Several hundred vultures have built up and are roosting and nesting on the tower structure on the railings, catwalks, supports, and on rails and conduit on a radio tower operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Kingsville, Texas.
The presence of the birds leads to droppings mixed with urine on all of these surfaces and throughout the interior of the tower where workers are in contact with it, making for a hazardous if not toxic environment.
In order to research available options for a netting system that would deter the vultures, the agency has released a request for information (RFI) that is due at the end of this month.
The structure is approximately 320 feet tall AGL, with three sides measuring 27 feet wide at the base of the tower. Each leg is anchored on separate concrete slabs measuring 13 by 13 feet. Netting solution must be attached to the top of the structure, then follow straight down the angle beams in each section of the structure, follow the contour of the angle beams to the legs of the structure, then all the way to the ground (vertical).
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