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Bird Control Devices that Work and Those that Don't

Bird Control Devices that Work and Those that Don't

Posted on June 14, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Control

If you've been plagued by pest birds pooping all over your signage, AC units, skylights and solar panels, its time you looked into some bird control devices. Trouble is, some devices work, others are either ineffective or have serious drawbacks. To help sort things out, the bird control pros at Bird B Gone have a number of suggestions, starting with bird control devices that are less than ideal.

Propane Gas Cannons

These produce thunderclap bangs to disperse birds on school campuses, golf courses, and other wide-open areas. While these bird control devices do scatter pest birds when they go off, they also create quite a disturbance that can be particularly annoying to golfers (where even an ill-timed word can ruin a shot) or to students trying to study.

Lethal Bird Control

These bird control devices include avicides (bird poisons), pellet guns, shotguns, and lethal traps. They suffer from a number of drawbacks: they are limited to where and when you can use them; they are only marginally effective against large numbers of pest birds; and they are illegal to use against many bird species.

Ultrasonic Devices

The trouble with these bird control devices is that birds cant hear the sounds emitted by them, and there is no scientific evidence that these devices actually work. While birds do react to sounds faster than humans, they still have the same audio frequency hearing range that we do. So the only thing these ultrasonic devices do is annoy dogs and cats (they can hear higher frequencies).

So which bird control devices should you get? Bird B Gone recommends the following:

Plastic Bird Spikes

Bird B Gone anti-perching, anti-roosting plastic bird spikes are ideal for keeping pest birds off rooftops, parapet walls, light fixtures, security cameras and signage. They are easily installed using screws, glue or tie downs and they come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths. You can even choose from a rainbow of colorsincluding brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan.

Wind-Powered Bird Spiders

Creating an intimidating bird barrier, Bird B Gone's Bird Spider 360 has long, spindly tentacles that keep bird pests from rooftop AC units, awnings, canopies, skylights, solar panels and other elevated areas. These bird control devices come in four arm lengths 2', 4', 6' and 8' to create increasingly larger areas of pest bird deterrence.

Sonics Birds will Hear and Fear

Bird B Gone's Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic emits distress and predator calls that really frighten birds. The sounds resemble natural birdcalls so they won't bother anyone but pest birds. A built-in speaker covers up to an acre of property. And a built-in solar panel powers the device during the day while rechargeable batteries power it at night.

Bird B Gone is the worlds largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.