Electronic Bird Repellant ?

Robert Stratton bob at stratton.net
Fri Dec 5 00:22:40 CST 2008

----- "Andre Kesteloot" <andre.kesteloot at verizon.net> wrote:

> Tacoistas,
> Our two cars are parked in the driveway. From nearby trees, birds of
> all 
> types appear to be taking our cars as dropping targets.
> These droppings can really damage the car paint.
> The Toyota dealer claims that there is an electronic unit, powered on
> 110v AC, that can be left outside, emitting noises that scare away
> those 
> $%&#@  birds.
> As anyone ever heard of such devices?
> If not, should the design of such a box become an AMRAD project ?
> (Some people install owls replicas on their roofs. Would owls make a 
> particular noise, that could be duplicated?)

To keep birds from nesting in airplanes, we often use owl replicas stuck on a propeller tip, and they do work, but you have to keep moving them or the birds figure out they're fake. I have seen one recently with a head that spins when the wind blows, which makes some noise and animates them a little. I think they have them at Southern States and Merrifield Garden Center. 

--Bob S.

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