Bird watching is an activity that can be enjoyed in the spring and summer. During the warm months, you will notice that migratory birds have returned, and you can start enjoying the sound of bird songs again.

While bird watching can be an exciting and healthy hobby to enjoy, wild birds can be a nuisance. Birds who perch on your patio will leave droppings which in some cases may carry diseases.

Fortunately, there are ways you can keep birds off your patio this summer. Here are a few of those ways:

1. Block ideal nesting spaces

Birds will make their nests in openings or holes in walls, ceiling rafters, gutters and similar places. If you’ve discovered any place that a nesting bird may find attractive, block those spaces with scouring pads or similar materials they will stay in place and won’t rust or deteriorate over time.

2. Hang wind chimes

Another method you can try for bird control this summer is hanging wind chimes. The noise and movement of wind chimes often scare birds away. And as a bonus, they produce beautiful sounds on days when it is slightly windy.

3. Use a decoy

You can scare birds away by using a statue of an owl or another large predator bird. You may even use a plastic snake. Birds will see the fake predator from above and will not land on your patio. For this method to work, however, you will need to move the fake predator at least once a day. If not, the birds will know it is not real.

4. Move birdbaths and feeders

If birds enjoy spending time at your home, it may be because you have a birdbath and feeder. If you do not wish to remove them, you can relocate them to a spot that is further from your house.

5. Use a professional bird control service

You could spend your days this summer experimenting with different options until you find the right one, or you could call a professional for help. A bird control specialist will use professional bird repellents that will offer effective and immediate results.

Are you searching for a Vancouver bird control company?

If you need help with bird control in Vancouver or surrounding areas, contact us at Pest Detective.

At Pest Detective, you will find wildlife experts who will help you bird proof your home this summer. One of the primary methods we use is installing bird spikes. This has been proven to be an effective way to keep wild birds from landing and roosting on flat or curved surfaces. Bird spikes are effective for common nuisance birds such as pigeons, crows and seagulls.

Our bird control technicians will not only install these spikes on your patio but in all the places the birds frequent. In addition to our residential services, we offer commercial bird control as well. We will place spikes on ledges, rooflines, parapet walls, eaves, I-beams, windowsills, light posts, signs, awnings and canopies.

Pest Detective has been a trusted name in Vancouver since 1986 and we offer free estimates and a 24-hour call line for your convenience. It’s never been easier to get high quality, professional help with residential or commercial bird control.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call to request an estimate for bird proofing your property with Pest Detective.