Birds eat insects and distribute seeds for your garden, but they can be a nuisance. Birdwatching can be a wonderful pastime, but when birds overtake your patio or deck, it is annoying. Wondering how to get rid of birds in your backyard? The technicians with Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control have ideas and methods that can help you take back your yard and enjoy the birds from a distance.
Move Bird Baths and Feeders
If you do want to provide a respite for the birds, move your bird baths and feeders to the back of your property. Keep the area cleaned up so you don’t attract more wildlife. Don’t make your patio attractive to birds. They’ll stay away if you are out there moving around, but since you can’t be there 24 hours a day, you may need to take further action.
Get Rid of Ideal Nesting Spaces
Birds are attracted to your yard and home for three key reasons, food, water, and safe nesting places. Make sure to protect any small vents or openings in your home to stop birds from roosting or setting up their home. Our technicians utilize a wide range of methods to keep birds out that won’t detract from your home’s architecture or hurt the birds or the environment. Don’t provide birds a place to make a nest.
Wind Chimes and Decoys
Birds are scared off by wind chimes that make noise and move in the wind. Even smaller sets of wind chimes can detract birds. If you’re not fond of the noise of wind chimes yourself, a decoy, such as a predator, can also be a detractor. A scarecrow, an owl, or even a large plastic snake can deter birds from landing on your patio. Move the decoy every day so that the birds think it’s real. Other options are flags that blow in the wind or shiny objects that reflect the sun, such as pinwheels or CDs hung in trees.
If birds are giving you a headache by overstaying their welcome, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for bird removal in Milwaukee. We’ll help you know when to stop feeding birds in summer to prevent birds from making their homes in your home. We have many different methods that we can adapt to fit your property and goals.
- Steel screening can prevent birds from accessing the vents in your roof or attic. You can’t plug these holes because they are for providing proper airflow in your home.
- A silicone-based sealant is used to fill in cracks and crevices where small birds can enter your attic or along the overhangs that make ideal nesting sites. We’ve developed this sealant to withstand the harsh elements and not harm wildlife.
- Bird netting and wire can be applied to places in your home where birds might land. It simply makes your home uninhabitable to birds, but these elements are unnoticeable, so they won’t detract from your curb appeal.
- Bird spikes are devices that consist of long, needle-like rods. They make certain places in your home uninviting to birds. If birds are found nesting in those spikes later, it’s likely due to them already being comfortable there.
Why Choose Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control?
Most birds you’ll find at your feeder aren’t protected under the wildlife conservation regulations in Wisconsin, but it’s always possible to find one or two species that may be protected. Skedaddle technicians understand federal and state regulations for removing, controlling, and deterring them. We also use safe methods that won’t harm other wildlife, your family, or your pets. Contact us to have us help you prevent birds in your backyard so that you can enjoy your home without unruly guests.