do it yourself bird control

Are you looking for a way to scare birds away from your porches and other outdoor spaces? If you’d like a bird deterrent device that works, you will love this free bird scare device tutorial.

Birds can be a nuisance, but there are ways to keep them away without harming them.

We have struggled for years with birds making a mess on our outdoor furniture and have tried several expensive bird deflectors that only work some of the time. We routinely carried cleaning supplies to the pier and outdoor kitchen so we could sit on the furniture.

Today, I’m sharing our recent discovery, and you most likely have everything you need to make the bird deterrent devices for free. You can control your bird issues and recycle at the same time.

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How To Make A Free Bird Scare With Recycled CDs

First, you need two old CDs and some fishing line for each bird deflector.

The CDs require a tiny hole to be drilled.

We used a small drill press to create a hole for the fishing line to slip through. However, you can use a cordless drill if you don’t have a drill press.

do it yourself bird control

do it yourself bird control

The drill press is more accurate, and it’s an inexpensive tool to have on hand for many DIY projects.

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do it yourself bird control

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Align the holes and place the CDs with their reflective sides facing out.

Next, tie approximately 15 inches of fishing line to the aligned holes to secure it.

When the CDs were tied together, we discovered that the drop of glue we had previously used to hold them together was no longer needed.

do it yourself bird control

do it yourself bird control

“Why not just tie the fishing line through the CD center?” one may wonder.

We discovered that the bird scare functions better the more the CD spins.

They can spin more quickly because of the smaller hole at the top.

Free DIY Bird Deterrent Device That Works

When you can easily make one for free by recycling old CDs, there’s no reason to spend money on useless devices.

I discovered this idea while visiting a friend’s house. I kept thinking that I could see birds circling the trees. But when I looked more closely, I noticed that CDs were hanging from the branches.

They had several old music CDs installed to frighten away birds because they parked their cars beneath the trees.

Our old CDs of music are all here, so we thought it would be worth a shot. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle them.

do it yourself bird control

do it yourself bird control

To deter birds from bothering your garden, pool, or deck, you can buy one or more predator decoys at your neighborhood hardware store. The rubber snake, plastic owl, or other decoy you choose will be visible to the birds as they soar overhead, and they will avoid landing close to it. Just be careful to move your decoys around frequently to prevent the birds from growing accustomed to them and realizing they are fake.

Birds are less likely to hang around your property if you have more deterrents in the area. If these solutions don’t work or you already have a problem with birds, get in touch with a reputable bird control business. They can assist you in safely removing the bothersome birds and setting up safeguards to keep them away in the future.

Additionally, you can hang aluminum foil strips—also known as glittery party streamers—from trees or other tall places in your house and yard. They are discouraged from approaching because the sun reflects off the glossy surface and irritates their eyes. If there are woodpeckers nearby, place an aluminum pie plate on the tree where you frequently see them. The reflection of the plate will scare the woodpeckers off.

Aluminum foil is among the simplest and least expensive natural bird repellents. Aluminum foil can be used in a variety of ways to deter birds. If birds are bothering your garden, you can cover any plants they are bothering with strips of aluminum foil placed under the dirt’s surface. Because the foil feels uncomfortable under their beaks, birds will avoid it.

Pet food, which is frequently left outside all day for birds to eat, can attract birds. Birds will use your fountain, water feature, or any other standing water on your property as a birdbath because they too need water to survive.


What is the most effective bird deterrent?

Bird Spikes are a simple but effective deterrent for birds. The blunt, harmless spikes thwart birds’ efforts to land without harming them in any way. Spikes can be permanently or temporarily installed.

How do you keep birds away cheaply?

Aluminum Foil One of the easiest and cheapest natural bird repellents is aluminum foil. There are several different ways you can use aluminum foil to keep birds away. If birds are disturbing your garden, you can place strips of aluminum foil under the surface of the dirt or around any plants they are bothering.