Frequently Asked Questions about the Laser Bird Deterrents2021-11-12T16:20:53+01:00

Frequently asked questions about our products

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our laser dispersing devices.
Contact our service and support team if you have any questions not mentioned here or if you would like to get more in-dept information regarding specific topics:

How does the laser work during fog or rain?2020-04-21T20:11:09+01:00

During fog and rain the laser will be more visible, water drops cause diffusion of the light resulting in a visible laser beam.

Are Agrilaser and AVIX products compliant to European regulations?2020-04-21T20:11:05+01:00

All Agrilaser and AVIX products are compliant to EN-IEC 60825-1, European laser safety regulations. Whenever you purchase an Agrilaser or AVIX product you can ask for prove of certifications.

Can you give 100 % guarantee on the effect of Agrilaser products?2020-04-21T20:10:59+01:00

No, we cannot give a 100 % guarantee on the effect. In most situations, there is a reduction in bird number between 70 % and 100 % depending on the location and situation according to our research. Check out these user stories for a reference.

Can you project the laser beam towards airplanes?2020-04-21T20:10:54+01:00

Always try to avoid projecting towards the open sky. Some of our products are equipped with the patented safety features (Horizon Safety System and Projection Safety System) which prevent uncontrolled projection to aircrafts or at areas with human activity.

Could you use bird deterrents during nesting season?2020-04-21T20:11:20+01:00

Bird Control Group advises not to use the Agrilaser and AVIX products during the nesting season. Also, local regulations can prohibit the use of the laser during this period. The laser should be used as a preventive tool for keeping birds away. If birds are already nesting, dispersing them is very difficult with any method. We recommend using the laser products at least 1 – 2 months before the nesting season to have the maximum effect.

Why is the color of the laser green?2020-04-21T20:10:03+01:00

Bird perceive the green laser light best and therefore the bird dispersal is most effective.

What laser class do our products have?2020-04-21T20:10:00+01:00

The laser class depends on the amount of energy transported within the laser beam (laser power) and the wavelength (color) of the laser beam. The unique combination of laser source and optics generate a laser beam that is classified as laser class 3B. The output power varies per product and lies between 5 and 499 mW (milliWatts).

Laser classification is based on the laser’s potential for causing injuries. Class 3B lasers can be hazardous for the human eye when exposed directly and for an extended period.

Our products can be deployed safely when used according to the User Manual. The bird deterrent products have an expanded beam which ensure that only a small percentage of the laser’s potential can enter the eye. Of course, our products are only for professional use.

Can the Agrilaser be operated safely by anyone?2021-01-29T13:27:01+01:00

Yes, anyone can operate our laser bird deterrents safely as long as they comply fully with the provided safety instructions, laser safety training and follow local regulations.  

What is the range of dispersing birds with the laser bird deterrents?2020-04-21T20:10:15+01:00

The range of effective bird dispersal depends on multiple local factors.

Light conditions
A higher laser output power is recommended for use during bright light conditions.

Distance and beam angle
A higher laser output power balances out the loss of contrast due to spreading of the laser beam over a larger surface area.

Local environmental conditions (albedo)
A higher laser output power is recommended for use in an environment with light absorbing surfaces.

To ensure Agrilaser and AVIX products meet the local criteria customers can choose from 3 models with a different laser output power. Choosing the right model is essential in order to generate a laser projection with sufficient contrast for effective bird dispersal. Frequency of exposure is also important.
Are the laser bird deterrents also effective during the day?2020-04-21T20:10:08+01:00

The laser bird deterrents are also effective during daytime. The range for effective bird dispersal depends on the amount of contrast between the projected laser dot and the projection surface. Our products offer models with different output power to meet the required specifications. A higher laser output power balances out the loss of contrast when the laser beam is spread over a larger surface area. We recommend our most powerful products for daylight use.

Do birds get accustomed a laser bird deterrent?2020-04-21T20:10:41+01:00

Since the laser beam of our bird deterrent devices is a dynamic ‘threat’ that is approaching from different angles at random moments, birds do not get used to it and show immediate response by flying away. After repeated experiences with our bird deterrent laser, birds tend to avoid the area where the laser is active.

Which bird species react to the laser beam?2020-04-21T20:10:22+01:00

Most birds respond immediately to the laser beam. It has been proven that Agrilaser products effectively reduce nuisance caused by many birds including:

  • Gulls
  • Crows
  • Pigeons
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Starlings
  • Swifts
  • Herons
  • What are the benefits of laser bird deterring compared to other bird control methods?2020-04-21T20:10:35+01:00


    Bird deterrent laser




    Low costs

    Easy to deploy

    Autonomous solution

    Humane/positive perception

    Low environmental impact

    No habituation

    Steering of birds

    In many situations existing methods are not suitable, feasible or effective on the long term. Agrilaser products offer a unique solution for bird control:

    • Low costs per surface unit;
    • Easy to deploy;
    • Permanent / autonomous solution (Autonomic);
    • Humane technique / positive perception;
    • Low environmental impact: no noise, no pollution, low visual presence;
    • No habituation: birds do not get used to the laser beam;
    • Steering of birds with the laser beam.
    How do laser bird repellent products work?2020-04-21T20:10:28+01:00

    Birds perceive the system’s approaching laser beam as a physical danger and disperse to seek safety. In contrast to conventional deterrence methods, birds will not become accustomed to the laser bird deterrent products. They will consider the area as unsafe and will not return.

    The bird deterrent products don’t detect the birds. They work preventively not reactively.