Sonic Systems Provide Humane, Effective Goose Control Over Large Areas

February 07, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Irvine, California, February 7, 2014. Bird-B-Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications has two effective bird control products to keep geese away from acres of private and public property-the Bird Chase Super Sonic and the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic.

The Bird Chase Super Sonic is a specially designed sound-based system that keeps geese away from parks, shorelines, golf courses, cemeteries, lawns, yards, landscaping, shrubs, and other grassy areas where these large creatures have become a pest bird problem. It broadcasts pre-recorded distress and predator calls for as many as 22 species of birds-including geese. It exploits a bird's natural fear of predators and their acute sense of hearing. The device can set it to scare off a specific bird or placed on a "general" setting to scare all birds. The bird distress and predator calls are repeated every 10 minutes, and the device can be programmed to turn on or off at night. A volume control allows the sound intensity of birdcalls to be adjusted-from 65-105 decibels. The sounds resemble normal birdcalls, so they will not bother pets or people. Yet unlike ultrasonic bird deterrents, which birds can't hear, the Bird Chase device emits sounds within a bird's hearing range, making it highly effective.

The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic combines all the features of the Bird Chase Super Sonic and adds solar sustainability, which makes bird control more efficient during daylight hours. Rechargeable batteries provide power for nighttime operation. The unit can be initially charged in the sun for 8 hours, or it can be plugged into an AC outlet and fully charged in just 4 hours. Thereafter, it will remain optimally charged using sunlight.

Both sonic devices feature an LCD panel that displays operating status and settings at a glance. And both come with one internal speaker that easily provides up to an acre of bird deterrence. UV-protected and water resistant for outdoor use, both devices include a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year manufacturers warranty on parts.

Unless they are properly controlled with bird deterrents, urban geese cause a variety of problems. The most problematic are summer resident geese. When these birds nest and molt on urban lawns, golf courses, and corporate headquarters, they can create quite a din and leave a sizeable mess in droppings and trampled plants. Migrant geese also invade urban areas during winter. The large pest birds can often gather in huge flocks. Over 25,000 geese invaded Rochester, Minnesota not long ago.

Most goose deterrents focus on moving geese from one location to another, but do not solve the problem. Many trap-and-transfer techniques proved ineffective in New York, for example, as they merely stabilized the goose population, instead of reducing it. Flocks of geese continue to grow in size and expand in urban areas because these areas provide an excellent habitat for geese—the prevalence of short mowed grass, water bodies, and few, if any predators. Without effective goose deterrents, uncontrolled urban goose populations can potentially result in outbreaks of diseases, which could spread to migratory geese.

Canada geese live on average about 10 years in the wild. They are a big bird with an almost 6-foot wingspan. They normally inhabit inland bodies of water, including lakes, reservoirs, large ponds, rivers and near seashores. Being grazers, they are often found on grasslands. They feed on seeds, grasses and aquatic plants. Canada geese typically return to the area where they were born and, like other geese, they are gregarious, migratory and protected. This means only non-lethal goose deterrents may be employed to control them. The Bird Chase Super Sonic and the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic deter geese effectively and humanely.

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