Electric Shock Bird Deterrent
Shock track bird proofing, also known as bird shock tape or bird shock wire, is a relatively recent weapon in the bird control armoury, but our experience with it is that is it HIGHLY effective and a definite option to consider. The Avishock system we recommend acts as an electronic bird deterrent. Laid onto the areas to be proofed, such as roofs and ledges, it delivers a harmless but disconcerting electric shock bird deterrent, and works in just the same was as electric fencing for livestock.
This electronic wire bird control solution comprises 6mm high PVC strips containing 2 x 5mm stainless steel braids which are 15mm apart and carry a small electrostatic pulse every 1.3 seconds by means of the 240V charger. It does not take long for the birds to learn what happens when they step on the tracks, and they stay well away.
Plus it’s the most low profile bird proofing solution on the market. We offer a full survey and installation service, and the Avishock price is not as expensive as you may think.
Frequently Asked Questions
Avishock is particularly suited to situations where maintaining the aesthetics or look of something is absolutely vital.
There is no lower profile or more discreet bird proofing solution – it’s only 8mm high! It’s particularly suitable where something illustrating a brand needs protecting from birds, such as signage, where it’s important for the customer that the shape and feel of the brand is not altered.
This is why it’s the favoured bird proofing solution with many designers and architects. Because the tracks are flexible it is also easy to apply on surfaces not suited to other bird control measures, such as curves and wavy roof tiles.
The pulse delivered is enough to put the birds off but not harm them. If Avishock was cruel then it wouldn’t be approved by the RSPB and the RSPCA, which it is. The use of electonic bird control systems were restricted in the UK until the introduction of Avishock, for fear of contravening the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Animal Welfare Act.
The manufacturers of Avishock set about proving to DEFRA through a series of independent trials at the Government’s own Central Science Library that the system caused no injury or unnecessary suffering to wild birds, and that is exactly what they achieved.
As a result Avishock is now accepted as being very effective and humane and is also approved by various other public bodies, including Natural England