The Bird Gard Laser is a hand-held laser device that provides a convenient, effective and humane approach for driving birds away from areas where they are not wanted.
Birdstrikes continue to be a problem for aviation worldwide, costing approximately $US3 Billion annually. Increasingly funds are being directed towards research which focuses on bird control and avoidance methods. One method which is proving successful is the use of hand held laser devices to scare birds from the airport environment.
There has been a significant increase in the rate of birdstrikes being recorded in Australia since 1992. Both the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) and Australian data indicate that the majority of strikes occur on, or in the vicinity of, the airport environment, during take-off, approach or landing phases of flight.
laser devices have been found to be useful in deterring birds from staying
on airfields. With further research the acoustical control of birds
may be a valid method for reducing the occurrence of birdstrikes".
(Short et al. 2000) BBC