Clearing the Area Of Birds

When Fly Away BMS is first applied, the aroma of MA (the active ingredient) can be strong. The scent is similar to that of grapes and garlic, and is reminiscent of a Mediterranean restaurant or farmer’s market. This strong smell is exactly what’s required to dislodge well-established birds from a place they’ve made their home. As birds relocate and time passes, Fly Away starts to break down and the scent becomes subtler – barely detectable to humans, but sufficiently strong to keep birds away.


Block Placement and Coverage

To determine adequate bird repellent coverage, estimate the area you wish to keep clear. Each Fly Away block or pouch covers a spherical ball about 10 feet in diameter.

By locating blocks roughly 10 feet apart, effective coverage can be expanded to include as large an area as required. The graphic below shows how 9 blocks can cover up to 9,000 cubic feet.

Because Fly Away is an aromatic bird repellent, wind will effect placement and coverage. If there’s a prevailing wind or breeze at your application site, place the blocks upwind, allowing the air current to carry the active ingredient across the desired location. In such areas, a denser block application may be required in order to counteract the effect of the wind continuously carrying away the Fly Away scent.

For fruit and orchard growers, Fly Away blocks offer one of the most effective tools for bird management. To protect fruit from raiding, place several Fly Away blocks in each tree. Time your deployment of fresh blocks shortly before the crop ripens, when birds begin to smell and forage for fruit.

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Bulk Granule Spreading and Coverage

Large, open, grassy areas can often become plagued with ground-feeding or nesting birds. For these play field, golf course, airport or park-like environments, Fly Away granules are a safe but potent avian deterrent. Typically, no specialized equipment is required. Granules can be spread by hand, or with a common broadcast spreader used for residential or commercial fertilizer application.

Granule coverage and reapplication rates depend on climate conditions and other local factors, such as food availability, nesting material, ground cover density and turf or soil conditions. In areas where fruit trees, home gardens or other consumable plants will absorb irrigation or rainwater, use Fly Away blocks in lieu of granules. Always apply the minimum amount of repellent needed to dislodge established bird populations and maintain a bird-free area. 

Bulk Granule Application Guide

Objective / Conditions   Quantity & Coverage Reapplication Rates 
Displacement of well-established, heavy bird populations with abundant food sources and nesting material, high ground cover, heavy rain, soft or muddy soil  Up to 5 lb / 1,000 sq ft  6 weeks or as needed
Displace moderate bird populations, light ground cover, light to moderate rain  2 to 3 lb / 1,000 sq ft  6 – 10 weeks or as needed
Maintenance of bird-free areas, light ground cover, light rain  .5 to 1 lb / 1,000 sq ft  10 – 12 weeks or as needed