The sound of chirping birds is a telltale sign of summer days. It’s the background to family barbecues, late night bonfires, all day pool parties and early morning coffees in the garden. While the singing can trigger sunny memories, if these birds take claim to your patio, the summer nostalgia can quickly wear off. Waking up to morning chirping and constantly cleaning up bird droppings can change your feelings on these feathered friends.
To keep your home clean and quiet—and to maintain your appreciation for these creatures—we recommend trying some of these simple tricks to keep birds away from your patio, porch or deck.
Block Spaces That Are Ideal for Nesting
Openings and holes in walls, ceiling rafters, gutters and other tight, cozy spaces are ideal real-estate for nesting birds. You can block off rafters and other perching areas using bird nesting. Small openings in your wall or other areas can be stuffed with copper scouring pads, which will stay in place and won’t splinter or rust.
Hang a Few Wind Chimes
Not only are wind chimes beautiful to listen to on those slightly windy summer days, but the noise and movement are an excellent way to scare off birds and keep them from landing on your deck or patio. You can also look for other shiny, noisy and moving porch décor to help keep the birds at bay.
Take A Moment To Reflect
Birds are sensitive to bright, reflective colors and will typically avoid any place that has it. To take advantage of this, and keep your deck a bird free zone, attach reflective flash tape to strings and secure it around your porch. You can also secure small mirrors to popular nesting areas, which will trick the birds into thinking the space is already claimed.
Get A Decoy
Placing a statute of a hawk, swan or other large predator bird is an easy way to scare off smaller birds from coming into your yard. Be sure to rotate your plastic predator, or the birds will catch on to your tricks and your feathered scarecrow will become useless.
Move Your Birdbath and Feeders
You can’t really blame a bird for choosing a home close to food and water. Moving feeders and bird baths further away from your porch, patio and deck will allow you to invite these beautiful, unique creatures into your yard, while discouraging them from staying overnight.
Use a Safe & Effective Professional Bird Repellent
If you don’t feel like spending your summer days experimenting with various, possibly ineffective tricks and would rather spend those precious moments enjoying the extra warmth and sunshine, consider using professional bird repellent that offers virtually instantaneous results.
At Avian Enterprises, we’ve developed the perfect formula that effectively drives away a wide-variety of nuisance birds without causing any harm to them, you or your family. Treatment options include:
- Avian Fog Force® TR, a time release aerosol system that targets a variety of common flocking birds.
- Avian Control® liquid spray or fog treatment designed to deter robins, crows, pigeons and other variety of birds.
- Avian Migrate® liquid spray treatment that is specialized for migratory birds such as Geese, Mute Swans, Coots and other small birds.
Don’t spend your summer chasing birds. Explore Avian’s bird repellent products and get back to what really matters.