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How To Keep Birds Away From Window Screens

Posted by Julie Glass on

A window screen can be a great way to enjoy the temperature outdoors without the subsequent invasion of insects that often comes with opening a window. But sometimes it’s not the insects you have to worry about—it’s the birds. Birds can peck at the screens, causing damage and disrupting your most peaceful views of nature. This strange behavior can cause a lot of havoc in your home and even damage the quality of your screens and windows. Here are a few tips on how to keep birds away from window screens in a safe and legal way.

Get Rid Of Insects And Food Sources

The first thing to do is to get rid of the reason that the birds are there in the first place. Is there something appealing about your windows that birds really like? Make sure that the area is clean, devoid of insects, and free of other potential bird food such as seeds. If you don’t want birds pecking at your screen like it’s a meal, the first step is to make sure that you’re not giving them a reason to do so!

Birds may also peck at your screen if they feel they can use some of your home’s material for nesting purposes. Loose nesting material can attract birds just like food can, so be sure to inspect your screen for any loose-fitting materials that birds may want to use for nesting.

Make The Screen Area Less Hospitable For Birds

You don’t have to set up any “bird booby traps” to get rid of them—that would interfere with them and might potentially be against the law. But you can make your screen area far less hospitable for birds if you know how to do it the right way.

Look at some of the common landing spots that birds use to peck at your window screens. Are you able to remove these? If so, you might be able to simply move some of the birds’ favorite perching areas away and enjoy a clear window. You’ll also want to pay attention to our next tip, which can be effective way to keep birds from window screens without disrupting their natural migratory patterns.

Use A False Predator Bird Deterrent

Birds will naturally keep away from your window screens if they fear a predator is nearby. But you don’t have to have a big, scary bird around your screens just to achieve this effect! You can use a false predator bird deterrent. Try a product like the WhirlyBird Repeller.

The WhirlyBird is made to simulate the appearance of a Peregrine falcon—the natural predator of many nuisance bird species. The device won’t interfere with the décor of your lawn or window screen area. By using the natural breeze to spin, wobble, vibrate and clack, the WhirlyBird create lifelike movement that can naturally keep birds away from window screens without you having to lift a finger. A reflective core at the surface makes sure that birds don’t miss it, either.

It’s possible to keep birds away from your window screens without doing them any harm. To make that happen, we recommend browsing our WhirlyBird bird control products today!

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