Who does not love birds? Birds have the charm to capture your attention at once with its beauty and sweet voice. But, stay aware as birds are known to transmit harmful pathogens in the environment that causes serious diseases. Their favourite place for nesting in your home is your porch and air ventilation system. Here, are a few tips that will help you prevent birds from nesting in your porch.
1. Make Use Of A Predator
Birds often fear from their predator like a hawk, eagle, owl, etc. So, to keep your porch away from birds, you can make use of one of the predators in plastic and place it on or near the porch. It is recommended to move the plastic predator periodically to scare birds from nesting in your porch.
2. Hang Reflective Bird Diverters
Reflectors make the birds believe of a predator present in their nesting area. Hanging reflective bird diverters from a string around your porch will prevent birds from nesting. This is one of the best alternative solutions when you cannot find a predator made of plastic. Keep in mind to periodically move the reflectors, in order to scare the birds away.
3. Attach Bird Netting
It is recommended to cover your porch and attach bird netting around it. You can make use of a staple gun that will allow you easily attach the netting at the bird’s nesting area.
4. Hang Reflective Flash Tapes
Cut reflective flash tapes and hang it around the perimeter of your porch. During strong winds, the tape moves and with its reflective property it helps in keeping away birds from nesting on or near the porch.
5. Fill Up Opening And Cracks
If there are any opening or cracks on the bird’s preferable nesting area, then use a copper scouring pad to fill it up. Copper is resistant to rust and splinter, thus preventing birds from building nests in these areas.
Follow these tips generously and you will surely be able to prevent birds from nesting in your porch. But, if you are already affected by bird’s nesting, opt for a bird removal service. For further information contact City Pest.