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Prolitec Taps the Power of Scent to Banish Birds from Buildings

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A new bird-control system from Milwaukee-based Prolitec Inc, a leader in indoor air-quality systems and services, uses natural aromas to make birds head for the exit — for good.

Manufacturer press release | October 27, 2009

MILWAUKEE –  A new bird-control system from Milwaukee-based Prolitec Inc, a leader in indoor air-quality systems and services, uses natural aromas to make birds head for the exit—for good.

“Because this bird-control system is always on, the birds don’t come back,” said Richard Weening, CEO of Prolitec. “That is a significant breakthrough.” 

Branded  “Avian Plus,”™ the new system was created by Prolitec’s Aerobiology and Infection-Control Unit. It is available in the United States from Mission View, Calif.-based Bird-B-Gone, Inc., a Prolitec distribution partner and leading provider of pest bird deterrents. The new system will be available from Bird-B-Gone’s pest-control clients in approximately 52 metropolitan areas.

“The bird control market worldwide is growing 20% annually and consists of hundreds of products, each with varying degrees of success,” noted Bruce Donoho, owner of Bird-B-Gone,  which has manufactured and distributed bird control products worldwide since 1992. “Being the leader in bird control means that we have a responsibility to offer only the most effective products to our wide base of customers. We’re honored to partner with Prolitec in introducing and distributing the Avian Plus System. It offers significant advantages in the bird hazing product category and we’re excited about its potential.” 

Avian Plus uses a proprietary formulation of fragrance and flavor ingredients engineered to be pleasant for humans but unpleasant for birds. Prolitec’s patented “always on” micro-droplet delivery systems ensure continuous bird control by maintaining a minute concentration of the fragrance in the rafters and other locations frequented by pest birds.

The bird fragrance formulations are safe, humane and green—they contain no ingredients restricted for workplace environments by either the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration or the California Environmental Protection Agency. Avian Plus is not a pesticide. The ultra-low concentrations of scent needed are less than 1 part-per-million, making it a green way to scent a space and remove birds. Prolitec delivery systems such as the Air/Q 1100 employ patented micro-droplet technology that uses a fraction of the liquid formulation required for other systems. “Prolitec’s micro-droplets are a million times lighter than conventional aerosol droplets and, ounce-for-ounce, have 10,000- times more exposed surface area,” Weening said. “In short, a little bit goes a very long way.”

Avian Plus has an on-board computer that enables users to control the scent-effect intensity and daily start and stop times.

Prolitec offers wall-mounted, HVAC-integrated or freestanding Air/Q systems that disperse the scent in spaces as small as a single room and as large as a whole building. Avian Plus can be used in conjunction with modified units that include accelerators designed to direct the scent formulation up into the rafters. Maintenance of these systems is as simple as a 30-second change of a recyclable cartridge. Avian Plus comes in two scent formulations: linen and fruit.
 

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