how to keep birds from nesting above door

It’s that time again, time when pest birds seek out places to nest. Learn how to get rid of birds easily as well as how to get rid of birds nesting on your home. Your home has all sorts of lofty nooks and crannies that offer refuge from weather and predators, and within easy access to food and water.

This blog covers how to get rid of birds nesting on your home:

  • Best Overall Solution for Nesting Birds
  • Best for Birds Nesting Under Solar Panels
  • Best Way to Stop Nesting Swallows
  • The Best Way to Prevent Small Birds from Nesting in Clefts, Niches,
  • Alternative Bird Control Solution to Help Prevent Birds from Nesting

Common places birds like to nest on your home:

Being proactive is the best strategy to keep birds from building nests near your house. And that entails putting in place humane and efficient bird deterrents ahead of time.

Eliminate all bird droppings and nesting debris from the nesting area as soon as possible to prevent birds from building their nests on your land. Birds that build nests are drawn to their own scent and pheromones, which are present in their nests and droppings. Prior to installing any bird control products, sanitize the area with a hospital-grade disinfectant and cleaning agent.

Here’s what the bird control pros at Bird-B-Gone recommend:

Use 3/4″ Heavy Duty Bird Netting to keep birds from building nests on your house. This net effectively keeps birds out of places they don’t want to go, like attics, under patio covers, and eaves. The physical barrier created by the 3/4-inch mesh netting keeps birds from landing or building nests. It is important to note that the 40 pound break strength of this net does not equate to heavy duty. This net is virtually undetectable from a distance, and it is guaranteed against UV breakdown for ten years. It is also rot and flame resistant. Heavy Duty Bird Netting is the #1 recommended solution for birds nesting in residential and commercial settings. Learn more about the commercial netting options offered by Bird B Gone, including how to install and select netting.

Pigeons and other pest birds find rooftop solar panels to be the perfect place to nest and roost. The panels offer birds easy access and departure, protection from predators, and shade from the hot sun. Furthermore, birds have a tendency to be very persistent, particularly if they nested beneath solar panels the season before. Eliminating nests and droppings can be difficult because the majority of solar panels are typically only 8 inches off the roof deck.

A weather-resistant mesh is included in Bird B Gone’s solar panel bird deterrent kit, which successfully prevents pest birds from building nests or roosts beneath the panels. Thanks to specifically made clips that won’t scratch or compromise the integrity of the solar panels, installation is a breeze. When installed, the mesh is nearly invisible and requires no drilling.

One of the hardest protected migratory birds to effectively prevent from nesting is undoubtedly swallows. While most experts will advise installing ¾” bird netting to keep birds out, our specialists also have simple do-it-yourself options for swallow nesting sites. The Swallow Shield Kit swallow and bat deterrent is one of the few products made expressly to prevent swallows from constructing their mud nests in undesirable locations. Swallow shield deterrents work best when combined with an effective bird repellent, like Avian Block Pouches, to keep migratory birds away from your house so they can build their nests.

Copper Stuf-Fit mesh from Bird-B-Gone is perfect for keeping small and large birds out of small cracks, holes, and nooks in your house because it can be easily “shaped” to keep out pest birds. The mesh comes in 6-inch wide, 20-foot & 100-foot rolls. Additionally, it is stain and rustproof (steel wool will rust, run, and discolor your carport). Even birds that try to make their way under roofing shingles and build nests near conduits and lighting fixtures are deterred by Copper Stuf-Fit.

Bird Slope creates a slanted 45-degree angled surface that is ideal for birds that nest on flat ledges, making it impossible for birds to nest there. Gone Bird Slope by Bird B comes in two color variations: gray Each 4-foot section has an angled surface that shields ledges up to five 5″. The Bird Slope Extenders allow the depth to be increased to a maximum of 10 5″ deep. Slope is an excellent choice for customers in the residential and commercial sectors.

When birds build their nests in dryer vent openings, the Defender Dryer Vent Guard is the ideal remedy. The vent guard is readily mounted and available in multiple sizes to keep birds from building their nests inside the opening. It might be necessary to enlist the help of a pest control expert to remove the nests from the vent.

Reflective Tape.The tape can be hung from windows, siding, railings, decks, posts, garden fences, trees and more. The pattern on the tape produces bright reflections that will deter the birds.

Plastic snakes. Many had also suggested plastic snakes to help keep the birds away. Some suggested putting in the garden beds also to help deter squirrels and protect garden beds.

Reflective spinners and discs. The spinners have a spiral design that will reflect the light to deter birds. The discs are double sided and have a hanging hook. These can also be used to prevent birds from hitting glass windows.

We have birds attempting to build nests at the upper roof area of our deck, as I recently mentioned on my Instagram stories. I received a ton of feedback. Many others who shared what they had tried and found to be effective, as well as many who shared the same issue and sought advice I love getting suggestions and tips from y’all!.

These are not listed in any specific order, and I haven’t personally used them all.


What repels birds from nesting?

The movement of objects deters birds. So you can hang things like foil strips, streamers, or wind spinners from trees and porches. The wind will catch the objects and make them move, which will keep birds from building a nest or even roaming around on your property for longer. Birds are also scared of loud noises.

How do I keep birds from building nests on my porch?

Silicone caulk blocks off small areas and bird netting or hardware cloth can be used to cover larger areas. Be sure to cover eaves and the underside of rafters to prevent birds from roosting and nesting. You may even want to put netting over plants known to attract birds.