Net shooters are great. You point what looks like a flash light at the bird, the a laser light comes on and you press the firing button and it shoots a small net out to capture the bird.
They are available in a bunch of different formats - to get an idea of what they look like and some demo's go here:
We have a couple of clients that have them and in this way you don't have to inspect everything under the path of the bird leaving the path for dropped bird mites, nasty things!
This reminds me of a story from my auditing days - it was funny in a strange way.
I was in Iowa at a peanut butter cracker (Lance kind of stuff) company.
Had called a week or so in advance to set up the inspection and all was set and ready to go.
I get to the plant and the receptionist calls the QA office and out walks the QA Manager along with 10 other people - he is not the one I talked to when I set up the audit.
He's brand new (it was his first day) and the 10 people with him are all from another company that took over the PB cracker company and this was their first day in the facility - what fun eh?!
Anyway, after the discussion about how we needed to go ahead and get the audit done, they agreed and we went about doing the tour.
As I was walking down the middle of numerous low vats of open cracker mix I heard a bird chirping and sure enough there was a pigeon nesting right above me in the main beam.
Without saying a word, the Maintenance Manager says he's got this and he runs to his office and comes back with a .22 rifle.
Before I could say anything (or for that matter the others) he's blasting away!
He hits it - the bird though takes off spreading feathers and blood raining down on the troughs of cracker mix.
I won't get into the balance of the story - we'll just say that it didn't end well for the plant nor the hold-over Maintenance Manager.
Edited by SQFconsultant, 14 May 2020 - 03:51 PM.