Barn swallows spend at least half of the year in North America. They are a common nuisance found across the country. While these birds are around, they bring droppings, feathers and loud chirping at all hours. Here are a few ways to deal with them.
Many people take notice to the unusual quietness of their barn during the winter months. This is often because they’re used to seeing blue barn swallows nesting and thriving on their property during the summer. Without their loud chirping and messy droppings, you may forget about the problems these pest birds can cause on your property. So where do all the barn swallows go during the winter?
Whether crowding the barn or eating feed designated for your livestock, pest birds are an expensive inconvenience that farmers can certainly live without. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, 1,000 starlings can eat about 36 to 40 pounds of food a day! As the cost of feed rises and birds find more barns to inhabit, many farmers wonder how they should go about taking care of the unpleasant situation. If you’re stuck in a similar situation, follow these helpful steps to help get rid of barn swallows – for good!
Birds are never an issue until they decide to cause problems, especially in and around barns. These pesky creatures may steal your insulation for their nests, contaminate food, leave their droppings all over and possibly spread disease to the animals in your barn. While there are many ways to deter birds from your barn, below are a few methods to try out to help you find the solution that works best for you.
- Establish barriers to stop birds from entering your barn
- Scare birds from your barn with sound deterrents
- Eliminate easy access to food sources
- Protect your barn with Avian Control liquid bird repellent
As the weather gets colder, non-migratory birds will begin seeking out safe and warm shelters for the winter. With some minor changes, you can avoid your barn becoming their new seasonal home. Keep away barn birds with these tips from Avian Control.