Why you need Avex
Birds are a major problem in a lot of areas. Cherries, blueberries, sweet corn, sunflower, golf courses, barns, buildings, parks, etc. Birds create a lot of damage and mess. They are difficult to control, but with Avex you now have a great tool.
What is Avex?
Avex is a new generation bird repellent, based on Methyl Anthranilate. The formulation contains a very creative formulation package that enables Avex to be used in hard water, which is known to be a problem in the past. If the product is stored below freezing and solidifies it will go back in to suspension as the temperature increases to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Avex Works
Methyl Anthranilate, the food-grade, active ingredient in Avex, works by irritating the pain receptor associated with birds’ senses of taste and smell, without causing any harm to the bird. By spraying repeatedly, 7—10 days, the birds recognize the grape odor and are repelled away from the area that was sprayed. Since Avex is formulated to be used in hard water, the risk of Phytotoxicity is reduced. Avex is compatible with most pesticides in and micronutrients in the USA. Avex can be used in and around Animal Feed Facilities (barns) as well.
Studies on the performance of Avex (Methyl Anthranilate)
- Efficacy of the Aerial Application of Methyl Anthranilate in reducing bird damage to sweet corn, sunflowers, and cherries. Proc. 19th Vertebr. Pest Conf . 2000. pg 22-25.
- Bird Aversive Properties of Methyl Anthranilate, Yucca, Xanthoxylum, and Their Mixtures. L. Clark, et.al. J Chem Ecol, V26 (5), 2000.
- Aversion of the feral pigeon and the house sparrow to pellets and sprouts treated with commercial formulations of methyl anthranilate. S. Moran. Pest Manag Sco 57:248-252 (2001).
- Efficacy of methyl anthranilate as a bird repellent on cherries, blueberries and grapes. L. Askham. Proc. 15th Vertebr. Pest Conf, 1992. Paper 3.
- Methyl anthranilate aerosol for dispersing birds from the flight lines at Homestead Air Reserve Station. International Biodeter & Biodegrad 49 (2002) 175-178.
- Goose control. A strategy for making area less attractive to geese. #7 - application of methyl anthranilate to the grass and crops. www.denvergov.org/Portals/626/documents/canadagoose.pdf
- “Environment: No Trees were harmed in evicting these birds” Use of methyl anthranilate to repel starlings and sparrows roosting in trees over parked cars which was causing a mess. NY Times, Aug 6, 2006.
- Let them breathe grapes: starling control in Chattanooga. Starling control in trees in central business district. Methyl anthranilate worked after poor results with inflatable owls, noisemakers, and electronic bird squawkers.