Flat open ledges will attract perching birds, while covered and protected ledges will attract nesting birds. Open exposed ledges and covered ledges require specific bird control products due to the difference in bird activity experienced in these locations. Below you will find deterrents recommended for Non-Nesting areas and Nesting areas.
Open flat ledges located in high areas will entice birds to rest and roost. This means birds will perch on these high ledges to look for food and scout for potential predators. Most bird species will not attempt to nest on a ledge that is exposed to weather and potential predators. Building a nest on an uncovered area would make it easy for predatory birds to attack their young. For this reason, Bird B Gone carries a range of bird control products specifically designed to stop birds from roosting on open ledges.
These products range from DIY friendly gel dishes to commercial grade products such as bird spikes and electric track. The following are products designed to stop birds from perching on flat open ledges.
Note: It is important to clean away nesting materials and droppings thoroughly before installation of products.
The products in this category deter a wide range of birds including small, medium and large. These ledge bird deterrents are great for those experiencing problems with a wide variety of species.
The following ledge products are made for pigeons and seagull sized birds or larger. They will not be as effective when used for small birds.
Birds look for covered and protected areas to nest under. Covered ledges provide shelter from weather and safety from predatory animals. Once the bird has nested, they will be attracted to the same areas for a few reasons. First, many bird species have homing instincts that draw them to the areas they previously have nested. Second, birds are attracted to the pheromones in their dropping and nesting materials. This is why it is extremely important to clean bird dropping and nesting material thoroughly before installing bird control products. It is also important to understand that products made to deter birds from perching on open ledges should not be utilized in areas birds have been nesting. Nesting birds require exclusionary products that will fully screen or block the birds from attempting to nest in the covered location. These products range from Bird Slope to Bird Netting.
If you are unsure of which products to use for your ledges, 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 ledge.