Birds are beautiful creatures, but let’s face it, they can be big pests around human activities.
Birds transmit diseases, increase noise pollution, and cause damage to farms, buildings, and other structures.
In this article, we’ll help you navigate the most utilized bird deterrent solutions with their pros and cons to help you find what is the best bird deterrent for you.
What is the best bird deterrent
Finding the best bird repellent can be tricky because there is no one-size-fits-all.
The right choice depends on many factors such as the location of the problem, the bird species you are trying to repel, and your country’s laws and regulations.
The most important tip for you in searching for your perfect bird control solution is to rely on a bird control expert who will always save you time and money.
However, you should always be informed about the traditional and innovative solutions currently available in the market, so let’s dive into it!
Traditional Types of Bird Deterrents
Birds have always been a pest, so we’ve developed many different strategies to deter them. Some common types of these bird repellents include.
Visual deterrents are one of the oldest strategies out there. They are basically threatening objects mounted in specific places to scare birds away. Examples of visual deterrents are scarecrows and life-size models of natural predators like foxes, cats, and owls. Another variant uses shiny reflective objects like reflective tape or aluminum to scare the birds away.
Pros: these solutions are easy to get and install and are very affordable.
Cons: you have to give birds some credit here; they are pretty intelligent pests and become habituated to these kinds of visual deterrents very fast. Furthermore, plastics and other materials used in some visual deterrents can litter the landscape once they deteriorate.
Physical Barriers (Bird Spikes and Netting)
Bird spikes and netting are barriers you can put up over open and semi-open areas to prevent birds from entering them.
Bird netting helps provide a barrier that blocks the flight path of the birds while providing a thin cross-section area that they can’t land on it. A common material used in constructing the netting is fish wire.
Pros: netting is an effective bird control solution;
Cons: when it’s time to scale up to large areas, netting becomes too expensive to install and maintain.
Bird spikes are long, thin rods on strips placed on places like ledges and window sills. These spikes are uncomfortable for the birds, so they avoid landing and perching on the locations.
Pros: spikes are affordable and easy to find;
Cons:they can ruin the aesthetic of the building and are not feasible for extensive areas. Furthermore, some birds have even built nests on top of bird spikes in some interesting situations to reduce their effectiveness.
Sonic and Ultrasonic Bird Repellents
You can also use sound to get rid of pests. There are two main acoustic bird deterrents: sonic and ultrasonic. Sonic bird repellents use the sound of natural predators like eagles or foxes to scare away the birds when they get too close. Some models can use explosions from a propane cannon to achieve the same effect.
Ultrasonic bird repellents use sound too, but instead of predator noises, they play sound at a high frequency. Humans cannot hear this sound, but animals like birds can. This irritates and drives the birds away.
Pros: acoustic bird deterrents are easy to install and maintain;
Cons: due to noise pollution, they are not neighbor friendly and are even forbidden by the law in some areas. Furthermore, birds can become accustomed to them when they realize that the threat is not real.
Biological agents are substances that irritate and inconvenience birds, causing them to flee from the area. Common examples include gel, sticky glue, or baking soda that you can spread on surfaces where birds perch to irritate their feet.
Some people also use chemical sprays that irritate the birds’ taste, touch, and smell senses. These are not very ideal as they can also contaminate the surrounding areas.
Pros: biological agents are easy to retrieve and apply;
Cons: active ingredients in some biological bird control measures can affect the surrounding environment, often causing adverse effects. Furthermore, they need to be reapplied multiple times and get washed away by rain.
So, with all these advantages and disadvantages, which method is the best bird repellent. Which system can effectively deter birds from a long-range while being sustainable and immune to bird habituation? Let’s introduce you to the innovative AVIX Autonomic laser bird repellent system, which has proven to be one of the best bird control solutions on the market, with clients reporting up to 70% effectiveness.
Innovative Laser Bird Deterrent: AVIX Autonomic Mark II
The Automated Laser Bird Repellent system is a tried and trusted method for deterring birds from industrial, agricultural, and urban areas. It offers a highly effective and noise-free option for getting rid of aerial pests.
How does a laser bird deterrent work?
As the name says, laser bird repellents use laser light to scare birds away. Birds sense laser light in a different way than humans do. They perceive it as a solid obstacle moving toward them. So as the light comes toward the bird, they fly away to avoid the obstacle.The laser system can cover a 360 degrees radius with a range of up to 1500m giving it full coverage of the surroundings. Also, you can program the laser’s pattern and set it to different locations, times, etc.
Advantages of laser bird control
The Automated laser bird repellent has many advantages over other conventional bird repellent methods. Let’s look at some of them:
Easy To Deploy and Maintain
The AVIX Autonomic laser system might seem complicated, but it’s pretty simple to install and maintain. Thanks to its modular nature, you can easily replace all AVIX Autonomic components within 5 minutes.
The only part you’ll need to replace periodically is the laser bulb. For the system to remain in peak operating condition, you will need to replace it every 3-5 years.
The AVIX Autonomic laser bird repellent system is fully autonomous, and it can be programmed and monitored via a user-friendly smartphone app. So, you need to set a one-time configuration via the app, and you’re good to go.
The AVIX Autonomic bird repellent is more cost-effective than other solutions thanks to its automation, extensive area coverage, and low maintenance. For example, if you compare it to the cost of setting up, operating, and maintaining bird nets, the laser can be up to 40% more cost-effective.
No Bird Habitation
You can customize the system to run up to 150 different patterns and 20 timeslots. As a result, there is no set routine that birds can get accustomed to and avoid.
Watch the AVIX Autonomic laser bird deterrent in action!