Birds typically eat their body weight in food every day. Unfortunately, bird pecks also damage the appearance of fruit and allow mold, yeast, bacteria and insects to cause secondary spoilage, such as Botrytis cinerea. Crop losses due to bird damage can range from 5% to 50% or more!
Unlike harassment and hazing devices, such as cannons and pyrotechnics that attempt to startle or annoy birds into leaving, Bird Gard agriculture bird control products use the bird’s natural instincts to make them flee. This was first demonstrated in the 1950's when zoologists from Pennsylvania State College used tape recordings of distressed starlings to eliminate vast bird roosts infesting trees and barns. Today, Bird Gard bird control products for agriculture uses digital recordings of species specific distress and alarm calls, along with the sounds of their natural predators, broadcast through high fidelity weatherproof speakers to convince the birds they are under attack. The direction, duration and timing of sounds are controlled by a microprocessor to give the impression there is danger all around. Sophisticated random technology keeps birds from getting used to the sounds.
Birds act like they are hitting a wall when they come in range of Bird Gard, and immediately change direction to find other areas to feed.
Bird Gard agriculture bird control products were developed in collaboration with ornithologists at leading universities and agriculture extension agencies. Numerous studies from Cornell University, University of California at Davis and others have proven Bird Gard's effectiveness at controlling birds in crops, orchards and other agricultural settings while increasing crop yield and lowering bird control costs. Through continuous research and development into the nature and habits of nuisance and dangerous birds, Bird Gard has become the world leader in electronic agricultural bird control, protecting millions of acres of crops each year.
Bird Gard has been using the language of birds to keep them away from millions of acres of crops, orchards and vineyards around the world for more than 25 years!
Bird Gard, has digital recordings of more than 100 of the most common nuisance birds, and their accompanying predators to precisely match your needs. Click here for a guide to identifying your specific problem birds.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
"The trials with Bird Gard in sweet cherries were very successful. The orchard manager indicated he harvested the largest crop he can remember. Typically, that block had suffered 40%-50% crop loss each season,"
Dr. Paul Curtis, IPM Wildlife Specialist. Read More
Bird Gard can protect your crops for less than $200 per acre, and with minimal labor. All our units are solid-state and weather-resistant, designed to remain in the field all season, year after year.
Bird Gard uses a bird’s primal fears and natural survival instincts to drive them away from your crops without the use of chemicals or causing them harm.
If you would like help choosing the right Bird Gard for your application click here. For more personal help, please call us toll free 888-332-2328 Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4pm Pacific Time.
All Bird Gard products are hand built with pride at our world headquarters in the small town of Sisters, Oregon. Every unit is inspected and tested so you can be confident the Bird Gard units you purchase are effective and reliable.
Use Bird Gard for an entire year. If you are not completely satisfied with your results, simply return it for a prompt refund of your purchase price.