How Do I Stop Birds From Pecking My House?

Written by christine daniels | 13/05/2017

Birds are lovely animals. But as lovely as they are, they can cause a big disturbance. If they are pecking at your home they can create big holes in the walls. The birds might be in search of food or a place to nest. Fortunately, there are ways of preventing the birds from destroying your house.

Stopping and Repelling the Birds

The first thing you can do is nail a metal or plastic sheet over the areas where the birds are pecking.

If you have any bird feeders, try moving them. Or you can stop feeding the birds completely.

If the birds are pecking your windows, simply cover the windows with something. Covering the inside of the window won't do much. If you do not want to block light during the day use an opaque plastic that will let light in but not reflect any images. Also, you can buy or create black silhouettes of hawks to attach to your windows; this will discourage birds from getting too close.

Oftentimes when a bird pecks at a house it is looking for bugs. Inspect the areas the birds are pecking. If you find bugs, you may need to hire a professional to get rid of them.

Visual deterrents can help. In addition to the hawk silhouettes, scarecrows and fake owls placed close to your home can help scare off the birds.

You can purchase a silent bird repellent. This is an ultrasonic system that creates high-frequency sound. The sound cannot be heard by humans but is very effective for repelling birds.

Repellents such as Hot Foot Gel can be placed on the walls of your house. All you have to do is apply the gel to the areas the birds are pecking. This repellent works well and does not harm the birds. When they step onto the gel, they feel as though they are stuck. This is an unpleasant sensation for them and they will quickly learn to stay away from your house.

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