Getting Birds To Go Away Without Hurting Them: Some Solutions

There are a number of pest control products on the market that state that they are "humane bird deterrents," but the truth is that they could easily hurt a bird rather than prevent its landing. The sharp spikes you see on church roofs and the shock strips on roofs are not that humane. A bird could easily impale itself on the spikes, and cook its insides on the shock strips. Instead, try one of the following solutions, which really are humane.

Bird "Spiders"

These clever products are minute wires attached to a spinning mechanism. They are ideal for any object that rises from a roof, from a chimney to a refrigeration ventilation unit. Anytime a bird wants to land on the object rising from the roof, the "spider' spins round and round, making it impossible for the bird to land. Each "arm" of the "spider" is tipped with a little round ball that gently deflects the bird away as the "spider" spins.

Bird Repellers

Bird repellers are similar to spiders, except that these devices look more like weather vanes or horizontal windmills. The one or two propellers on the top spin without ceasing, creating quite the challenge for birds that want to land on the edges or corners of roofs. There are even solar models, which helps you cut power costs and prevents you from having to replace batteries weekly.

Bird Slopes

Bird slopes are metal strips that stretch from one corner of your roof to another. Birds cannot land because of the high grade slope of the strips and the fact that the slopes are made of a very slippery metal. They are also designed in such a way not to stand straight up vertically, so birds cannot use the top edge of the slopes to land. Birds can try to land higher, but typically these small-brained creatures prefer the very edges of buildings, so the slopes prevent that from happening.

Faux Predators

Faux predators, such as owls, hawks, eagles and other plastic wildlife, can be mounted to key spots on the roof. One look at the predators perched there and other birds are less likely to attempt a landing. Most smaller to medium-sized birds will not come near. Larger birds, which may not be afraid of the fake plastic predators may still attempt to land, as they may not be so inclined to believe that your "predators" are real. At any rate, you will be able to keep other birds at bay.

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