Birds are attracted to water, whether it’s a lake, pond, river or backyard pool. Although chlorine can affect most birds, especially ducks and geese, they won’t realize your pool is filled with chemicals until it’s too late. Some birds may even play in the water regardless of the chlorine. Birds can be a real problem for homeowners with a pool. Here are three ways to keep birds away from your pool and reasons you need to take action.
Use Pool Toys To Your Advantage
Pool toys and equipment in the water can deter birds from landing because those items could be a predator. Natural predator decoys or scarecrows can be threatening to birds so they will stay away from your pool. Birds are also naturally deterred by reflective devices, such as pinwheels or shiny tape. Wind chimes can also appear threatening to birds by making noise and moving in the wind. Essentially, the key is to find items that scare birds to keep them out of your pool.
A pool covering can keep all types of animals out of your pool, not just birds. Bird netting can also be effective, but you should be aware that birds can get trapped in the netting and die. Use a pool cover whenever you aren’t using your pool. Keep leaves and other debris out of your pool, also. Always make sure that any methods you use to keep birds out of the pool are humane, eco-friendly and safe.
Provide Alternatives To Your Pool
Birds are very beneficial to gardens. Many birds help control insects in your yard. Hummingbirds pollinate flowers. Sparrows and finches prefer seeds, so they don’t eat insects. But these birds can help control weeds and other unwanted plants. Birds can be a nuisance in the pool, but you still want them in the garden. Install a bird bath and bird feeder away from the pool to give the birds a safe place to get water and food. Keep it cleaned up and replace the water every two to three days.
Wondering How To Get Rid of Birds in Your Backyard?
It can be difficult to balance having wildlife in your garden against having birds take over your space. The main thing you can do to prevent birds from making a sanctuary in your garden is to keep bird feeders and water baths clean. Place them at the farthest end of your property. Keep your lawn free of twigs and grass that can be used as nesting materials. Don’t make your home attractive to birds.
When birds stay too long, you may need more preventative efforts to keep birds from accessing your home. Bird netting or steel screening can prevent birds from getting too close to vents in your home where they could make nests. Skedaddle has a silicone-based sealant that can be applied to small cracks and crevices where birds might get into your attic. There are other methods that can be installed on your ledges or on the roof to make it uncomfortable for birds to land. These methods are discreet and won’t take away from your home’s personality and style.
Humane Bird Removal in Oshawa
Keeping birds away from your home can take a comprehensive plan that suits your property and garden. Our technicians are trained in bird control to find the most effective ways without harming wildlife, your home or your garden. We want you to enjoy your yard all summer long. For professional bird removal in Oshawa, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Our technicians use safe, eco-friendly and humane methods to remove and exclude birds from re-making their nests in your home.