Visual bird deterrents are used to frighten birds from treated areas with common scare triggers such as predator features or reflective surfaces. The birds see the bird deterrent and flee the area. Visual bird deterrents are ideal to use in outdoor areas such as gardens, fruit trees, around pools, on patios and other areas birds like to hang out. Visual bird deterrents are commonly used in backyard and outdoor settings and are most effective when installed shortly after a "bird problem" is noticed. Where applicable, visual bird deterrents are an economic, low cost solution for many common outdoor pest bird problems.