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1. (WO2017205291) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING BIRD POPULATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/205291    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/033836
Publication Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue May 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A01M 27/00
Applicants: ECOLAB USA INC.
Inventors: OLLIER, Steven
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING BIRD POPULATIONS
Abstract:
The system for managing bird populations includes a drone (100); a disruptor (200) comprising an extension arm (220) having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end being operatively coupled with the drone (100), and the distal end comprising a tool portion (230), where the tool portion (230) comprises a piercing element constructed for engagement with one or more eggs in a nest; and a remote control system. The remote control system may comprise one or more remote control units and a monitor (430).The system can be used to manage bird populations by flying the drone (100) above a bird's nest; positioning the drone (100) above the bird's nest; and descending the drone (100) to disrupt eggs in the bird's nest with the disruptor (200).