Sonic vs. Ultrasonic Bird Repellers

If you are dealing with the problem of just too many friendly birds in your yard leaving their messes where you would like to be, you’ll undoubtedly be looking for bird repeller solutions. Sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers are a great match for dealing with this bird problem for yards, porches, balconies and similar areas of your home.

Sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers use the general idea of sound as a deterrent for bird nesting and perching. Outdoor-proof sound emitters, either current or battery powered (or both), with motion sensors and time selectors (day, night, or continous), will emit noise to persuade the bird(s) to go elsewhere. This is where sonic and ultrasonic differ.

Ultrasonic bird repellers will emit ultrasound that is, well, annoying to the bird. Multi-frequency ultrasonic units will cover a broader range to work on everything from pigeons, sparrows and crows, to seagulls, cormorants and vultures. So whether you have a house, condo, apartment or even a boat, ultrasound can help keep birds from stopping by and leaving their mess.

Sonic bird repellers also deter birds from stopping and hanging around.  Birds are confused and intimidated by audible natural predator calls, and natural bird distress and alarm sounds. With sonic emitters, there may be some greater variety of specific solutions, for example, pigeons and crows versus wood peckers or geese. This is because the range of audible deterrent sounds can be different for different bird species.

To broaden the variety of sonic repellers, some sonic units will also employ ultrasound as well to improve the coverage and efficacy of the deterrence factors.

What can also help with both sound and ultrasound repellers is placement and complementary measures. Placement simply means that your should have your main unit covering the area where the birds typically enter the area. In other words, don’t point the speaker or the motion sensor right along at ground level. This won’t provide optimal coverage for birds entering the area. So try to have the motion sensor pointed towards the flight path of the birds before they land.

Many units support additional directional speakers so that you can cover an area very thoroughly and even expand the overall coverage area. Check the coverage area rating to be sure that it can support your particular problem area effectively.

Complementary measures means using other bird repeller tactics in tandem with your sonic/ultrasonic solution. Visual scares in the vicinity of typically bird perching areas can work very well. On your home itself, bird spikes and bird netting can keep the birds from getting comfortable as well.

You can check out the various solutions we’ve mentioned by visiting Bird-X Bird Control Products.