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Like any problem that a person may have these
days, people are looking to find more high-tech
kind of solutions to be able to resolve any kind
of issue that they may be having. This includes a
problem with birds coming around their property.
While a few birds may not seem like that big of a
deal, it is rarely a situation where you just have
a few around your property. Birds like to travel
in large groups, so you can have dozens, if not
hundreds that are on your land. Therefore, it
becomes a much bigger issue to get rid of them
because of the amount of waste that they leave as
well as all of the noise that they make.
Because of the challenges that birds create with
their waste and noise, as well as the damage that
they can cause, people are looking for ways where
they can keep these animals away from their
property. One that is catching a lot of attention
is the electric shock track and you may find that
this is perfect for you as well.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this
device, the electric shock track is a small device
that provides a very minimal electric shock to any
birds that come around areas where you do not want
them to be at. By placing the device in areas such
as near your roof, near your air conditioner, or
in other areas where they are simply not welcome,
you put up a deterrent that will keep them away.
When the bird comes near the device, a very small
shock is sent into the bird that will deter it
from returning to that location. The shock is not
dangerous to the bird in any way. What is meant is
that it is not life-threatening nor does it cause
any kind of serious injury to the bird. It just
shocks it so that it will want to stay away from
that location. What many are liking about this
device is that it can be used in a manner that
actually provides an education to the bird. You
may not mind a bird coming onto your property in
certain areas, such as near a birdbath or
birdfeeder. However, you don't want it visiting
every location on your property.
The electric shock track can be placed in very
specific locations so that you can have its
effects work in those locations but not in other
areas. This makes it so that the bird can take
advantage of the opportunity to get food or water
without being around places like your air
conditioner or deck where bird feces can cause
significant issues for you and your home.
This is quickly becoming a device that many
homeowners are turning to because of the great
number of advantages that it provides. This may be
something you want to consider if you are having
issues with birds coming to your property and
making a giant mess.
Electric Shock Track for Birds
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Most bird deterrents are audio or visually designed, and sadly, rarely work. The odd owl decoy might, on occasion, deter birds from coming too close to your home, but there's an even greater chance that many of the flock will ignore your dummies and decoys entirely, pretending they aren't even there.
Electric shock tracks for birds are a relatively new and innovative way of making sure birds don't continually head back to the same spots, and despite being electrically charged and powered, don't cause any injury or harm to the animal in any way. In fact, many of the manufacturers of these electric shock tracks for birds have even been praised by animal rights campaigners and organizations.
The idea behind these electric shock tracks for birds is actually very simple. When the bird lands on the track, a small electric shock is delivered, giving the bird a very unpleasant feeling. It will fly off. If it flies back and tries to land, it will get the same electric shock treatment. After a couple of 'doses', many birds will have learned their lesson and will usually not return to the same spot. If you have a flock of birds, all you need to do is encourage a few of them to leave. Electric shock tracks can deal with multiple birds at once, hopefully shooing them all away with relative ease.
These tracks can be used to protect a number of places, including roof peaks and beams, edges and parapets, ledges and more. With tape-style tracks, you can even protect exterior pipework and other surfaces.
Of course, there are a number of pros for this kind of bird prevention technique, the first of which is very obviously that is does the trick without you needing to do very much at all. The tracks deliver the electric shock and the bird learns not to land there. As long as you make sure the system is up and working at all times, it will do the job on your behalf wherever it has been installed. It is classed as a low-profile style of bird prevention, and being small and wire-based, is even visually pleasing. Electric shock tracks for birds are definitely more attractive to look at than bird nets or spike tracks, and they have also been shown to have greater effectiveness, but only when used in the right way and in the right places.
The cons of using electric shock tracks for gulls and other birds include having to keep the system well-maintained, and also initially paying out for it. If larger areas need to be covered,you may require multiple strips, and you will also need to bear in mind that the system will require running. Will yours be solar powered? How about mains operated? Have you considered the added cost to your energy bills? The cost of these shock strips can still be a lot cheaper than the cleanup operation (clearing away bird droppings), and also using other preventative measures to try and make sure they don't come back. As we have already mentioned, visual and sound aids don't always have the best results, so avoid duck decoys and owl dummies.
There are a lot of ways in which you can deal with a problematic bird flock, and electric shock tracks are just one of them. You could also consider using bird netting and bird spike strips.
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