In another example of the growing use of lasers and photonics for consumer applications, Bird-X (Chicago, IL) has developed a compact green laser system to combat the expense, unsightliness, and disease associated with birds and their droppings.
Lasers are already a well-established method of deterring birds on airfields to prevent devastating loss of time, equipment, and lives from bird strikes. This Bird BLazer fills the need identified by 44 years of customer input and experience with bird problems at municipal, industrial and commercial buildings, according to Bird-X.
BLazer uses "fat beam" laser technology, in dozens of constantly-changing patterns to disrupt pigeons, sparrows, starlings, swallows and other birds. The economical, one-time purchase covers up to 10,000 square feet, and uses a 10 mW green laser diode. The laser is not handheld, but operates on 110V electricity, 24/7 with no oversight or maintenance required—while incorporating constant change in its output to prevent acclimation.
Available immediately at an introductory price of $995.00 (regular price to be $1350), Bird BLazer includes a six foot power cord, remote control, two security keys, mounting hardware and instructions. For more information, go to www.bird-x.com.