what will scare away birds

Other DIY repellent of birds

  • Bright, sunlight-reflecting hanging items like metal, aluminum foil, tiny mirrors, reflective tape, and old CDs
  • Visual scares: decoys such as owl and eagle statues. But in order for the bird to be taken seriously, these need to be moved regularly. However, Daniel Whitaker discovers that each species of bird has a particular scent that is exclusive to them, meaning that while statues may initially terrify birds, they don’t actually scare them over time.
  • Disco balls and pinwheels that move in the wind, reflect light, and produce noise

How to Scare Birds Away For Good

When utilized improperly, bird scaring devices—have you ever seen a picture of a plastic owl decoy covered in bird poop with a pigeon on its head?—can be ineffective at keeping birds from roosting. Experts in pest control understand that visual bird deterrents only work when they terrify pest birds to the point where they are willing to leave behind any food, water, or cover that they may have found on the property.

A group of starlings can be an easy target for bird scaring, but a woodpecker in its established territory can be more challenging. More effort will be put forth by seasoned birds to remain at a location than by novices. When pest birds arrive at a site, scare tactics and visual deterrents should be implemented as soon as possible. To increase the chances of success, eliminate all food and water sources nearby.

Scare tactics or products cannot be replaced by scare devices on their own. Visual bird deterrents work best when combined with exclusion products in high-pressure areas that provide birds with enticing habitats, plenty of food, and water to keep them off your property permanently. This, again, is how to get rid of birds.

what will scare away birds

Holographic Guardian Owl (ea)

University-tested with positive results for bird control. Large eyes, movement, and a distinctive holographic/iridescent feather pattern deter even the most determined bird from damaging private property.

what will scare away birds


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.

What are birds afraid of?

Generally speaking, birds hate strong smells, shiny objects, and predators, such as birds of prey and larger animals or humans.