APRIL 23, 2014 | ISSUE 159
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Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Completes Design of Fresh City Market

Orlando, Fla. - The 22,000-square-foot market will be part of a new multi-use development just off Purdue University's campus in West Lafayette, Ind. Read more.





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How To Choose the Right Bird Control Method   




Irvine, Calif. - With spring upon us, below are some tips on how to determine when and which bird control products are needed.


Tip #1: Identify the Pest Bird


All bird problems are not the same. The first step in determining the bird control solution to use is to identify the type of pest bird that is creating a problem. There are products for large birds that aren't effective for small birds, so it's important to know the type bird you are dealing with. If you treat the area under the wrong assumption, not only will this result in wasted money and man-hours, you will still have the bird problem.


Tip #2: Determine Pest Bird Behavior


It isn't enough to determine the species of bird; it is also important to know what they are doing. Are they roosting, landing or nesting? Birds landing on a roof are an entirely different problem than birds nesting under eaves. Each situation requires a different approach and possibly different products. Plus one has to take into account the first tip - the type of pest bird. Bird spikes, for example, would be an appropriate solution for larger birds landing on a roof; however, if the pest birds are small, like sparrows, bird spikes would not be the appropriate solution. Similarly, if birds, no matter their size, are nesting, bird spikes are not the right product. At this point, bird netting or another full exclusion product is required to ensure the birds are blocked entirely from the area. Keep in mind there might be several bird species with different behaviors, which will require an integrated bird control solution.


Tip #3: Approximate the Number of Pest Birds in the Area


Naturally two or three birds are a different concern from a flock of 500 birds. While a small group can cause just as much reason for concern as a larger group, the resolution to the problem might vary. Birds create a nasty mess that is not only hazardous to health but it can create huge financial impacts on a business. Birds can carry any of 60 transmittable diseases that can be easily spread to humans. Bird droppings also create slippery surfaces, setting the stage for a slip-and-fall incident. Their droppings are acidic and can stain and even ruin certain building materials, translating into poor company image. Each year hundreds of thousands of hard earned company dollars are spent cleaning up the mess left behind by birds. The more birds, the more of a problem; it's best to control them before the situation is out of control.




- Bird-B-Gone is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of professional bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment.


Vendor News


ABM's Commitment to Sustainability Strengthens


New York City -  ABM has joined the 'Sustainability 50,' part of the World 50, which is an organization that brings together Global 1,000 companies to share ideas, solutions and collaborative discovery. Read more.




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Superior Seal Coating Opens New Location 

Philadelphia - The West Chester, Pa.-based pavement maintenance company has opened a new Bucks County location in response to recent, steady growth. Read more.





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NEST International Wins Two Awards 


Gloucester City, N.J. - NEST has been recognized as a top workplace in 2014, and its COO, Rob Almond, Jr., has won the 2014 Executive Management Award from SmartCEO.com. Read more.



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