What exactly is a bird remote control scarer, and which are the most effective?

Are you fed up with birds nesting at your commercial property?

Pigeons and seagulls are the most common pests, and the team at Urban Hawks is often asked to help manage them with one of our bird control solutions.

One option is to work with customers to install a remote control bird scarer.

In this blog, we answering some of the most frequently asked questions about remote control bird scarer devices, including the different types available and the legality of using them at your address.


What is a bird scarer?

Bird scarers are devices designed to deter pest birds from roosting or nesting on your property.

They are used by a wide range of industries across the UK, from agriculture to aviation, as well as at commercial and industrial sites.


What are the different types of bird scarer?

Depending on the scale of the problem and the size of the site, our team offers a range of different remote control bird scarers and services.

Some of the most popular are:

Falconry disruption and dispersal  – As the natural predators of many pest birds, falcons and hawks are one of the most effective means of scaring birds from an area. We recommend this method when it is too late to implement preventative measures.

Audio and visual deterrents – Another effective remote control bird scarer is an audio-visual deterrent that discourages birds from gathering and scares away existing congregations. These can be installed in hot spot areas by our team where nesting is a particular problem.

Lasers – Lasers are a popular method of scaring birds away from properties, particularly at night when they are most visible. This remote control bird scarer works by startling birds as the strong contrast between the laser light and the ambient light deters them from returning.

Bird gel, wire and spikes – Bird gels, wires and spikes are often used as a preventative measure, but they work as effective bird scarers. They are a humane and effective means of preventing birds from sitting or perching on properties.


Are remote control bird scarers legal?

Remote control bird scarers are not illegal, but it is important to be mindful of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, which protects wild birds, their nests and eggs.

Because of this, we always recommend employing the help of a bird-proofing specialist such as Urban Hawks to ensure any measures you take are both safe and legal.


Do electronic bird scarers work?

Yes, electronic bird scarers can work, but we always advise speaking to our team or a bird control specialist to find the right solution for your property.

When it comes to electronic bird scarers, we find the most effective method is using sound bird deterrent devices.

These electronic systems use a range of sounds to scare a range of pest bird species from a site, whether they are enclosed industrial or commercial locations or large open spaces like parks, golf courses and stadiums.


Interested in learning more about types of remote control bird scarer and deterrents?

At Urban Hawks, we are proud to provide a wide range of bird control solutions to clients throughout the UK.

If you would like to know more about remote control bird scarer methods and devices or have any questions about how to get rid of birds, please don’t hesitate to contact our Urban Hawks team today on 0151 345 6854 or email us at info@urbanhawks.co.uk.