scare birds awayWith summer in full swing, you’ll want to keep your backyard inviting and safe for friends and family. That means, keeping bird droppings off pool areas, BBQs, lawn furniture and “jungle gyms.” While birds may be pleasant to watch and listen to, they can become quite a nuisance. Their droppings can quickly deface everything you have outdoors—droppings that carry diseases like salmonella. Regardless of the fruit or vegetable you’re growing, there’s a bird that will “beat you to the pickin.” Birds also won't hesitate to crater your lawn while they dig for bugs.

Getting Rid of Pest Birds Can Be a Challenge

While bird pests can be shooed away with a blast from a water hose or simple noisemakers, they will invariably return when you go back in the house.

Lethal bird controls like poisons or pellet guns not only pose hazards to adults and children but are illegal in most areas.

Humane, Effective Deterrents That Work

The only sure way to keep birds away from your backyard is through the use of an effective and humane bird deterrent. Here are some bird control devices the experts at Bird-B-Gone recommend:

 

  • Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic Deters Birds Humanely. This ingenious device intimidates pest birds by broadcasting both distress and predator calls for as many as 22 different species of birds. This prompts them to seek the safety of someone else’s yard rather than remain in yours. The threatening birdcalls last for two minutes and are repeated every 10 minutes. The sounds emitted resemble natural birdcalls so they won’t annoy your pets or neighbors. And unlike ultrasonic devices that emit high-frequency sounds birds can’t hear, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can hear. Being solar powered means you can easily place this “bird barrier” anywhere in your backyard.

 

  • Sonic Shield™ Gets Rid of Birds & Critters. This device uses a motion sensor to detect any pest bird or critter crossing its zone of protection. It detersvoles, moles, squirrels, raccoons, possums, skunks, gophers, chipmunks, deer, virtually anything on four legs—even bats. The Sonic Shield™ operates in two modes—a daytime and nighttime mode. In the daytime mode, flashing LED lights and loud barking dog sounds combine to create an effective deterrent to scare critters away. In the nighttime mode, only the flashing LED lights come to life—ideal for areas where barking sounds might annoy neighbors. Completely portable and self contained, the compact Sonic Shield™ runs on just four standard AA batteries. It is easily mounted on patio covers, in a tree, on a fence, set on the ground, or anywhere critters try to enter a yard or garden. There’s no need for AC wired connections.

 

  • Economical Flash Tape. This tape comes in 50-foot rolls and is made of iridescent foil that’s easily cut into short strips. Affixed to high visibility areas of your yard, the strips snap and crackle in the wind and reflect sunlight to make birds too nervous to stay.