When the weather is excellent, cracking the windows is an excellent method to air out your home—but an open window may also be an open invitation to many undesirable guests. A bird may occasionally fly into this entryway and become trapped, fluttering around and desperately hunting for an exit. If one such guest finds its way into your home this season, be cool and hurry to the linen closet for the only item you’ll need to chase away: a flat sheet. It’s very unusual for a bird to wind itself inside a house (or even a business), prompting humans to devise several inventive techniques to get it out. The issue is that birds are susceptible. Shooing them with a broom or attempting to trap them with an old fishing net might swiftly endanger our feathery companions. Fortunately, there is a simple approach to getting them back outside that is safe for them and simple for you.
If you try these home remedies and still have a bird problem, your other option is to contact a professional pest control company specializing in wildlife control. They can come to your home and thoroughly evaluate it to help determine the species of bird you are dealing with and the best course of legal and effective treatment.
1. Inspect their Habitat
If you witness a bird busily building a nest, demolish it with a long stick. After a few repetitions, the bird will move to a new nesting spot. If the bird has already constructed or inhabited the nest, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Each state has regulations governing the destruction of bird nests. Contact a professional wildlife removal firm to assist you in adequately removing or relocating the bird’s nest in concern.
2. Aluminium can be the Key
If birds are causing problems in your garden, you can put strips of aluminum foil under the soil’s surface or around the plants irritating them. Birds dislike the feel of the foil in their beaks and will avoid it. Strips of aluminum foil (or sparkling party streamers) can also be hung from trees or other high points around your home and yard. The light bounces off the polished surface and irritates their eyes, discouraging them from approaching. If you observe woodpeckers, hang an aluminum pie plate from the tree where you see them the most. The woodpeckers will be scared off by the plate’s reflection.
3. Hook the Fish Wire
If birds regularly land in or around your pool, consider crisscrossing fishing wire high above the reservoir. You may suspend it between two trees, eaves, or any other high point near your pool. The birds dislike restrictions on their flight area and will find another place to land. As an added plus, the transparent fishing wire won’t be seen from the ground so it won’t detract from the attractiveness of your outdoor space.
4. Baking Soda
If you have pigeons or other nuisance birds crowding your patio or window sills, consider spraying baking soda where they like to perch. Birds dislike the sensation of baking soda beneath their toes and will avoid it at all costs. Instead of baking soda, you may use double-sided duct tape.
5. A Distraction
If birds are a nuisance in your garden, pool, or deck, you may scare them away with a predator decoy from your local hardware shop. When birds fly overhead, they will notice the plastic owl, rubber snake, or whatever other bait you choose and will avoid landing near it. Just rotate your decoys frequently, or the birds will become accustomed to them and know they aren’t genuine.
While most birds are not parasites, they may be quite a nuisance. Birds can be beneficial in some ways, such as feeding on predator insects and eating the seeds of noxious weeds that can overtake your garden; however, birds can also be pests by eating the fruits and vegetables in your garden, causing damage to your property and other structures, and leaving droppings that can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Because killing most bird species and removing or damaging their nests is unlawful, homeowners have few alternatives for bird control: natural repellents that dissuade birds from select regions, and professional wildlife exclusion to safely and humanely remove them or relocate problem birds. The more deterrents you put around your home, the less probable it is that birds will congregate. If these approaches fail or you already have a bird problem, contact a professional bird control firm to safely and successfully remove the nuisance birds and put measures in place to prevent them from coming back.