Bird Control for Eaves

How to Deter Birds from Nesting Under Eaves

Bird Control for Eaves

Birds are attracted to eaves for several reason. Eaves provide shelter from weather and protection from predators. This is mainly why you will find birds gravitating to these protected locations to nest. Small birds such as sparrows will build nests on the supports, while swallows will build bud nests directly under the protection of the roofline and eave. 

Migratory swallow species will return to the same location to nest year-after-year, multiplying in population. An unprotected house will simply invite more birds to nest.  

Note: It is important to clean away nesting materials and droppings thoroughly before installation of products. 

How to Deter Birds from Nesting Under Eaves:

If birds have previously nested or are currently attempting to nest in your eaves, the best recommendation will be to have bird netting professionally installed. A professional installation of bird netting will humanely exclude birds from accessing the underside of the eave and force the bird population to relocate away from the property. 

3/4" Bird Netting (Recommended) 

  • 3/4" mesh excludes all birds; including pigeons, sparrows, swallows and more
  • Low-profile when installed correctly, hardly noticeable
  • Most effective solution, especially when multiple nesting birds are found

Swallow Shield Swallow and Bat Deterrent

  • The Swallow Shield can help block swallows and bats from building nests under eaves
  • Made from clear plastic material, invisible from a distance
  • This option is quick and easy to install
  • Skill Level: DIY friendly 

Bird Proofing Under Eaves (NON-NESTING)

If you do not have an existing problem with nesting birds, there are alternative product recommendations that can help prevent bird activity. To prevent birds from perching, roosting, and sitting under the eaves on your property, you can utilize visual and audio bird deterrent products. These products will help scare birds away from the underside of eaves. Visual and sound deterrents are best for deterring the occasional bird problem. If you are looking to fully bird proof the underside of your eaves, we would recommend the addition of bird netting. 

Avian Block Pouches

  • Avian Block is an aromatic bird repellent that irritates birds in its 10-ft diameter area
  • Utilizes grape seed extract sent technology to repel birds from eaves
  • Hang under your eaves to drive unwanted birds away!
  • Has a pleasant grape aroma

Holographic Flash Tape – Roll Size 2-in x 150-ft 

  • Long strips of flash tape can be hung under eaves to help scare birds
  • Flash tape waves in the wind and reflects light
  • DIY Friendly, easy to install and remove


  • Silent wind powered, reflecting sunlight to scare birds
  • Adjustable neck allows installation on sidewalls 
  • Can be screwed down to sidewalls under eaves

Professional Recommendations

If you are unsure of which products to use for your eaves, please give our Bird Control Experts a call at 1-800-392-6915. Our team of experts are ready to identify the problem and help find the best possible solution for your eaves.  


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