With summer in full force, you may be struggling to keep your outdoor area free of unwanted pests, including birds and geese. These lovely creatures can wreak havoc in gardens and other outdoor spaces, especially if they nest or forage on your property. Birds and geese also cause damage to roofs, gutters, causing financial strain and worry for homeowners. There are several options for preventative and proactive outdoor bird pest control that will keep your property free from the destructive situations a bird or geese could create.
First, bird spikes made from plastic or steel can prevent birds from entering private areas. Bird spikes are safe for native species in your area; this is a great solution for a preventative pest control solution. Bird netting is another preventative measure that can be implemented on homeowners’ properties. Essentially, birds and geese will choose to nest on bird netting, rather than damaging property. Bird netting is extremely effective for those with large outdoor properties including farms, as these will be installed in areas that are non-invasive to the property owner’s space. Bird netting also prevents birds, including sparrows and swallows, from entering into your garden areas.
For more challenging situations, you may consider implementing electric wire detterents or electric tracks. An electric wire is essentially a high tension control cable which is unstable, causing a bird to lose balance. Eventually, the bird will find another place to perch. These are highly effective in both commercial and residential properties. Electric tracks are shocks that will prevent a bird from landing or nesting in a specific area. These are also effective in commercial areas where bird nesting may be more widespread and within a larger area.
There are several options for outdoor bird pest control available, with a range of sustainbly made materials that are usable for years to come.