Services

Each Clients situation is unique and therefore it is critical to assess by way of a site survey.
This we offer clients free of charge within a 50km radius of our office in Johannesburg.

 

Herewith a brief overview of the different services we offer our clients:

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1. Flock Reduction Program

The site is surveyed by one of our consultants and an analysis is made of what type of bird species are present. Either being pest birds or just the odd here and there visitor bird. Once this survey is completed, we determine what necessary measure is needed. A Flock Reduction Program is then implemented, which consists of a combination of bird control measures. This is then either by use of our Flock Reducer units, Flock Reduction sessions (permitted culling by GDARD and Nature Conservation). You as the client can make use of other Bird Control methods. These all combined, forms part of a program that can be maintained and reported on monthly, with monthly reports and visits.

 

In a nutshell, it is the holistic approach to bird control in South Africa, covering all the risks involved and resolving the infestation over a period and not aiming for an overnight solution that always ends up becoming an incomplete program and no long-term solution will be present and you as the client, have lost your capex for the project and the project is unsuccessful.

 

There is NO 100% SOLUTION for bird control, but we believe and trust that with complete transparency and a solution driven ethos, a Flock Reduction Program is the closest you can get to a much less infested site, as each site is a different infestation.

 

2. Flock Repro-Control Program

Our Flock Repro-Control Program is an oral contraceptive feed product for pigeons, that dispenses our contraceptive, by means of our Flock Reducer units that are placed strategically on site. These units dispense a small quantity of our contraceptive designed for pigeons, every morning in a small enough dosage that is tailored and compounded to just pigeons. Our Flock Reducer Units are programmed by means of an automated feeder that is calibrated and adjusted what every different site requires in terms of dispensing our contraceptive. Once the unit dispenses the contraceptive feed, it is consumed orally by the pigeons in an extremely short and quick feed. As they will get used to the unit dispensing the feed every day. 

 

The contraceptive has been available for over 65 years in South Africa, in the poultry industry, and we have the permission to dispense the contraceptive feed to pigeons. Our state-of-the-art feeder units are regulated and monitored to ensure that the correct procedures are followed in accordance with the regulator’s requirements.

 

There is no threat to secondary consumption taking place by birds of prey or other bird species. As the units are equipped with analytical software on their camera systems to show our technicians that other bird species are attempting to feed at the unit and the process is then halted, until the non-target species relocates. Regarding bird of prey and intervening with their hatchability of their eggs. The birds of prey cannot consume our contraceptive, as it is compounded to be only attract seed eating pigeons and does not attract birds of prey. Although the pigeon can be consumed by the birds of prey, the metabolism of a pigeon and that of birds of prey, are vastly different and thus cannot have a negative effect on the birds of prey. 

 

For e.g., the bird of prey must consume the same amount of contraceptive from a different pigeon everyday for 2-3 weeks, before the pigeon’s metabolism has started to break down the contraceptive, by this time the pigeons would have adapted to the risk of the same bird of prey hunting them and would have relocated or adjusted to their feeding pattern. If the pigeon already has consumed the contraceptive and the contraceptive has been processed into the pigeon’s body, the contraceptive dosage is too low to have any effect on the bird of prey and luck is on our side, as the contraceptive is on a program that can be halted, the contraceptive can invert and will work out of any bird species metabolism within a week.

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3. Pigeon Population Control Program

The Flock Reducer unit is designed to dispense a certain amount of feed every morning that attracts and conditions the current territory holders, daily, no new birds will be attracted, as a small amount of feed is distributed for each flock and by the time any new birds attempt to enter the existing flock, the feed that has already been dispensed, would have been consumed by the existing flock. Discouraging any new birds to enter the existing flock. From dispensing the feed, to all the feed being consumed, is roughly 3 minutes. Opportunistic and greedy birds will roost around the feeder, hoping for another FREE round, but it never comes, and they fly away. The feeder is equipped with a timer and will only dispense as per timer settings, optimized by approved FRSA installers. This Program can be accommodated by making use of additional bird control measures to ensure that a steady decrease of flock numbers is obtained over a period.

4. Additional Bird Control measures

These measures are either already installed on site and in place. You as the client can make use of the following measures:

Physical Bird Deterrents – Bird Spikes, Bird Netting, Bird Repellents, Bird Deterrents, Bird Mesh and Nest Removal

 

Cleaning of Ceilings and other areas that are affected by the bird droppings and nests. 

 

This can be quoted for additionally by the FRSA approved Installers.

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5. Auditing assistance

We can assist all forms of audits that has to be passed, before or after your audit. We provide services to the FMCG sector in terms of their Health &Hygiene reports or ISO Ratings for Manufacturers, Mills, Plants and Facilities.

 

An on-site data file is left with you as the client, for auditing purposes and will be updated monthly, with analytics from the Flock Reducer unit on what the bird activity is indicating, weekly or monthly, by means of the off-site monitoring. The off-site monitoring reduces the human interference on the program. As too much activity noticed by the flock, on site, will impact the program installed negatively.