When birds become a problem, bird proofing becomes necessary. We understand how big of pests birds can be and with this being understood, we offer our services for those who are looking into bird exclusion for their homes. The fact behind these annoying pests is that they can be rather difficult to get rid of once they arrive. With this being known, we suggest working on bird proofing your home if you’ve noticed some birds flying around in the area. This can make all the difference in the future of your property and result in fewer bird-related expenses down the line.
Birds can cause trouble for homeowners and business owners alike, making it obvious that pigeon proofing is necessary for those living out here in Brisbane, Australia. With this in mind, let’s go over some of the ways we can go about bird exclusion for your home in an effort to provide you with the pigeon guard you need to assist you with bird exclusion. While bird exclusion can be a tedious task, we find that it’s worth the effort to ensure birds don’t inhabit your property.
One of the best strategies to pair with incorporating bird deterrents into your home is to do it prior to birds becoming an issue. By doing this, you’re ensuring that the birds don’t come to your home to become a problem, thereby reducing your risk of having to handle the flying pests inhabiting your property. You can also use several bird exclusion strategies on your property, ensuring the birds never become used to a single deterrent.
Utilizing one bird deterrent has the potential to allow the birds to become accustomed to it, rendering it useless. You’ll want to utilize multiple strategies that will continue confusing the birds. This will allow you to take advantage of one or more of their sensory modalities, increasing your chances of effectively utilizing these bird net solutions in the process.
Knowing Your Bird Proofing Solutions
So not all bird proofing solutions are going to have the same impact on these potential pests. You have bird proof netting of course, but you also have the option for a predatory pigeon guard. Bird spikes also work rather well for bird exclusion. With this in mind, it’s ultimately your decision how you want to go about pigeon proofing your home or business. Bird exclusion netting can work wonders, but you may feel more inclined to ditch the pigeon net and opt for bird spikes for small birds. Read on to get to know your potential bird proofing solutions.
Bird Mesh Netting
Bird prevention netting is a major part of bird proofing homes and businesses throughout the country. This bird mesh really assists with bird exclusion and it comes highly recommended. With this being said, we’ve used this bird netting time and time again, showcasing just how impactful it can be when it comes to bird exclusion.
If you’ve never seen this sort of pigeon proofing before, then you’re going to be psyched to hear about its existence. So you’re likely wondering how it works… Read on and let us explain why bird netting suppliers across the country are scrambling to keep up with the demand for these incredible bird exclusion products.
All anti bird netting is not created equal. The bird mesh comes in various different sizes and weights and can be made out of a variety of different materials. With this being the case, prior to purchasing your own bird prevention netting, don’t forget to do a bit of research to find which type of anti bird netting is going to best suit your necessities. There are a couple of questions one must ask themselves prior to committing to a certain type of bird mesh netting:
- What kind of birds are you looking to exclude from your property with bird netting? There are different types of bird nets that are going to assist in keeping the multitude of different sized birds away from your property. This will come down to the materials, mesh sizes, and weights of the bird protection netting. With this being understood, know precisely the kind of birds that you need this stuff to work on. While excluding them from your property might sound like a tedious job, answering this question makes it so you’ll be one step closer to ensuring your anti bird netting is going to work for its intended purpose.
- What kind of property are you planning on bird proofing with your bird netting? With there being various different types of bird proof netting for the many kinds of properties a person can own, it’s important to take this into consideration. There are different kinds of netting that can be used for different structures, meaning that the netting you’d use to protect structures and buildings is going to differ from the mesh netting that you’ll use to protect gardens and crops. This being the case means you’ll want to think about the use of this netting and where it will go prior to making your purchase.
Bird Protection Netting Installation
If you’re interested in installing bird protection netting, you’ll want to know how to get the job done. The option to reach out to us is there of course but if you choose to complete the job yourself, take this advice into consideration.
There are several steps involved and the overall goal of the installation is to ensure there aren’t any holes, openings, wrinkles, gaps, or excessive sagging found once the installation is completed. For an effective bird protection netting finish, you’ll want to plan it out to ensure you’re installing it the right way. Let us assist you in planning your installation with the following information.
Observe The Area
While you might think a simple spot check is going to suffice, you’ll want to look around the entire property to find all of the areas birds can potentially roost, land, and nest. You’ll also want to determine all of the bird species found in the area. Whether you solely have pigeons or find yourself combating various other pest birds, you’ll want to know how much pest control netting you’ll need for the job at hand prior to committing to doing it yourself.
As you look throughout the property, you should also keep a watchful eye out for any entry and exit routes the birds might be utilizing. These routes are vital to the birds’ ability to travel throughout the property and failing to find even one of these routes could result in ineffective bird exclusion as well as a need for further bird net installation. While bird control netting can be rather effective, the fact of the matter is that knowing and not knowing where these routes are is the difference between effective bird exclusion and ineffective anti bird netting.
Figure Out Where The Bird Netting Installation Should Happen
Knowing where you should make the install is a good portion of the battle. When it comes to bird mesh, you should have the entirety of your problem area enclosed or disable the birds’ routes that they use to get into the area. With this in mind, the open ends found on a structure usually need bird control netting to limit the birds from being able to come and go as they please.
You’ll also want to make plans regarding where the bird exclusion netting will go as well. This includes avoiding conditions that have the potential to ruin the integrity of the netting, such as high temperatures, equipment, and moving objects. With this in mind, understand that there are surfaces and objects that are going to call for some attention or maintenance at times. To avoid this being an issue, you can reroute the netting in an effort to exclude areas that could become a problem.
Knowing What Type Of Bird Control Netting You’ll Use
There are three options to choose from when deciding what kind of bird mesh you’ll incorporate in this project:
PollyNet Lightweight provides you with the ultra-light constructed bird exclusion netting you need when you’re placing it in areas of low visibility. This stuff also lasts a long time and is relatively inexpensive.
Then you have PollyNet Premium. This is a tougher construction that produces seamless bird prevention netting you can depend on. You can use this for any bird control netting job you’re attempting to finish and it’s composed of ½” square mesh, resulting in big and small birds finding themselves incapable of penetrating it. It’s also UV-resistant.
For other applications, you can go with K-Net HT. This is heavy-duty knotted multi-strand bird prevention netting that can be used in any bird mesh netting application as well. It’s perfect for those who find themselves dealing with pigeons in harsher environments. This mesh lasts for a long time and is composed of ¾” squares, resulting in its ability to defend areas from the majority of bird pests.
Finding accurate measurements relating to precisely where you will install your bird mesh is vital to your success at keeping these pests out. Planning the bird proofing installation, regardless of whether or not your plans change, will require you to take these measurements. Estimates are not a good idea when it comes to these measurements because you’re going to need an accurate measurement of where all pipes, joists, beams and other objects are. These will be how your bird mesh is supported.
Daddi Long Legs
In our opinion, this is one of the most interesting looking methods available when it comes to bird proofing your home. If you’ve ever seen daddy long leg spiders, you likely have an idea of what this method looks like. These are long strands of steel that look similar to the spiders. They stretch above areas to keep birds away, effectively pigeon proofing the area. This might not work as well as pigeon exclusion netting but it’s definitely a recommended strategy.
Bird Spikes & Wires
When it comes to bird prevention, bird spikes and wires can really come in handy as a pigeon guard. Although at first thought you might be thinking that these are going to hurt the birds, they’re actually going to contribute to pigeon proofing your home like you never thought possible. These devices can have a tremendous impact on the number of birds you find roosting on your property. With this being said, they act as a pigeon guard, effectively keeping birds from landing and relaxing on any walls, pipes, framework, and a variety of other structures. The fact behind these devices is that when you incorporate them on your property, there is a serious reduction in the number of pigeons.
Other Bird Deterrents That Bird Proof Homes
There are various different kinds of bird deterrents available to people looking to rid themselves of these flying pests. Motion-activated water sprinklers can keep birds from coming on your lawn. With this type of deterrent, you’ll have these sprinklers installed on your lawn. What’s great about this deterrent is that it also provides your plants with extra water. The issue with this is that it needs a water supply and you’ll have to recharge them occasionally. That being said, this deterrent isn’t the most convenient.
Some people opt to utilize the scarecrow method. With a scarecrow or even multiple scarecrows, it’s possible to keep birds away from your home or business. You can have one of these put out in front of your home and it will manage to keep the birds away. There are two downsides to this strategy. The first is that the birds will get use to them as time passes. Also, having a scarecrow isn’t the most slightly thing to have in front of your home if you don’t own a field of corn.
Similar to scarecrows, there is also the option to use predatory bird scarecrows. These figures imitate predatory bird aesthetics, providing a fantastic method of scaring pest birds away prior to them becoming a problem. Setting up one of these fake predators makes it possible to keep birds away permanently, although there is always the chance that the birds will become used to them. This is why we recommend utilizing multiple methods of bird proofing your home. These fake predatory birds can be the perfect pigeon guard but they might not remain afraid of them forever.
Noise reflective devices can work to keep birds away as well. These can be made out of tape, CDs, and rods. The resulting apparatus can be hung any place that the birds are congregating. As the CDs hang, they reflect light and make noise. The reflected light paired with the noise will work to scare the birds away. With this being said, over time, the birds will likely get used to them and they only work when the sun is out and it’s windy. You’ll also have to have the unsightly CDs hanging around your home.
Chemical compounds are also a useful possibility as they will focus on deterring and confusing the birds. These substances utilize tannins, or a component that will not allow the birds to digest their food fast. This stuff makes it so food intake becomes complicated for the birds. There are two categories of chemical repellents; primary and secondary. The primary repellents hurt or irritate the birds, causing them to respond with their reflexes. This is used because it has been found that pain or irritation pushes avoidance responses in birds. The birds are incapable of ingesting enough of these compounds to damage their bodies. With secondary repellants, the birds become ill or uncomfortable following ingestion. These compounds are not lethal.
Thinking Any Method Is A Permanent Fix
While everyone wants to think that putting a single bird proofing method to work is going to rid them of these feathery pests forever, the truth of the matter is that any single method is likely not going to be a permanent fix. With this in mind, it’s always a safer bet to incorporate multiple methods when you’re attempting to prevent birds from roosting on your property. The key to handling these bird problems is to do your research. Through research, you’ll be able to find out which strategies could work for you and through some perseverance, it is possible to rid your property of pest birds.