The battle with the nuisance bird can be infuriating when residential bird control methods are not in place. The nuisance birds roost on the rooftop of your home, destroy gardens and contaminate pools and backyard ponds. Woodpeckers can destroy the side of the home. Certain times of the year it feels like an uphill battle. But with residential bird control you can win the battle.
Residential Bird Control Wins the Battle
Rooftops. This is a good place to start. Birds love the highest points of buildings to perch on. This point gives them the best advantage at looking below for food and also gives them a good view to watch for predators. There are many bird control solutions that will keep birds away from the rooftop area.
Bird spikes are a physical bird deterrent that will stop the birds from landing where they are installed. Bird spikes are exactly what they sound like. Up from the 2’ strips come the spikes. There are stainless steel spikes and plastic bird spikes. Plastic bird spikes are popular and are a very effective residential bird control method. They are easy to install. You simply screw them down, glue them down or they can even be tied down to the surface. Bird spikes are for larger birds like the pigeons and crows. They are most often the culprits up on your rooftop.
Gardens. Bird netting will block the pest birds from your garden area or protect fruit trees. Bird netting can be suspended over the garden area using poles or stakes around the perimeter of the garden. The netting is then attached to the poles using either staples or zip ties or twine. The thing to remember about the residential bird control netting is that it needs to be a few inches above the plants. This will stop the birds from landing on the netting and poking their beaks through the mesh to get at the plants.
Ponds. If you have an ornate Koi pond where the fish need to be protected, there are plastic discs that can be interlocked and place around the edges of the pond. Koi fish are usually a very high investment. That is why they need to be protected by their natural predators such as the Great Blue Heron. The plastic discs that float just under the surface make it impossible for the big bird to stand on the edge and spear its meal.
Residential bird control does not need to be difficult or expensive. There are many different bird control products that will be effective for many areas around the home. There will be no battle with the birds when implementing residential bird control.