Anybody have a good method to deter birds, and their deposits? I have
to square ledges outside my upper bedroom window. The birds hang
around and leave droppings there. I tried a owl scarecrow which did
very little. Now I have droppings on the owl's head.
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:) "Roost no More" or something with a similar name is a bird repellant product
:) available at Ace Hardware, I imagine other hardware stores would carry it as
:) well, probably even Home Despot but you wouldn't catch me there.
It only takes a little to be effective, try not to get
too much near an edge or it may get runny on hot days
and run down the side of the structure.
On 16 Aug 2003 12:17:19 -0700, email@example.com (Sennin) wrote:
Forget the Roost-No-More types of deterrents; too much work, imo. I
had EXCELLENT results with Nixalite: http://www.nixalite.com/ If you
can get to those ledges outside your window, install these. They'll
deter everything, including squirrels. Great stuff.
The birds laugh at my cats, a male and female, who must have not been taught by
their mothers how to kill. They brought in a zebra finch quite a few years ago
and since these birds can't survive outdoors in this climate, we got a pet
bird. James is a seeker of rare insects and brings beautiful, exotic ones into
the house. The one time we had mice in the house, our cat was deaf and blind,
so retired. Cats don't do a lick of work.
I just draped some bird mesh over a fig tree that was feeded some
of the neighborhood crows. Birds are instintively afraid of anything
they can tangle them up. Strings about the size of fishing line, line
mesh, or moving pieces of small wire. If there is a way to string
fishing line over the ledges try this. Otherwise, loose loops of
line on the ledge will also work. BB guns are another strategy,
if the birds are classified as pests.
I made an inviting dowel perch for them to land on, complete with food dish.
But first, I spiraled two copper wires arounds its length. I then hooked it
up to a FidoShock device. They land once, they don't come back. It got rid
of some really pesky pigeons for me.
At the VA center, they use a coiled wire, sort of like a stretched out
slinky, mounted horizontally. They mount it across the flat ledge, the
spaces between wires are too small (1to 3 inches) for the birds to roost.
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