Even during holidays, Continental’s employees were on the lookout for instruments and methods being used abroad for deterring birds. That’s how big of an impact this nuisance had on the company.
More or less by accident, Verhoeven heard about the laser solution from Bird Control Group and suggested ordering an Agrilaser Handheld against bird nuisance. ‘I did have to convince some skeptics, but because of the great urgency I succeeded’, says Verhoeven.
From Handheld to Autonomic
Even the skeptics couldn’t argue with the results of the Handheld. ‘Immediately, the results were obvious. The only disadvantage was that we constantly had to send somebody onto the roof. I heard they were working on developing an automated version. As soon as that one was ready, we ordered it immediately.’ This device assures Continental of astonishing results. ‘The entire roof is simply clean, except for that one little corner the laser can’t reach. Every now and then we check the roof but we never find anymore rubbish’, says a relieved Verhoeven. An additional result is that Pon saves huge cleaning costs. ‘But the most important thing is that we no longer have water damages in our warehouse. In preventing only a single incident, we’ve recouped more than the price of the laser.’