Keeping the birds at bay with electronics at Waste Management
Two managers from a waste management transfer station in Somerville, Massachusetts have developed a “three-pronged approach” aimed at preventing swarms of unpleasant birds from invading their facility. The incorporation of Bird-X’s sonic sound device into their theorized approach has led to a remarkable improvement.
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“It’s especially bad during the winter months,” said DeFranceschi, “when there is a lot of snow cover on the ground, the birds get hungry and start looking for food.”
The bedrock of their offensive is the Bird-X BroadBand PRO, an automated system utilizing the calls of natural bird predators to discourage birds from entering the transfer station.
“The BroadBand PRO randomly plays back sounds that are pre-programmed into the device,” said Richer. “You can select various bird distress sounds or predator sounds, like falcon or hawk calls that cause the pigeons to vacate the area.”
The consensus between DeFranceschi and Richer is that the Bird-X device is perhaps the most effective bird-determent tactic.
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