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Get Pigeon Poison Avitrol OUT of NEVADA

February 15, 2013
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Background | Source No Avitrol

Pigeon Poison Avitrol is a very Deadly and Toxic Pigeon Poison used by only a few Las Vegas, Nevada pest control companies. Out of the over 300+ pest control companies in the Las Vegas area, only about 50 are known to use Pigeon Poison Avitrol.

Avitrol is already restricted or banned in CA, CO, NY and UK.

Regardless of your opinion on the cruelty aspect of the poisoning, what needs to be given consideration are other possible threats to our community.

Avitrol claims there are “little or no reported incidents of secondary ingestion” The problem with their statement is the communities that are being poisoned are unaware they are being subjected to the poison. Therefore when there is an instance of sickness or death, the victims would never think to consider Avitrol as the culprit. 

We ARE DEMANDING to be notified if Avitrol is being used within a 5 miles radius of our HOMES so we can keep Pets and Children safe from harm. Also, we ARE DEMANDING permits be required for Avitrol baiting sites that stipulate date/time/location to track use and report incidents. Avitrol can take up to 60 hours before death which allows the Airborne Contaminant to Travel Miles outside of the baiting area, posing a threat for MILES away from poison site. 
According to PETA “Companies often tell potential customers that Avitrol and other avicides are “flock-dispersing agents” that “scare” birds away from areas where they are not wanted. They’ll even tell customers that these products are humane. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Avicides like Avitrol are acutely toxic and cause birds and other animals to suffer immensely. Avitrol attacks and impairs birds’ nervous systems, causing birds who ingest the poison to become disoriented, exhibit erratic flight and tremors, and suffer violent convulsions for hours before they finally succumb to the effects of the toxin.

Furthermore, “nontarget” species, such as protected songbirds, often perish from eating the tainted baits, and predators such as raptors, foxes, hawks, cats, and dogs die from secondary poisoning after feeding on the dead or dying birds. 
Wildlife pathologists have demonstrated again and again that protected and endangered birds, including red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons, die as a result of ingesting the remains of pigeons and other birds poisoned with Avitrol. 

For these reasons, cities such as New York City, San Francisco, and Boulder, Colorado, have worked with PETA and other animal protection groups to restrict or prohibit the use of Avitrol and other avicides. But these cruel, indiscriminant poisons should not be on the market at all.” 

According to New York City’s Avitrol ban, “Avitrol is too deadly and too blunt an instrument to be used in an urban setting.”  yet Avitrol is ok to unknowingly submit international tourist to in Las Vegas??

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we are pigeons,
pests to you,
but earth is
our planet, too.
avitrol kills slowly
and does not
other creatures will die,
stop using it before
it is too late!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

25 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    February 16, 2013 5:16 am

    we are pigeons,
    pests to you,
    but earth is
    our planet, too.
    avitrol kills slowly
    and does not
    other creatures will die,
    stop using it before
    it is too late!


  2. February 16, 2013 2:34 pm

    petition signed and shared in several places thank Stacey great poem Karen ❤


  3. February 20, 2013 11:22 am

    The problems with Avitol’s 1973 study referred to on their website are:

    1. The report is 40 years old…
    2. The birds used in the study were already dead from ingesting AVITROL prior to being fed to the animals
    3. The food stored in the live Pigeons CROP is not mentioned, case studies are on Black Birds not Pigoens
    4. No consideration to other birds taking Avitrol Poisoned corn back to their nest or dropped Avitrol while flying
    5. Finally, Avitrol left or scattered at bait sites

    Until we test for AVITROL during autopsies of ALL our dead pets, we will never know how much actual death AVITROL has caused…

    Click to access 2NDARY.pdf


  4. February 20, 2013 11:25 am

    Avitrol Vendors will tell you Avitrol has no chance of “secondary ingestion” from other animals because Avitrol is “neutralized” upon digestion. However, pigeons store food in their “CROP” (like a lunch box) prior to ingestion… if a dog, cat, bird of prey, fox, etc. finds one of the Avitrol poisoned birds,, they go for the throat. Also, other birds will take the Avitrol laced cork kernels back the their nest or drop along the way… Imagine being at home and your dog comes in the house with a bird in its mouth that has been poisoned from Avitrol,, next the dog gets sick or dies.. You would never think about Avitrol as the source,, or do an autopsy on your dog… this is how pest control companies avoid liability,, ..We want a permit on Avitrol so we can trace incidents to the source… and also be warned prior to poisoning so we can keep our family and pets inside.. It that too much to ask for??

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  5. February 21, 2013 10:43 am

    Trapping the pigeons vs using Avitrol is still considered killing them. Regardless of what the pest control company might have said, I seriously doubt the pigeons are going to be relocated to nice big pigeon farm in the country where they will have hundreds of acres to live out the rest of their lives in bliss. So our community manager might not be ‘personally” killing pigeons, however indirectly through personal decision making and influence to our HOA,, still held accountable…

    OvoControl has been offered countless times as a Humane solution. I’m sorry if I sound a little harsh to others, however I’m a little upset that the problems our neighborhood’s unsanitary conditions that attract the birds have not been remedied prior to hiring an extermination company. Last count, there were 24 units with multiple bags of garbage on doorsteps and all our dumpsters are missing lids. Instead of being creative, interacting and communication with residents,, our Community Manager says there’s “nothing they can do”… instead,, they kill all the birds that come for food. Would it not make logical sense to keep the community clean, so the birds are not attracted to the area?? We do not have a roosting problem,, we have a bad community management problem … If this community were an apartment complex, incompetence could be understood, however this is condominium community where REAL people are realizing financial losses in their home appreciation. Nobody wants to buy a condo in an undesirable community. When Real Estate agents are showing homes to possible buyers, they’re not concerned about a few pigeons, they only see the 72 lock boxes on handrails and the 24 units with trash on their doorsteps…. these types of management styles are costing owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in LOST appreciation…


  6. February 21, 2013 10:47 am

    Here’s what the REAL pigeon problem is originates from in our community,, (food source) TRASH:


  7. March 4, 2013 7:26 pm

    Click here for resources to file complaints in YOUR area! ,.,, Resource Room:


  8. March 12, 2013 8:17 pm

    AWWWWW KELLY & BETTY SWINDLE,, have no children to leave their legacy of poison and destruction to.. (IMAGINE THAT!) Maybe if they had children, (or competent successors) they would have reconsidered their part in the destruction of our environment….. Mr. & Mrs Swindle,, take our advise and retire,, you have a few years left… leave the world the best gift ever and leave it AVITROL FREE!!!


  9. alex permalink
    March 19, 2013 9:52 pm

    As a commercial property owner, I am very thankful for avitrol. My pest control professional is meticulously detailed, following all federal and state laws. Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis (which are blood diseases) are caused by pigeons. I am so thankful we do not have to worry about our children or pets contracting these diseases!


    • March 29, 2013 8:33 pm

      As a pest control company owner, I am very thankful for Avitrol profits. My pest control employees are trained to follow Avitrol label instruction to the best of their knowledge. Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis are a couple of our greatest scare tactics used to close deals. I am so thankful to be able to use emotional sales triggers such as children and pets as psychological sale tactics,, damn it feels good to sale death…


  10. March 28, 2013 8:37 pm

    In order to be susceptible to Histoplasmosis or Cryptococcosis, you would have to lie down and roll around in a massive pile of Pigeon Feces (this is a common misconception and scare tactic) If your development has this much pigeon feces, you should reevaluate your business practices , beginning with cleanliness… or call in a HAZMAT Team. What you should be concerned about is your children and pets from secondary Avitrol poisoning. Sounds like you got took by shady, fast talking, city slicker, Avitrol salesman too.. We were told our only alternative was snipers.. Sorry to hear you were so misinformed…

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    Check out too,,, that is if you’re really concerned about the children and pets in your community..

    Regardless of how meticulous your pest control company is/was,, they are placing everyone with miles of your community in harm. When we finally get mandatory permitting per bait site and public notice prior to poisoning,,, we’ll see just how much faith pest control companies have in their product,,, Recourse for action is an amazing thing..


  11. March 29, 2013 11:51 am

    Here’s a study from University of Kentucky on Avian diseases… Again, a person would have to have “HIgh Exposure” to feces to be concerned. “High Exposures” such as cleaning out an old building that had been a pigeon nest for years or actually consuming the fecal matter. If a human has HIV or a low immune system, pigeon poop is just one of many issues they should be concerned about… simply going outside or public places is placing them at risk… a common cold or flu is a much greatest threat..

    With that being said,,, secondary exposure to Avitrol could also cause serious harm to a human who has HIV or a low immune system,, in addition to any other types of pesticides/avicides,etc. A displaced corn kernel, convulsing bird or a sick pet could all be deadly combinations for someone who has a low immune system or other immune diseases..

    Avicides are a temporary remedy, using requiring quarterly poisonings,, placing children, elderly, healthy people, unhealthy people and pets at risk for as far a poisoned bird can fly for up to 60 hours before plummeting to the ground as an airborne contaminant.

    The best alternative thus far is OvoControl,, a bird birth control. .. just not as profitable to pest control companies.. That is until disclosure of poisoning sites are required and liability raises company insurances policies enough to make poisons such as Avitrol unaffordable. When the public is aware of their neighborhoods being poisoned and a family becomes ill or a pet dies,, testing/biopsies searching for Avitrol ingredients will be demanded. Nobody would think to test a dead dog or cat for Avitrol,, they would have no reason. Unless disclosure prior to use…

    Click to access Avian_diseases_transmissible_to_humans.pdf


  12. April 24, 2013 7:47 pm

    After months of being lied to by our management company,, we finally learned the truth,, Avitrol was used in our community!,, We were lied to by the same people we hired and elected to represent and protect us.. Shame on Excellence Property Management, Regent Town Center Board,, and Lynn Blaylock< Liar<<…. See the official NDOA report here:


  13. Mr. C.Curry permalink
    May 6, 2013 7:46 pm

    Maybe you will think differently when someone you know dies from inhaling toxic pigeon feces from trying to clean up the mess they make(even with proper breathing apparatus). Pigeons are one of very few species that, if they were to become extinct, this earth would suffer no ill effects. I agree with responsible chemical management, including better planning and record keeping as well as liability for incidental poisonings. However, no feral pigeon deserves to live, that is my opinion. I’d be willing to bet that very few individuals who have posted have actually had to spend days on end cleaning up after these birds.


  14. May 18, 2013 6:13 pm

    Where can I buy some I am almost out of ammo with the Feds buying it all up. Stop feeding the pigeons, the transients and voting for Leftists so that decent people can survive in this filthy world that you are trying to create.


  15. karede pigeon permalink
    October 2, 2013 6:24 pm

    Pigeons are a disgusting bird, health risk, and unsanitary. People are more important. Get over it. Id much rather 1000 pigeons die than my daughter get sick.


    • Fredrick Dismayed permalink
      November 20, 2013 10:11 am

      are you seriously arguing pro use of Avitrol in the same sentence as the health of your child??.. This debate is not about if pigeons multiple states and the UK because of the side effects… The methods pest control companies use to kill pigeons with Avitrol is extremely dangerous to predators, domestic animals and children.. Avitrol is BANNED in several states including NY where real pigeon problems occur. There are two types of people,, ones who cant see past two steps in front of them and others who take the time to understand the importance of indirect consequence. I guess there is certainly logic to the saying,, “you just cant fix stupid.” .. you understand that dont you? When a pest control company near you uses Avitrol and your daughter asks you why birds are falling out of the sky and flapping around in your yard in circles while she is playing with her dolls,, you can explain to her that its because they are disgusting birds and deserve to die… enjoy that conversation…


  16. Fredrick Dismayed permalink
    November 20, 2013 10:31 am

    This poison is mixed with corn kernels and placed in open areas for a period of several weeks to attract birds.. The problem is,, non-target birds, endangered animals, domestic pets and even children can become sick or die from this poison. The process is so extreme and covert, that nobody knows what is happening.. Some think its the “end of Times” or some other paranoid belief. The pest control companies are not required to notify any neighbors of the use and dont.. So when the community poisoning occurs,, its a mystery why dogs die, cats die, bald eagles die, foxes die, people get extremely sick and birds fall from the skies.. This isnt just about killing some birds nobody likes,, this is about killing birds nobody likes in a manner that is so extreme,, when people finally realize what is happening, they are in an upheaval and get it banned like in CA, CO, NY and the UK.. Does your community have to suffer a tragedy before you do something? Or do you still believe Avitrol poisoning a necessity? There are many forms of pigeon control,, one in particular that is birth control for birds,, .. WAKE UP! Placing avicide in the open for weeks for anything to eat it, isnt the only way to control the pigeon population. .. Avitrol is very profitable for pest control companies because of the high mark up,, but the potential consequences are so many and unforeseen, they can be felt for generations..,, They used to say Agent Orange was necessary too.. Bird eggs today are still too thin to serve purpose because of its use and thousands of Vets have suffered and/or died because of convenience.,, immediate remedy without thought of consequence.. With Avitrol,, pest control companies do not have to provide notice to a community,, so when animals die,, nobody thinks to have an apostasy on their dog,, this is why Avitrol is still in use today,, uneducated Americans who are distracted by candy.


  17. November 21, 2013 7:40 pm

    Reblogged this on " OUR WORLD".


  18. October 1, 2016 8:52 pm

    News flash tree huggers pigeons are flying rats and are poisoned just like one so stop raising cane and exaggerating harm that hardly ever exist


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