Product Selection Giude

When it comes to effective bird control, there are several factors to consider when deciding which product(s) to use:

1) Type of pest bird

2) Daytime or nighttime infestation (or both)

3) Bird pressure and type of activity:

4) Available shelter

5) Available food- and water sources

Let us briefly look into each of these factors:

1) Type of pest bird

Not all products work on all species.

The Eagle Eye and Pro-Peller units (and the Bird Breezer unit to some degree) work on the eyesight of the birds and the colour of the units are specific to the species due to variations in their vision and instinctive danger associations. As a rule of thumb, we use Silver & Gold units to deter land birds and Red units to deter marine birds.


Some bird species are simply more stubborn than others and we found reduced results when using only the Eagle Eye & Pro-Peller system on Starlings, Sparrows, and Mousebirds.

The Eagle Eye- and Propeller units should also not be used as a stand-alone system to get rid of large and settled colonies of birds. The saying "Safety in numbers" is very applicable in these cases and added bird proofing techniques must be used.

Bird Spikes should only be used on pigeons and larger birds (smaller birds may be able to perch and nest inside the spikes).

Bird Wire should only be used on seagulls and smaller birds (larger birds will damage the wire when landing). 

Optical Bird Wax should only be used on pigeons and smaller birds (larger birds may dislodge/spread the wax upon landing).

2) Daytime or nighttime infestation

The Eagle Eye-, Pro-Peller- and Bird Breezer units require direct sunlight to be effective, so only use these products for daytime infestation.

Physical bird proofing products are recommended for nighttime infestation (Bird Spikes, Bird Wire, Optical Bird Wax, Bird Netting, Glavanized Mesh, etc.)

Bird Spikes

Bird Wire

Bird Wire Track

Optical Bird Wax

Bird Netting

Galvanized Mesh

The Extreme- and Nightmare Sound Systems only work for nighttime birds as they prevent the birds from falling asleep and settling down.

Extreme Sound System

Nightmare Sound System

3) Bird Pressure and type of activity

Bird Pressure is a term used to describe the severity of the infestation:

Light pressure: Only a small number of birds are perching in the area for short times during the day.

Medium pressure: Birds are perching in the area for longer durations and there is starting to be a routine to their presence.

High pressure: Not only are birds perching in the area, but they are also roosting (sleeping) and nesting. Once these areas are identified as popular shelters, you will notice an increase in bird numbers. These areas will also be mapped as future breeding sites for the next generations of birds.

Bird activity is mostly defined by 3 terms:

Perching: This is when the birds are landing at the area to rest for a while or to look for possible food sources.

Roosting: When birds are sleeping in the area. This is mostly due to shelter provided by certain structures or the orientation of the building that protects them from prevalent winds.

Nesting: When the birds are breeding in the area. Nesting birds are extremely stubborn and will attempt to return season after season.

The Eagle Eye system alone will not be effective if there are any active nests in the area.

Light Pressure strategies: The Eagle Eye, Pro-Peller, and/or Bird Breezer units should work as a stand-alone system.

Medium Pressure strategies: Eagle Eye, Pro-Peller, and/or Bird Breezer with complementing bird proofing products (Optical bird Wax, Bird Spikes, Bird Wire) at the favourite perching areas.

High Pressure strategies: Physical bird proofing will be the most important strategy. Close down any sheltered areas with Bird Netting or Galvanized Mesh. Install Bird Spikes/Bird Wire at the favourite areas and remove all nests (if allowed). Once these areas have been deemed inaccessible, one may install the Eagle Eye system to prevent new birds from entering the area to scout for a future home.

4) Available Shelter

Houses, apartments, warehouses, factories, and skyscrapers all form part of the urban jungle and these structures often provide far better shelter for birds than their natural habitat.

Deforestation has also contributed to birds seeking new homes for themselves and future generations.

Popular shelter areas include solar panel installations, roof overhangs, access to ceilings, inside chimneys, beams under canopies, and balconies.

Solar panel strategies: Close down the perimeter of the solar panel installation to prevent birds from settling under the panels.

This is done with galvanized mesh and special solar panel clips to avoid the need to drill into the panels.


Access to ceilings is a major problem, especially with starlings during their breeding season. Starlings can squeeze their way through small openings and build their nests inside your ceiling. 

Not only do they keep you awake at night but their nests are hotspots for lice activity as well.

Entry points should be closed with galvanized mesh fastened with screws to prevent stubborn birds from pulling the mesh out with their beaks.

Roof overhangs can be closed down with bird netting/ galvanized mesh or Bird Spikes and Optical Bird Wax may be used to prevent birds from entering these areas.

Birds often gain access to the building through open chimneys.

These openings can be closed off with galvanized mesh in order to keep the birds out, but still maintaining the function of the chimney.


Beams under canopies are very popular roosting and nesting areas for all kinds of birds.

We see this mostly at large warehouse buildings at delivery bays. Horizontal (ceiling) Bird Netting is the most effective solution for these areas as it denies the birds access to all the beams.

Bird Spikes and Optical Bird Wax can also be considered for smaller canopies with fewer beams.

Balconies, especially not regularly frequented balconies, are also very popular areas for birds to roost and even nest.

Birds tend to land on the balcony railings before moving to the rest of the balcony. Bird Wire is a very effective solution for railings and no drilling into the structure is needed.

Another effective product to prevent birds from entering balconies is the Bird Breezer.

These units can simply be clamped to the vertical balcony posts and the movement of the Bird Breezer will deter birds from landing here.

The Extreme Sound unit can be used if pigeons are roosting on the balcony floor and furniture.

5) Available food- and water sources

A bird's instinct to find food and water is greater than their fear of any predators.

It is therefore very important to close off any easily accessible food- and water sources in order for the Eagle Eye system to be effective. 

Bird Netting is a good solution to close off these attractions before installing the Eagle Eye system to protect the rest of the building.

The Eagle Eye system will not be effective if people are feeding the birds on-site or even at neighbouring homes. 

   Eagle Eye, Pro-Peller, and Bird Breezer - When to use which?


Eagle Eye units:

The Eagle Eye unit is our flagship product as it produces the brightest flashes and has the biggest effective range. An Eagle Eye installed correctly without obstructions has a 30m effective radius.

The Eagle Eye serves as a perimeter defense against approaching birds. We usually install the Eagle Eye units on the highest points of the building as well as the corners.

Large buildings will need intermediate units installed along the perimeter of the roof approximately every 50-60 meters.

In most cases, it is essential to install complementing bird proofing products to close off roosting and nesting areas as the Eagle Eye is only effective during the daytime.

Food- and water sources must also be removed or closed in order for the Eagle Eye system to be effective.

Please note that it is essential to clean the units once every 3-4 months in order to maintain the reflectivity of the unit.

There are 3 different kits to choose from in each colour category:

1) Eagle Eye Solar Kit:


The Eagle Eye Solar Kit is powered by a very durable 12v motor which is connected to a 10watt solar panel.

The installation does not require any electricity and the unit will spin at a constant rate while the sun is shining.

Once the sun sets, the unit will stop rotating. This will prolong the lifespan of the unit as there is no need for the Eagle Eye to rotate when there is no sunshine.

2) Eagle Eye Mains Kit:


The Eagle Eye Mains Kit is powered by the same durable motor as in the Solar Kit, but the unit is connected to the mains power of the building.

The kit includes a 12v transformer.

3) Eagle Eye Wind-Driven Kit:


The Eagle Eye Wind-Driven Kit is a more affordable option if you live in areas with consistent breezy conditions.

The motor is replaced by a durable double-bearing system and the wind cups ensure that the slightest breeze will turn the unit.

Pro-Peller units:

The Pro-Peller has been designed to serve as an affordable complementing product to the Eagle Eye and not necessarily as a stand-alone solution.

The effective radius of the unit is approximately 15m.

The Pro-Peller is meant to be installed between two adjacent Eagle Eye units to further enhance the perimeter defense system

by adding even more variety to the flashing patterns and to cover blind-spots.

The Pro-Peller is also ideal to be installed along with 1 Eagle Eye unit on smaller buildings where 2 Eagle Eye units would have been overkill.

The Pro-Peller is also used successfully in agriculture to protect crops and is installed in combination with Bird Tape.

Bird Breezer units:

While the Eagle Eye and Pro-Peller units are used as open-area perimeter defense, the Bird Breezer is used to protect very specific landing spots.

The unit does not emit flashes but is rather a highly visible MOTION deterrent.

The bearing system and wind-cups provide high wind-sensitivity and the cups will rotate in the slightest of breeze.

It is this rotating movement that prevents birds from landing nearby.

The unit has an effective radius of 2-3 meters and is ideal to use on:


Parapet sections


Balcony railings

HVAC units

Flat roofing where birds perch

Solar panel installations

Roof peak sections

Security camera posts

Light posts


Placement Examples:

Install the Eagle Eye- and Pro-Peller units on the highest points and around the perimeter of the building.

Install Bird Breezer units to protect specific popular landing areas.

Always install Bird Proofing products at roosting and nesting areas.

Please do not install Eagle Eye- and Pro-Peller units where the flashes will irritate others. Rather use Bird Breezer units in these areas.



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