HUMANE AVIAN DAMAGE CONTROL by
CONSERVATIONISTS WHO MEAN BUSINESS
Hardshell Labs has field-proven, humane solutions to mitigate against avian damage including: predation of endangered species (e.g. Desert Tortoise and Sage Grouse); health hazards involving landfill, waste management and dairy operations; as well as protection of high value agricultural crops (e.g. pistachio orchards).
Are your critical assets being destroyed by bird pests? Are you operating an agricultural, municipal, or commercial site, or stewarding sensitive habitat? Do you need to solve crop/asset destruction, health & safety or endangered species issues due to avian pests? Are your pests themselves protected species? Please contact our team to pursue field tested and tailored solutions to your unique bird damage-control problem.
HSL’s Disruptive Technologies and the Evolution of the Scarecrow… same concept, different century… hazing birds away from gardens, crops and myriads of other manmade projects has been practiced since at least the dawn of agriculture. Scarecrows, effigies, ribbons that flicker in the wind, noise makers, spirit totems, falconry, predator images, reflectors — all are timeless staples in the practice of avian damage control, along with toxins and poisons which are off limits for Hardshell Labs’ use for obvious environmental and health concerns in this 21st Century.
Current practices in orchard management, Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard Prevention Programs, waste management facilities, dairy operations, composting facilities and other areas continue to absorb significant losses due to avian damage and still include all of the above named approaches. More current technology “advances” offered in the pest control field include: sound-cannons, bird sound recordings, random light emitting devices, and most prevalently — shotgunning.
Ravens, crows, pigeons and many other birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a federal law since 1918, and exception permits are required from the Department of the Interior to allow shooting limited numbers of pest birds. Large facilities buy shotgun shells by the pallet, and few are concerned about the dangerous use of lead-shot to the environment. Hardshell Labs “humane” approaches taps into avian behavioral patterns to haze them away from a protected site using moving devices, lights that stalk and alarm the birds, and a breakthrough fluid application system that allows for non-violent, completely non-toxic treatment of nest eggs causing them to become no longer viable, but requiring attention by the nesting birds throughout the breeding season and disrupting their takeover of sensitive areas.