how to stop birds from nesting in gazebo

Birds are serviceable and hardworking creatures that eat mosquitoes and insects that are harmful to plants and other bothersome pests such as slugs and snails. They are also fun to watch and can add some delightful cheer in an outdoor setting. However, as much gratitude is due them, it can be difficult to feel as generous towards these feathered friends if they design to build a home on the rafters of your timber outdoor living shelter.

Spring is the beginning of breeding season for most birds in the United States. A ShadeScape™ cabana, carport, gazebo, pavilion, or porte-cochère are tempting to these unauthorized tenants, offering them high life protection with extra large rafters to roost. Before a nest can be constructed is when the problem needs to be remedied. Birds nesting in barns or attics have been known to split the wind and dive towards an unsuspecting head claiming their stolen territory.

If they are social birds that invite their feathered friends and relatives to stay, it can become even more problematic. To add insult to injury, if a structure is erected on a lifeless surface such as concrete; there is not enough microorganisms to break down the aerial bombings of birds. One of these simple preventative measures can help you to avoid having to clean up a “natural disaster”.

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How to Keep Birds Out of Gazebos

Pick from our assortment of bird deterrent products to safeguard your gazebo. You can prevent pest birds from perching and building nests in your gazebo with the help of our thoughtfully chosen assortment of bird control products. Hand-selected by our team of knowledgeable bird control specialists, each product has been tested for efficacy and usability.

How to Stop Birds from Nesting in Your Gazebo

In nearly all cases, we’ve discovered that 3/4″ bird netting works best for nesting birds. We don’t necessarily mean covering the entire gazebo with net. That would look a little tacky but still very effective. To stop birds from building their nests in these above-head spaces, it is advised to install a net across the ceiling of gazebos and other structures of a similar design. With this kind of highly successful bird net installation, you can enjoy the beauty of the gazebo free from those pesky birds.

  • #1 method to stop nesting birds
  • prevents birds entirely from building their nests inside the gazebo’s ceiling and provides
  • Unnoticeable when installed correctly
  • Birds can no longer nest or roost because of the 45-degree angle created by bird slope sections.
  • To prevent nesting birds, bird slope sections can be installed on support ledges.
  • Using slope extenders, it prevents birds from perching and building nests on ledges up to 10″ deep and 5″ deep.
  • Sections come in 4-ft pieces

Why are Birds Attracted to Your Gazebo?

We’ve discovered that while gazebos are visually stunning, they offer plenty of cover for birds to hide, rest, and build their nests. Depending on how your gazebo is built, the underside support beams usually offer a lot of room for tiny birds to nest. You can significantly lessen the amount of bird activity you are experiencing by implementing the bird control products listed below.

Note: Before installing products, make sure all nesting materials and droppings are removed.


How do I keep birds out of my gazebo nest?

For gazebos and similar type structures recommend installing the net across the ceiling to prevent birds from nesting in these above head spaces. This type of bird net installation is highly effective and allows you the freedom to enjoy the beauty of the gazebo without any of those pest birds.

What repels birds from nesting?

You can place bird spikes on railings, ledges, under eaves, and anywhere that’s a likely nesting spot. Hang wind chimes or scare tape. The movement and sound of wind chimes, especially if they’re made from metal or other shiny materials, will act to deter a bird from a potential nesting spot.

How do you keep birds from nesting in eaves?

How to Deter Birds from Nesting Under Eaves: If birds have previously nested or are currently attempting to nest in your eaves, the recommended solution is professionally installed bird netting. A professional installation of bird netting will humanely exclude birds from accessing the underside of the eave.

What can you spray to keep birds from building a nest?

Repellent Sprays. There are several versions of bird repellent sprays you can make at home but the most popular is a concoction of chili peppers, water, and vinegar. To make this spray, crush dried red or green chili peppers into a mixture of water and vinegar.