Mar 27, 2024
Laser system controls bird pests

An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence

Ensuring the safe distance of birds from critical areas is a crucial concern for businesses, including ag operations, as avian presence can pose various challenges, particularly in relation to safety.

Avix’s autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence
Avix’s autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence

Traditional bird control methods often fall short in efficacy and sustainability, while lethal approaches raise ethical and legal concerns. In response, The Netherlands’ Bird Control Group introduces AVIX Autonomic, a revolutionary laser bird deterrent system that offers a non-lethal, effective solution to bird-related challenges.

Traditional bird control methods, such as visual and sound deterrents, netting, and spikes, are known to either lose effectiveness over time or become costly to maintain. AVIX Autonomic presents a game-changing alternative, utilizing laser technology to deter birds without causing harm, according to a news release.

The system has garnered praise from more than 1,000 customers globally, reporting a substantial reduction of over 70% in bird activity, according to the release.

Avix Bird Control GroupThe AVIX Autonomic system operates by emitting a green laser light designed to mimic the presence of a predator, prompting birds to avoid the area. Unlike traditional methods, the laser system ensures continuous motion, minimizing potential harm to birds by triggering their escape response before the laser reaches them. Importantly, the system falls within the safe 3B class, prioritizing bird welfare, according to the release.

Supported by scientific validation and ethical considerations, AVIX Autonomic has been extensively tested and validated. A study conducted by Wageningen University demonstrated a remarkable 99% reduction in wild bird presence at poultry farms, highlighting the system’s effectiveness in mitigating risks such as the spread of avian flu.

Additionally, to further enhance bird safety, Bird Control Group has partnered with Purdue University to conduct a comprehensive study on bird-eye safety.

Led by Professor Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, the initiative works to set new standards in laser-based wildlife control, ensuring the AVIX Autonomic system’s compatibility with bird vision, according to the release.


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