Bird Control Systems bird scarer's and bird deterrents feature the Peregrine Pro Hawk Kite and Helikite

VIGILANTE & LIGHTWEIGHT HELIKITES

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SILENT, LIGHTER-THAN-AIR FLIES WITH OR WITHOUT WIND

What is a Helikite?

Helikites are a lighter-than-air combination of a special kite and a disposable helium filled, Mylar balloon. They were conceived and patented in 1993 by zoologist and agronomist Sandy Allsopp. Farmers and scientists had found flying kites extremely effective at scaring birds when windy but needed something that would also fly in no wind. There are two different birdscaring Helikites available. The Vigilante Helikite for temperate climates and the Lightweight Helikite for hot climates and tree fruit. Each Helikite comes with 5 spare balloons, carbon-fibre spar, special high strength flying line, an optional flashing tail, clips, swivels and full instructions.  All Helikites are protected by UK Patent #GB2280381, US Patent # 6,016,998 plus others pending.

Vigilante Helikite
The Vigilante Helikite is the primary Helikite birdscarer. Thousands have been sold to arable farmers, fruit growers and other satisfied customers worldwide. A unique combination of kite, helium balloon and protective balloon cover the Vigilante Helikite flies up to 200 feet with up to 20 mph or without any wind to scare birds over areas as large as 25 acres. The hovering Helikite mimics the action of birds of prey as it moves around the sky. The Vigilante Helikite will come down in the rain but the unique protective cover protects the balloon from punctures until it dries out and automatically re-launches itself again. They are very frugal with helium – only using a few pence worth of the gas per day. The disposable inner balloons tend to last about 3 to 4 weeks before they wear out. Then they can be replaced very quickly. Vigilante Helikites are easy to transport in cars and can be stored anywhere. They are tough and well suited to their rough lives on farms worldwide.


Lightweight Helikte
The Lightweight Helikite protects crops with good crop cover such as peas or laid cereals. They are also suitable for use in hot climates on all fruit, vegetable and arable crops. The silver Mylar balloon of the Lightweight Helikite is exposed, but it is still strong enough for many uses. The balloon is held onto the kite with straps. This means it is very lightweight and so flies better in extremely hot conditions and around buildings. Lightweight Helikites require no adjustment and fly happily in winds up to 25 mph (Force 6) in hot or cold climates. Lightweight Helikites are not as tough as Vigilante Helikites so Lightweight Helikites cannot be used on winter crops overnight or anywhere they are likely to come down onto bare ground when wet. To counter this problem, Lightweight Helikites can be used with our optional 42 foot tall, aluminium Helikite Poles on landfill sites, factory rooftops and feedlots.  Like any Helikites they are superb at scaring problem birds over vast areas.


BIRDS CONTROLLED
PIGEONS
ROOKS
CROWS
STARLINGS
SEAGULLS
GEESE
SPARROWS
FINCHES
BLACKBIRDS
SMALL BIRDS
GROUND NESTERS


SITUATIONS
ARABLE FARMS
PIG & CATTLE FEEDLOTS
HORTICULTURE
FRUIT FARMS
LANDFILL SITES
FISH FARMS
SPORTS CENTRES
GOLF COURSES
RESORT HOTELS
BUILDING SITES
PARKS



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Helikite flying over landfill

Effective:

  • Wild hawk predators constantly reinforce natural fear
  • Controls areas Up to 10 Ha. (25 Acres)
  • Controls all wild birds
  • No shooting required
Silent:
  • No complaints about noise
Low Cost:
  • Low cost to buy and run per acre
Reliable
  • Very predictable area of control

Long Term Control

  • Very low habituation
  • Environmentally friendly
Before Helikites were invented, agricultural bird control had always been a hit or miss affair, with old fashioned scarecrows or even the more modern bangers and wailers giving very variable protection, making it impossible for farmers to rely on them for long to counter expensive and often crippling crop losses. Birds are unpredictable and planning for them is very difficult. The scientifically designed, patented Helikite is the first and one of our best bird control systems that really works well over a long period of time because wild birds find it extremely difficult to overcome the innate terror of predatory hawks that Helikites create. Real hawks reinforce, so habituation is very unlikely - even after months without shooting. If you have a difficult bird problem the powerful Helikite is one of the few proven birdscarers really capable of protecting your livelihood.

LANDFILL SITES

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LANDFILL SITE WITH HELIKITE
No birds!


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LANDFILL SITE WITHOUT HELIKITE

Swarming with seagulls.





Arable Crops

ARABLE CROPS

Vigilante Helikites create a large bird-free “exclusion-zone” around themselves that is related to the height of the Helikite in the sky.

Helikites provide such dependable control that farmers can now grow any arable crop with confidence that they need not be destroyed by bird pests.

Flying at 200ft the Vigilante Helikite gives the largest area of control of any agricultural birdscarer.

FRUIT CROPS

The high altitude of Lightweight and Vigilante Helikites does not allow bird pests to hide in the crop foliage.  This is why Helikites are extremely popular worldwide for top fruit protection.


SILENT BIRD CONTROL

With the Helikite, angry neighbours, frightened livestock, and visits from the noise complaints authorities, are things of the past. Noise is not required for effective bird control. Sight is the major sense in birds and so they are affected far more by the correct visual stimulus than by anything they hear - just like the human fear of snakes and spiders. You can site a Helikite next to populated areas where noisy bangers or wailers would cause objections. Local people will appreciate your concern for them and environment. You will get a better night's sleep as well! Silent control is unique to the new Helikite and it makes birdscaring feasible in many previously impossible situations - like pig or cattle units, in grain stores or near homes. Humane to all, and safe - no explosive gas. The revolutionary Helikite allows bird control where none was possible before.

HELIKITE POLES

Link to Kite Poles Page

Designed to facilitate the use of Helikites or normal Delta Kites around buildings, on landfill sites, arable trial sites or above very high value crops. The poles are 41ft (13 metres) high and have 39ft of line extending from the top. Therefore they allow a Helikite to fly up to 80ft high whilst eliminating the possibility of the Helikite ever damaging itself on the ground or rooftops. On landfill sites they ensure that the lorries and compactors never contact a Helikite or its flying line.

HELIKITE PRICES

  VIGILANTE HELIKITE LIGHTWEIGHT HELIKITE
Contents of Kit:
1 x VX sail cover
1 x pack of 5 balloons
1 x tail pack
1 x 60m Dyneema line
1 x set of carbon fibre spars
1 x LW sail cover
1 x pack of 5 balloons
1 x tail pack
1 x 60m line
1 x set of carbon fibre spars
Price Each (Single): £129 £108
Price Each (3 or more): £111 £89
Regulator Valve
(UK use only) :
£28 £28
Carriage (UK): £6.50 (1) £11 (3+) £6.50 (1) £11 (3+)
Carriage (EU & USA): POA POA
All balloons need to be topped up with helium once a week,
and the whole balloon should be replaced once a month.

HELIUM EXTRA

ALL PRICES EXCLUDE VAT