How to Deter Vultures from Natural Gas Pipelines

Vulture Removal from Gas Pipelines

Turkey vultures cause costly problems for owners of gas pipelines throughout the country. The mercaptan added to give the odorless gas a smell is about the same as the ethyl mercaptan that eminates from carrion, vultures are attracted to leaks in gas pipelines. And while circling vultures help identify gas leaks, the health impact from the feces of the birds on the pipeline can be costly. Vultures are federally protected birds and the disbursement of the birds less costly and more long term solution than a take-permit.

Our patent-pending vulture effigies can be mounted at strategic positions along the pipeline route to effectively deter vultures from congregating. Our effigies are durable and long-lasting and require almost no upkeep. They are also the most environmentally friendly vulture deterrent available today.

Safe, Humane, Effective

Our solution for vultures congregating near natural gas pipeline leaks stems from years of falconry experience and working within the nuisance wildlife industry resolving problems with birds and wildlife. The BDT solution? A replica vulture effigy that challenges the vulture’s natural self preservation mechanism to disperse the vultures away to another location. Not only is our solution effective, but it is safe, humane, and friendly to public relations.

The vulture effigy has proven to be extremely effective on historical vulture roosting areas and  sites. And, unlike the traditional use of real vulture carcasses we eliminate the repetitive cost of replacement.

Test results show complete effectiveness on vulture roosting site abandonment.

Deter Vultures from Airports and Towers

The BDT Vulture Deterrent Solution

The BDT Vulture Deterrent solution includes the vulture effigy, all of the hardware necessary for installation, including the humane deterrence sign for the gate at each site, and installation. 

  • 1 year manufacturing warranty
  • Manufactured by an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company.
  • The bird is made of a UV rated urethane with a stainless steel internal structure.
  • All brackets for connection are brackets currently being used in the cell industry.
  • End-to-end management of the entire process by BDT
  • Single purchase order
  • We use your authorized tower techs

We manage the installation through our end-to-end program that standardizes the purchase from quote to installation to closeout. This means one purchase order and minimal paperwork by the purchaser.

Vulture deterrent on cell tower
Vulture effigy to deter vultures from roosting

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