Electric Bird Deterrent System Avishock™.

Avishock™ is a specialist shock track electric bird deterrent system used to deter birds from unwanted areas by delivering small electric shocks.  Designed to be used on ledges and signage, it is a reliable system that effectively deters unwanted birds such as feral pigeons and gulls.

It is a humane and environmentally friendly method that does not harm the birds.  The system works in the same way as an electric fence for livestock, except instead of electrified wires, Avishock is a low profile rubber track designed to send a small electric shock to birds that land on it.  Sending a pulse of electricity at rapid intervals, perching birds are scared away and do not return.

The UV stable track incorporates copper strips, covered by a conductive plastic cover, protecting the strips from weather and corrosion.  It can be fitted to ledges, parapets, roofs, signs and even to solar panels with specially designed clips.

The track is powered by Enenergiser which simply plugs into a 240v plug socket.  Solar energisers are also available where a power source is not accessible.

This is a highly effective electonic bird scarer that we recommend to customers that would prefer a low visual impact on building ledges and signage.

Birdteq has installed electric bird deterrent systems with great effect and, despite this system being designed for use on ledges, we have had great success with it on flat roofs as a deterrent against gulls. See case study below.

Contact us today on 01823 669165 to discuss installation of electric bird deterrent systems at your premises.

Installation of Avishock™.

The electric bird deterrent system includes electric track which is very flexible and can curve up and down, straight and corner connectors, connecting wiring and an energiser.

The track is fitted to the substrate using a high tack silicone adhesive, corners and lengths of track are connected with connectors that clip the track together.  The track comes in 20m lengths.

Tracks are attached to the main electricity supply with an energiser which simply plugs into a 240v socket.  The energiser sends a pulse of electricity down the track every 1.3 seconds. A quiet click and small flashing light indicates the pulse.

Electric bird deterrent track is available in two colours -black and sandstone.

To conclude Avishock™ has 3 relevant attributes:

  • Discreet solution – Invisible from ground level therefore invisible tracks are preferable method  on a  building.
  • Effective solution – After testing show that pest birds learn to avoid the protected area.
  • Long lasting solution – high specification durable components used.

Avishock Specifications

  • Track: Flat copper strips protected by conductive plastic cover in a
  • molded flexible UV stabilised PVC track
  • Track Colours available: Stone and Black
  • Track width: 37mm
  • Track height: 8mm
  • Energisers:
  • Size: L190 x W85 x H50mm or L190 x W85 x H50mm
  • Input: 240VAC
  • Output: 7.5KV DC or 8.5KV DC
  • Output pulse width (500OHMS): 80 microseconds
  • Pulse Interval: 1.3 seconds
  • Complies with: EN60335-2-76: 2005
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations
  • Lead out wire: Black or Brown 15m max. 14 gauge double wire
  • Connections: Female connectors and Ring terminals


Contact us today on 01823 669165 to discuss installation of electric bird deterrent systems at your premises.

Case Study

Retirement Home -Southampton

Birdteq were requested to install a gull deterrent system to areas of flat roof on the main building to deter Herring gulls from nesting and dive bombing residents during the gull breeding season (May-July).  Also to deter  gulls from perching to reduce the amounts of bird mess around the site.  The main criteria, that it had to be totally discreet. This provided us with a challenge as anti bird net installations are the usual way to proof large areas of flat roof but we could understand our client not wanting netting. Maintenance access was required on the roof, a bird net would have to be raised with stanchions to 2m in height and such visual netting was certainly not in keeping with the aesthetics of this building.

Other bird deterrents such as gull spiking, bird deterrent gel or bird wire were not feasible for large flat roofs.  We could of deployed bird scarers such as hawk kites, sound devices or bird tape but in our experience these deterrents have proofed unsuccessful, especially against gulls that are intelligent birds with phenomenal eyesight.

The use of hawks would of been another option but our client did not want this option and besides, this is not a preferred type of bird deterrent that Birdteq would choose to deploy in this scenario.

There was only one viable bird deterrent left in our armoury, the electric bird deterrent.  Generally this is a product to be used on ledges, sills and parapet walls, it was never meant to be an installation to protect flat roofs.  However, we wanted to find our client a solution to their gull problems.  We took a calculated decision to try an electric bird deterrent, as our options were exhausted.  We calculated that so long as the system was installed with the right spacings between the electric tracks the installation would successfully deter the gulls but should it not work, that Birdteq would give a  refund or strive to find a solution at no extra cost.

Our installation was a total success.  No more gulls were going on the roofs.  They’d landed on the electric bird deterrent system and were deterred enough not to go any where near  the roofs again.  We pushed the boundaries and provided a solution that worked.


Birdteq Pest Bird Proofing Solutions

Birdteq are specialists in bird management and bird prevention, our bird control services include-

  • Avian Pest Control  -pigeon control, gull control
  • Bird Control Devices  -pigeon deterrent devices, gulls, Starlings, House Sparrows
  • Bird Waste Removal or Fouling Removal / Guano Removal
  • Bird Proofing -pigeon proofing, gull proofing, Starling and House Sparrow proofing
  • Solar Panel Bird Proofing
  • Certified Installers of the Agrilaser -bird scaring laser device
  • Security Netting and Contraband Netting Installers

Birdteq’s bird pest control services are aimed towards the commercial sector, providing bird proofing solutions installing bird deterrent systems and devices.

These bird prevention solutions include-

  • Anti Bird Netting / Bird Control Netting (all species)
  • Gull Netting
  • Pigeon Netting
  • Bird Spikes
  • Seagull Spikes
  • Pigeon Spikes
  • Bird Wire
  • Pigeon Wire
  • Bird Repellent
  • Pigeon Repellent
  • Seagull Repellent
  • Pigeon Deterrent Gel
  • Bird Scarers  -electric bird scarer (Avishock)
  • Solar Panel Bird Deterrent
  • Bird Mesh Proofing
  • Bird Nest Deterrent
  • Bird Scarers  -Agrilaser laser scarer