Recycling Plant Sends Birds Packing

This recycling plant refused to deal with bird waste any longer.

Problem: Bird droppings on facade

Product Used: Eagle Eye

Seagulls were roosting on the ledge and roof of this building.

Eagle Eyes were installed at the building corners and Flex-Track along the ledges.

After just a short period, the birds left this location.

The birds created a mess on the sleek aluminum siding.

The rotating pyramid of the Eagle Eye reflects sunlight which disorients birds causing them to change flight patterns.

Cleaning Eagle Eyes: A Maintenance Contract Opportunity

Cleaning Eagle Eyes

The Eagle Eye repels birds by flashing sunlight off its shiny, chromed surfaces. This chromed surface requires maintenance, if left unattended the reflective surface will oxidize and become dull. In order to get the best results Eagle Eyes should be cleaned regularly.

Bird Barrier recommends cleaning on a quarterly basis. On this schedule they are easier to clean and restore to a great shine. A soapy water solution is often enough to do the job, but for the best results Bird Barrier recommends a specialty cleaner.

NanoUltra Stain Remover is a specialty formulated stain remover and cleaner that has excellent cleaning and polishing power. NanoUltra is adept at removing tough stains and will easily remove calcium, magnesium, iron and other accumulated, hard-to-remove elements.


NanoUltra features a mild abrasive and a couple of mild chemicals in slurry, and is designed to not scratch the chrome (when applied by hand).

NanoUltra is applied using a clean microfiber towel. Squeeze out a small dollop of product on the towel and rub in small expanding circles. A second clean microfiber is used to remove the leftover product and polish the surface to a high shine.

See the NanoUltra in action: Cleaning Eagle Eyes Video

A 25 oz. bottle is $34.00, and will clean at least 100 Eagle Eyes.

The Eagle Eye Maintenance Contract

Bird Barrier encourages the Eagle Eye installer to provide a maintenance agreement that covers the cleaning and inspection of the Eagle Eye, support post and wiring. We estimate that with easy access, an Eagle Eye will take about ten minutes to clean.

Review site access and Eagle Eye placement when evaluating the maintenance agreement fees as Eagle Eyes mounted on different parts of the building may require dis-assembly to be able to clean, so be sure to allow enough time to adequately get all the work done.

Safety Notice – This maintenance cleaning should be contemplated during the initial site evaluation and placement of Eagle Eyes, I.e. evaluate placement for ease of access for this regular cleaning.

While the Eagle Eyes are being cleaned, the technician should also be checking the wiring, solar panels (should be cleaned as well), batteries, connections and anything else that may need attention.

Offering a maintenance contract on Eagle Eye(s) is a win-win for the installer and the building owner; the device stays cleaner and will last longer, and more birds will be repelled for a longer period of time.

Eagle Eye Bird Scarer Now Available in Wind-Powered Versions

Wind-Powered Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye Units

The Eagle Eye is a truly revolutionary product. It is an optical bird scarer that harmlessly deters birds from unwanted areas by making use of light beams reflected from direct sunlight or artificial light. The reflective pyramid rotates via an electric motor, sending the beams around in a menacing pattern. The light spectrum reflected back by the Eagle Eye disorients birds in flight by limiting their vision significantly. This causes the bird to deviate in flight and fly to another destination.

Bird Barrier now introduces two new versions, both powered by the wind:

Wind Powered on a Pole – Like the 12 volt model, this Eagle Eye must be raised a few feet above a rooftop or agricultural setting; but unlike the electric version, this one spins on its own without a motor or power source; it’s powered by the wind.

The company is also announcing a wind-powered model for boats. Instead of mounting to the end of a pole, this one hangs by a line from the mast (or a spreader), and is also secured from below with another line (this insures it won’t swing about). Swivels mounted above and below the Eagle Eye allow it to spin freely, and insure that it won’t tangle up its mounting lines. Naturally, at least some wind is required to make either model spin.

Money can be saved on multiple-unit applications by using a combination of electric and wind driven units. Contact your Bird Barrier technical specialist.

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