Birds are lovely creatures that many people enjoy. Their songs in the early morning have awakened many people to a pleasant day. But there are occasions when birds can be more of a nuisance than just making those cute tweeting sounds. They can be extremely noisy at times disturbing the peace in an area and when the gather together they leave droppings that are corrosive and can cause property damage. There are even times when a birds' presence can be a hazard to the people around. This forces some people to take action to rid themselves of these birds in their area. But all bird repellent devices do not work on all birds. To choose the right device for your situation there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Indoors Or Outdoors?
Some of the best devices for deterring birds are sound systems. Using predator cries can be an excellent way to discourage a bird from invading your area but a major drawback to this type of device is that the noises can be equally distressing to humans in the area too. These devices are best used in wide-open outdoor spaces perhaps around your gardens or crops or in parking lots and airfields. Using them indoors can become a major irritant to everyone else.
For areas like warehouses, bars, or factories you might want to try an ultrasonic repeller. These are very effective in keeping birds from settling in an area and leaving their droppings behind, while at the same time, they can remain unnoticed by humans who may be in the area.
While sound-based bird repellent devices tend to cover a greater area, there are also visual devices that can be very effective. There are lasers that are often used on rooftops or in other areas away from human sight. But visual repellents, in the shape of predators, can also be used. Some have found success placing a lawn ornament in their lawn or garden. Hawks or snakes can be extremely practical in frightening birds from perching in the area. If you choose to use visual decoys, it's important to move them around from time to time. Birds are smart creatures and if the decoy doesn't move periodically they will figure it out and eventually return to settle in once again.
You can also use other physical repellents like bird spikes and bird netting to discourage birds from making a home in your area. Spikes work best in smaller areas where humans may not frequent like rooftops or high structures. Nettings are excellent for protecting outdoor areas like patios, gardens, or bridges.
When you consider bird repellent devices, make sure that you choose the most practical device for the kind of area you want to protect but will give you the best results. If you're not sure which type of device will give you the best coverage don't hesitate to ask the experts in that area for their advice. This will allow you to avoid all the hassles and challenges that birds can bring.