Shopping Center in San Diego
OvoControl P is a pigeon control tool, ideal for large sites where exclusion or removal is not necessarily practical or cost effective. By preventing eggs from hatching, OvoControl acts to gradually reduce the population. Treated sites typically report a reduction of 50%, annually. Additionally, OvoControl can be integrated into other bird mitigation programs including removal and exclusion techniques for the best possible outcome.
While a typical strip mall is most often represented by many different stores, shopping center management is generally interested in solving the overall problem rather than one or the other “hot spot”. In San Diego, in a predominately Asian community strip mall, pigeons congregated at one end, at a roller skating rink. Rather than exclude birds, management adopted a long-term OvoControl program and reduced the population from 200 to 20 over a period of 28 months.
Starting with a single automatic feeder (see red "thumbnail" on map), birds were conditioned to the early morning baiting program. In this program, since the birds were already accustomed to "people food", no prebaiting was required. Beginning with approximately 2 1/2 lbs. of OvoControl per day, the population shrank nearly 50% during the first 12 months of treatment. After 28 months only 18 birds remained at the site. The amount of bait applied was reduced in parallel to the declining population of birds.
Since they are territorial, neighboring flocks from the adjoining community did not move into the area.