Bird Control for Outdoor Dining & Restaurants

How to Keep Birds Away from Outdoor Dining Areas

Bird Control for Outdoor Dining & Restaurants

Discover effective bird control solutions designed for outdoor dining and restaurant environments. From bird spikes to netting, we offer a range of products to help you keep birds away from your outdoor seating areas like a bird control expert.  

The Importance of Bird Control Solutions for Outdoor Dining Areas

Effective bird control solutions are essential for any restaurant with an outdoor dining area. Birds and their droppings can carry over 60 known transmittable diseases, including E. coli, histoplasmosis, and salmonella. These diseases can put your customers' health at risk and also harm your business's reputation. 

With pigeons and seagulls perching on rooftops and sparrows and grackles hiding in nearby trees and bushes, outdoor dining areas are prime targets for bird activity. As the popularity of outdoor dining experiences continues to grow across the United States, it's important for business owners to take proactive measures to keep their outdoor areas bird-free. 

Fortunately, for you and your business, there are effective bird control solutions available that can help protect your customers and reputation. With the right bird control measures in place, you can create a safe and sanitary environment for your customers to enjoy. 

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

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Excluding Birds from Outdoor Dining Areas

Excluding birds from outdoor dining areas is an effective way to keep them from perching on your roof or trees and stealing food from your customers. One of the best ways to do this is by using exclusionary products such as bird netting. 

Bird netting can be used to screen off areas while still maintaining the outdoor environment. It is professionally installed and allows sunlight and wind to pass through the mesh, ensuring that your customers can enjoy their dining experience. By using bird netting to exclude birds from your outdoor dining areas, you can ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience for your customers. 

Bird Netting

  • Works for All bird species; small, medium, and large birds
  • Allows sunlight and air to pass through easily
  • Tent off outdoor dining areas to protect dining patrons
  • Contact Bird B Gone for Authorized Installers of Netting

Bird Repellents for Outdoor Dining Areas

If netting is not a feasible option for your outdoor dining area, incorporating bird repellents can be an effective solution. Avian Block Bird Repellent Pouches are an excellent choice for deterring unwanted birds from tables, canopies, umbrella shades, and other areas. These pouches use methyl anthranilate, a food-grade grape seed extract, as the active ingredient to repel birds. While these pouches have a pleasant grape aroma for humans, the scent creates an unpleasant and irritating sensation for birds, deterring them from the area. Hang a few pouches in areas where birds are known to roost, such as bushes or trees on the property. 

Avian Block Repellent Pouches

  • Repels all sized birds
  • Covers 6’ – 10’ diameter area per pouch
  • Each bag includes 6 pouches
  • Replace every 3 months
  • Has a pleasant grape aroma
  • Skill Level: Easily hang around dining areas to repel birds

Another effective repellent option is the SpectrumV Gel Dishes. These dishes are designed to deter all bird species and can be placed on flat ledges, fences, or any area where birds like to perch. The holographic reflection technology creates visual hot spots that scare birds away, while the sticky sensation on their feet when they touch the dish encourages them to leave the area. These gel dishes are easy to install with a silicon-based adhesive. 

SpectrumV Gel Dishes

  • Deters all bird species
  • Place Dishes on flat ledges, fences, or anywhere birds like to perch
  • Holographic reflection technology creates visual hot spots that scares birds away.
  • Sticky sensation on birds' feet encourages them to leave the area
  • Skill Level: Easy DIY Friendly, install with silicon based adhesive

For an option that targets specific bird species, consider Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. These spikes are effective against pigeons and seagulls and can be installed on buildings surrounding outdoor dining areas where birds roost. They are available in both stainless steel and polycarbonate plastic and come with a 10-year manufacturer warranty for stainless steel spikes. 

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

  • Effective for Pigeon and Seagulls
  • Install spikes on buildings surrounding outdoor dining areas birds roost on
  • Available in stainless steel or polycarbonate plastic spikes
  • 10-year manufacturer warranty for Stainless Steel Spike 
  • Skill Leve: Easily glue or screw down spikes to roof ledges

Creating a Safe and Sanitary Outdoor Dining Experience

Keeping your dining area clean and sanitized is crucial when it comes to bird control. Birds are attracted to outdoor dining areas because of the food and water sources available. Even with the best bird control solutions in place, leaving food scraps and debris will only invite birds to return. Our bird control experts recommend cleaning and sanitizing the dining area frequently, particularly after each service. 

This helps to remove any food sources and discourage birds from lingering in the area. Properly disposing of waste and using tight-fitting lids on trash bins can also help to prevent bird access to food sources. By prioritizing cleanliness and sanitation, you can create a safer and more enjoyable outdoor dining experience for your customers. 

Incorporating bird control solutions into outdoor dining areas is crucial for maintaining a clean and comfortable environment for patrons. Bird netting, repellent pouches, and gel dishes are effective products that can exclude or repel birds. Contact Bird B Gone for authorized installers and to learn more about how to keep your outdoor dining areas bird-free. 

Professional Recommendations

If you are unsure of which products to incorporate into your outdoor dining area, 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 outdoor dining experience.   


The presence of birds in outdoor dining areas can pose significant health risks to both customers and staff. Birds and their droppings can carry over 60 known transmittable diseases, including E. coli, histoplasmosis, and salmonella. To protect your customers and your business, it's essential to incorporate professional bird control solutions and maintain a clean and sanitized environment. 

Pigeons and seagulls are common culprits, perching on rooftops surrounding dining tables and waiting for an opportunity to swoop in and snatch a French fry. Sparrows and grackles may hide in nearby trees, bushes, or dart around on the ground. With the surge in outdoor dining, bird activity has increased across the United States. Fortunately, for you and your business, there are effective bird control solutions available to help keep your outdoor dining area bird-free. 

It's important to note that before installation of bird control products, thoroughly clean away nesting materials and droppings to ensure maximum effectiveness. 

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