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The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
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The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
The Role Of Contraception (Ipm)   Linked In2
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  • 1. The Role of Contraception in Integrated Pigeon Management (“IPM”) Erick Wolf CEO Innolytics, LLC OvoControl is a trademark of Innolytics, LLC, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • 2. “Planned Pigeon-hood”
  • 3. Pigeon Biology Clutch: 1 to 3 eggs Breeding season: Year round Diet: Seeds, Fruits, Pizza Feeding: Flocks Territories: Soft boundaries Sex: Look identical Juveniles: Look like adults Life expectancy: 2-4 years in urban areas
  • 4. Pigeon Mitigation Techniques Short-term Effective • Removal – trap, shoot, poison • Harassment, effigies, noise • Repellents – goo Long-term Ineffective • Most visual, sound or tactile devices or harassment • Removal - trap, shoot, poison Effective • Habitat modification • Nets, spikes, electrical strips • Contraception
  • 5. OvoControl® P (Brand of nicarbazin) Nicarbazin registered by FDA for use in chickens OvoControl registered by EPA for resident geese, ducks and pigeons Bite size, extruded kibbles
  • 6. OvoControl Program • Use automatic feeder • Establish baiting site(s) – pre-bait birds • Feed on rooftops or other flat surface • Evaluate bait acceptance • Condition birds to the daily feeding routine
  • 7. Non-Target Species Birds Same effect in all birds No secondary effect in raptors All other – No Effects Mammals, dogs Children Amphibians Reptiles Fish Insects Worms Plants
  • 8. Field Efficacy of OvoControl OvoControl will interfere with ~95% of eggs if bird consumes the bait1 Field data shows 53% population reduction within 12 months2, 3 Field data shows 88% reduction over 28 months3 1 Barbato, 2006 2 Freedom Co, Spl., Rimini, Italy, 2006 3 San Diego field study, 2010
  • 9. Population Attrition of Pigeons With Contraception 160 140 Key Metrics: 120 • Life span = 2.5 years • Breeding cycle = 6x/year 100 ird Theory 80 B LV 60 40 20 0 1 7 13 19 25 31 37 43 Month
  • 10. Representative Sites and Users City of Santa Monica, CA – Pier Hollywood, CA – ACA Walla Walla, WA – BID University of Arizona, Tucson (new) San Diego, Linda Vista – MAD St. Paul, MN – Downtown Florence, SC – Medical Center (pending) San Francisco, DPW – Downtown (pending) Las Vegas Convention Center (pending) Pala Hotel and Casino, Pala, CA
  • 11. Costs Cost of bait = $6.25/lb 1lb of bait = 80 birds Average site with 160 birds = $12.50/day Feeder = $153/unit

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