Waste Water ~ Composting ~ Landfill
Pest birds at waste management and composting facilities pose obvious health and safety and maintenance concerns. The birds pick over what they want and often carry scraps away to eat outside the site’s perimeters. This results in the scatter of waste debris around the facility and beyond and creates a stressful environment for field operators with pest birds constantly looming, pecking and fluttering nearby. Gatherings of large numbers of scavenging birds and their droppings are problematic anywhere, serving as they do for the transmission of diseases and impacting site-worker well being.
Hardshell Labs’ methods of driving pest birds away from these sites yields two other important benefits: keeping pernicious birds away and denying the benefits of the site’s resources to them. By denying these resource giveaways, Hardshell Lab’s methods may ultimately reduce the birds’ reproductive success, leading to a decline in their numbers locally and regionally.
Winter 2021-22 takes Hardshell Labs into the field in southern California for a large-scale test of raven repulsion at a pair of waste processing facilities- a sewage treatment plant and an industrial scale composting business.