NES uses sound cannons to get rid of pigeons

NES uses sound cannons to get rid of pigeons (Image 1)
NES uses sound cannons to get rid of pigeons (Image 1)

Nashville Electric Service is using sound cannons to get rid of pigeons that have started roosting at substations.

They used the method Wednesday night on Pennington Bend Road. The cannons were supposed to go off in the Watkins Park neighborhood as well, but it was delayed due to an issue in the area.

“We’re trying to be proactive and scare those birds away so there isn’t any type of power outage in the future,” explained NES spokeswoman Laurie Parker.

News 2 was told the sound cannons would go off about two or three times in a three-hour period. However, they were used at least seven times Wednesday night.

So far, it appears to have worked.

The cannons will be used again for the next couple of weeks between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Pennington Bend Road and Watkins Park substations.

NES took similar steps to get rid of pigeons at the central substation in downtown Nashville earlier this summer. They hope to see the same success this time around.

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