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7 Effective Ways To Prevent Birds From Nesting Around Your Home

Prevent Birds From Nesting Your Home

Do you have menacing birds nesting around your home? This can be a big problem for a number of reasons. Let’s take a look now at how to prevent these pests from nesting in your home.

Birds are often considered cute when they are visiting a bird feeder or a birdbath, but troublesome birds are not something you want around your home or business premises.

If birds invade your home or business, they can be quite a nuisance and cause as much damage as other pests. If you want to stop birds from nesting around your home, you will find the information provided here quite enlightening.

1. Visual Bird Deterrents

Visual bird deterrents are an excellent way to scare away birds and ensure that they don’t land or roost on your house. However, their efficacy will depend on the species of bird as well as the type of deterrent.

Unfortunately, visual deterrents such as plastic snakes and fake owls typically don’t work for too long.

Eventually, birds adapt and learn that they aren’t actual threats, which is why you need to complement visual deterrents with other types of deterrents as discussed below.

2. Bird Wire

Bird wire is a tension wire system used for creating an unstable area for landing thus deterring birds. It is a popular option since it is not only hard to see but also low profile.

You can use it on exposed beams along with pipes. It is typically used to get rid of pigeons on commercial properties, but you can also use it elsewhere.

3. Bird Spikes

Bird spikes are narrow spikes that are usually attached to the roof, window sills and eaves, as well as any area that’s large enough for birds to either roost or land.

You can attach the spikes to wood, concrete, and other surfaces safely using glue tracks or screws. Bird spikes come in two types: plastic and metal. Metal spikes might cost more but last longer than plastic bird spikes.

4. Bird Coils

A bird coil is basically an extendable stainless-steel coil that you stretch along your ledge to deter birds from landing. If a bird lands on the coil, it moves thus making the bird feel unstable.

They are designed to make it harder for debris to accumulate on and between the springs which can make them stable and ineffective, which is unfortunately what happens with bird spikes.

5. Anti-Bird Netting

Anti-bird netting can be an excellent solution if you have birds that steal food from your garden or fruit trees.

Anti-bird netting is not only inexpensive but also an effective solution that you can use around eaves, under a roof, or other areas where birds choose to land or nest.

Unfortunately, bird netting has one major downside.  Sometimes birds can get stuck in the net, which can lead to death or leave you with the challenge of getting it free.

6. Covering All Openings

Bird wire and bird spikes can be very effective when it comes to deterring pigeons but not smaller birds.

You can keep starlings and house sparrows away by carefully sealing any openings that can be used by the bird to get into the attic. It is also advisable to block openings to vents and eaves using sturdy netting or 0.25” wire mesh.

7. Controlling the Food Sources

If you want to keep birds away from your house and patio, the first step should be to reduce or eliminate food and water sources. Avoid feeding pest birds and get rid of your bird feeders if they only seem to be attracting pests.

For instance, if house sparrows or starlings move in, they will run off the beneficial bird species and take control of your bird feeders.

Final Thoughts

You can stop birds from nesting around your home using the 7 simple methods discussed here. If you are having issues with feral birds and need some help, then look no further than Feral Bird Management.

We have developed modern, sophisticated methods and approaches to eradicating most feral bird problems.

We have a wealth of experience and expertise in the area of feral bird management so please call us today on (08) 9458 8026 or contact us through our website.