Controlling birds, especially in residential areas, can be a challenging task. At Repellent Guide, we're dedicated to evaluating the efficiency and usability of various pest repellents. The Bird B Gone Bird Chase Super Sonic Bird Deterrent promises to be a solution for deterring birds using distress and predator calls. This is probably not suited to a residental scenario, frequent loud bird calls are likely to soon annoy the neighbots. However for commercial use in farming it's likely that the "Super Sonic" bird deterrent comes into it's own. Let's see how it fares under scrutiny.
The Bird B Gone Bird Chase Super Sonic Bird Deterrent is designed to repel birds by playing pre-recorded distress and predator calls. Made with UV protected materials, this device claims to be sun and weather resistant. The deterrent provides a general setting for multiple bird species but can be specifically programmed for pigeons, crows, starlings, seagulls, woodpeckers, and more. It comes with a standard 110v power cord and one internal speaker, which can cover up to one acre. Additional speakers can be added to extend the coverage up to five acres.
Personal Experience and Testing Methodology
1. Installation and Initial Setup:
Straight out of the box, the device seems sturdy and well-built, hinting at its weather-resistant properties. The setup was relatively straightforward, with options to adjust settings based on specific bird species, making it versatile.
2. Immediate Impact and Efficiency:
After setting up the device, there was a noticeable reduction in bird activity in the tested area. Especially for woodpeckers, which had been a recurring problem, their presence significantly diminished. However, the effectiveness seemed to vary; for example, while swallows were initially deterred, some returned after a while, suggesting that the device may require consistent use for optimum results.
3. Long-term Use and Observations:
Over time, using the device consistently led to a notable decrease in pigeons in the vicinity. Interestingly, the deterrent seemed to have an unexpected bonus effect: it attracted larger predatory birds like hawks, which further helped in deterring smaller birds.
4. Design and Usability Concerns:
While the product overall was effective, there were some design concerns. Firstly, the power supply provided wasn't weatherproof, which seems like an oversight for an outdoor device. Additionally, the volume control for remote speakers was not adjustable, leading to excessively loud outputs.
Feedback from the Repellent Guide Team
Neighbor Concerns: The deterrent, while effective, emitted loud bird noises every ten minutes, which might not be suitable for densely populated neighborhoods. A motion-activated feature could make it more user-friendly.
Reset Flaw: A significant flaw is its inability to auto-resume after power loss. This means if there's an unplugging incident or a power outage, manual intervention is required to reset the device, which can be inconvenient.
The Bird B Gone Bird Chase Super Sonic Bird Deterrent is a promising solution for those plagued by bird-related problems. It's effective against a variety of birds and relatively easy to use. However, potential users should be aware of its loud operation and ensure their neighbors are on board or better still it seems suited to commercial premises where no residents will be disturbed. Some design improvements, especially regarding the power supply and volume controls for remote speakers, could elevate this product further. Overall, with some tweaks and consistent use, it can be a valuable tool in bird deterrence.