Birth Control” for Birds

Innolytics, located in San Clemente, CA is a privately held company developing population management technology for wildlife.  Innolytics’ products OvoControl P for contraceptive control of pigeons is available directly through Innolytics or your Pest Management Professional.

Innolytics’ patented technology was developed in collaboration with USDA/APHIS.  The non-lethal and humane technology interferes with the hatchability of eggs by feeding treated bait during the reproductive season — effectively “birth control” for birds.

The effects of OvoControl are fully reversible and the company has designed a controlled baiting system that virtually eliminates any impact on non-target birds.   An automatic feeder triggered in the early morning hours ensures that birds consume OvoControl quickly and efficiently, reducing any opportunity for non-target exposure.

The technology complements other techniques of bird management such as habitat modification, physical barriers and hazing methods.New feeder_rgb_0913 (3)

Detailed studies have confirmed that the active ingredient in OvoControl is environmentally benign.  Furthermore, the hatchability of eggs from a bird of prey, such as a falcon, is not at risk by consuming treated pigeons.

The new technology is ideal for larger areas where some pigeons can be tolerated but a reduction in population is needed.  Manufacturing facilities, power plants, hospitals, transportation hubs, dense urban areas, hotels, schools and airports are typical application sites for OvoControl.