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Bird Control Group and Clear Flight Solutions representing Birdstrike Alliance at Inter Airport Europe

From 10 till 13 October 2017 Bird Control Group and Clear Flight Solutions will represent the Birdstrike Alliance at Inter Airport Europe 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Our stand will be located in hall A6, Stand 578. Birdstrike Alliance A Total Birdstrike [...]

Bird Control Group and Clear Flight Solutions representing Birdstrike Alliance at Inter Airport Europe 2017-10-06T16:21:01+00:00

Automated bird deterrent for gulls on rooftops of Carrefour

Carrefour is a French retail company that operates in more than 30 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Carrefour makes the quality of their products and customer service a top priority. AG Real Estate is the largest real estate group in Belgium and rented a 3 ha warehouse space to Carrefour in Belgium [...]

Automated bird deterrent for gulls on rooftops of Carrefour 2017-09-22T14:09:58+00:00

Bird deterrent laser against geese at Dundee Airport

Dundee Airport is situated very close to a residential area and using pyrotechnics poses a problem at certain times of the day. Next to that, Dundee Airport is located on a river estuary which itself attracts a lot of geese. In the past it has been difficult to move them on without using a lot [...]

Bird deterrent laser against geese at Dundee Airport 2017-09-15T12:58:49+00:00

Immediate return on investment with the laser bird repellent at Grand Canyon Golf Course

Early 2015 the Grand Canyon University got a lease to run the municipal golf course of the city of Phoenix. The university funded the project and invested in a complete renovation. Giving the already popular golf course a facelift that would attract even more people. During construction, the area was overrun with thousands of geese. [...]

Immediate return on investment with the laser bird repellent at Grand Canyon Golf Course 2017-09-15T12:59:40+00:00

Best bird deterrent alternative to pyrotechnics according to Royal Netherlands Airforce

During the demonstration by Bird Control Group at one of the Royal Netherlands Airforce airbases, the Bird Control Unit became enthusiastic about the effect on the Grey Herons and other species. Van Gasteren: “There is an overload of promises on the market. Finding an innovative solution that also delivers was and is very exciting.” [...]

Best bird deterrent alternative to pyrotechnics according to Royal Netherlands Airforce 2017-09-13T10:43:12+00:00

Bird deterrent results of Aebi Schmidt: reduced maintenance costs, improved sanitation and completely eliminated bird nuisance

Aebi Schmidt, the global leader of smart product systems and services for the treatment of mission-critical infrastructural and agricultural areas, achieved a 100% reduction in bird activity in their storage and shipping areas with the installation of the laser bird deterrent. Location: Holten, the Netherlands Application context: Storage & shipping areas (industrial & utility buildings) [...]

Bird deterrent results of Aebi Schmidt: reduced maintenance costs, improved sanitation and completely eliminated bird nuisance 2017-09-14T14:27:29+00:00

Automated bird repelling system as biosecurity measure against avian flu

Orchard Eggs is a family-run farm in Forest Row, East Sussex with small flocks of chickens roaming freely in an orchard setting. The farm faced a serious problem when the presence of wild birds put their chickens and staff at risk for exposure to bird flu. Bird flu is such a serious concern in the [...]

Automated bird repelling system as biosecurity measure against avian flu 2017-08-02T14:24:53+00:00

Bird repellent results: 100% reduction in bird nuisance at fruit company Tack-De Cauwer in Belgium

Fruit Company Tack-De Cauwer; a high-end fruit grower where the reduction in birds was immediately noticeable after the bird repellent device was installed. Location: Fruit company Tack-De Cauwer, Belgium Application context: Orchard (Food production > Vineyard & Orchard) Problem definition: Jackdaw peck damage Pest bird species: Jackdaws(Corvidae) Time [...]

Bird repellent results: 100% reduction in bird nuisance at fruit company Tack-De Cauwer in Belgium 2017-08-21T08:04:11+00:00

Less crop loss with the Autonomic at blueberry farm John Benson

Less crop loss, a return on investment within one season and other benefits gained by John Benson's blueberry farm with the Autonomic Location: Cherokee, Victoria, Australia Application context: Blueberry farm (Food production > Vineyard & Orchard) Problem definition: Blueberries damaged and eaten by birds Pest bird species: Rosella [...]

Less crop loss with the Autonomic at blueberry farm John Benson 2017-07-28T09:27:31+00:00

Launch of the newest product: Autonomic with PSS

We are proud to announce the launch of our newest product! The newest Autonomic has the patented Projection Safety System (PSS) which prevents the system from projecting the laser beam outside of the predefined zones. The user has the ability to set up the safety sensitivity level (low, medium, high and extra high) by choosing [...]

Launch of the newest product: Autonomic with PSS 2017-07-12T16:25:28+00:00

The Autonomic protects one of the most popular wines from birds in Devonian Coast Wineries

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada Application context: Vineyard (Food production) Problem definition: Crop loss due to grape-eating birds Pest bird species: Starlings and robins Time of the year of bird presence: From September until the end of October 2016 Time of the day with bird problems: From sunrise to sunset Number [...]

The Autonomic protects one of the most popular wines from birds in Devonian Coast Wineries 2017-07-27T12:43:14+00:00

New Zealand Gourmet achieved a 100% reduction in bird activity in their greenhouse with the installation of the Agrilaser Autonomic

Location: Gourmet Mokai Ltd, Taupo, New Zealand Application context: Greenhouse (Food production > Arable Farms) Problem definition: Fruit and crop damage caused by sparrows Pest bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae) Time of year bird presence: All year round Time of day bird presence: From sunrise to sunset No. of birds before [...]

New Zealand Gourmet achieved a 100% reduction in bird activity in their greenhouse with the installation of the Agrilaser Autonomic 2017-06-20T14:49:29+00:00

Bodega Catena Zapata Farm reports complete success in bird repelling with Agrilaser Autonomic

Bodega Catena Zapata Farm was founded in Cafayate in 1902. The farm is recognized for its pioneering role in reviving the Malbec grape varietal and discovering terroirs of extreme height at the foot of the Andes. The farm experienced significant crop loss and noise nuisance for multiple years due to local parrot flocks. [...]

Bodega Catena Zapata Farm reports complete success in bird repelling with Agrilaser Autonomic 2017-08-31T11:10:43+00:00

Sheeplands Farm has finally found a solution for its bird problem

Business case: Sheeplands Farm, near Wargrave, Berkshire, England Application context: Floating solar panels on a reservoir Problem definition: Soiling of solar panels, resulting in reduced energyproduction, damaged panels, and water contamination Pest bird species: Mainly seagulls and a few ducks Time of year with bird problem: All year round Time [...]

Sheeplands Farm has finally found a solution for its bird problem 2017-06-20T14:51:16+00:00

Dutch car dealership realizes full return on investment within one year

Van Mossel Automotive Group has 70 locations in the Netherlands, some of which are dealerships for a broad range of brands. The dealership located in Apeldoorn sells new Land Rover, Jaguar, and Kia cars. The company incurred high costs each year to remove bird droppings from brand new cars. In a few cases, the damage [...]

Dutch car dealership realizes full return on investment within one year 2017-09-06T13:51:01+00:00

Aerolaser Handheld at Frankfurt Airport, Germany

Frankfurt Airport (Germany) is the largest airport in the country and one of the busiest airports in Europe. The airport is surrounded by forests, nature conservation areas, several lakes, and a river. And most importantly, there is the largest undeveloped grassland in the region which attracts many bird species such as buzzard, kestrel, pigeon, starling, [...]

Aerolaser Handheld at Frankfurt Airport, Germany 2017-08-30T14:51:18+00:00

Aerolaser Handheld at London City Airport, UK

London City Airport is located in the Docklands, an urbanized area. A great location for city hopping traffic, but unfortunately it also attracts another group of travellers: sea gulls, crows and pigeons. Airport: London City Airport Location: London, England Product: Aerolaser Handheld Birds dispersed: Sea gulls, crows and pigeons In use since: [...]

Aerolaser Handheld at London City Airport, UK 2017-08-30T14:46:23+00:00

Visit by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori

H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the Minister of Economy of the UAE, visited YES!Delft, the incubator in Delft where our Dutch office is located. Steinar Henskes had the honor of meeting the Sultan and his delegation and they exchanged information on the importance of bird control in the UAE.

Visit by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori 2017-03-19T22:48:38+00:00

Lasers to keep poultry chickens safe from avian bird flu

Organic egg farm employs lasers as biosecurity measure   Delft (the Netherlands), March 3rd, 2017 – This week, the British government has extended the avian influenza (bird flu) prevention zone to April 2017. Also the requirements of the zone have changed, meaning keepers may let their [...]

Lasers to keep poultry chickens safe from avian bird flu 2017-03-03T16:28:09+00:00

Bird Control Group leased Agrilaser Autonomic for repelling birds in a blueberry research field at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center.

“Bird Control Group leased one of their Agrilaser Autonomic for repelling birds in a 1-acre organic blueberry research field at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center. We used the automatic laser in conjunction with an electronic bird control device in the 2016 season and were very satisfied with the level [...]

Bird Control Group leased Agrilaser Autonomic for repelling birds in a blueberry research field at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center. 2017-08-30T14:29:31+00:00

Agrilaser Autonomic 2016 Pest Best Product award

At PestTech 2016, the Agrilaser Autonomic won first prize in the Pest Best Product of the year award 2016. PestTech 2016 is the Annual Exhibition and Conference put on by the National Pest Technicians Association in the UK, held on November 2nd in Birmingham. With an exhibition consisting of over 50 [...]

Agrilaser Autonomic 2016 Pest Best Product award 2016-12-13T17:56:05+00:00

European Commission funds € 3 million project to eliminate rodenticide use

Laser fencing aims to reduce environmental impact by 2020 Delft, October 25, 2016 – The European Commission has decided to fund the laser fencing project against unwanted animals “LIFE Laser Fence”. Within the timespan of three years and a budget just over €3 million the aim is [...]

European Commission funds € 3 million project to eliminate rodenticide use 2016-11-21T11:47:16+00:00

Van Rooijen Logistiek reached 95% reduction in jackdaws number after installation of the Autonomic

Hundreds of jackdaws represented a threat to the hygiene around a newly purchased distribution center of Van Rooijen Logistics. But now that the Agrilaser Autonomic does its work, cleaning up makes sense again. "In the meantime 95 percent of the jackdaws is gone." Company: Logistics service provider Van Rooijen Logistiek Location: Eindhoven, [...]

Van Rooijen Logistiek reached 95% reduction in jackdaws number after installation of the Autonomic 2017-08-30T15:07:45+00:00

Exhibiting at PestTech and Parasitec

Bird Control Group will be exhibiting our Agrilaser product line at two major European pest control events: PestTech in Birmingham (UK) on November 2nd and Parasitec in Paris (France) on November 16th - 18th. PestTech Organized by the British National Pest Technicians Association and considered to be the largest one day pest control event in [...]

Exhibiting at PestTech and Parasitec 2016-11-21T11:47:17+00:00

Aerolaser Handheld at Jersey International Airport, UK

Jersey International Airport is situated at the largest of the Channel Islands: Jersey Island, just off the coast Gulls, crows, magpies, swallows. There are many different species that make a stop at Jersey Island in search of food or a place to rest. Bird controllers categorize them in high and low priority species where body [...]

Aerolaser Handheld at Jersey International Airport, UK 2017-08-30T14:40:38+00:00

The pigeon problem has decreased by 85 percent at Dongen pallet manufacturer

The Agrilaser Autonomic at pallet manufacturer Dongen Pallets “The pigeon problem has decreased by 85 percent.” Gerard Snelders, Dongen Pallets Company: Pallet manufacturer Dongen Pallets Location: Dongen, The Netherlands Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Pigeon excrement pollutes pallets In use since: July 2015 Results • Up to 85% less pigeons in the [...]

The pigeon problem has decreased by 85 percent at Dongen pallet manufacturer 2016-12-02T09:16:35+00:00

Bird controllers are essential to avoid Sully situation

Bird strikes Effective bird control is essential to ensure aviation safety. New awareness for the risk of bird strikes in aviation is being raised by the release of motion picture “Sully: The Untold Story of the Miracle on the Hudson”. Wildlife strikes are relatively infrequent, only 3 percent of the [...]

Bird controllers are essential to avoid Sully situation 2016-11-21T11:47:17+00:00

Higher yield, lower costs and better wine as a result of the Autonomic’s operation

Wine making is a beautiful, but challenging craft. How does one for instance protect the grapes from hungry birds? The Summerhill Road Vineyard successfully applied the Agrilaser Autonomic. The result: higher yield, lower costs and better wine. Company: Summerhill Road Vineyard Location: Bungendore, Australia Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Grape damage due [...]

Higher yield, lower costs and better wine as a result of the Autonomic’s operation 2017-08-30T14:32:43+00:00

How to safely use laser technology in bird control

Featured is important guidance on the safe use of laser technology as part of a bird control strategy, as well as advice direct from Bird Control Group. Bird Control Group uses laser beam technology, in particular the Agrilaser®, to repel birds in a number of scenarios, including on and around airports. Lasers as bird deterrents [...]

How to safely use laser technology in bird control 2016-11-21T11:47:17+00:00

Effect of Agrilaser at US dairy farm with starling problem

Effect of Agrilaser Autonomic at US dairy farm with starling problem A dairy farm in Idaho, United States was faced with a tremendous starling problem. Each year thousands and thousands of starlings arrived in flocks. Starlings are attracted by comfortable resting places inside which hold an abundant and easy-access food source. This particular farm experienced [...]

Effect of Agrilaser at US dairy farm with starling problem 2016-11-21T11:47:18+00:00

Techilicious: where startups and corporates dine to deal

Techilicious: where startups and corporates dine to deal The connection between startups and corporates often starts with an introduction: a classical elevator ‘investor’ pitch, followed by a lot of critical questions for startup founders. In 2016 we can do this way differently, that’s the belief of both startups and corporates. ‘’Innovation is stimulated when you [...]

Techilicious: where startups and corporates dine to deal 2016-11-21T11:47:18+00:00

Bird Control Group exhibiting at Facilities Show

Bird Control Group exhibiting at Facilities Show Facilities Show stands as the world's largest dedicated facilities management event and continues to grow. The event unites facilities management professionals from all sectors and geographies with suppliers, advisers and specialists with suppliers already signed up to exhibit from waste management, energy solutions, winter maintenance and environmental services, to [...]

Bird Control Group exhibiting at Facilities Show 2016-11-21T11:47:18+00:00

Problem with Egyptian geese resolved within 4 days with Agrilaser Handheld at nursing home Fleurâge Residences

150 Egyptian geese caused a tremendous racket each morning on the estate of luxury nursing home Fleurâge Residences in Bloemendaal. But when manager Jos Drion got the Agrilaser Handheld the problem was resolved within four days. The Agrilaser Handheld at nursing home Fleurâge Residences Company: Nursing home Fleurâge Residences Location: Bloemendaal, The Netherlands [...]

Problem with Egyptian geese resolved within 4 days with Agrilaser Handheld at nursing home Fleurâge Residences 2017-08-30T15:11:58+00:00

Aerolaser Handheld at Southampton Airport, UK

Bird controllers at Southampton Airport are always on the lookout for new innovations to make this place safer for all the visitors and the people who are working there. The Aerolaser Handheld, in use since June 2014, made a tremendous difference to achieve this goal. “We use the Aerolaser Handheld all the time” [...]

Aerolaser Handheld at Southampton Airport, UK 2017-08-30T14:56:44+00:00

Laser tech keeps wild birds clear of crops

A combination of high-precision optics, filters and light frequencies has been used to create a laser machine capable of keeping birds away from fields. Gert-Jan Schep, whose company Schep LatinAmericaTrade represents Dutch group Bird Control Group in Latin America, claims the technology is not dangerous for humans or the birds themselves. "The [...]

Laser tech keeps wild birds clear of crops 2016-11-21T11:47:23+00:00

Bird Control Group is Finalist for 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Bird Control Group is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across [...]

Bird Control Group is Finalist for 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2016-11-21T11:47:24+00:00

Agrilaser Autonomic proves to be a hit for UK pest controllers

PPC Live was held on Wednesday March 16 in Peterborough. PPC Live is British Pest Control Association's trade exhibition and conference designed for pest control technicians, surveyors and company owners to help improve technical knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest industry changes and products. With 50+ exhibitors and a [...]

Agrilaser Autonomic proves to be a hit for UK pest controllers 2016-11-21T11:47:24+00:00

Bird Control Group at PPC Live

PPC Live is British Pest Control Association's trade exhibition and conference designed for pest control technicians, surveyors and company owners to help improve technical knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest industry changes and products. With 50+ exhibitors and a variety of seminars and technical sessions, PPC Live offers visitors a one-stop [...]

Bird Control Group at PPC Live 2016-11-21T11:47:24+00:00

Agrilaser: sustainable solution for pest controllers

On Wednesday March 2 and Thursday March 3 PEST-PROTECT was held at Messe Stuttgart, Germany. PEST-PROTECT is the trade fair of the German Pest Control Association (DSV e.V.) It is the only exhibition of this scale in continental Europe which only targets visiting professionals from the industry. Bird Control Group [...]

Agrilaser: sustainable solution for pest controllers 2016-11-21T11:47:24+00:00

Safety is of highest priority for Bird Control Group

Bird Control Group uses laser beams to repel birds, amongst others on and around airports. Due to recent incidents where pilots were hit by lasers, one may question the safety of our products. Therefore, we would like to explain why our products are extremely safe. In the last years numerous ‘laser strikes’ occurred: the nuisance that aircraft pilots experience [...]

Safety is of highest priority for Bird Control Group 2016-03-02T14:43:40+00:00

Bird Control Group at PEST-PROTECT in Stuttgart

On Wednesday March 2 and Thursday March 3 PEST-PROTECT will be held at Messe Stuttgart, Germany. PEST-PROTECT is the trade fair of the German Pest Control Association (DSV e.V.) It is the only exhibition of this scale in continental Europe which only targets visiting professionals from the industry. Over 100 exhibitors [...]

Bird Control Group at PEST-PROTECT in Stuttgart 2016-11-21T11:47:25+00:00

100% geese reduction after placing the Agrilaser Autonomic in the farm in Achthuizen and Oude-Tonge

Thousands upon thousands of geese were terrorizing the fields of NIVU at Goeree-Overflakkee. The Installation of two Agrilaser Autonomic lasers means an end to the plague. The Agrilaser Autonomic at farmer NIVU Situation before Farmer NIVU in Achthuizen and Oude-Tonge owns over 400 hectares of agricultural land [...]

100% geese reduction after placing the Agrilaser Autonomic in the farm in Achthuizen and Oude-Tonge 2017-08-30T14:38:55+00:00

Aerolaser Handheld at Adelaide Airport, Australia

Adelaide Airport is situated in the south of Australia and is the fifth largest airport in the country. The airport is located adjacent to West Beach, approximately 6 km (3.7 mile) from the city center. Bird strike events can often cause significant economic and safety consequences for flight operations. “The Aerolaser Handheld is an [...]

Aerolaser Handheld at Adelaide Airport, Australia 2017-08-30T14:54:39+00:00

Steinar Henskes at Royal Lunch

On Friday December 4th His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima invited a selection of Dutch people who distinguished themselves by an extraordinary performance. Steinar Henskes (CEO Bird Control Group) was one of them. All 26 guests have recently received an award for their performance in various sectors such as art & culture, [...]

Steinar Henskes at Royal Lunch 2016-11-21T11:47:38+00:00

Laser demo at Prague Airport’s Air Transport Security & Safety Conference 2015

On November 18th & 19th the annual Czech Air Transport Security & Safety Conference organized by the Prague Airport Authority and the University of Business of Prague took place at Prague Airport Vaclav Havel. Karol Henke was present on behalf of Bird Control Group to demonstrate the Aerolaser Handheld, [...]

Laser demo at Prague Airport’s Air Transport Security & Safety Conference 2015 2016-11-21T11:47:39+00:00

Oil and gas stakeholders collaborate to repel birds from offshore installations and maintain safety

[slide]http://birdcontrolgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Blogpost-helipad-november-slide-4.jpg[/slide] Offshore installations provide birds with a perfect landing spot. However, their presence is a globally recognized problem because, if left undisturbed, guano build up can reduce the safety of helidecks. To address this, Bird Control Group, CHC Helicopter and Total E&P Nederland (a subsidiary of the [...]

Oil and gas stakeholders collaborate to repel birds from offshore installations and maintain safety 2017-05-16T13:06:27+00:00

Impression of ADIPEC 2015 and launch of Aerolaser Helipad

ADIPEC 2015, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, was held from 9 to 12 November. Bird Control Group was one of the exhibitors in the Netherlands international pavilion. We launched the Aerolaser Helipad, the bird control product for the oil & gas industry. The Aerolaser Helipad offers the offshore industry a [...]

Impression of ADIPEC 2015 and launch of Aerolaser Helipad 2016-11-21T11:47:44+00:00

How to repel birds from rooftops using laser technology

Many industrial sites and factories consist of large buildings with long, flat roofs. These roofs are ideal places for birds searching for food and a safe haven for nesting. Bird presence can cause nuisance in different ways, for example fire hazard caused by building nests in ventilation shafts, leakage by clogging roof-gutters, compromize [...]

How to repel birds from rooftops using laser technology 2016-11-21T11:47:45+00:00

Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group (AAWHG) Forum

On November 5th and 6th 2015 the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group (AAWHG) Forum took place at Sydney, Australia. Steinar Henskes of Bird Control Group presented our innovative laser technology for preventing birdstrikes. The Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group (AAWHG) Forum is an annual event which attracts delegates involved in wildlife [...]

Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group (AAWHG) Forum 2016-11-21T11:47:45+00:00

PestFix debuts Agrilaser Autonomic at PestTech

PestFix had its most productive PestTech to date recording over 300 visitors to the company’s new-look stand at the National Pest Technicians Association’s (NPTA) flagship one-day event on Wednesday 4 November. As PestFix director Dan England points out: “Twice the stand translated into twice the footfall as more pest professionals discovered that [...]

PestFix debuts Agrilaser Autonomic at PestTech 2016-11-21T11:47:45+00:00

Steinar Henskes on From Founder To CEO podcast

Todd Uterstaedt interviewed Steinar Henskes on the transition from Founder to CEO. He speaks about: This quote: “I really took the lean startup approach…I developed a very simple product…sold it to farmers because they were the easiest customers. From the money I earned from that we started to develop more and produce [...]

Steinar Henskes on From Founder To CEO podcast 2016-11-21T11:47:47+00:00

Women in Horticulture Tour visits Bird Control Group

AUSVEG, Australia's national peak industry body representing the interests of Australian vegetable and potato growers, organized a Women in Horticulture Tour to the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany from 31 October to 14 November. The tour provides an opportunity for a small group of vegetable growers to visit [...]

Women in Horticulture Tour visits Bird Control Group 2016-11-21T11:47:47+00:00

Launch of Aerolaser Helipad at ADIPEC 2015

Bird Control Group will launch the Aerolaser Helipad, its latest product for the oil & gas industry during ADIPEC 2015. The Aerolaser Helipad offers the offshore industry a solution to control the bird problem at helipads, based on an integrated approach of hardware, software and service. Guano creates a hazard for [...]

Launch of Aerolaser Helipad at ADIPEC 2015 2016-11-21T11:47:48+00:00

Bird Control Group attending and presenting at CARSAMPAF/13

Thirteenth CAR/SAM Regional Bird/Wildlife Hazard Prevention Committee Meeting and Conference (CARSAMPAF/13) held at Riu Hotel in Panama City, Panama, from 19 to 23 October 2015, hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama. Gert-Jan Schep, Sales & Marketing Latin America, of Bird Control Group presented our innovative laser products for [...]

Bird Control Group attending and presenting at CARSAMPAF/13 2016-11-21T11:47:48+00:00

Continental saves tens of thousands of Euros with Agrilaser Autonomic

The Agrilaser Autonomic at Continental Bandengroep b.v. Situation before Continental Bandengroep b.v. (a part of Pon Holdings) holds an extensive production and storage location for storing tires and rims next to the A1 at Barneveld. During heavy rainfall, the rainwater is drained from the roof through the internal drainage; an emergency overflow system [...]

Continental saves tens of thousands of Euros with Agrilaser Autonomic 2016-12-02T08:10:19+00:00

UK airport using Star Wars-style £8,000 ‘lightsaber’ to scare off birds that pose threat to planes

UK airport using Star Wars-style £8,000 'lightsaber' to scare off birds that pose threat to planes Dundee Airport has turned to gadget that shines laser for over a mile Officials believe laser is more effective than using noise to scare birds The device guarantees that the birds fly off in the [...]

UK airport using Star Wars-style £8,000 ‘lightsaber’ to scare off birds that pose threat to planes 2016-11-21T11:47:48+00:00

Bird Control Group at inter airport Europe

inter airport Europe 2015, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design and Services, started on 6 October at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. The focus is on equipment and new technologies for the upgrade and new construction of airports. With our innovative laser technology, Bird Control Group [...]

Bird Control Group at inter airport Europe 2016-11-21T11:47:49+00:00

Successful launch of Airside Pro at North American Bird Strike Conference

From September 15-17 the 15th Annual North American Bird Strike Conference was held in Montreal, Canada. Home to ICAO and IATA, it is an international aviation centre. As a joint meeting between Canada and the U.S., this was a great opportunity to exchange information and viewpoints not only with North Americans [...]

Successful launch of Airside Pro at North American Bird Strike Conference 2016-11-21T11:47:51+00:00

StartupDelta Advisor Steinar Henskes: “Promote Our Own Stars'”

By the age of 18, Steinar Henskes had already won a Dutch Judo championship. He was passionate about judo but also about laser technology and entrepreneurship. At the age of twenty he was already the owner of several small companies. He had a company that developed applications using laser light and he [...]

StartupDelta Advisor Steinar Henskes: “Promote Our Own Stars'” 2016-11-21T11:47:52+00:00

Bird hazard: laser-like focus on flock pit woes

Steinar Henskes' visit to Australia last June did not only excite the Australian horticulture business, but now also the aviation industry is looking into the possibilities of our innovative bird repellent laser technology as can be read in the following article: Bird hazard: laser-like focus on flock pit woes Green lasers usually [...]

Bird hazard: laser-like focus on flock pit woes 2016-11-21T11:47:58+00:00

The Autonomic reduces bird nuisance by 90% at Van der Gugten in Rijnsburg

The roof of packaging company Van der Gugten in Rijnsburg turned out to be an ideal resting place for seagulls. “The birds were a huge nuisance. From clogged drains to dirty cars. Using Agrilaser Autonomic this has become a thing of the past”, says managing director Martin van der Gugten. “The nuisance is reduced [...]

The Autonomic reduces bird nuisance by 90% at Van der Gugten in Rijnsburg 2017-08-30T15:10:51+00:00

Bird Control Group will present innovative technology at inter airport Europe

inter airport Europe 2015, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design and Services, takes place from 6 – 9 October 2015 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. The focus will be on equipment and new technologies for the upgrade and new construction of airports. With our innovative laser [...]

Bird Control Group will present innovative technology at inter airport Europe 2016-11-21T11:48:00+00:00

Lasers prove to be efficient pigeon deterrent in farm trial

It may sound like something from a 1960s B-film, but a project in North Yorkshire that uses lasers to deter pigeons is proving remarkably successful. Gavin Milson, project technical assistant at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cranfield University and high-tech GPS company Manterra reckon that using laser-based bird deterrents could be a cost-effective answer [...]

Lasers prove to be efficient pigeon deterrent in farm trial 2016-11-21T11:48:02+00:00

Laser technology improves flight safety at African airport

Laser technology improves flight safety at African airport Khartoum Airport is the first African airport to use laser technology to mitigate bird strikes. Birds at the airport pose an immediate safety risk by colliding with the aircraft. Dutch company Bird Control Group helps airports to scare away birds using [...]

Laser technology improves flight safety at African airport 2016-11-21T11:48:06+00:00

Dutch start-up conquers the world

At just 24 years old, he has been hailed as the best student entrepreneur worldwide; his products are sold in seventy countries and he has just opened a new office in Boston. Born in Haarlem, Steinar Henskes is the founder and director of the Bird Control Group, a company that uses intelligent laser technology to [...]

Dutch start-up conquers the world 2016-11-21T11:48:09+00:00

Laser technology an eco-friendly way for farmers to protect crop from birds, possibly bats

Laser technology initially developed to scare birds away from airports is becoming increasingly popular in the horticulture sector by farmers wanting to protect their crop. Already, a small handful of Australian growers use laser beam devices to keep bird pests away, but now the Dutch inventor of the product [...]

Laser technology an eco-friendly way for farmers to protect crop from birds, possibly bats 2016-11-21T11:48:16+00:00

Teching-up the hort landscape

LASER beams, robots and mid-air vegetable cultivation will be on the agenda for over 100 of the country’s leading vegetable growers at the 2015 Global Technologies in Horticulture Seminar to be held on Thursday, June 25, at Jupiters Gold Coast. The seminar aims to educate Australian growers on the futuristic technology they can employ on-farm, [...]

Teching-up the hort landscape 2016-11-21T11:48:16+00:00

Impression of Airport Show currently being held in Dubai

The Airport Show is currently being held in Dubai (from May 10 to 12). Bird Control Group, as part of Birdstrike Alliance, is presenting our innovative bird strike preventing laser technology and Steinar Henskes took the stage at the Innovation Podium on Monday May 11. Our stand was visited [...]

Impression of Airport Show currently being held in Dubai 2016-11-21T11:48:16+00:00

Steinar Henskes is one of Airport Show’s speakers – Dubai, 10-12 May

The Airport Show, whose 15th edition will be held from May 10 to 12 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), enjoys solid support of both the government and private sectors. The world’s leading B2B event for airport procurement, supplies, solutions and technology has been in the forefront [...]

Steinar Henskes is one of Airport Show’s speakers – Dubai, 10-12 May 2016-11-21T11:48:17+00:00

Florida based blueberry farm reduces bird nuisance to almost zero

Florida based blueberry farm reduces bird nuisance to almost zero Blueberry farm Five-Star Family Growers in Auburndale, FL was experiencing major cedar waxwing problems. Since installing the Agrilaser Autonomic, there is little-to-no bird activity at the farm. Bird Control US, one of our US Agrilaser dealers, used a drone to create this video about the [...]

Florida based blueberry farm reduces bird nuisance to almost zero 2016-11-21T11:48:17+00:00

EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals – ‘Entrepreneurship is an Adventure’

Each year the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) hosts the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA). This year, more than 2,000 student entrepreneurs from over 38 countries competed in rigorous local, regional and national competitions. The top 44 student entrepreneurs were then selected to compete in GSEA Global Finals held in Washington, [...]

EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals – ‘Entrepreneurship is an Adventure’ 2016-11-21T11:48:17+00:00

Steinar Henskes wins Global Entrepreneurship Award

Student CEO Steinar Henskes Bests 2,000 Competitors From 38 Countries for the Win The Entrepreneurs' Organization's (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition honoring the top student entrepreneurs who have founded and are running revenue-generating businesses, named Steinar Henskes, CEO of Bird Control Group from the Netherlands, as Global [...]

Steinar Henskes wins Global Entrepreneurship Award 2016-11-21T11:48:18+00:00

Inter Airport South East Asia exhibition

Bird Control Group was present at the leading Inter Airport South East Asia Singapore exhibition. Thousands of airport professionals met at Singapore Expo from 21 to 23 January to meet, discuss, network, learn and discover the latest trends technologies and enhancements to improve the operational efficiency of airports within the [...]

Inter Airport South East Asia exhibition 2016-11-21T11:48:22+00:00

Birdstrike prevention companies join forces

Four world leading birdstrike prevention companies have joined forces to provide a one stop shop for cutting edge bird detection and deterrence systems. Avisure, Bird Control Group, Robin Radar and Veisar Technologies founded the Birdstrike Alliance as a birdstrike prevention consortium. A Total Birdstrike Solution There is no single solution [...]

Birdstrike prevention companies join forces 2016-11-21T11:48:25+00:00

Meet robocrow: Machines shooting long-range laser beams to scare birds away replace scarecrows

The lasers sweep at random across an area from 200 acres to 3,000 acres Robot fires intense beams of green light from on top of a tower across field Laser works by creating movement in the field that birds cannot identify Dutch farmer reports laser kept flocks of crows away from his orchard It is [...]

Meet robocrow: Machines shooting long-range laser beams to scare birds away replace scarecrows 2016-11-21T11:48:25+00:00

Bird Control Group to attend leading airport exhibition

See us at inter airport South East Asia Singapore - 21-23 January 2015 Singapore Expo Bird Control Group will be present at inter airport South East Asia Singapore, where thousands of airport professionals will meet at Singapore Expo on the 21-23rd January to meet, discuss, network, learn and discover the latest trends [...]

Bird Control Group to attend leading airport exhibition 2016-11-21T11:48:25+00:00

Pest Control News features Agrilaser Autonomic

Agrilaser Autonomic The Agrilaser Autonomic is a fully automatic and autonomous system using laser bird repellent technology to repel birds and other animals 24/7 from an area of 12 square kilometres. Birds perceive the laser beam as an imminent physical danger to which they do not get accustomed. The system has been tested by an [...]

Pest Control News features Agrilaser Autonomic 2016-11-21T11:48:27+00:00

Netherlands report successful test of bird repellent robot

A test conducted by CLM Research and Advice confirms that laser beams are an effective method to scare away birds from orchards. The innovative Agrilaser bird repellent robot provides an automated solution and does not cause nuisance to nearby residents. CLM tested the Agrilaser Autonomic in an apple and pear orchard last summer. Before the [...]

Netherlands report successful test of bird repellent robot 2016-11-21T11:48:28+00:00

New Technology Tested In Europe As Bird Repellent

Agrilaser, distributed by Bird Control Group, is a newly-released automated bird repellent robot which randomizes laser beams to keep birds out of apple and pear orchards. The laser trajectory is programmed through a grower’s laptop or tablet, and makes random sweeps in an area ranging from approximately 200 acres to 3,000 acres, depending on weather [...]

New Technology Tested In Europe As Bird Repellent 2016-11-21T11:48:28+00:00

UK Bird Strike Committee meeting – 24 & 25 November 2014

Bird Control Group one of the speakers at UK Bird Strike Committee meeting The UK Bird Strike Committee was organized at the Civil Aviation Authority head office at London Gatwick on 24-25 November. Present were the majority of UK airports, Dublin airport and airport representatives from Italy, USA and the Netherlands. [...]

UK Bird Strike Committee meeting – 24 & 25 November 2014 2016-11-21T11:48:28+00:00

Successful test of bird repellent robot in orchard

Successful test of bird repellent robot in orchard A test conducted by CLM Research and Advice confirms that laser beams are an effective method to scare away birds from orchards. The innovative Agrilaser bird repellent robot provides an automated solution and does not cause nuisance to nearby residents. CLM tested the [...]

Successful test of bird repellent robot in orchard 2016-11-21T11:48:30+00:00

Keeping Birds Away From Runways, Oil Rigs, And Agriculture With Laser Beams (article Fast Company)

Birds are beautiful—but also a problem for many industries. They can get caught in aircraft engines, pick apart farm crops, and pollute animal feeding troughs. They frustrate oil-rig and warehouse managers, greenskeepers, and fishermen. This is why a Dutch entrepreneur, Steinar Henskes, has developed specially designed laser beams intended to scare birds away. Still only [...]

Keeping Birds Away From Runways, Oil Rigs, And Agriculture With Laser Beams (article Fast Company) 2015-06-03T13:59:28+00:00

Bird Control Group at Bird Strike Prevention Conference in Mexico City

From 20 – 24 October the Bird / Wildlife Strike Prevention Conference was held in Mexico City, organized by International Civil Aviation Organization. Bird Control Group gave a presentation, next to speakers from FAA, ICAO, KLM, AIRBUS Group and worldwide airports. The conference was attended by persons involved in aviation [...]

Bird Control Group at Bird Strike Prevention Conference in Mexico City 2016-11-21T11:48:36+00:00

Visualization of wildlife strikes in the USA

Visualization of the amount of wildlife strikes in the USA recorded by the FAA between 1990 and 2009 The visualization gives you an overview of amount of collisions between aircraft and birds, mammals and reptiles. The following information is visualized: - distribution between the amount of wildlife strikes during ascent and descent - The average [...]

Visualization of wildlife strikes in the USA 2016-11-21T11:48:37+00:00

The 2014 Kairos Global Summit in review

Steinar Henskes of Bird Control Group participated in last weekend’s Kairos Global Summit as member of the Kairos 50. The Kairos Global Summit brought together over 600 people, including 350 young entrepreneurs from 59 countries, the 2014 Kairos 50, over 150 mentors ranging from VCs to engineers, corporate leaders to members of the press, and [...]

The 2014 Kairos Global Summit in review 2016-11-21T11:48:37+00:00

Bird Control Group elected as Kairos 50 Company

Showcasing Innovative Solutions at Kairos Global Summit, Oct. 17-19 Young Entrepreneurs from over 43 Countries Paired with Today’s Business Leaders to Present and Scale New Ventures that Address Global Issues Bird Control Group announced today that it has been chosen to participate at the Kairos Global Summit, October 17 – 19, as a Kairos 50 [...]

Bird Control Group elected as Kairos 50 Company 2014-10-24T03:09:15+00:00

A short explanation on bird strikes

Bird strikes most often occur during take-off or landing, or during low altitude flight, when an airplane is most likely to be sharing the same airspace as a bird, but occasionally occur at higher altitudes. Source: Pressconnects

A short explanation on bird strikes 2016-11-21T11:48:38+00:00

Repelling birds at a distance of 2,000 meters in an animal friendly manner

Repelling birds at a distance of 2,000 meters in an animal friendly manner The Agrilaser® Handheld, developed by Bird Control Group three years ago, is successfully being used to repel birds in an animal friendly manner. In cooperation with users Bird Control Group has improved the Agrilaser® Handheld [...]

Repelling birds at a distance of 2,000 meters in an animal friendly manner 2016-11-21T11:48:41+00:00

Gulls be gone: Bird-scaring laser guns to be used by farmers and seaside shops

If your garden relaxation or trips to the seaside are constantly plagued by annoying seagulls, wildlife experts have offered a very James Bond-style solution — a laser gun. Don't worry, this isn't some kind of doomsday laser from a satellite but a handheld gadget called the Agrilaser, approved by Government advisors Natural England. Dubbed the [...]

Gulls be gone: Bird-scaring laser guns to be used by farmers and seaside shops 2015-06-03T14:02:27+00:00

Laser gun used as ‘scarecrow of 21st century’ and to ward off seagulls

Shop and cafe owners across Devon and Cornwall are using water squirters to scare off gulls but the solution to the aerial menace may be more space-age. Special laser guns could be the answer to scare off the gulls that plague our coastal resorts. Natural England have told people trying to tackle the menace [...]

Laser gun used as ‘scarecrow of 21st century’ and to ward off seagulls 2016-11-21T11:48:42+00:00

AeroNewsTV covering the Aerolaser Handheld at Southampton Airport

At around 60 miles south of London, Southampton Airport is a pioneer of wildlife hazard prevention in Britain. With the use of the Aerolaser® Handheld, the Southampton Airport bird control unit is increasing the efficiency of bird strike prevention tactics and makes airside operations even safer.

AeroNewsTV covering the Aerolaser Handheld at Southampton Airport 2016-11-21T11:48:43+00:00

Laser beams may banish bats

Laser beams may banish bats A New Zealand farmer says laser beams are the best solution for dispersing flying foxes on the Sunshine Coast. The high-tech suggestion comes as the Sunshine Coast Council begins a second round of non-lethal dispersal action at the Cassia Wildlife Corridor near Coolum. About 40 per cent of the 2,500 [...]

Laser beams may banish bats 2016-11-21T11:48:43+00:00

Unboxing of Agrilaser® Lite

Unboxing of Agrilaser® Lite In this video you will see the unboxing of the Agrilaser® Lite and dispersing crows, pigeons and seagulls. The package contains a storage box, an Agrilaser Lite, a user manual, two rechargeable CR batteries and a charger. The batteries need to be charged after approximately 3 hours of use. The LED [...]

Unboxing of Agrilaser® Lite 2016-11-21T11:48:43+00:00

Disperse crows, pigeons and seagulls from train stations

In this video crows, pigeons and seagulls are dispersed from a train station Gulls, crows and pigeons like to hide in stations for safety and the presence of food. This video and the manual gives a clear explanation on how to use the Lite in those situations. Stations, museums and restaurants The Lite is very [...]

Disperse crows, pigeons and seagulls from train stations 2016-11-21T11:48:44+00:00

Disperse birds from barns and stables

A video in which is demonstrated how birds are being repelled from indoor spaces. With the Agrilaser® Lite you can easily disperse sparrows, crows, starlings, rooks and pigeons. Stables and barns Pigeons, starlings and rooks in barns will eat the cattle nutrition and contaminate it with their wastes. Birds are known to carry viruses and [...]

Disperse birds from barns and stables 2016-11-21T11:48:44+00:00