Pest Control Product FAQ’s

Does it work on domestic ducks?
Hi Garry We have never tried the CEX against Ducks, but I think it would be unlikely to repel them. We use products like the Eagle Kite and the Seagull and Duck Repeller to repel Ducks. You will see these on our website. Alternatively feel free to call and discuss.
I have a problem with white tail black cockatoos in my macadamia crop. Will this work with them?

Hi Bill

The Eagle Kite has worked very well against white Cockatoos with big ranges in all sorts of situations, the black Cockatoos are however harder to repel. Last season a lot of work with the Eagle Kite against Blacks in macadamias was done. As suspected not as good against them compared to the whites and with some mixed results. Unlike with the whites, with black cockies we would advise to move the Kite around and do not necessarily use it every day so to maintain the realism of the Eagle Kite. If you use the Eagle Kite it is best to have the Kite as high above your crop canopy as you can. Our tallest telescopic pole is 7.5 metres, some growers attach our pole to one of their own makings to get the Kite higher.  We don’t have all of the last seasons results in yet, but ide say overall worth it but not for everyone.

I have starlings in my roof space and want the bastards gone, they are above my bedroom in hard to reach places. How noisy is your starling scarer and will it keep me awake at night. What area does it protect and how many units would I require?

Hi Dave

Yes, the starling repeller is loud, and if installed in your roof and operated at night it would likely keep you awake. What you are trying to achieve is possible but playing it all night operation isn’t likely. Depending on how big your roof is the device, and maybe the extra speaker is all you would need. Some people have also installed the device outside where the starlings where know to get in, that can work too. I recall another fella who had to listen to nesting starlings scratching on his bedroom ceiling every night when trying to sleep. He used the Eagle Kite ( on our website ) and his starling problem ended the day he installed it.

Regards Bird Gard

Hi I was just wondering if this also works for Indian miner birds

Hi Bernadette

Yes, you could use the Pigeon Deterrent against Indian Mynas, but the question is whether or not that device is suitable in your location, this is best discussed. If you have a commercial building the device could be suitable, if you have a domestic bird problem ide say definitely not suitable, and have a look at the Bird Repellent Gel and the Bird Repellent Eyes instead. Feel free to call us and discuss or send a contact email describing your bird problem in greater detail.

Is this weather proof and suitable for outside?

Hi Stephen
You can use the Roof Off outside in the weather, that’s OK, but it does have a flashing strobe light. We normally use this light as an additional deterrent against possum inside a roof space where no one will see it. Some people do use it outdoors and that’s OK, but some people don’t like the flashing strobe light in their garden.

Bird Gard

Will this deter Bats as well as Possums? Bats are eating mangoes in quite large mango tree at night, possums are eating passionfruit off vine, mandarins & oranges off tree, pineapples on ground…. so I’m looking if possible at something that covers all that. Possible? Thank you

Hi Anne

Ide says yes and no to your question. Yes, the ultrasonics that repels possums can be used against the Bats. But No, because your possums are on the ground so the device would be best installed down low. With the Bats, it would be best to install the device up high to target the airspace around the large Mango tree. So with only one device, it would be likely that you could only target one problem at a time.

1. What colour is bird get? 2. What do you recommend for a plague of Galah’s??

The Bird Gel is yellow. To advise you on the Galahs we need some more info. Please do describe the bird problem in more detail, such as what you want to protect, what the galahs are doing and the proximity of people in and around the area needing protection.

I have a problem with bandicoots in the back yard as well. Will it work on bandicoots too?

Hi Julia,

Yes, you can use the Possum Deterrent to repel Bandicoots. With Bandicoots install the device down low and point at the area needing protection., rather than higher like with most possum problems. There’s also another device called the CEX to repel Bandicoots, it has a longer range and can be fitted with an additional speaker, BUT it emits an audible noise you can hear from a longer distance compared to the Possum Deterrent that is much quieter. If you from a suburban area or your bedroom window would be close to where the device would need to be, use the Possum Deterrent device to repel Bandicoots, as it is much quieter.

Regards Bird Gard

I have a problem with swallows roosting in my boarding kennel business. Would this be effective in reducing this issue without impacting the dogs in my care?

Hi Peter

Ultrasonics does have some effect on dogs, so maybe yes it might bother them. However, the device needs to be installed up high where the birds are and this can minimise or eliminate the effect on dogs. It will depend on how high your ceilings are. If your thinking of buying on-line do give us a call first.

Regards Bird Gard

what happens to the kite when the wind is not blowing the seagulls will come and land when the kite is not flying? how high is the kite flying – thanks for answering my queries you may recall I phoned you following the notice in the advertiser newspaper we have a swimming pool with a tiled ledge that the seagulls just love to use as a toilet

Hi Susan

Yes, I remember you from the other day. Most people ask this question. We have sold hundreds of these Kites and they are used in hundreds of locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. In all these locations, sometimes there isn’t any wind, but the Kites still work. Having said that they will always work better when they are flying around and fortunately they only need a slight breeze to get them going. A much greater problem is too much wind, that’s what you really have to watch out for. Do take down the KItes on days of bad weather or when it is really windy.

Regards Darren

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