4 Common Bird Control Methods in California

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If you have an issue with birds near your property it’s likely that you’ll want to know how to get rid of them. Birds can cause a mess, and they can be noisy. The good news is there are 4 common bird control methods in California that you can use. 

Bird Netting

Netting can be an effective way to control birds. Netting is useful when you want to deter birds such as pigeons from your property. Used correctly, the netting can humanely block birds from getting to their desired location. Typically made from heavy-duty polyethylene, the netting can be installed in a wide variety of locations. Used in parking lots, outside stores, and homes, this bird control method needs very little maintenance, if any. 

Netting comes in a range of sizes. If you only wish to deter large birds such as pigeons, seagulls, and crows, for example, you may wish to opt for the netting that has larger gaps. This allows the smaller birds to get through without harming them. 

Flash Tape 

Typically made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Flash Tape is an effective way to deter birds. If birds have become a problem around your home or your business, installing this tape can help. Creating an audio and visual distraction, Flash Tape will become noisy if there is the slightest breeze. Acting as a mirror, the surface of the tape will look like fire to the birds. This will disorient the birds, ensuring they stay away from your property. Safe and humane, Flash Tape is ideal for use in gardens, especially if there’s ripening fruit or germinating seeds around.

Plastic Bird Spikes

Plastic bird spikes are a humane method that can be used birds from landing and roosting on your property. An effective bird control method, they do not harm the birds they simply ensure they are unable to land. Easy to install and with no maintenance required, plastic bird spikes come in a variety of colors and can be placed in a range of locations. Please note, bird spikes can be a little unsightly so they’re ideal for use on roofs where they’re less likely to be seen. 

Reflect-a-Bird Deterrent

With the ability to scare birds away using a silent, spinning motion, the Reflect-a-Bird deterrent us powered by the wind. This device uses a mirror-like design to distract the birds, causing them to fly off. This is a very humane method to use that needs little to no maintenance. Placed near or on the area where birds tend to roost or land, this device creates little to no sound but effectively deters many different types of birds. In addition to this, it is not as unsightly as some other bird control methods can be. 

If you would like to deter and control birds in California you may wish to consider using some or all of the above methods. Humane and easy to maintain, these methods could help you say “Goodbye” to the pests that make your home or property unsightly.

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