Monday, October 15, 2012

Propane Cannon

We bought a propane cannon recently.  It is the Zon EL08 electronically controlled version.  I've fired it several times.  On one occasion there was a large flock of blackbirds or maybe starlings hanging out about 200 yards away in a nearby field.  I had the cannon set to the triple shot mode.  On the first shot the birds all flew into the air together, then on the second shot they began to fly away.  The 3rd shot went off as they were exiting the area.  They flew a great distance away, far enough that I could no longer see them.
Zon EL08 Propane Cannon
These devices can be an effective bird control tool.  They appeal to the auditory senses of bird pests.  Be careful in using these thunderous devices.  They can be a real nuisance to neighbors (not only humans but also nearby livestock and horses).  A propane cannon should be used sparingly and only when absolutely necessary.  Never point them toward houses and only use them when birds are truly being a problem.  If protecting vegetables or fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries, only use a propane cannon right as the produce begins to ripen.  It will be much more effective.  If overused, eventually the birds will no longer be scared.  Just please be sure to be considerate of those living nearby.  If there are any people living within 500 yards or so, it would probably be best not to use a propane cannon.  For more information on bird control, check out!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Scarebot Project

There has been some interest lately in the Scarebot.  There is a company that is interested in developing a project dealing with bird control. While I can't get into details, it looks to be great project.  Check out the Mt. Pelia Innovative Solutions blog for more detailed information.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Different names for the Scarecrow

Scarecrows are used worldwide, but usually go by different names. In the United Kingdom they may be knows as a Mommet, Tattie Bogle, Tattie Bogal, Murmet, Bwbach, or Hodmedod. The Japenese call them a Kakashi, while Germans call them Vogelscheuche. Sometimes a scarecrow may be called a rook-scarer, a flay-crow, mawpin, bird-scarer, mog, guy, shay or shuft. Whatever these bird scarers are called, their main purpose is to scare birds.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Using a Kite for Bird Pest Control

One unique bird pest control device available for use is the age-old kite.  A kite can be flown from a fiberglass pole without much trouble.  Many are even able to relaunch themselves when the wind picks up.  Several kites are on the market that resemble birds of prey, natural enemies of small birds.  I have flown a Jackite Osprey over my garden spot.  Watch it fly in the videos below.
These realistic kites can be flown over gardens or berry patches.  Vineyards can benefit as well!
Click on over to to learn more about bird control and bird deterrent kites.

Friday, August 3, 2012

A blog for information about bird control!

This blog is meant to be a compliment to our main webpage, which is  There you will find original content concerning bird control methods and devices.  You can also shop for unique bird control devices there as well.  We hope that in the coming months we will be able expand that site by continuing to add new content and market new products.  We have several products that we are working on.  Some are modeled from products available overseas while others are totally new in concept. 
One such product is the Angry Hawk bird scarer (picture above).  We have built several prototypes.  We plan on offering a unit that has a portable base, as shown, and also a version that can be easily mounted to a standard metal fencepost. 

We have also built several prototypes of what we call the Scare-inator (shown below).  This guy is an inflatable that is equipped with a electronic timer and controls.  The fan powered unit will activate for 20 seconds every 10-15 minutes.  Included are a siren and strobe light.  It does a good job of mimicing a human. 

We also have plans in the works to introduce a new type of propane cannon.  These bird control devices (shown below) have long been staples in agricultural crop production.  The problem is that the are extremely loud, around 125 or more decibels and are often not used properly.  They can become a terrible nuisance to neighbors and livestock.  We hope to offer a unit that produces and slightly lower sound level and electronically controlled to prohibit the operator from firing nearly continuously and that will be more effective that a standard cannon.

One other project we have is the Robo Scarebot boat.  It is a autonoumous boat to be used in scaring fish-eating birds away from ponds and fisheries.  We have licensed this technology from the LSU AgCenter and hope to have a product available for purchase in the spring of 2013.

We have been working on our Predator Feather product as well!

Stay tuned for other unique bird scaring products and projects from .