DID YOU KNOW?
Birds sing with regional accents.
The targeted bird species and different bird accents are important considerations when choosing an acoustic bird control system. For example to successfully deter New Zealand Black-backed Gulls from a Marina environment, an acoustic bird deterrent system requires programming of bird songs different to those used to control American Ring-billed Gulls.
Easytek New Zealand programs and customises all its acoustic bird deterrent systems for use with local bird species and New Zealand environments. You can learn more about our systems on the Easytek New Zealand website.
How to manage Pest Birds?
Research and practical experience have shown that Bird Control is most effective if different methods such as bird roost inhibitors, netting, visual and sound bird deterrents are being used in combination.
- Bird Roost inhibitors are a simple but very effective bird control weapon. For example, bird spikes prevent birds from landing on their most popular spots such as roof ridges, ledges, Chimneys and other places.
- Bird netting is commonly used by farmers and gardeners to protect crops from bird damage. Netting is also being used to exclude birds from buildings, historic facades, warehouses or industrial plants.
- Visual bird scarers have a long history in bird control. The first Scare Crows were being used hundreds of years ago. Today’s products combine space age technology such as holographic effects with frightening sounds to effectively scare away pest birds. Advanced light and laser bird repellers chase away pest birds with constantly changing light patterns.
- Acoustic bird deterrent systems include gas guns and bio-acoustic scare devices. These systems aim to create a permanent danger or 'no-go' zone by emitting either species-specific alarm and distress bird calls, predator cries or sound harassments. Many of these devices have adjustable features such as intermittent sound, different volume levels or automatic day/night operation. They are frequently used in open outdoor areas such as farm fields, orchards, vineyards, on boats, roof tops or inside warehouses, hangars, sheds and other buildings.
In order to solve a serious bird problem experts often recommend using a bird management program. An effective bird management program includes a combination of the above bird control methods.
For example, bird infestations in warehouses and storage facilities can be targeted with a combination of bio-acoustic bird repellers and a visual bird scarer such as a laser system.
Bird exclusion netting and large area acoustic bird deterrents (e.g. gas guns and/ or bio-acoustic systems) are commonly being used to protect grapevines from bird damage.
We can help with creating an effective bird management program tailored to your needs and bird pest situation. If you would like a recommendation feel free to get in touch with us via the 'Contact' form on top of this page.
How to Bird Proof Your Cat
Owning a cat is extremely popular for many Kiwis. Statistics show that almost 50% of all Kiwi families host at least one cat. The popularity of cats often leads to an impressive number of cats in your garden and back yard. Cat poo problems are therefore common. But there is another issue associated with a high cat population in your backyard: Cats are predators to other wildlife. While this may be welcoming news if you have mice or rats in your home or garden, cats pose a very real and serious threat to many birds and native animals.
The good news is that there is a simple solution to "bird proof" your cat without sacrificing the quality of life for your feline friend. All you need to do is put a small bell on your cats collar. When the cat moves or jumps the sound of the bell will alarm birds and other small animals giving them time to get away before the cat can strike.