Henderson Transfer Facility
Bug Busters were tasked with solving a unique and widespread bird problem at a waste transfer facility in Perth. No food or household waste was dumped at this site yet there was an almost habitual problem with a range of different bird species.
The birds were happy walking around picking through rubbish with 40-tonne equipment moving around within metres of them. Culling was not an option at this site due to the species of birds being native. A range of different deterrent methods were tried, from loud gas cannons to real birds of prey. Nothing really had a good enough result.
As Bug Busters is the Australasian exclusive distributor and support partner for the Agrilaser Autonomic technology, we were contacted to try out some of the laser technology at the site. We set up our strongest mounted laser and programmed it to do sweeps of the ground. The laser beam annoys the birds and deters them from standing around. The result was immediate on the smaller birds, bigger birds like the Pelicans were a lot more stubborn, we are continuing on methods to further reduce the number of birds at this site...
Termite Feeding Stations
Hollywood Hospital is a site that was having wide spread termite issues due to the structures being built with timber sub-floors and limited access points for thorough termite inspections.
Bug Busters explored several options with management until we came up with a solution that ticked all the boxes.
We installed over 500 Sentricon termite feeding stations to the grounds in and around the hospital. These get inspected annually and have a pre-baited rod inside them. It’s a new system and if managed correctly can control and keep large sites termite free. Termite feeding stations start killing off a colony as soon as they start consuming the bait. We control the inspections of the termite feeding stations with a smart barcode scanning/auditing/reporting system. The termite feeding stations were all “Geo-stamped” when they were installed so our techs can easily find them, scan them and report on their status. We can provide "heat maps" of termite hot spots throughout the grounds, this gives us and the client a very useful visual tool for seeing where the majority of the activity is happening. This keeps the hospital auditors very happy.
BOC Gas Malaga
BOC were having massive issues with pigeons both in the open style warehouse and also with them accessing the roof space and nesting and defecating throughout.
This was a rather tricky site to net as the warehouse couldn't easily be cleared of its stock and the gas bottles were restricting use of a scissor lift.
We came up with a solution that offered minimal disruption to the operation of their business. We started with culling and bird proofing to several areas around the building before we started removing the suspended ceiling panels inside the main office for cleaning, disinfecting and deodorising the ceiling space.
Once the office was clean and the external access points covered we started the netting process. This job took several days to complete. It was a complex netting job with columns and roller doors all affecting our approach. The client was very happy with the result and the building remains free of pigeons.