Visual Pyrotechics Scare Birds

Most birds rely on their sight more than any other sense, so it’s no surprise that our new visual pyrotechnics are providing great results for wildlife managers at airports, landfills and beyond.

The Comet Banger cartridge creates a visible green stardust effect with additional crackling noise. After extensive testing at airfields in the Pacific Northwest, the Comet Banger has been found to be extremely successful at scaring gulls, bald eagles and other raptors. It also works well with other bird species. The green effect is easily visible in all light conditions.

CLICK TO VIEW Comet Bangers in action at Sechelt Landfill

Not only do they work well on their own, they can also be stacked on top of some of our other pyrotechnic cartridges for a multi-stage scare effect. Comet Bangers can be used in these combinations: ● Comet Banger ● Screamer Booster + Comet Banger ● Range Extender Rocket + Comet Banger ● Range Extender Rocket + Screamer Booster + Comet Banger

Comet Banger – Range of 15m (50ft). Comet Bangers are a highly visible pyrotechnic round at close range and can be fired out of any 15mm pyrotechnic launcher.

Screamer Booster with Comet Banger – Range of 90m (300ft) with 2 explosion points. Screamer Boosters have a range of 75m (250ft) and the Comet Banger adds another 15m (50ft). Effects are stacked so that the audio effects of the Screamer Booster are followed by the Comet Banger.

Range Extender Rocket with Comet Banger – Range of 245m (800ft) with 2 explosion points. The Range Extender Rocket, which can only be fired from an RG-46, travels 230m (750ft) and ignites. The Comet Banger travels another 15m (50ft).

Range Extender Rocket with Comet Banger and Screamer Booster – Range of 320m (1050ft) with 3 explosion points. The initial explosion of the Range Extender Rocket is at 230m (750ft), after an additional 75m (250ft) the Screamer Booster ignites and finally at the 320m (1050ft) mark, the Comet Banger.

Multi-Stage Pyrotechnics are effective at preventing habituation and are perfect for use in sensitive areas, such as airports, or over large bodies of water where you can’t get close enough to the birds. Here is another example from the Sechelt Landfill, where the Range Extender Rocket and Comet Banger are used to scare some out of reach gulls.

CLICK TO VIEW Range Extender Rocket and Comet Bangers in action.

15mm Comet Bangers Now Available in the USA!* (Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies only).

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