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Hotels & Casinos
Learn how we help hotels and casinos solve their pigeon problems.
Large sites with food such as hotels, casinos, and condominiums are pigeon playgrounds. The flocks create a mess and they are a health risk to guests.
USING OVOCONTROL® P AT HOTELS & CASINOS
Ideal for large sites where exclusion or removal is not necessarily practical or cost effective OvoControl P represents a pigeon control tool. By preventing eggs from hatching, OvoControl® P acts to gradually reduce the population. Treated sites typically report a reduction of 50%, annually.
In this example, the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, NV had a relatively modest, but bothersome, population of 150 pigeons concentrated in the RV Park that adjoins the hotel property. The number of pigeons in the Park had grown out of control. The Park has restroom facilities located throughout the RV parking area — one of these rooftops served as a convenient location to place a an automatic OvoControl® P feeder.
Starting with a single feeder, birds were conditioned to the early morning baiting routine. In this program, birds were pre-baited with corn for several weeks and then transitioned to OvoControl® P. Although there is adequate water in the area, brutally high temperatures during the summer contributes to a rapid turnover of the population.
Beginning with approximately 2 pounds of OvoControl® P per day, the population shrank to just a few birds during the first 12 months of treatment. The amount of bait was reduced in parallel to the declining population of birds. The feeder continues in operation, but at a very low application rate.
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USING OvoControl® P at a condominium complex
Ideally located in downtown Minneapolis, Loring Way is situated adjacent to a City Park and in the vicinity of larger hotels, office buildings, parking garages and the convention center. A seven story structure, the facility includes 182 separately owned units each with its own private balcony.
Beginning with a resident flock of approximately 80 birds, the condominium is not necessarily a large hub of pigeon activity. Birds commonly constructed nests on the outdoor balcony areas and on rooftop air conditioning equipment.
Property management at the Loring Condominium had already experimented with various effigies (plastic owls) and other repelling techniques without success. While these “quick fixes” can help to exclude the birds temporarily, unfortunately they are not permanent solutions. Fed up with the pigeons, the condominium implemented an OvoControl® P program with the use of an automatic feeder to get rid of the pigeons. Despite the condominium’s position in a dense urban area, the feeder did not attract additional birds or flocks.
In the twelve months since the program was implemented, bird numbers have been reduced by approximately half, from 80 to 40 pigeons through attrition. The OvoControl® P program will continue to solve the pigeon control problem by reducing the resident flock at the rate of 50%, annually.