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There are so many species of birds to be found around the country, and because they live above people in the sky for most of their lives, they are often overlooked as a potential nuisance animal. The difference here will come when people start to find birds moving into the attic of a property or the roof area of a commercial property, and these can then become a problem, particularly if the birds in question are a roost of pigeons. It is natural to want to get rid of these animals, as cleaning up the large volume of droppings is not a pleasant process, and with a larger volume of numbers the amount of feces can quickly build up.
Natural Repellents That Are Said To Repel Birds
There are plenty of different foods and spices around the home that are said to repel birds naturally, and the facts behind these repellents can vary in terms of the reasons they are said to repel birds. One of the most common methods mentioned is to create a fiery chili solution made by chopping up jalapeno and other hot chilies and then boiling these with water and vinegar to create a fiery solution which can be sprayed over the areas where the birds have been a problem. Other items said to repel pigeons and other birds include rice, while another solution is said to be a mix of honey and water made into a sticky spray which can be sprayed on to window sills and other areas where the birds are landing.
Chemicals And Other Items Around The Home Said To Get Rid Of Birds
Another home remedy often said to get rid of birds or to keeep away vultures are chemicals found at home, and these will often be ammonia or mothballs, which will then be placed in bowls in the areas where the birds are a problem. Other items said to help get rid of birds are shiny surfaces, as the reflections from these are said to disorientate the birds and make them wary of predators. This can mean small mirrors, shiny reflective gift wrap or old CDs can all be hung in the areas where the birds are a nuisance.
How Effective Are These Repellents?
Most repellents that operate by scent will be largely ineffective when dealing with birds, as the attractions in the area around your home will be a great draw to them than the unpleasant action of the repellent will be. There are however some of the home remedies that may help, including the hanging of reflective surfaces where the birds are a problem, and adding a sticky solution to landing surfaces. Alternatively, homemade spikes and other deterrents to place on window sills and other areas can be quite effective at keeping birds away.
How To Properly Deal With A Bird Problem
There are different ways to deal with a bird problem depending on the area where the birds have become a nuisance, as sometimes they will be able to get into an attic or loft, while they can also be a problem in the beams of open buildings such as barns. If you have a bird nesting in the attic or loft, the key here will be to find the access point and use an exclusion funnel to allow the bird out, but to prevent it from coming back in. Where the birds are in a commercial or open building, the best option will be to install netting with a fine mesh to protect the upper area of that building, which will prevent the birds from getting back into that area of the building.
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How much does bird removal cost? - get the lowdown on prices.
How to get rid of birds - my main bird removal info guide.
Example bird removal photographs - get do-it-yourself ideas.
Bird job blog - learn from great examples of bird jobs I've done.