Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

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Safe Ways to Control Birds on Your Property


There is a big difference in loving birds and being overrun with them. In fact, you may not have thought about feeding birds as being an issue until it started costing you more and more because of the increase in the bird population. Now you may be stuck with a ton of birds, a high bird seed bill and no way of getting rid of the birds safely. Here are a few safe ways to control the bird population in your area and on your property.

Reduce the Resources

It may seem like a very simple thing, but many people don't think about reducing the resources you offer to the birds on your property. You actually may have thought about it, but you may not think it will work. The truth is, you can reduce the resources slowly overtime. Instead of putting out three cups of bird seed, put out two cups, then reduce it to one cup or less. Reduce the water available in bird baths as well.

As you slowly reduce the resources you will start to see fewer birds since they will be going to another location with more resources. This will help you naturally have bird control over time.

Bird Scare Devices

Bird scare devices are common for bird control in residential areas. These devices have become more advanced over the years and can now be anything as simple as mirrors to something as large as an electronic ultrasound device that flashes and makes noise on a bird's frequency. The problem with these devices is that they need to be placed properly or it could scare the bird and make it fly into a window or other dangerous situation. These are more suited for open areas that simply detour the bird rather than cause it massive fear and disorientation.

Professional Assistance

If you have tried everything you can think of,short of something dangerous for you or the birds, then you may need to call professional assistance. This is especially true if you have a large scale issue with the birds that needs to be controlled quickly. Professional bird control agencies will send someone out to collect the birds and remove them from the area. In some cases you can ask where the birds will be taken, but in most cases all you will know is that they are safely removed from the property.

These are three of the most common and natural ways you can conduct bird control on your property. If you think you will need a professional, contact one for an on-site consultation.


1 March 2017