When birds start building nests on or around your home, they can become an extreme nuisance. However, there are certain methods you can use to deter them from coming on or near your property. Typically, it is best to use humane bird deterrent methods to make your home a bird-free zone. This is because, during warm weather seasons birds may seek solace on the roof, railings, awnings, or fence of your home. Certain bird deterrent methods include using plastic spikes, mesh, and bird feeders. The information below lists a few humane bird deterrent methods you can use for your home:
The Use Of Plastic Spikes The use of bird spikes ensures that you can keep the birds from having soft and comfortable places to land and create nests during the summer. These plastic spikes are made with pointed edges that are shaped like the spines of porcupines. However, because they are plastic the spikes are considered a more humane option to use as a bird deterrent. The spikes will essentially prick the birds and let them know that landing in the area is not a good idea. However, most birds are fully aware of the spikes and once they see them, it automatically lets them know to move on and find another place for their nesting area.
The Use Of Soffit Mesh Materials
There are various types of soffit mesh material, which includes rolls made of steel or plastic. Typically it's best to use plastic mesh materials as a more humane method to use as a deterrent for birds. When using mesh materials, you have to cut enough mesh from the rolls to cover holes, crevices, or vents on or around your home to prevent birds from building nests within the areas. The mesh will allow for the area to provide sufficient ventilation while at the same time, keeping the birds or other animals out of the area. For instance, you can apply the soffit mesh materials on the top area of your chimney to keep birds away, while still allowing your furnace to provide ventilation for your home.
The Use Of Bird Feeders
If you notice that birds are always around your home looking for food sources, it may be advantageous to add bird feeders to your yard. These bird feeders are available to be added to trees or as stand-alone units. The purpose of the bird feeders is to ensure that the animals are drawn to the appropriate area outside your home, instead of using your home or other areas as a nesting place.
If you are unsure about the appropriate humane bird deterrent methods, please consider speaking with a consultant like BLUNDERBIRD BIRD DETERRENT.