Wild birds cause damage to people’s properties, yards and homes that measure in the hundreds of dollars each year. Some of the more common wild birds that can cause damage to a homeowners home or property are pigeons, crows, swallows and sparrows. You can attempt to rid these visitors by utilizing some DIY bird control, though this could prove to be more expensive. There are several types of bird control products out there, though all of them belong to one of roughly three different categories.
These are products that represent a type of bird control designed to prevent birds from landing into and roosting in an area. Examples of such products include:
Visual deterrents are products that generate a visual distraction in order to motivate the birds to fly away in fear. One example of an inexpensive and very simple visual deterrent is flash tape, which can be used in garden areas to keep birds away from seeds and plants. Other scare tactics that irritate wild birds include diverters and balloons, which are designed with a “mock” predator eye design that drives birds away.
As the name implies, sound deterrents use audio noises to motivate the wild birds to go away. These products are usually designed to play intervals of predator and distress calls, which trigger the birds’ instincts to danger. If opting for one such product, remember to choose a sonic sound unit that is made specifically for outdoor use, is waterproof and also easy to program. Some brands of sound deterrents even come with more than 20 different species of birds programmed into them. Observe which birds are plaguing your property or home and choose a sound unit accordingly.
Unfortunately, the short answer is no. DIY efforts usually result in a waste of time, effort and money for homeowners. With the ability to reach any point of your property, there is always somewhere for birds to land, nest and excrete their droppings. Although some DIY efforts may help get birds to leave temporarily, it is almost impossible to prevent them from returning without professional help. Wildlife experts can select the perfect bird exclusion products for your home, and install the necessary products to the most vulnerable points of your property.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a company that has more than 30 years of experience solving various types of bird infestation problems. A particular thing to keep in mind is that Skedaddle focuses on and specializes in humane removal methods and techniques, meaning technicians always put in extra effort to exclude wild birds gently and without causing too much stress to them. Using customized deterrent products, Skedaddle technicians create a plan for each home that protects it from any bird problems in the future. If you need help protecting your property, call 1-888-592-0387 to learn more about how we can help!