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The Role Of Contraception (Ipm) Linked In2

  1. 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. 2. “Planned Pigeon-hood”
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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