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5 Effective Methods for Bird Control

Birds are incredible creatures. They are built for flight, but many can also run, swim, dive, and jump.

They range in size from the giant ostrich to the tiny hummingbird. Birds hatch from eggs and many species mate for life. They have been on earth since the time of the dinosaurs, and they appear in songs and literature throughout history.

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5 Effective Methods for Bird Control

However, no matter how amazing you know birds are, sometimes bird control is necessary.  Birds are great, but they can be a nuisance, too. Many home and business owners wish that birds would stop nesting and hanging out on their property, and call pest control companies to help in this matter.

Tips for Bird Control on Your Property

There are a number of things that you can do to control birds on your own at little to no cost to you.

Calling an exterminator like Bruin Pest Control is the most effective option, but you could also try putting the following tips into action.

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Remove Standing Water

There are fewer and fewer wetlands and marshes out there today due to rapid human development. This has limited the options for birds to find water to drink, so if you have standing water on your property, chances are that birds will stop by for a sip.

Eliminate standing water sources at your home or business if you wish to keep birds away. This includes keeping your gutters clean so water can drain well after the rain.

Don’t Feed Birds

Many people love attracting birds to their homes with feeders and treats. If you don’t want certain birds on your property, don’t do this.

It’s impossible to attract only the birds you like with food and chase away the others; it’s an all-or-nothing situation. If you don’t want nuisance birds on your property, don’t use food to attract any birds at all.

Keep Rubbish Covered

Some birds will be happy to eat rubbish if nothing else is available, so keep your garbage cans covered at all times if you have placed full bags inside of them.

Seal them well; this will not only help with bird control, but it will ward off a wide variety of other pests as well.

Trim Trees and Bushes

If your home or business is surrounded by thick trees and bushes, birds will see that as an open invitation to stop by and to stay awhile. They may also decide to make their nests in these well-covered and protected areas.

If you don’t want that to happen, trim back your trees and bushes as much as you can so they don’t look so inviting to aerial wildlife.

Enjoy Birds – From a Distance

Just because you don’t want birds on your property doesn’t mean you don’t like birds. It simply means that you would rather enjoy them from a distance, and there’s nothing wrong with that. These bird control tips will help you to do that.

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