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How to repel pest birds from your property

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Many of us love birds, we may even put out feeders, houses, and baths for them. While some birds can help us by eating insects, there are some that can become a nuisance by raiding our gardens and crops. Blue jays and blackbirds are some of the most notorious thieves, but woodpeckers can be just as bad, especially if they damage your trees or home. So, how do you keep pest birds away?  

There are some tried and true methods we’re sure you’ve heard of. You could build a scarecrow (the name says it all) or keep a domestic dog on your property. There are also other options available to you.  

Decoy predators can sometimes keep certain birds from flocking your property. The most popular decoys include faux hawks or owls that you can put near your garden. These will need to be repositioned periodically to be effective. 

Our Reflective Bird Scare Tape is a great way to scare birds from your property. This tape can also scare away other daytime predators from gardens, crops, boats, docks, and vehicles!! Reflective bird scare tape uses visual and sound effects as a deterrent. The ultra-reflective material shimmers in the sunlight, shining light in all directions and disorienting nuisance birds and animals. It creates a metallic noise as it flaps in the wind, providing an additional threatening sound. Moreover, the tape is eco-friendly, humane, and easy to install.  

Your repellent choice should consider the type of birds you’re dealing with and their feeding patterns. For example, unlike many birds that feed in the morning, owls tend to eat after dark. You may want to use our Solar LED deterrent lights in these situations. They could help with your owl problem and repel many common predators, including foxes, wolves, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, and bears.  

Solar LED deterrent lights are automatic and turn on at night and off during the day. You have to set them up once, and then you’re done. The product uses an alternating flashing pattern, so animals don’t get used to the lights. Animals will think the lights are the eyes of a larger predator, which can trigger their flight response.  

You may also want to create a barrier. For example, if hawks are going after your chickens, you may need to put them in an enclosed (but well-ventilated) habitat. You may use floating row covers if birds are going after your crops. Plastic netting for trees and bushes is also worth considering.  

As you can see, there are various tactics you can try to keep birds off your property. Learn what you’re dealing with first, and then try best-suited tactics for the predator in question. Good luck, and if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us anytime.