EcoBird 14.5 oz
EcoBird 14.5 oz
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HOW TO USE IT - SHAKE WELL is in a large font on the top for a reason. Just like a can of spray paint, the better you shake it, the more of the product will be released before the propellant runs out. Then, using proper PPE, aim and shoot. Start with short bursts and follow up withlonger bursts as needed. May have to reapply afer a few days depending on the persistence of the pest bird. The distance it shoots (approx. 20 feet) allows you to get close enough to an elevated or other location without scaring the bird away before it can encounter the stream. It dries clear, so it should not stain surfaces. If staining is a concern, recommend you try it first in an inconspicuous area to make sure. Compatible with the Gotcha Sprayer Pro Extension Pole Adaptor.
WHERE TO USE IT - The product is considered food grade, so the label is relatively liberal regarding the locations where it can be used, including directly in and around structures and certain food crops. Just make sure you read the label and understand where it CANNOT be used. Some of the main uses we can think of are: under eaves and soffits to deter nesting starlings and swallows before they can build their nests or anywhere a pigeon or house sparrow is nesting. Can also be an unprotected bird like a Muscovy duck or feral chicken and around a woodpecker hole on a tree or structure. Although the label states: “Use to repel woodpeckers, geese, starlings, pigeons, doves, grackles & all types of nuisance birds”, just like with any other bird solution, you need to identify and know the protection status of the target pest bird. Having said that, if a bird is not protected, then it is OK to spray the nest or even the body of the bird for better results.
HOW IT WORKS - The active ingredient in the can is called Methyl-Anthranilate or MA for short, and is a proven bird repellent in a new and easy to use spray can. MA is a naturally derived, plant-based compound found in concord grapes, as well as many other fruits and flowers. Approved as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MA is used as a common grape-flavored additive in chewing gum, candy, soft drinks, and Kool-Aid. When a bird inhales or ingests the MA when preening, it irritates the trigeminal nerve in its beak causing temporary discomfort. It is completely harmless to the bird since the effects wear off when it leaves the area. Since it only affects avian biology, it does not have the described effect on people, pets, or other animals. Some people may find the aroma unpleasant, other people love it, but most people don’t care.
GUARANTEE - This product is sold as-is with no guarantee of efficacy. Each bird challenge is unique to the bird species, its behavior, and the location where it is being a pest. At the end of the day, the place for this solution when evaluating it against all other options for bird control is that this product is a spot treatment that is affordable enough for a litle trial and error. Manage expectations and potentially solve a unique pest bird challenge with a relatively low-price solution, even if it’s temporary until you can afford a more permanent solution.