Based on US Green Building Council and San Francisco Department of the Environment guidelines, OvoControl P was recently classified as a “Tier 3″ pesticide product. This represents the “least-hazard” class and does not require notification of building residents prior to use. See the “Hazard Assessment” for details.
OvoControl continues to collect certifications, endorsements and other accreditations as property and facility managers adopt the bird-friendly product for larger scale pigeon control.
Just in time for the upcoming pigeon control season, the EPA label for OvoControl P (EPA Reg. No. 80224-1) has been updated. The new label (ver. 11.30.12.A) allows for different grains for pre-baiting, including pigeon’s favorite, cracked corn. See the link for a copy of the new label.
Planning to be in Boston for PestWorld 2012? If so, please visit the Innolytics booth (Booth #603) for the latest information on OvoControl. The booth is located just adjacent to the food court — see the link for a map.
In addition to OvoControl® for birds from Innolytics and Gonacon for white-tail deer from USDA/APHIS, ZonaStat-H from HSUS represents yet another new contraceptive technology, this time for the safe and effective management of wild horses and burros.
Developed in collaboration with Dr. Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Director of the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, MT, ZonaStat is based on PZP, a protein which when injected, produces antigens that bind the sperm receptor sites and render the animal infertile.
The National Park Service started using PZP to manage the wild pony population at Assateague Island in 1994. Since then, the product has been used successfully in a wide range of large mammals.
For more details see the HSUS press release describing the development and registration of ZonaStat-H.
The new label allows for the incidental exposure of OvoControl to English House sparrows and European starlings at treatment sites. Both of these pest birds can feed alongside pigeons on rooftop locations.
When fed to birds, OvoControl prevents fertilization of the eggs. Communities and businesses around the United States are increasingly adopting this cost effective technology to manage pigeons in larger areas without having to resort to avian toxicants and their associated risks.
Click the link to see the complete new label.
Established in 2003, Innolytics, LLC is a privately held company that focuses on developing humane population management technology for wildlife. For further information, see the company website at www.ovocontrol.com.
Consistent with rodent and insect mitigation, bird control at food processing plants and facilities is a critical element for maintaining a clean and contamination free environment. Food processing facility managers are typically aware of the problems pest birds can cause. Many species of birds, including pigeons, starlings and sparrows, often gather to roost on a plant’s roof, under parking structures, in receiving bays and loading docks and especially where food or waste is available. Without effective bird control a serious food safety hazard and regulatory compliance issue can quickly develop. Read the rest of this entry »