PUBLISHED ON July 26th, 2012
When you have luscious garden, you may find yourself in a battle with local birds. When it comes to the issue of bird control, Seattle residents generally complain about starlings the most. Several varieties of bird control are on the market today, and it can be hard to know which is right for you. Fortunately, you can practice Seattle bird control in a manner that’s safe for both the avian pests and your garden.
Netting. Bird netting creates a visible barrier that protects your plants from thieving and messy starlings.
Visual repellants. A visual repellant is one that frightens or irritates a bird. Such repellants include plastic owls and other predators; brightly colored balloons; and shiny objects, like ribbons. If the deterrent moves around on its own, like a ribbon or balloon, you don’t have to do much. To remain effective, however, plastic predators must be moved around your garden every few days so the birds don’t think they are simply an ornament.
Bird deterrent barriers. Spikes and chemical barriers can also be used to help prevent roosting. Spikes create an effective barrier, but they do alter the look of your garden and home. Chemical barriers cause surfaces to feel sticky, which birds hate, but you must reapply them annually.
If you have tried every Seattle bird control technique in the book and still can’t seem to get rid of your bird problem, consider our Nuisance Bird Abatement System. Here at Eden, we take a humane and creative approach that is tailored to your needs and your specific bird problem. Plus, our solutions blend in seamlessly with your home. Call today for a free on-site inspection and estimate.