Bird deterrents are those simple devices and/or products that help to prevent or reduce the population of any particular bird species in an area. Bird control is the general term for many methods to remove or deter bird species from nesting, roosting, landing and taking up residence in a specific location. These are birds that are usually pests (because they eat food, steal food or otherwise mess up your garden), but there are also many species that are simply part of the natural balance of the environment and can be, well…unpleasant, like woodpeckers. It’s important to note that the term ‘bird’ in the description above does NOT mean a single feathered bird, it refers to ANY bird species anywhere on the planet. So, how can we find the right bird deterrents?
A good method to use when trying to reduce the population of birds in your yard would be bird control devices that look like actual animal prey (like snakes) and act as physical barriers to keep birds away from your garden and other areas of your property. Bird deterrents like these can be anything from bird traps to netting to deterrent paint. Be sure to research each type to find out how effective it may be before deciding which is best for you.
The most important factor in selecting bird deterrents is to find one that is designed to be safe and effective. Don’t rely simply on what a bird may eat or on its ability to fly away. Birds can be clever, and besides eating and flying, they are social animals who need our help to survive. The more we can do to keep them from taking up residence where they don’t belong, the better off we’ll be. And in the meantime, there are plenty of bird deterrents around: from bells and whistles, to physical bird deterrents to the silent kill.