a week for three weeks, and I saved a lot of blueberries because of it. My robins, blackbirds, and others stayed away.
July 25, 2015
Cherries are my prized possession. I got some Avian Control last year from a neighbor and used it on my cherries, raspberries, and asparagus. It worked wonders to keep the birds out of everything. First time anything has worked. Made a big difference for us here at Dansby Berry Farms.
April 17, 2015
We have been using your Avian Control product for 3 years. We have a 25,000 sq. ft. shed, open on one side, that we use for storing plastic container. We were spending thousands of dollars cleaning bird droppings from our containers prior to shipment. We had a very heavy infestation of pigeons, doves, sparrows, starlings and any other species you can name in Southern Indiana. After trying other solutions and resisting the expense of putting in all the barbs to stop them for perching and nesting inside the building, we purchased your avian control chemicals. At first the birds resisted the chemical and we had to spray the areas where the birds could perch 3 times a week. After about 3 weeks, we sprayed twice a week and after short period of time we are now down to one time per week. I have no idea how the product works, but now a stray bird will fly into the shed and exits immediately. We have literally save thousands of dollars in steam cleaning of containers prior to shipment. The product really does work.
March 30, 2015
Avian Control worked like magic on my blueberries last season to keep the birds of my blueberries. I am reordering my 2.5 gallon container now for the season because our season starts now down here in Florida in two weeks. I can not write enough good things about this product, it really worked great!
March 02, 2015
The Avian Control Prouduct has helped our business immensely. Birds have stayed away from our cherries and blueberries. Having to go out there myself to get rid of birds myself all day is a thing of the past
thanks to this product! It worked VERY VERY well!
March 01, 2015
I used Avian Control in my Nursery and Blueberry fields. It only took two applications before I noticed a BIG DIFFERENCE in the amount of birds in my fields. It lasted much longer than anything else I have tried and was more effective. I am very satisfied. I will definitely continue using this product and recommend it.
January 19, 2015
We were so impressed with the results of Avian Control! It worked really well, we just bought more product today for next year already for use here in Connecticut on our blueberries.
December 29, 2014
I had used other bird repellents in the past and had no success keeping the birds away. I finally tried your product this past summer and had great results! The birds all left after the first spray and stayed away until after I picked all of my Norton and Chambord wine grapes. I will use Avian Control every growing season now to keep the birds off my grapes. Thank you!
December 29, 2014
I'm happy to say, that your product works! I had no bird issues this year and netting the vines is history. Thanks!
December 03, 2014
We applied Avian Control and the birds are staying away. I admit I was skeptical but I see it does work!! I'm impressed.
July 28, 2014
I sprayed my blueberry bushes with the following mixture: 1/2 quart Avian, 3 1/2 quarts of water, 1/2 oz. of Dawn dish soap. I sprayed on Saturday evening and checked the berries yesterday and today. The birds are staying out and I really have a lot of ripe berries on the bushes right now which should be very tempting. We've also have wild turkey and they've been right by the berries and haven't touched them.
July 09, 2014
I had total devastation of my sweet corn two years ago due to birds. Last year I used Avian Control Bird Repellent, and had very minimal damage, IF ANY! This year I'm spraying Avian Control again early so that I can prevent the birds from the start.
July 07, 2014
I have used ALL the bird repellents out there..you name it, I have used it. Avian Control is the FIRST one that really WORKS!! I compared it to two other liquid chemical repellents and it is clear to me that Avian Control is by far the most effective. I was able to save acres of cherries with this product.
June 10, 2014
Avian Control Bird Repellent is the only liquid bird repellent I have ever tried that actually works.... and at a small fraction the cost of other things we have tried.
June 10, 2014
We used Avian Control in the 2013 season. It was a very rainy season with 21 extra inches of rain. We tried Avian with and without a DMI for August and September. It appeared to work for a severe Robin problem but also caused several other non problem species to leave.
June 06, 2014
We sprayed our sunflower acres one time last season and saw immediate results. The repellency against the pesky birds lasted 7-10 days very strongly. The next time we have sunflower crops we may spray a second time. Avian Control did what it said it would do!
April 25, 2014
You SAVED my blackberries! My Kiowa (Indian name) blackberries are the largest in the world and the longest producing. They are golf ball size, so losing any is a big loss for me! I used to use everything else to prevent bird damage, like kites and loud noises. Nothing ever worked! I used Avian 2-3 times and it really worked! Thank You!
February 07, 2014
I had lost 75% of my apples the previous two years in a row due to birds. I used Avian Control this past season and only lost 10% due to bird damage. I KNOW it works! I had to hire apple pickers this year for all the additional apples!!
February 07, 2014
We used this product and had great success on cherries
February 07, 2014
Thank you for your guidance for the usage of the Avian on the wet rice paddy field. We have done our first and second applications for our pilot project with the Malaysian Department of Agriculture. Bird quantities were reduced by more about than 90% from the usual day. The customers are very pleased with the result.
December 04, 2013
We have over 6 acres of French hybrid grapes-50% red. Over 5,000 starlings can come for breakfast,lunch and dinner. Despite stringlines, pie plates, owl figures etc., we on occasion have lost up to 100% of the crop. We decided to try Avian Control on an experimental basis. Early August a fine mixture was sprayed on the leaves. The starlings came, sat in the windbreak trees, chattered but did not go down on the grapes. Eventually they would just fly over. We had concerns of the spray being washed off. Several heavy downpours did not affect its deterrence. After a good harvest, only some partially ripened grapes remained and it wasn't until the leaves fell this week did any starlings enter the vinyard. Harvest was 95 % as other birds, thrashers, robins etc. did not affect it. Thank you for solving my problem.
November 04, 2013
Dear Avian Control®,
Just a few comments on this past season performance of the new Avian Control® product for us in several different crops including primarily Blueberries and Cherries, mostly along the Michigan West-Side.
We had close to 40 Growers try Avian Control® at various levels–a couple of them went "all-in" and used a bunch of it.
Included on this user-list are some intensely research-minded growers that make it a point to let me know what they witnessed for results, and if they would use it again. I had several Growers re-order in large quantities and claim they have NEVER found anything that worked this well! Out of 39 Growers we had only 2 guys that agreed they had not applied the product in the timely manner recommended and did not spray any follow up applications. These were the only two who told me they were not impressed with the results. We also had neutral-Non-Grower Industry People watching these applications that were very favorably impressed.
I am also very encouraged that you guys at Avian Control® are getting some serious University research testing completed, like that of Michigan State University, to add to your base of knowledge and experience and support for us guys in the field. Thanks for this opportunity to help our customers keep their growing fields bird-free for their harvest season.
October 25, 2013
I had Avian Control applied to the sweet corn via the airplane. I believe it alleviated the bird pressure rather quickly. The birds did not seem to like it. I sprayed some of my earlier patches of corn two or three times.
October 22, 2013
The Avian Control worked extremely well this year on our cherry crop. The orchard was noticeably quieter compared to last year and the amount of damage was significantly less. The Avian Control made our orchard a place the birds did not want to be and the packouts proved they were not eating our cherries this year. We applied the product twice but because of the length of the harvest, we think a third application will produce the ultimate control. We will definitely be using Avian Control again next season to eliminate the bird damage.
September 03, 2013
We sprayed once and the birds left us completely alone! We sprayed a quart to the acre on our sweet corn after the birds started ravaging it a few days ago and Avian Control acted as an IRON DOME over our corn! This is the best “fence” we could have used. None of the birds bother the corn anymore.
August 07, 2013
It’s nice to use something that really works! I sprayed a quart to the acre with my Highboy sprayer with drop nozzles. There were 200-300 Sparrows in my sweet corn acres the day I sprayed, eating the ear! They were obviously disturbed when I started spraying and flew away. The next day there were only 50 birds, only this time they weren’t eating the ear, they were just hovering around the tassels. The following day there were only 5 birds just on the tassles and not eating the ear. Today, there are zero birds in my corn! Before I started spraying Avian Control I estimate that I lost 30% of my corn. Three days later there are no birds at all!
August 02, 2013
I had a bad problem with crows and redwing blackbirds in my sweet corn. I called Avian Control® and ordered a 5 gallon case and it was shpped to me in 4 days. I immediately sprayed my sweet corn acres while the birds were there. The next day and all this week ALL the birds have left and have not come back. I didn't even have to spray my corn again. I have never seen this type of tremendous control in all my years of growing.
July 17, 2013
We used Avian Control® to spray our Frontenac and Marquette wine grapes last summer. We got the best results I have ever seen, Avian Control® works great. I just bought more for this growing season to protect for this year. I didn't want to net and now I never have to ever again!
July 17, 2013
Beyond university studies, Avian Control® has positively aided vineyards in Michigan, in turn helping growers to a higher crop yield. Avian Control® is effective against all types of agricultural nuisance birds, is non-toxic to humans, plants, and animals and will not alter the taste of the crops.
April 10, 2013
This EPA-approved, non-lethal repellent discourages birds from congregating in the field and eating the seeds. The product also has been found to possess an ultraviolet component to which birds are sensitive. The combination of the chemical ingredients in Avian Control® is creating the ultraviolet footprint that only birds can see and seem to want to avoid. The idea is that the birds are able to detect a color that would signal a response. It’s approved for sunflower, sweet corn and several fruits. Until this year, Avian Control® has been used on blueberries and cherries with much success.
December 10, 2012
Mike Christenson, sunflower grower from Rugby, N.D., says he’s impressed with Avian Control®. He traditionally grows a couple hundred acres of oil time of Christenson’s observations, the chemical had been sprayed nine days prior, in early September. “We sprayed a little over half of this 80-acre field, and it had a lot of blackbirds,” he recounts. “It took maybe until the second day or so, and then I’d watch the flocks of birds come down toward the field — and then, instead of landing, they’d swoop off into my neighbor’s corn field. It seems to have worked in this area.
December 07, 2012
Coleharbor, N.D., grower Tim Eslinger says the group of birds that was in his field prior to the Avian Control® spray also was gone by early October. The treated 50 acres were in what he would consider a “problem area” prone to blackbird activity. Eslinger hadn’t grown sunflower in over 20 years, but brought it back as another rotational option. “From what I’ve seen, it seems to have worked. The birds have moved out.
December 07, 2012
We are pleased to report that our recent field test of Avian Control® Bird Repellent on a bird infested 75 acre sunflower field proved completely succesful. Although large numbers of birds were initially present in this field prior to treatent with Avian Control ™, actual sunflower seed loss after application was nearly zero."
Our test results were so positive that next growing season we plan to include Avian Control® Bird Repellent in our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Porgram for bird control in Sunflowers and will experiment with utilizing the product in lesser quantities, less frequently…likely applying in one and two applications.
Avian Control® Bird Repellent appears to be a very effective and inexpensive repellent for birds in sunflower fields and out company looks forward to making this product available to our customers next growing season to help them win their war against birds.
December 07, 2012
Avian Control® significantly reduced bird damage on my 1,400 acres of sweet corn.
November 26, 2012
Our experience in using Avian Control® on cherries in Washington state exceeded our expectations.
The birds were gone!
November 26, 2012
My experience is limited to some observations on blueberry for several bird species: Blue Jays, Wrens, Black birds, Cardinals, Robbins and finches and others. I made three applications every two weeks at the low rate (32 ounces per acre) of Avian Control® to several Rabbit eye Blueberry plants in June of 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Several nearby blueberry bushes did not receive any Avian Control®. Those that received no Avian Control® had extensive bird damage with small pecks (more than 40 percent) in the fruit and major fruit drop (more than 75 percent). Those blueberry bushes receiving Avian Control® had very few pecks in the fruit (less than 5 percent) and with fruit drop less than 5 percent. Obviously bird droppings were minimized on the treated plants.
October 19, 2012
I had wonderful success with Avian Control keeping birds out of my grapes for the past two years from my big vineyard. Every year before I started using the product I had horrible bird problems in the grapes. The past two years I haven’t had any birds whatsoever. I used an ultra sonic 20 micron sprayer, it doesn’t run off the vine, and I use about a third as much product than I would with a conventional sprayer. Like pain spraying. It worked extremely well. I only sprayed twice last season and it got me 6 weeks of hang time. In years past around the 20 brix level the birds would be like locusts. Not anymore. No birds. This past year the vineyard I sprayed were completely empty of birds. The smaller vineyard I didn’t spray did have tons of birds, however. I will make sure to spray that vineyard the same way this year.I am an enthusiastic user of your product!
We used the Avian Control last year in our barn, where there were up to 50 or 60 birds at a time.They were mostly Barn Swallows and Sparrows.They made a total mess in the barn. After using the Avian, the number of birds was reduced to just a few that had nests, and they left after a short time, too. The barn is so much more enjoyable and cleaner now. We will continue to use this product gladly.
I had wonderful success with Avian Control keeping birds out of my grapes for the past two years from my big vineyard. Every year before I started using the product I had
horrible bird problems in the grapes. The past two years I haven’t had any birds whatsoever. I used an ultra sonic 20 micron sprayer, it doesn’t run off the vine, and I use about a third as much product than I would with a conventional sprayer. Like pain spraying. It worked extremely well. I only sprayed twice last season and it got me 6 weeks of hang time. In years past around the 20 brix level the birds would be like locusts. Not anymore. No birds. This past year the vineyard I sprayed were completely empty of birds. The smaller vineyard I didn’t spray did have tons of birds, however.
I will make sure to spray that vineyard the same way this year. I am an enthusiastic user of your product!