Birds are the soundtrack of our skies. Without them, our sunrises and sunsets would be lacking. Unfortunately, birds in and around our homes can be problematic, especially if left unattended.
As wildlife control experts, we know what it takes to keep your property pest-free. Here are some effective tips for bird control around your home:
1.Assess the Problem. First, it’s important to find out where the birds are nesting, and how they are accessing their nests. To determine which form of bird control will work to your advantage, you should determine which species of birds you are dealing with.
2.Stop feeding the pigeons! They may have “bird brains,” but pigeons and other common city-dwelling birds remember the hand that feeds them. To avoid birds roosting in or around your home, do not feed them, by hand or out of a feeder.
3.Secure Your Trash. If you’re not feeding the birds, they might still be attracted to the food in your trash or recycling. Ensure your garbage cans are sealed and away from the sides of your home.
4.Remove or Cover Water Sources. Birds are drawn to water. If you have a water source in your backyard, like a fountain or small pond, consider moving it or protecting it with a fence.
5.Use Chicken Wire. Chicken wire is a simple, widely available material. Stringing it along rooves and gutters is an easy DIY task for preventing the resting and nesting of birds.
6.Use a Decoy Bird. Decoy birds like falcons or owls are a great, safe way to discourage birds from landing on your roof or nesting around your home. These birds are natural predator for many smaller birds, and are a humane way to scare them away.
7.Spiking. This is one of the simplest, least expensive ways to deter birds from landing on your roof or house. Line them up along your gutters, beams, signage, and ledges to discourage further nesting around your house.
8.Hire a Professional. Because they nest in higher areas, and have the ability to fly, birds can be difficult to control. Hiring a professional, like those at Raider Wildlife Control, will ensure that your birds are removed safely and humanely.
Birds are beautiful, but they can also be a serious nuisance. By following these simple tips, you can control your bird problem, and reduce the chances of it happening in the future.
At Raider Wildlife Control, we offer a variety of services to help you control your bird problem, like custom bird netting and traps, modification of habitat, decontamination of infected areas, and proven exclusion methods. For more information about our services, or to speak to a knowledgeable professional, contact us today.