Bird Be Gone
Apparently pigeons like hanging out in subway stations. And if you have enough (what makes enough?) pigeons, they produce a LOT of droppings. And the people who run subways would prefer that there be fewer pigeons, and therefore fewer droppings. But how does one discourage pigeons?
Bird-Be-Gone is a sonic system for getting pigeons to ‘move along’. The system intermittently plays a recording of a pigeon in distress, which drives the real pigeons away!
Here is a link to a story about their use in the subway system in NYC.
And now Toronto is trying out the system.
Here is a video of the system in action in Toronto.
Here is a link to the company, Bird Be Gone – they sell all sorts of systems for getting rid of ‘pest’ birds.
The problem with the sonic system? It is quite loud; and many passengers have complained about the noise.
So what to do? Pigeon poo, or loud, annoying noise? Sounds like a familiar dilemma for the urban world, and another challenge for the Noise Curmudgeon.