Bird nuisance at a commercial warehouse
Hyundai Steel is a steel-making company headquartered in Incheon and Seoul, South Korea, and a member of the Hyundai Motor Group. It manufactures a wide variety of products ranging from H-beams, rail, and reinforcing bars, to the hot coil, cold-rolled steel, and stainless cold-rolled sheet.
Like so many factories and warehouses located close to the water, which is a great food source for pigeons, Hyundai Steel had many pigeons nesting, roosting and perching on their site. Pigeons can be very hazardous and their presence can potentially result in hygiene and safety issues, mechanical and structural failures, erosion of materials, clogging of drains and ventilation shafts, and personal safety issues.
To prevent this all from happening, Hyundai Steel has deployed many different bird control methods in the past decade including netting, sound systems and olfactory repellents. They witnessed a small reduction of pigeon presence right after installing the sound systems, but the results lasted only for 2 weeks. The same happened with other bird control methods. The pigeons got back to their ‘normal’ behavior shortly after and the bird droppings got much worse than before.
Laser bird repellent as a cost-effective and efficient bird control method
Ganaindus, a trusted Korean partner of Bird Control Group, reached out to Hyundai Steel and introduced laser bird repellents as an effective bird repellent. AVIX Autonomic Mark II is a fully automated laser bird repellent manufactured by Bird Control Group that keeps birds away 24/7. It automatically projects the laser beam towards the birds. Birds perceive it as a physical threat and fly away to seek safety.
Shortly after the first meeting between Hyundai Steel and Ganaindus, a few lasers were installed at the factory in Incheon, South Korea. Mr. Lee, Senior Manager, stated “We finally met the Bird Control Group’s laser devices through Ganaindus in South Korea which are no sound distraction and no chemical hazardousness. Their efficacy is so direct, sustainable, and ecofriendly.