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Avitrol is used as a chemical frightening agent to remove pest birds from a given location. Avitrol as applied is a chemically treated grain bait. Birds eating the treated bait will be affected in a manner that, varying by species, will artificially cause them to emit distress and alarm cries and visual displays used by their species when they are frightened or injured. This may include flying erratically, vocalizing, trembling, dilation of the pupils and other symptoms indicative of loss of motor control. This will frighten the flock and cause it to leave the site. In laboratory testing, if the dose is lethal, death will usually occur within an hour following. Not for Sale to Rhode Island

Target Pests

Blackbird Cowbird Crow Grackle House Sparrow Pigeon Starling

Application

Both baiting and prebaiting is best done at sunrise. Birds will eat more at their first feeding than any other time of day. The bird's metabolism is at its highest in the morning and as a result will succumb to Avitrol Treated Grain more readily. In laboratory testing, if the dose is lethal, death will usually occur within an hour following administration. If the dose is sub-lethal, there will be a recovery period which may be as short as 4 to 5 hours. Surviving birds have no lasting effects from 4-aminopyridine. Always follow all directions on the Avitrol label(s), (including, but not limited to, those already there for blending and placement of baits) for the product being used and the specific pest bird.

Time to Kill

In laboratory testing, if the dose is lethal, death will usually occur within an hour following

Active Ingredient

The active ingredient in Avitrol baits, 4-aminopyridine, is an acute oral toxicant which acts on the central nervous system and the motor nervous system.

Supplement

Restricted Use Pesticides, meaning that only certified Pest Control Applicators with Restricted Use Pesticide licenses may purchase or use Avitrol.

Avitrol

About Avitrol

Avitrol is used as a chemical frightening agent to remove pest birds from a given location. Avitrol as applied is a chemically treated grain bait. The active ingredient in Avitrol baits, 4-aminopyridine, is an acute oral toxicant which acts on the central nervous system and the motor nervous system.

 

Mode Of Action: Avitrol causes behaviors similar to an epileptic seizure. Birds eating the treated bait will emit distress signals used by their species when they are frightened or injured. This may include flying erratically, vocalizing, trembling, dilation of the pupils and other symptoms. This will frighten the flock and cause it to leave the site.

 

Is It Humane? By using less bait, flocks can be frightened away from sites little or no mortality. The active ingredient in Avitrol, 4-aminopyridine, is a potassium (k) channel blocker and the birds affected are not in pain. There has also been no secondary poisonings with Avitrol, a fact which is confirmed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service studies.

 

10 Unique Facts About Avitrol

 

1. Avitrol's Active Ingredient (4-Aminopyridine) uses a pest birds' natural behavior for effective management.


2. Studies by the US Fish and Wildlife service shows that there is no true secondary poisoning with avitrol.


3. Flocks that are frightened away with avitrol will not return to the site.


4. It has been proven by world-renowned animal welfare advocate, Harry C. Rowsell, that Avitrol is a humane method of bird control.


5. Avitrol's active ingredient is a K-channel blocker, so affected birds feel no pain.


6. Avitrol products have been available for more than 40 years throughout the world as an excellent pest bird management tool.


7.Millions of research dollars have gone into making avitrol the best bird control product on the market.


8. Avitrol's proprietary formula is unmatched in the control of unwanted pest birds. 


9. Avitrol is the only chemical frightening agent for pest birds registered by the EPA.


10. Because pest birds quickly become accustomed to other "scare tactics" pest birds will return to problematic sites. Avitrol products prevent target flocks from ever returning because they use a birds natural flight response.

 

 

Product Q & A

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What states allow for this product to be utilized?
Chris on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This requires a applicators license, and here is the link to the registered states.

http://www.avitrol.com/pdf/2012-2013-state-registrations.pdf
Can you purchase this with a restricted use pestacide liscense or do you need a bird endorsement?
Deborah R on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For the Avitrol, you will need a certified applicators license and not a bird endorsement.
How can I choose the double strength corn chops option to add to my cart?
A shopper on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please call the customer service department so someone can assist you in placing the order.
If you need a licence how can I buy it?
A shopper on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You have to have an applicators license.
Is it legal to take or use avitrol into Mexico?
A shopper on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You would need to check with Mexico custom regulations and pesticide regulations, to determine if it is allowed. We would still require an applicators license.
what about dog and cat eating the birds?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Avitrol has actually conducted several studies and have found that the Avitrol is not toxic to other mammals that consume the bird.
How much of a dose do you use per placement of avitrol? 1 cup, 2...
A shopper on Sep 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To obtain minimal mortality, limit the distribution of Avitrol Whole Corn to scattered spot placements that will provide feeding opportunities only for the
necessary number of target birds. After the birds’ feeding pattern has been established through pre-baiting, replace untreated bait with diluted
treated bait only at sites where the target birds are actively feeding. Do not apply treated bait to inactive feeding sites. Where uneaten bait may be a
hazard to other birds or animals, it must be picked up at the end of each day. When this product is used in or around occupied buildings, pick up and
dispose of dead birds by burial or incineration. This product must not be applied where non-target bird species are feeding. When baiting with Avitrol
Whole Corn, best results are usually obtained by rotating pre-baiting (with untreated bait), with baiting, (with blended bait), until the desired control is
obtained. Note that retreatment may also be necessary after rainfall.
Does the repellant wear off or will the bird permenantly have those debilitating symptoms?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will wear off in 4 to 6 hours, but should cause enough distress to frighten flocks away. You will continue to bait until the desired effect is reached.

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Extremely difficult to deal with and order. I’m the owner of the business but I’m not licensed. So they refunded. My employee that is licensed is still dealing with the order and it’s been over 2 weeks
June 13, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Response from Solutions Stores
Because this is a restricted use item and we have to support all sales of this item with proper delivery and license qualifications it can be a process. If someone has a license then they will need to place the order themselves and have it shipped to their home. Hope this helps explain more about process.
June 15, 2018
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Works Great!
After years of battling a sparrow and pigeon problem in a pole barn on our farm, I was rid of them within a week. It should be stated though, that you dilute the product with untreated corn as well. This allows the smaller quantity to last a lot longer than I thought, originally.
January 7, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
It does work!
I was a little skeptical of using this product, partly because of the cost and I have a HUGE bird problem in my sheds. Ordered the smaller size and tried it out. The birds moved out and there were dead ones on the ground. Unfortunately, they moved into the shed next door which I can't poison the same way because of livestock. I would recommend this product!
September 16, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Bye bye birds!
I love this product and it worked great! I was a bit skeptical about this product while searching for something to repel birds that have been gathering outside my yard and making nests on my house. I laid this stuff out and within days those birds stopped hanging around.
August 18, 2017
Avitrol
Avitrol is a great product! Haven't had any more pigeons since I started putting this out
August 18, 2017

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