Service to our clients is of the utmost importance, which is why we believe that the only successful way to penetrate a new market is to open our own offices with qualified and well-trained personnel. From these offices, Eagle Eye Bird Control distributes stock to other bird control companies and installers. Because of the uniqueness of the products, personal assistance is given to the client, as well as on-site training and help with installations.  

Negative experience has shown us that reliance on agents results in overpricing, incorrect installation and poor maintenance and servicing. These factors then lead to the misconception that our products are not effective and in turn, lead to warranty returns and repairs. This is often compounded by a high turnover of agents’ staff and a lack of comprehensive training. To preserve the reputation of our brand, we now prefer to set up our own offices and to put Service Level Agreements in place with any third-party suppliers.

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Eagle Eye™ Unit

The Eagle Eye™ unit is a rotating, reflecting pyramid with irregularly angled, slanted sides for the reflection of light in various directions and is available either as a powered or wind-driven option. The Eagle Eye™ unit is unobtrusive and eco-friendly, and systems have been installed at project sites around the world to produce outstanding results. The system is completely harmless to birds and makes the birds move to other places by modifying their behaviour. Clients see an average decrease in bird presence of between 60% and80% within three months of an Eagle Eye installation.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

FlashFlags

FlashFlag™

The FlashFlag™ is a wind-dependent device, designed for the Agriculture market, which has proven to be effective in deterring pigeons, crows, sparrows, geese, and seagulls.

The FlashFlag is a durable, UV-light-reflecting plastic flag with a gold spectrum on one side and a silver spectrum on the other, which is connected to a rotating bracket.

The specific silver- and gold-plated sides of the flag play an important role since birds perceive a completely different colour spectrum to humans. Birds perceive the sunlight reflected off the moving flag as flames and will vacate the area to move away from the danger.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

Flash Tape

 

Flash Tape SG

The Eagle Eye Flash Tape is an extremely effective bird repellent, designed for use in combination with Eagle Eye Pro-Pellers for agricultural applications. The reflection of the sun is effectively used to create a combination of silver and gold flashes that will repel most bird species including sparrows, finches, starlings, pigeons, and geese.

Ideal for protecting crops against bird damage, Flash Tape can be tied to branches, poles or even strung wires. For optimal results, use one-meter pieces and tie at regular intervals 5 – 10 meters apart, between Pro-Peller units. The silver tape is sold in rolls of 150 m with a material thickness of 25 microns, and the silver/gold tape is available in rolls of 150 m, at 50 microns thickness.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

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Pro-Peller Unit

The Pro-Peller was designed to provide a durable, cost effective, reflective unit to complement the Eagle Eye system. The unit rotates by means of its double-bearing system and the wings have been designed to rotate in the slightest of breezes. There are two colour variants, namely silver/gold for land birds and red for marine birds.

The unit is totally wind-driven and no electricity is needed. This ensures a low cost, low maintenance, and easy-to-install open-area bird deterrent device.

The Pro-Peller unit is intended for use in combination with the Eagle Eye system. The Eagle Eye units should be placed on the highest points of the building and near the problem areas. The Pro-Peller units are then placed every 30 m between the Eagle Eye units.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

Nightmare Sound System

 

Nightmare Sound System

Birds are sensitive to the specific sounds generated by the system and will choose to relocate to other areas. The length of time required for relocation varies from one week to one month after installation. This period is dependent on the stubbornness of the birds as well as the sound settings chosen. After installation, birds generally begin leaving the area and then returning after a few days in the hope that the sound will have stopped. They may well try and persist for a few more days but will then slowly start to leave the area permanently. After one month, up to 80% of the bird population will have left.

The Nightmare Acoustic Bird repeller is ideal to use in combination with the Eagle Eye™ bird chaser. The Eagle Eye™ unit, placed on top of the building, will chase away the perching birds during the day and the Nightmare Acoustic Bird repeller will prevent roosting birds at night.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.  

Extreme Sound System

Extreme

The new Extreme Sound System is the most humane and environmentally friendly way of keeping bats, rodents and roosting / nesting pigeons away from unwanted areas. This system projects 130dB at a frequency range of between 16 000 Hz and 23 000 Hz and combined with variable sound waves, intruding pests will not get used to the sounds emitted. The removal of any visible nests is important.

The Extreme Sound System protects an unobstructed area of approximately 150 m2 in a fan shape, with a reach of about 10 – 15 min a 90-degree arc. The sound emitted cannot be heard by humans but is an irritation to pests.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

Odour Guard

Odour Guard small

Birds have a very sensitive sense of smell and Odour Guard is specially formulated to repel birds in an eco-friendly way. The product will also remove the bad odours associated with bird droppings.

Birds are attracted to the smell of their own faeces and are drawn to nesting / roosting sites that smell of bird faeces. By removing the source of the smell and placing Odour Guard dishes in the area, bad odours will be removed and the birds will be less attracted to the site.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

Sealant Wax

Wax applied

Sealant Wax is formulated to protect steel from corrosion. It is applied as a thin layer on top of metal beams and lip channels. Because this is a tacky product, birds do not like to perch and roost where the Sealant Wax has been applied. The product is made from bees’ wax and is safe to use on any surface. It is non-toxic and biodegradable.

Please see our full product spec. pages for more info.

Because the Eagle Eye™ unit uses the UV spectrums from the sun to deter the birds, a variety of factors apply to each installation. To cover a building could take anything from 2 to 20 units, depending on the size of the area that needs to be covered and any obstacles in the way of the spectrum reflected from the unit. The installation complexity lies in trying to determine the correct number and placement of the required devices in order to clear the infested area effectively.

Quite often, the solution to the infestation involves more than one single Eagle Eye™ unit. Our quotations usually involve the design of a ‘system’ that comprises two or more products, which should deter at least 80% of the birds from the area. We often install two Pro-Pellers with every Eagle Eye™ unit for better results, which combined with the Extreme Sound System, Netting, Spikes, and Sealant Wax, will ensure that you have the most effective ‘system’ for your requirements.

Installation complexity and the unique requirements of each client mean that, for our third-party suppliers, our products are not designed as ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions. Critical to the success of the system is that all agents, installers, and maintenance personnel understand the operation and placement of the units to our standards. Training is offered via webinars or at local offices.

Our point of difference is that we are able to harmlessly repel birds from areas where pest species have the most impact on businesses and residences. The Eagle Eye™ products are eco-friendly ‘flock reduction products and sold under our Eagle Eye™ trademark. Our product range encompasses proprietary devices such as the Eagle Eye, FlashFlag™, Pro-Peller, Odour-Guard, Sealant Wax, and sonic bird-control systems. Netting and stainless-steel spikes complement the range of products. Developing new products is part of our R&D strategy to successfully relocate many bird species from unwanted areas, without harming them.

Our products serve thousands of locations in South Africa and internationally. We supply a large variety of facilities, which include anything from private residences to holiday resorts, from farms to factories and from golf courses to yachts. We are also able to offer solutions to help combat the spread of avian flu, which has a significant impact the livelihood of many farmers and ultimately, on our economy.

We have expanded our global presence by establishing links with bird control companies in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia.

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John Kotzé

Co-Director & Founder

John is an Agricultural Economist and Chemist, who is fascinated by new inventions, which is how Eagle Eye came to be. John has been involved in the development of specialised bird-control products for more than 15 years. Hooking up his caravan and heading to off-the-grid camp sites is John’s idea of the perfect getaway.

Chris Kotzé

Chris Kotzé

Co-Director & Founder

A successful hotelier, marketer and accountant, Chris is passionate about the Eagle Eye product. Being able to market products that he and his brothers helped to develop ensures a personal and meticulous level of service excellence. A family man who loves the outdoors, playing golf, and traveling to the bush, Chris is the International Chief Marketing Officer for Eagle Eye Bird Control Trust.

John Kotzé, Jnr

John Kotzé, Jnr

Director

John Jnr left the medical industry 10 years ago to join the family business. Like his father, he is an innovator who enjoys research and development projects. He is constantly trying to improve our current products and is involved in sales, web and print marketing, IT, and he also oversees the USA branch. Outside of work, John's passion is to braai, particularly in a beautiful spot along our coastline.

James Blatherwick

James Blatherwick

Director

James is a B.Com graduate of the University of Stellenbosch and started with Eagle Eye in 2009 as our accountant. However, it quickly became apparent that his communication skills and love of people made him far more suited to the sales side of the business. Today, he runs the Gauteng branch, as well key accounts for some blue-chip clients. A dedicated family man, with a wife and two children, who loves the outdoors, James still finds time to keep extremely fit and LOVES golf.

Eagle Eye Bird Control Trust was established by the Kotzé family in 2004 as a manufacturer and supplier of innovative and effective bird control systems. The quality of our products, our customer-driven service levels and our installation standards have made us the largest bird control company in the Southern Hemisphere.

But where did it all begin?

John Kotzé, co-owner of a reputable building cleaning business, was asked frequently by clients whether he could come up with a way to relocate unwanted birds from infested areas. This led John to start experimenting in 2004 with a rotating pyramid mirror device. When Chris, John’s brother, returned from a trip to Namibia where he had seen a game ranger place a mirror on the carcass of a buck to deter birds, whilst he left to fetch the veterinary surgeon to perform the post-mortem, the brothers were convinced that this idea had merit. John, Chris, and their brother Sidney tested their prototype for approximately 18 months and after a number of iterations, they were certain that they had the beginnings of an effective bird repellent device that could be used successfully to relocate unwanted birds.

The ‘Eagle Eye’ became the brand name and registered trademark when the brothers approached a consulting engineering company to further develop the product. Several unique features were integrated to enhance the effectiveness of the device. In addition to the Eagle Eye, other visual and sonic bird control products were developed to enhance the efficacy of the system. Developing new products is part of our R&D strategy to successfully relocate all kind of birds from unwanted areas without harming them.

Damage caused by birds on fruit, grapes, and grain causes enormous financial losses each year in the agricultural sector. Eagle Eye Bird Control (EEBC) is the biggest company in Africa that works directly with the management of bird numbers and bird-activity to minimize the impact that the birds have on buildings, crops, orchards, and vineyards.

EEBC has a wide variety of products that can be used in different combinations according to the situation. Most of the products we use in agriculture work with the same principle: it irritates the eyes of the birds by reflecting sunlight. It also reflects the light in a colour spectrum that the birds associate with danger (colours like orange, red and gold). It is important to understand that it is not the unit that chases the bird away, but the flashes that the unit create. Therefore it is crucial to keep the units clean so that the flashes will stay sharp and the birds will not be able to get used to the flashes.

EEBC uses primarily two products in agriculture. The first one is the Pro-Peller (PP). This unit is wind-driven and has an effective radius of approximately 15m. The second product is the Flash Tape. EEBC is the only distributors of this gold and silver tape in South Africa. The tape reflects the sunlight and moves easily in the wind, and both the flashes and the movement help to deter the birds.

               Pro-Peller unit

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             Flash Tape

 

 

 

Flash Tape SG

 

 

 

 

 

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These two products are installed in different combinations and configurations. The more units that are installed, the better the coverage. The idea is to pull a blanket of flashes over the whole area. This means that when the birds are approaching the area, they will change their flight path because of the flashes that will irritate and scare them.

These products can cause a reduction of bird activity of between 60% and 80% if the area is kept free from water, food, and nests. In the case of agriculture, the reality is that the birds are actually drawn to the area because of the food that is easily available in the orchards, fields or vineyards.  EEBC can never chase away 100% of the wild birds in an area, but even with the food that is readily available, these products can cause a reduction of around 50% in bird activity (with the right product and placement).

Here is a representation of the placement of the products on one hectare (on areas or farms less than 50ha). It is the most economical, but still very effective, installation. It requires 6 PP units on the first hectare, and then 4 units per hectare after that (two units on the edge of the hectare are shared between two hectares). The number of units can be reduced further to 4 units per hectare, all along the sides of the fields or vineyards. The rest of the area is covered by the Flash Tape.

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In areas larger than 50ha, there is a different approach necessary. In such a case we will install one PP unit for every hectare. The units are then placed all along the edge of the area, while we use Flash Tape inside the areas.

The more flashes that can be generated, the better the result will be. (It is possible to install more PP units per hectare.) It is, however, very important to evaluate each orchard, field or vineyard on its own merit, and therefore one of our consultants will visit the site to make a full assessment. Should the site be too far to make the trip, it is possible to use Google Earth to help with the placement.

Please take note of the following:

The units reflect the light of the sun, so it will always reflect towards the sun (North East, North and North West). This means that there will always be a “shadow” behind the unit – usually in a southern direction. That is why we always place more than one unit in an area so that they can cover each other’s shadow spot.

The units work with line of sight, so the birds must be able to see the unit for the reflections to work. That is the reason why it is important to install the units as high as possible above the vineyard, field or orchard, in direct sunlight. The installation should preferably be done at least 3-4 weeks before the birds will want to start to feed. As soon as the birds start to feed, it will be very difficult to change their feeding pattern.

The units must be kept clean to work well. It is very important to service the units regularly and keep them clean.

Eagle Eye Bird Control can never guarantee that we will chase away all the birds in any given area. We are, however, convinced that our products and installations will reduce the bird activity drastically, and therefore also reduce the risk of damage and financial loss. Please have a look at our website at www.eagleeye.co.za. There you will find a number of testimonies about the effectiveness of our installations, as well as information regarding our services and products. 

For any inquiries, please contact us on 021 907 2360 or 087 237 9600, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

The avian flu virus currently affecting South African poultry is reaching a critical level. Farmers across the country are trying to implement urgent measures to reduce the risk of infection, which occurs when there is contact between the poultry and the wild birds that carry the virus. There is no vaccine or scientific solution to the problem but Eagle Eye Bird Control (EEBC) has developed practical systems to significantly reduce the contact that spreads the virus.

Eagle Eye Bird Control is the largest company in Africa that specialises in the development, manufacturing, and installation of bird control products. The various products and installation methods can be customised and used in combination for both agricultural and urban areas.

The company has been approached frequently over the last few months by poultry farmers who are desperate for assistance with the avian flu virus. These farmers have one main requirement and that is to limit the contact between their chickens and the wild birds that carry the virus.

The principle that Eagle Eye Bird Control works on is to keep the area around the poultry houses as free of wild birds and their droppings as possible. This is critical because the bird droppings also carry the virus and can easily be walked into the buildings by workers. Eagle Eye Bird Control starts by inspecting the construction of the poultry houses to determine the areas that need attention. In most cases, the farmers have already made every effort to keep the buildings sealed to prevent the carrier birds from gaining access but if there are openings Eagle Eye Bird Control can secure these with a number of products. Once this is complete, they will move onto the next phase, which involves one of two options.

The first option requires the installation of a range of reflective products on the roofs of the poultry houses. These products reflect the sunlight in such a way that it is very irritating for birds. The colour spectrum reflected is specifically targeted for certain species, which perceive these colours as a potential threat. The units on the roofs form a layer of flashing light over the buildings that causes the birds to change their flight path and thus avoid the perceived danger.

The second option is to install bird netting. This solution is aimed at poultry houses that are not sealed completely, or where sections are opened for ventilation. The netting surrounds the outside of the building to prevent the wild carrier birds making contact with the chickens and can also be used as a solution on free-range farms. These two options are not mutually exclusive and they can be used in combination. Each of the products comes with a full set of installation instructions to make the products user-friendly so that the farm workers can do the installation to limit the number of outside personnel on the premises. This is essential in order to maintain the bio-security standards of the farm.

Eagle Eye Bird Control has already assisted a number of farms and poultry groups to reduce the risk of infection and is constantly developing more products and improving installations. Feel free to contact them with any enquires via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087 237 9600

Bird Flu is still very much a danger to livestock in South Africa. The latest reports are that the virus has been detected in 24 cases in South Africa from three provinces (Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Western Cape) as follows: 10 outbreaks in commercial chickens, 3 outbreaks in commercial ostrich, 5 outbreaks in wild birds, 3 outbreaks in birds that were kept as a hobby and 3 outbreaks in backyard poultry

news source: eNCA

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Eagle Eye Plastic Mesh is a versatile and long-lasting plastic mesh that won't rust or corrode.

Easy to handle, re-usable and tough, this flexible mesh requires no painting, is fungi resistant and is easy to cut with a pair of garden scissors.

Manufactured from high density polyethylene, mesh size of 30x30mm and a strand thickness of 2.6mm.

Roll length: 1x25m.

Uses: Plastic mesh provides a complete barrier against all birds to prevent them from entering unwanted areas such as
gutters, under solar panels, chimneys etc.

Colour: Black (UV-stabilized)

  Plastic Mesh installed
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