OvoControl at a Power Utility
Pigeons represent a perenial pest problem at many power utility sites. In addition to slip hazards, bird droppings contaminate sensitive equipment which results in more frequent and costly maintenance cycles. Many facilities have experimented with abatement techniques, but none have a lasting effect.
Power utilities have all the attributes for a successful OvoControl program – wide open spaces, lots of geography, heat production, protection from predators — a highly attractive site for pigeons. A large power plant will generally require multiple automatic feeders to treat the large number of birds that nest throughout the structures. Since the plants are often isolated, OvoControl programs are highly effective at targeting the local population of pigeons.
With proper use of the OvoControl program, power utility plants can ultimately expect the pigeon population to be reduced by about 80%. As long as the program is continued, the population will continue to decrease at a rate of 50%, annually.