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Richard Dolbeer – Project Leader at the USDA/APHIS National Wildlife Research Center and internationally recognized expert on bird control

“I think you are going to see lasers become a standard component of the bird management business” Excerpt from article in the March issue of Pest Control magazine “Bird Management Supplement” dated March 2002

Kirk Gustad – State Director – USDA/APHIS/ Wildlife Services in Illinois

The USDA cannot provide an endorsement of a specific product. But,… speaking as a federal employee to someone asking how I feel about the use of lasers, I have found the laser to be very effective in dispersing many types of birds. It seems to be particularly effective on crows and Canada geese. Although other products are effective in dispersing and moving birds, lasers have the added benefit of being able to do this without the noise typical of these other methods. In this time of heightened state of awareness, this is a significant advantage of lasers. Although lasers are not the answer to all problems, they are a very useful and welcomed addition to the tools we have to help us resolve conflicts between people and wildlife.

Brent T. Towle,Owner,Spectrum Pest Control/Eco-Tech

I have been using the Avian Dissuader on a large winter roost of starlings at a coal-fired power plant in S.E Wisconsin, for the last four weeks. The results have been far better than expected.

I have been working with this power plant for three seasons now. The first two were with Rejex-it TP 40 (Fog Force) only. In these treatments we were just trying to keep them out of lower equipment areas just thirty to fifty feet above. The fog would chase them to the higher areas of the plant out of one Department manager’s area to another’s. As you could imagine this eventually would create an issue with the next department manager. These areas were not accessible with traditional foggers and the idea of remote foggers did not appear economical or even likely to be effective.

I started treating with fog force as soon as the birds showed up in December. Five days of continuous fogging ,the weekend off, and then another five days. This did nothing to stop birds from returning to the lower areas. The plant ordered more of the same. I even started climbing catwalks and introduced material to some of the higher less favorable roost. This would chase them to a large conveyor system for the evening. They would unfortunately just return the next night as if I had done nothing at all.

At first I tried the Dissuader after fogging. This did not seem to work very well. It was already too dark by the time I started. So the gun sat in my truck for several weeks. Then it got frigid cold out, my fogger froze up. (New formulation of Fog Force freezes at temps bellow 15* f) I had no choice but to use the Avian Dissuader. The starlings left immediately and I was able to clear them from all levels. Even better, the starlings seem to be staying away!

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