It might be pleasant to get a brief visit from birds, but when some birds roost on your property, you might be looking at a problem. Bird roosting—or the act of settling in for an overnight stay or longer—means that there’s a chance the birds on your land aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And because it’s illegal to interfere with many birds’ roosting habits, you may need a better way to prevent bird roosting from happening in the first place. Here is a guide to common bird roosting deterrents for your property.
It’s a sight just about everyone has seen: a collection of birds nestled atop a telephone wire—or any other type of electric wire. For the most part, this can be a harmless activity that you don’t have to worry about. Until the birds start landing on your electric wires. Preventing birds from landing on electric wires helps keep them safe—and it helps you maintain a peaceful landscape. Here’s what you need to know about effective electric wire bird control.
They’re sweet to look at—but you’re not the only one who thinks so. Your fruit trees can also be attractive homes and feeding grounds for migratory birds. From eating your crops to leaving droppings and causing other damage, birds can be a real problem. But harming birds or removing their nests can be against the law. If you want your fruit tree to remain undamaged and your property to be free of nuisance birds, you’ll have to think in terms of prevention. Here’s how to keep birds away from fruit trees without unlawfully interfering with them.
When you discover the nest of a migratory bird on your property, it’s already too late—you’ve got a problem. Not only are you forbidden to interfere with these birds, but it’s also against the law to move the nest itself. When you see a nest, it means that the birds have already chosen your land for nesting—which can complicate problems further. The answer is in preventing birds from nesting on your property to begin with. Here’s a quick guide on how to deter birds from building a nest on your property.
Tap-tap-tap-tap. The sound of a bird pecking on wood can be a fun invitation to do some bird-watching—that is, if you’re out on a hike in the great outdoors. But if you notice the sound’s a little too close to home, it could potentially mean that birds are pecking at...