Drone mimics predators to scare away pest birds

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Pest control manufacturers Bird-X have developed a new drone to humanely deal with bird pest problems to humans and agriculture. The US-based company’s ProHawkUAV has completed its testing phase and is now ready to take flight. The drone is the first created specifically for bird control with fully autonomous flight, allowing the operator to set a GPS path — it could also be set to for manual operating. It repels birds using a sound system that frightens off pests using recorded predator birdcalls and the distress cries of prey birds. The silhouette of the drone also helps to mimic the…

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