This is a laser torch radiating green light, which scares geese and other birds. The Agrilaser repels geese from a distance of 2,500 meters.
Millennium Golf has several water bodies and is a somewhat humid course. In other words: a paradise for geese!
Head Greenkeeper Rudi Hermans is not pleased: ‘One goose produces 760 g of droppings every day, thereby destroying the grass. However, repelling the approximately 500 animals with acoustic signals did not work, as they got used to it.’ A news report on deterring geese at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was an eye opener for Rudi. Therefore, he bought the Agrilaser Handheld. This is a laser torch radiating green light, which scares geese and other birds. ‘The Agrilaser repels geese from a distance of 2,500 meters’, says Rudi. ‘Birds perceive the green laser light as an approaching physical danger, like hitting them. Their only alternative to not get hit is flying away. It suffices to shine the laser beam to them in the morning and they fly away honking.
We repeated this every day and there are hardly any geese left on the fairways, only occasional passengers and no residents. Once deterred, the geese do not return, as they will consider the area as unsafe.’
Based on the specifications of manufacturer Bird Control Group, 92% of the geese vanishes. ‘I can tell from practice that it works! We have repelled the hundreds of geese that were residing here, in an animal-friendly way.’
Rudi Hermans Head Greenkeeper
Millennium Golf Belgium