Darn birds are waking me every morning. I have an older colonial style type
house two stories. With the tall peek & the extended soffets, sorta like
perches in the front. It seems that they had gotten in at one time. So I had
put up some chimeney flashing lead with some Liquid nails. On one side this
fall. It works good to keep them out. But now the're working on the opposite
side. What can I do to keep them away. I like birds but I'm not going to put
up with the pecking & gettin in my house.
I'm in the middle of replacing the old plaster & removing the straw of their
elder's. The kids can go elsewhere & I want to help them on their way.
Before the Grandkids appear... So what can I get or do other than
placing wire. It doesn't look right.
Thanks for your help.
There are two types birds that are trying to get in.
1. The starling, black-goldish color markings, on mostly the back , orange
beak very pointy. They do the most damage on the overhang of the soffit in
the front of the house. The lead I had put in place on one side is working
very well, but they still try to peck their way in. Since I am working on
that side ( removing plaster & placing insulation ) I had removed straw &
debris in the soffit. They think well nobodys home lets go in.
2. The house sparrow, small bird can get in a little opening, pulls the drip
edge away to get inside. This bird has gotten in at the peak. I can't close
him out because he's inside of the large crown moulding. I'll have to wait
for better weather. But I'll deal with him later.
But for now I'm looking for a short time solution. I can't find a store that
has rubber snakes. But I'll look till I find some.
I've heard the way to get racoons out of a chimney is a radio turned on max,
to a hard rock station. Aparently, racoons are more intelligent than human
teenagers. I'm not sure teens have brains anyhow.
See if you can find their entry portal, and staple screen over that.
Cut a hole to make access easier for the birds. No more lead, caulking, wire
mesh, climbing on ladders, maintenance, blah-blah-blah.
'Course I'm the kind of guy that cuts critters some slack - they're just
trying to make a living.
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