Birds are a blessing you must agree. Most of us love waking up to the sound of birds singing their soothing tunes every morning. In fact, we wouldn’t describe morning without mentioning the chirping of birds. However, when they are too many, they become a nuisance; either making too much noise, dirtying everywhere with their poop or even your car every time you park under a tree. Here are easy ways to get rid of the birds from your backyard for good.
Table of Contents
- Tips on How To Get Rid Of Birds In Your Backyard
- 1. Get rid of any water or food sources
- 2. Irritating Noises, Scents, and Lights.
- 3. Erect traps and nets around your backyard.
- 4. Put up decoys and scarecrows around your backyard
- 5. Keep cats and dogs in your backyard.
- 6. Get rid of nesting sites in your backyard
- 7. Get rid of the brush pile
- Be Observant
- Bird Netting Tools Top Selected Products You Can Use To Keep Birds Away
Tips on How To Get Rid Of Birds In Your Backyard
1. Get rid of any water or food sources
One of the reason there are birds in your backyard is because it’s a feeding source. Normally, birds will stay in a place over a long period of time if that place guarantees a constant supply of food. Avoid dumping any food or leftovers in your backyard. Clear all bushes and grasses in your backyard since some of them produce seeds and berries that the birds feed on.
2. Irritating Noises, Scents, and Lights.
Even after getting rid of all food sources and the birds still don’t leave your backyard, you will be required to take tougher measures. Birds are usually repelled and irritated by loud and sudden noises, flashing lights and various scents. Air horns can be quite useful for this purpose. You will be required to do this over a period of time after which the birds will leave. In extreme instances, firecrackers make come in handy instead. Bright flashing lights can also be used especially at night. This irritates the birds and they should leave after a short period of time. Applying bird repellant scented liquids around your backyard can also keep them away. These liquids can be purchased online.
3. Erect traps and nets around your backyard.
Another effective way is to put up nets and traps around your backyard. Birds will usually not live in a place which poses danger to them. Once you catch one of the birds, you can release it, trust me it will most likely not hang around your backyard again. Most of these traps and nets can be purchased online and they come with guidance on how to erect them to work effectively.
4. Put up decoys and scarecrows around your backyard
This is the other effective way of getting rid of the birds around your backyard. Erect decoys and scarecrows mostly the shape of larger birds like falcons or eagles.
Make sure they can easily be moved e.g. by the wind. This will keep off any smaller birds. In some instances, you can also higher a falconer to lend you a real falcon for just $55 an hour. The presence of that falcon for two days will definitely get rid of most of the birds in your backyard.
5. Keep cats and dogs in your backyard.
The other way of getting rid of birds; mainly the smaller ones is by letting your dogs and cats hang around your backyard frequently. Normally, birds will not hang around an unsafe area. Avoid feeding your dogs and cats in your backyard, as this can attract more birds instead of getting rid of them.
6. Get rid of nesting sites in your backyard
Backyards are a good place for birds to observe mating and nesting habits. Getting rid of nesting areas will decrease the chances that new birds will find your yard attractive.
7. Get rid of the brush pile
Getting rid of brush pile in secluded sections of your yard can reduce the birds that come to your yard for shelter. Most especially small birds such as sparrows and finches. They eagerly flock to a brush pile when they feel threatened.
Once you have upgraded your backyard and removed everything that tends to attract new birds, the most important step is to be patient and observant. You will soon observe that the birds may not stay nearby for long if your yard does not offer what they need. By not offering food, water, shelter, and nesting sites, you will discourage many different birds to stay away from your yard.
Bird Netting Tools Top Selected Products You Can Use To Keep Birds Away
1. Bird Repellent Scare Tape
Bird Repellent Scare Tape is 38 metres (125 feet) long & 2in. wide bird repellent product that is used to scare and frighten birds from your yard and home.
It works by using a combination of sound generated by the tape blowing in the wind and the flickering light that comes off the reflective surface. This scares the birds away without harm.
While it may seem a little unconventional, this Bird Repellent Scare Tape does its job and does it well. A single roll provides you with enough tape to adequately protect your yard from birds with ease.
2. Bird-X Plastic Polycarbonate Bird Spikes Kit
Bird-X Plastic Polycarbonate Bird Spikes Kit are bird control spikes that stop pest birds from landing on surfaces. It comes with Adhesive Glue and Covers 10 feet. The irritating spikes create a physical barrier to make surfaces uncomfortable or impossible to land.
3. Bird Repellent Discs
Bird repellent discs are an inexpensive, effective way to deal with birds problem. These discs are very effective in dealing with woodpeckers. The swivel mechanism allows for continuous movement of the reflective discs which the woodpeckers are frightened of. Not only will they get rid of woodpeckers, but they do a great job at scaring other birds away.
4. Gardeneer By Dalen Natural Enemy Scarecrow SOL-R Action Owl
Gardeneer By Dalen’s SOL-R Action Owl deters birds from yards, garden, and your home. The head moves every few minutes depending upon the amount of energy the solar panel located on the top of the head captures. There are no batteries needed, a secondary power is derived from the wind. See how it works in the video below
5. Bird B Gone The Bird Repeller
Bird B Gone Solar Bird Repeller is a portable solar powered bird deterrent that uses continuous motion to prevent large pest birds from landing. See how it works in the video below: