Best Summer Bird Deterrents for Your Backyard

Best Summer Bird Deterrents for Your Backyard

Posted on May 8, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Deterrents

Now that the weathers turning nice and the kids will be out of school, you'll want to keep your backyard inviting and safe for play. That means, cleaning up the jungle gyms, pool areas, BBQ's and lawn furniture. One problem you may have to deal with is pest birds. While they're pleasant to watch and listen to in small numbers, drawn to outdoor food, they can become quite a nuisance. Their droppings can quickly deface everything you have outdoors, droppings that carry diseases like salmonella. Bird droppings are also very slippery when wet, which can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards for children and even adults. While bird pests can be shooed away with the blast from a water hose or simple noisemakers, they will invariably return when you go back in house.

The only sure way to keep birds away from your backyard is through the use of an effective and humane bird deterrent. Here are some bird control devices the experts at Bird-B-Gone recommend:

The Scarecrow: Effective Bird Deterrent Around Pools

Bird-B-Gone's Scarecrow keeps pool areas bird free. Any bird bold enough to enter its area of protection will be hit with a harmless water blast. Combined with its alarming sprinkler sound and realistic looking bird-like head, the Scarecrow is a formidable bird deterrent. Easy to set up and use, Scarecrows connect to any garden hose. And each blast uses only 2 to 3 cups of water. The device covers about 1,200 square feet with a water blast that reaches out to 35 feet by 45 feet wide (enough for most pools). The Scarecrows sensitivity and coverage distance are easily fine-tuned to fit your pools shape and surrounding walkways. Powered by a single 9-volt battery, Scarecrows deliver over 1,000 "firings"enough to last all summer.

Sonic Bird Deterrents Keep Birds Away From Play Areas

To keep birds away from jungle gyms, patio furniture, BBQ's and other areas of your backyard, consider using a sonic bird deterrent. Its a scientific approach that intimidates birds with the sounds they want to avoid the sounds of their natural predators (like hawks and falcons). Bird-B-Gone's Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic broadcasts distress and predator calls for as many as 22 different species of birds. This prompts them to seek the safety of someone else's yard rather than remain in yours. The threatening birdcalls last for two minutes and are repeated every 10 minutes. The sounds emitted by the Bird Chase device resemble natural birdcalls so they won't annoy your pets or neighbors. And unlike ultrasonic devices that emit high-frequency sounds birds cant hear, the Bird Chase device emits sounds birds can hear. Being solar powered means you can easily place this bird barrier anywhere in your backyard.

Bird-B-Gone is the worlds largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.