Bird Exclusion (How Birds can be a nuisance to home and business owners)
Tips in Repelling Birds

When they are around, birds can be a nuisance to people's homes and business establishments. They can cause damage to buildings as well as equipment. Birds land, roost, or nest in crevices of buildings or houses, and these can be sources of health problems, too. Feces or bird droppings can become inhaled and cause histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis. These creatures also steal fruit and crops, and this can be distressing for farmers. Here's a good read about bird exclusion, check it out! 

Bird Repellent Use

There are various ways of repelling birds and keeping them from coming back. There are physical bird repellents or barriers such as bird screens, chemicals, sonic devices, and contraceptives. The most effective methods include those that create physical blocks against birds and those that can modify their behavior by giving them a mild shock that is quite harmless.

Keeping birds away can seem like a tough job, but this can be easy when you know what to do. An effective strategy to solve this problem can be a simple one; check it out! Learn more about bird exclusion, go here. 

Here are 5 tips to help you control pest birds:

1. Apply bird repellent gel to surfaces or ledges where birds land or frequent. The repellent irritates their feet and can discourage them from staying. This can be an effective method, but once the gel loses its potency, the birds could come back. Reapply the gel after a certain period. The only thing about gel coating is that after a certain time, it absorbs impurities and pollutants from the environment and can make the gel harden, and taking it out later can prove quite a chore.

2. If you have a pigeon problem, a trip wire or an anti-roosting wire system is very effective. This consists of taut wires pulled across a ledge and spaced so that it is difficult for pigeons to gain foothold. You can also string out the wires on different heights in order to make it difficult to spread their wings and thus discourage roosting activities.

3. Plastic netting or chicken wire can also help deter birds from nesting in recessed areas on a building or under the eaves of a house. Polyethylene and polypropaline nettings are best to use as these do not stretch unduly and withstand a lot of tension without later stretching or sagging. Select those that match the color of the building surface on which it will be draped as to make these less conspicuous.

4. Electric wires can give a mild shock when touched or landed upon. This can be an effective way of modifying bird behavior. But smaller birds can sometimes be immune to its effects and can still perch on the wires without experiencing any shocks. It is also difficult to put up and maintain.

5. Use the scarecrow method by placing at strategic points around the building rubber snakes, glass owls, and other such devices that can help frighten birds away. This is a safe way of repelling birds, however, some birds are quick to recognize these as artificial.