Barn swallows migrate to North America every spring. With them, they bring bird droppings, feathers and loud chirping at all hours. Follow these tips for ways to scare away barn swallows and keep them from nesting in your barn.
Establishing Bird Barriers
Barn swallows often build their nests in the same location every year. One way to scare barn swallows away is to show them that your barn is no longer an option. Setting up barriers ensures that swallows do not return. Barriers can be made of sheet metal, bird netting or for those wanting something more aesthetically pleasing, potted flowers.
Employ Sound Deterrents
Sound deterrents are another option when trying to scare away barn swallows. They work by using the bird’s natural instincts to scare them away from a particular area. There are several different types of sound deterrents. Each one uses a different type of sound to scare away barn swallows. Sound deterrents include:
- Ultrasonic sound waves
- Recorded bird distress calls
- Recorded predator calls and more
Create Alternative Habitats
Swallows take shelter in barns to protect their young during the colder months. To prevent swallows from taking over your barn this winter, create alternative habitats somewhere else on your property. By giving the birds another place to stay, they are more likely to avoid your barn.
Liquid Bird Repellent Sprays
The most proactive way to scare away barn swallows is prevention. Rather than scaring them away when they arrive, liquid bird repellent sprays stop barn swallows from ever arriving. It is important to check that a bird repellent is safe to use around people and crops.
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