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How to Keep Birds Away from Your House

How to Keep Birds Away from Your House

It's summertime, which means the sun sets later, rises earlier, and birds start chirping long before you're ready to wake up. If you can't get sleep because of birds on your roof, birds nesting in your house, or birds just chirping in the garden, then you can do something about it. Here are some ways to keep birds away from your house:

Get Rid of Bird Nests In House

Before you can get started keeping birds away, you need to get out any birds who have set up shop. Birds love to build nests in the eaves and roofs of homes. If you have birds nesting inside your house, then you need wildlife control from Eastside Exterminators. A bird nest in your home can be a fire hazard, and can attract pests like ticks, beetles and mites. Some of the bird species common around Seattle are:

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  • Common pigeons
  • Starlings
  • Sparrows
  • Robins
  • … and more exotic birds like blue jays, woodpeckers and hawks

If any birds have already nested in your house, call us at (425) 482-2100 to handle it. Our bird control is the best you'll find!

Keep Birds Away From Your House

Once nests have been removed, there are a number of steps you can take to help keep birds away.

Aluminum foil: Foil can help keep birds away in multiple ways. Place strips just under the dirt surface in your garden -- birds hate the feeling of foil on their beaks. Also, you can hang strips of foil (or old CDs, or any shiny material) around your house. The flashes and glare when sunlight hits them frightens birds away.

Baking soda: Sprinkling baking soda (or other grainy-textured substance) on the eaves of your home will help keep birds away. They hate the taste and the feeling of it on their toes.

Fishing line or netting: Stringing fishing line or hanging netting wherever you don't want birds can help. Anything that blocks easy access or impedes their flight will be a deterrent.

Scare them!: Setting up a rubber owl or snake can frighten birds away. You can usually find one at a hardware store.

Birds Are a Nuisance

nuisance birdsBirds can be a problem, not only because they annoy you and wake you up early, but their nests can be health hazards in your home. You can take steps to keep birds away from your house, but once they are inside you will need a professional. Call us today at (425) 482-2100 to take care of nuisance birds at home.