Keeping birds off of your porch can seem like a daunting task, as there seems to be an endless number of places birds can nest or perch on. The amount of bird poop and nesting debris can quickly build up as you fight to keep your front porch clean.
Our experts have categorized bird deterrent products based on the bird activity; Are the birds nesting OR are they simply perching on a ledge? Assessing the bird activity will drastically change the product used, in many cases more than one product is recommended. Understanding the difference between nesting and non-nesting birds will allow you to effectively keep birds away from your home.
Note: It is important to clean away nesting materials and droppings thoroughly before installation of products.
If you have nesting birds on your porch, the first thing you will want to do is properly identify the bird species. If the bird is a protected species, we recommend waiting until the bird and the hatchlings have fully vacated the nest prior to installing bird deterrent products.
The most effective solution for nesting birds are exclusionary products such as Bird Netting. Small birds will find areas on the porch such as in the ceiling, on columns and on light fixtures. Installing bird netting overhead, directly under the problematic areas, will provide a highly effective barrier that is hardly noticeable to the naked eye.
Deterring birds that are simply perching or roosting are significantly easier to stop than nesting birds. The motivation level is drastically lower to remain in the area. You can keep birds away from your porch with some of the following deterrents and repellents. If the birds are perching on the entranceway doors, ledge products such as Bird Repellent Gel dishes can be utilized. Visual deterrents can be applied to porches with the occasional bird visiting and leaving droppings behind. These products are easy to install and remove when needed.
If you are unsure of which products to use for your porch, 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 porch.