Blackbirds can be a pretty sight—if you like blackbirds in your yard. The problem is that they can cause damage to your property. But because blackbirds today are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it’s important to know the right way to prevent and get rid of blackbirds in your yard. In this blog post, we’ll highlight a few options.
Why Prevention is Key
It can be illegal to get rid of blackbirds by moving or manipulating their nests. Since homeowners aren’t allowed to interfere with migratory birds, there’s no simple way to get rid of the problem—except through proper prevention. By focusing on prevention, you can avoid having blackbirds in your yard. Preventing black birds in the first place can help you get rid of blackbirds in a completely safe and legal way.
Tips For Preventing Blackbirds In Your Yard
How can you keep blackbirds away from your yard without directly interfering with them? Here are a few ideas:
- Remove potential food sources. Wild fruit or berries growing on your property can attract blackbirds. As part of your regular gardening efforts, make sure to remove wild berries and prune holly trees and bushes. The key here is to eliminate the reason for blackbirds to show up in your yard in the first place.
- Remove perching opportunities. Blackbirds are large—and they like a good place to rest. But being large, they have fewer perching opportunities. That makes it possible for a homeowner to remove these opportunities, such as covering fence posts with bird deterrents. Walk around your yard to review any potential spots for blackbirds to perch—and if you notice them still perching, make note to address it later.
- For specific events like birthday parties, make full use of birthday balloons. Hanging balloons near bird perching opportunities will help scare them away naturally, giving you free range to enjoy your afternoon.
- Consider putting up barriers around your garden, including interlocking string. Removing potential food sources is a good start, but sometimes in gardening, you’ll have to leave potential food sources out in the open. Create barriers that communicate to blackbirds that they’re not welcome.
- Try a bird deterrent. Blackbirds may bully smaller birds, but they’re not without their own bullies. A bird deterrent that mimics a blackbird predator can help to keep them off your lawn. The WhirlyBird Repeller is a leading option on the market today.
The WhirlyBird Repeller Repels Birds Simply, Safely & Effectively
The key here is to think prevention: you can’t do much to get rid of blackbirds in your yard by interfering with their natural migration patterns, but you can prevent them from coming to your home in the first place.
One of the best ways to do this is to simulate the presence of a large, predatory bird. A proven bird deterrent like the WhirlyBird Repeller is a proactive way to scare off blackbirds before they come and establish your home as their new favorite hangout.
The WhirlyBird Repeller combines multiple bird scaring tactics within a single device to keep blackbirds away:
- Designed in the shape of a Peregrine Falcon, a natural predator of blackbirds
- Spins, wobbles and vibrates in the wind
- Produces sounds that mimic wings beating
- Reflects and scatters sunlight with a holographic post
Because the WhirlyBird Repeller is safe for your home and does not harm the birds, it’s the ideal solution to keep blackbirds away from your yard. Order the WhirlyBird Repeller today!