Self-Filling Balls


Technical Details

Black, UV stabilised High Density Polyethylene

Bird Ball Diameter:
100mm (4″)

Surface Coverage:
116 Bird Balls per m² (10 per ft²)

Nominal Weight:
40g (air filled), 240g (water filled)

Get Your Airport Deterrent Balls Today

Airport deterrent balls are a simple solution to stop birds from entering open water ponds. They are a revolutionary new way to cover large areas of open surface water.

Waterfowl are attracted to areas of open water, but when that happens to be located near an airport, these ponds and lakes put both birds and humans at risk. Meanwhile, we have the perfect solution. A floating layer of Euro-Matic’s bird balls can successfully camouflage the liquid, deceiving birds into believing there is no water there.

Bird Balls® are 100mm diameter UV stabilised black hollow plastic balls, manufactured in High-Density Polyethylene. The balls float on the surface of a liquid and arrange themselves into a close packed formation to completely cover the surface. Also, for areas subject to high winds, normal balls can be blown from the water’s surface. However, we provide self-filling balls, each filled with 200ml of water which becomes stable by sitting lower in the water.

Euro-Matic’s airport deterrent balls are fully operational at Heathrow Airport in London.

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Advantages Of Our Plastic Float Balls:

  • Simple to install
  • Maintenance free
  • UV stabilised HDPE, with more than 10 year’s life expectancy
  • Our plastic float balls rise and fall with changing liquid levels
  • Easily accommodate objects, such as floating pump barges or aerators
  • Reduces sunlight penetration and algae formation
  • Maintains high water temperatures in winter
  • Unaffected by snow
  • Extra stability at wind speeds over 147km/h, (48m/s)
  • Reduces water evaporation
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