Electronic Bird Repellant ?

andre kesteloot andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Fri Dec 5 09:01:51 CST 2008

Robert Stratton wrote:
> ----- "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.
Thanks Rob.
Maybe I could acquire one of these replicas, and somehow, add some 
electronics to it? That would surely make it an AMRAD project?
Will go to Southern States soon :-)

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