Bird scarers and bird deterrents are essential to protect many crops from damage by wild birds. However if used thoughtlessly they can seriously annoy and disturb the public.
To avoid causing a nuisance, you should seek to minimise the impact of auditory scarers on your neighbours and there are steps you can take to do this:
- Place the scarers as far away from nearby homes as practical, align them to point away from neighbours and use baffles.
- Avoid using auditory scarers within 200 meters of sensitive buildings before 7am, or before 6am elsewhere when sunrise is earlier. Use another method in the early morning and do not use after 10pm when sunset is later.
If you are considering installing bird scaring equipment then we would strongly recommend that you look at the National Farmers Union website and also the bird scarers Code of Practice leaflet .
If you are being disturbed by a bird scarer which is not operating in accordance with the code of practice contact us.