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Apple Orchard Tastes Success

Gala Apple Orchard

We installed BirdBuffer® on top of two apple crates 6′ in the air and pointed it upwards towards the top of the trees over our Gala Apple Orchard.  The timer was placed on a 1 minute on/2 minutes off cycle for 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening.

Birds were seen leaving the area up to 700′ away (size of 2+ football fields). We moved BirdBuffer to another orchard where the wind blew the haze back, with about 2+ acres receiving coverage. At one point, we noticed the power switch had accidentally been switched off. As soon it was turned on, a large flock of starlings was seen leaving the orchard where the machine was located.

There was no fluid residue, grape flavor, or bird damage on apples we taste-tested after BirdBuffer® had been vaporizing for a 2 week period. We have seen BirdBuffer® in action and can testify to its ability to provide effective bird control in our orchards.

By R.K., Apple Orchard in Manson, WA.


Bird Control Success Since 2006!

Mess on Glass above Store Door

By T.H. ~ Property Manager

“Our bird problems would just not go away. We had tried everything and were unable to cure the problem. (Note the mess on the glass above our front door prior to BirdBuffer.) After installing BirdBuffer on the roof, a pleasant grape fragrance occasionally floated through the air and birds left the immediate area. We were amazed to observe birds in other areas looking at our store, yet staying away. Birds did not return to the Barnes & Noble facility and have been educated to stay away. In just one month, BirdBuffer completely changed the disastrous nightmare to a beautiful location to shop. This has been the nicest method of handling our bird control problems. There are no more birds. We are so grateful for this humane method of handling bird control.Barnes Noble

In addition, Bird Buffer staff spent time with us to ensure that we were comfortable with their work and BirdBuffer.”

Installed many years ago – in 2006, BirdBuffer  continues to release small amounts of vapor into the air in timed intervals that stimulates birds to leave the area and stay away. The vapor creates an invisible “buffer zone” that keeps birds completely out of the protected area. Birds can’t see it when it comes on or goes off, so they avoid the area altogether. They learned to associate their discomfort with this store and stay away. This learning process can take up to 90 days depending on a number of variables. Because birds continue to test for desirable locations, BirdBuffer remains in operation continuously to prevent their return.

This particular store contracts with Critter Control for all of their pest control needs and utilizes them to maintain their BirdBuffer fluid and filter replacements monthly.

Gone are the days of nauseating costly clean-up. The store front remains clean from birds and their droppings. Proven, cost-effective, and safe for birds and people, BirdBuffer is the bird control solution that continues to work year after year when all the other methods failed!

Salmonella – Leading Disease-Causing Bug Overall

Researchers at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute state, “Salmonella is the leading disease-causing bug overall, causing more than $3 billion in disease burden annually.” (Salmonella is present in bird droppings.) Their report lists the number of illnesses, costs, and overall public health burden of specific microbes in particular types of food-borne disease – such as Salmonella from birds.

BirdBuffer® repels birds from the affected area reducing bird droppings and their activity thereby preventing the spread of these diseases. Keeping pesky birds in control is challenging, but absolutely necessary for maintaining health and safety standards at food production facilities, in dining areas , food courts, cafes, and restaurants.

Contact us at 1-866-557-4274 to prevent bird problems from hurting your business. Just repel the birds to fly away! Don’t use poisons or other bait to attract them! Repel them. Invisible Protection…Visible Results!™

Bus Stop Plop is Gone for Good!

Transit Station

In 2009, lining up to get on a bus in Reno was a nightmare due to the bird droppings that were bombing the people waiting. In fact, as the people waited to board the bus, an assistant would hand out umbrellas so they would be protected from the plop. Just before entering the bus, they returned the umbrella to the assistant so he could wash them for the next group.

After doing a test of a BirdBuffer® unit, the Reno Department of Transportation decided to build the new facility with BirdBuffers planned into the project. Now years later, no birds are in the area, even though food vendors are distributing food. The bus stop plop is gone for good, thanks to the BirdBuffer® equipment.

Read more about the project here.

Pacific Gas & Electric – Bird Free since 2013

PG & E Substation


PG&E of Oakland, CA solved their pigeon pest control issues by installing BirdBuffer®  units to repel 55,000 starlings that were causing a great deal of mess with droppings. After 6 months of application, they reported, “there isn’t a bird within a mile from here. When birds nest, snakes climb to get the eggs. It causes a short of transformers.”

The vapor from a BirdBuffer® gives a natural repelling affect that keeps birds away. The invisible grape vapor works during  daylight hours and keeps the pesky birds from returning.

  • »  Placement of BirdBuffers at upper corner of 3 long capacitors –about 120’ x 300’
  • »  Flocks of 55,000 starlings would fly in and leave their mess, making cleaning necessary – not anymore.
  • »  Capacitors 30’ high with upwind. Wind going from NW to SE diagonally.
  • »  Units have been installed since early 2013 – “They’re working great. No birds within a mile of here.”

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City of Reno – 4th Street Transit Station

Transit Station


The  rendering below is of the 4th Street transit station for the City of Reno, NV completed by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC). The new bus terminal designers did such a great job of planning and design, you can’t even see the BirdBuffer® machines on the roof from the ground, yet the birds are gone. Due to the difficult problems created by these flying creatures that had bombed the people waiting for boarding the bus at the old terminal, they planned the position of the machines during drafting. The BirdBuffers have been keeping birds away since June of 2010 – mainly pigeons, but also crows, doves, blackbirds and more.

Transit Drawings


Because the air flow was so diverse, they placed machines on all corners of the facility. It was approximately 3 acres and would have cost a fortune to net, plus look bad. To prevent the desire for the birds to come into this new area, they started operating the BirdBuffers® before the food vendors came in. This prevented the birds from forming the habit to return to a “known location” for food. Birds are extremely smart. Once they have established feeding habits, they can be much more difficult to re-train to stay away. It can take 3 weeks to 3 months to retrain the birds to stay away permanently as long as the BirdBuffer® is working. But in this case, they stayed away from the beginning. The City of Reno is pleased with the results and didn’t have visual site of any birds.

We recommend mounting the BirdBuffers® on a roof stand (30” high) to gain air flow under the machine and increase the height of the vapor where the birds fly.

United States Air Force Report

United States Air Force


Bird Buffer LLC was able to help solve a long-standing  bird problem on the U.S. Air Force base.

A USAF First Hand Report proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that netting is not the answer for bird control in hangars. BirdBuffer® utilizes a safe and proven eco-friendly, naturally occurring chemical from the skin of a grape (methyl anthranilate) to create a fog/haze that naturally repels birds. Netting only stops overhead activity and soon breaks down. The grape-scented vapor stops birds from wanting to be in the area at all. They find another location and leave.

This full report took some investigation and soon remedied an Air Force base problem that had been circumvented for years.  Adjustable, friendly, easy to use, the BirdBuffer Q4 and TD enable easy applications that can be done by maintenance crews with few instructions and saves thousands of dollars over conventional netting, spiking, and trapping.

Costco Finds Bird Solution with BirdBuffer®



Lunch Areas

Lunch areas provide a great way to keep customers at the store, and of course, birds love them too. However, when the birds become pests, taking food and leaving droppings, it becomes an unpleasant event. Costco stores have tried to gain bird control with costly netting, which in many cases, resulted in the birds flying in lower to the tables where the food & clients were trying to eat.

Happy Costco Customers

Now that BirdBuffers® have been installed in many of the Costco stores, the birds stay outside of the lunch areas for the most part, and the customers are no longer bothered. Eventually, they go away and find other areas to hang out. Customers have commented to Costco managers of how happy they are that the eating areas are free of birds.

One of the great benefits about the BirdBuffer® is that it can be hidden from sight when installed. The unit can be mounted high and face out toward the area where the birds fly in. The air coming from behind or from the side, will push the light grape vapor across the front of the entrance, resulting in the birds avoiding the eating area. The vapor spreads out so thin, you can’t see it, and the light pleasant grape scent will not harm the birds; it just makes them go away.

Bartle Hall Bird Management

Bartle Hall

Only two BirdBuffers have been protecting this roof since 2008 saving tens of thousands of dollars!

Try gaining bird control on this size of building with anything else but BirdBuffers®?! Only BirdBuffer® can “keep the birds away” safely over large areas like this. And with only two machines, BirdBuffer® has been keeping birds away since 2008!  Bartle Hall has saved thousands of dollars without traps, netting, or spikes to manage the birds and keep them away.

No more bird droppings to deal with, the maintenance crew at the Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall) is keeping their roof and air conditioning systems clean without bird droppings doing tremendous damage. This cleaner environment makes regular maintenance normal without the mess and keeps away emergency cleanup after bird droppings.

Let us give you a FREE EVALUATION now! Call 1-425-697-4274 to see if one or two machines can remedy your bird problems by just keeping them away…automatically!

BirdBuffer® Keeps Lear Jets Clean

Lear Jet Hangar

Cleaning Lear Jets from bird droppings and keeping them clean was a challenge for Pat’s Aircraft facility in Delaware. The birds basically made the hangar their home. After trying several remedies, they found the BirdBuffer®.

With one Bird Buffer® and a Hurricane Fan for even distribution throughout the entire hangar, Pat’s was able to obtain the perfect solution for their problem.“We would watch the birds come in and fly right back out. We have had such good response that we’ve turned down the output to be much more energy efficient.”

Installation was fairly straight forward. The air-flow from the tube is tremendous, covering 200’ wide by 400’ long from one machine. This is the best and driest method of clean and natural bird control that doesn’t harm the birds. It just makes them go away.

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