Bird Proofing Guide

Bird proofing is something that everyone in the South Brisbane, Australia area should be considering. With pest birds posing such a serious threat to our properties, it’s not hard to imagine how much of a headache pigeons can be if bird exclusion isn’t something that is incorporated in our homes. These birds are hard to remove at times, making it important to work on bird proofing your home if your area is known for having bird problems. The results you obtain through bird proofing your home could be the difference between spending a lot of money on ridding your home of birds and not having to worry about them.

pigeon on a concrete surfaceHomeowners throughout Australia are now finding birds around their homes more than ever, calling for serious pigeon proofing in a timely manner. This being known, bird exclusion is becoming more important with each passing day. As a responsible homeowner, you need a pigeon guard and while bird exclusion can seem like it is more time-extensive than you think is necessary, putting it off can result in some serious bird problems in the future.

We find that a single bird deterrent usually isn’t enough to keep these pests away. With this being said, we recommend using multiple bird deterrents to ensure birds don’t become a serious issue. There are various bird exclusion techniques that can be used together to bird proof a single property and with more than one strategy working to ensure the flying pests don’t make your property their home, you’ll significantly lower your chances of having bird problems in the future.

When you decide to use a single bird deterrent, the likelihood that the birds will get used to it is higher. With this being said, using more than one type of deterrent can ensure you don’t have this problem. The key to bird deterrents is making sure the birds stay confused. Taking advantage of more than one of the birds’ sensory modalities allows you to ensure the birds don’t catch on to the techniques you decide to use. Bird proofing is recommended as the first step but eventually, you may need to look into bird control techniques. Our technicians are adept in dealing with bird removal throughout Brisbane as well as proofing and deterrents.

 

Information Regarding Bird Proofing Solutions

Anyone looking into bird proofing solutions needs to understand that prevention is a better idea than waiting until you have to get rid of them. With this being the case, bird proof netting is one of the most common techniques used as it excludes the birds from your property. You can also use a fake predatory pigeon guard to ward off birds. We’ve also seen countless Australians using bird species to help with bird exclusion.

Ultimately, you’ll need to work on pigeon proofing a home or business using the strategies that you feel will work best for you. With bird exclusion netting, you’re going to have netting that can keep the birds out. That being known, you can also opt to include something other than a pigeon net, such as bird spikes. Continue reading to learn more about the bird proofing solutions available to you.

Bird Mesh Netting Helps

Bird proofing homes can be done with bird prevention netting and in Australia, this method is increasingly becoming more and more popular. With bird mesh ensuring bird exclusion, we definitely recommend using it. That being known, bird netting can really assist with bird exclusion, making it our go-to when it comes to ensuring birds cannot inhabit peoples’ homes.

Some people haven’t heard of this type of pigeon proofing but it works like a charm. Continue reading and find out more about how bird netting suppliers throughout the nation are constantly shipping these bird exclusion products out.

While you might think that all anti bird netting is the same, it’s really not. Bird mesh is extremely versatile, coming in a variety of sizes and weights and being composed of different types of materials. This being known, before you decide to make your bird prevention netting purchase, make sure to analyze your needs by conducting some research. The type of anti bird netting you need is ultimately going to come down to its intended use and what kind of bird mesh netting your property calls for. Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself prior to making your purchase:

  • Which type of birds do you plan on excluding using bird netting? While you might think that this doesn’t matter, different kinds of bird nets will have different impacts on different birds depending on the size of the birds. Different sized birds will need certain types of bird protection netting. The pigeon netting varies in relation to what it’s made out of, the weight of it, and mesh sizes.
  • Which type of property will you be bird proofing with bird netting? Bird proof netting is extremely versatile and with this being the case, there are different types that work better with certain kinds of properties. Depending on the structures found on the property, some mesh netting is going to be preferred over others. For example, if you plan to protect your gardens and crops, that pigeon net is going to differ from what you’d use to protect a building.

Installing Bird Protection Netting Yourself

Some people are natural born do-it-yourselfers, and that’s awesome. If you’re looking to install bird protection netting on your own, we want to provide you with some insight.

Installing this netting involves multiple steps as the primary result of the installation is going to have a sealed area without holes, wrinkles, gaps, excessive sagging, or openings. If you’re looking to ensure your bird protection netting finish is going to work as it should, make sure to plan out the steps. This will limit the chance for error and maximize the chance for a smooth bird exclusion project.

Determine Bird Netting Installation Placement

Understanding the location you should place your install is going to help to ensure the bird mesh is going to last. The goal of this netting is to ensure that the birds are not given free roam of your property. You’re going to be limiting where they can and cannot go, leaving the decision regarding where to install it up to you.

Planning is going to come into play here because, with bird exclusion netting, you’ll want to ensure the spot you install it is not going to potentially damage the netting. There are various things that can damage its integrity, including equipment, moving objects, and high temperatures. This being the case means you’ll want to have a firm understanding that certain installs will call for more maintenance than others as a result. Avoiding this problem is as easy as knowing you can exclude the areas you think are going to damage the netting, but it takes some planning.

Check Out The Surroundings

The surrounding area is going to be important to your bird netting installation because you don’t want to miss anything. Make sure to look all over the property and find any spots that the birds will likely want to build their nests or roost. This is also the time when you will be looking to see what kinds of birds are locals. Regardless of if you find pigeons or another type of feathery pest in the area, looking at your surroundings will result in an understanding of how much pest control netting is necessary.

Make sure to keep your eyes open while you’re checking the property. Look for the entry and exit routes pest birds could use as these allow them to travel the property undetected. If you don’t find all of them, your bird exclusion project could fail and call for another bird net installation. Although bird control netting has a strong impact on birds, if it is not done right, the anti bird netting will not work for the total bird exclusion you’re looking for.

Determine Which Bird Control Netting Is Right

With there being three different options, each bird mesh option has its own benefits. It’s important to go with what will work the best from you so read more about the uses of each type.

PollyNet Lightweight:

With this option, you’ll have ultra-light construction you need in the form of bird prevention netting. If you’re doing an installation in a place where there is low visibility, this netting will get the job done. Also, it’s not an expensive bird prevention product.

PollyNet Premium

If you’re looking for a tougher construction for your bird prevention netting, this stuff is totally seamless and gets the job done. This UV-resistant bird control netting should work with nearly any installation you’re doing and it has ½” square mesh, allowing you to exclude small size to large size birds without any trouble.

K-Net HT

For any other bird exclusion needs, you can use K-Net HT bird exclusion netting With this being heavy-duty knotted multi-strand pigeon net, it’ll handle your bird problems even in the harshest of environments. It will last for quite some time and has ¾” squares that are capable of handling more bird troubles with ease.

Take Your Measurements

Ensuring you have accurate measurements is going to make your bird mesh installation go as smoothly as possible. With this in mind, this is a major part of planning your bird proofing. While plans can change at times, the measurements will not. Although you could just take some estimates, you’re not going to get the same clean effect that you’ll get by obtaining the measurements regarding where any joists, beams, pipes, and any other objects are found on the property. These objects will ensure your bird mesh has the support it needs to remain effective.

Bird Spikes & Wires

You may or may not have heard of bird spikes and wires for bird prevention but the fact of the matter is this stuff can really help when you need a pigeon guard for your property. With this being an ethical solution to your potential bird problems, this strategy comes highly recommended for pigeon proofing. This pigeon guard will ensure birds cannot land and roost on anything you put them on, including but not limited to any framework, pipes, or walls. Using these on your property will lessen your chance of having bird problems in the future.

Daddi Long Legs

Anyone who has seen the spider, the daddy long leg, in the past has an idea of how this bird proofing solution looks. These are great for keeping pigeons away and with their strange aesthetic, they will work on pigeon exclusion prior to the feathery pests becoming an issue. They keep these birds at bay and can be just as effective as pigeon exclusion netting. While we don’t recommend solely depending on these as a bird proofing solution, it can definitively help to ensure the birds do not come to roost at your home or business.

Various Bird Deterrents To Bird Proof Homes

With so many different types of bird deterrents on the market, it’s always a good idea to use multiple to ensure these feathery pests don’t come to your home. The scarecrow method seems to work rather well. Using a scarecrow or more than one of them can ensure birds do not come to roost at your home or place of business. The downside of this method is that unless you have a corn field you’re protecting, they’re going to look rather out of place.

pigeons on rooftopYou can also opt to get a predatory bird scarecrow to keep birds away. While a regular scarecrow typically takes the form of a person, these ones look like birds that eat pest birds. This acts as a natural deterrent to the smaller birds, resulting in the birds deciding to roost somewhere else. Over time, the pest birds might realize that the predatory birds are fake, meaning it is not a bad idea to use some other type of bird proofing method if possible.

Using noise reflective devices is also an excellent option if you’re looking to keep pest birds away from your property. These are something you can make yourself using tape, rods, and CDs. Putting these together almost like wind chimes results in the birds becoming confused. They sway in the wind and reflect light while making noise, effectively triggering the birds to stay away from the premises. As time passes, there is always the chance that the birds will become used to the device. Another issue is that it is only effective during the windy days when the sun shines bright. These devices also aren’t the most slightly for the front of a home.

Using chemical compounds is also an option. With this in mind, these chemicals work to deter birds as well as confuse them. Using tannins, some chemicals make it difficult for the birds’ digestion track to process food. This slows down their metabolism and makes food ingestion difficult for them. While it does not kill the birds, it does make them uncomfortable. If you decide to go with chemical compounds, there are two primary categories. With primary repellents, you’ll hurt or perhaps annoy the birds to the point that their reflexes cause them to leave the area. It has been observed that with these feelings come avoidance responses, resulting in a strong repellent to get rid of the pests without having to kill them. Using secondary repellents means you will contribute to the birds feeling ill or uncomfortable after they eat the chemicals. With this in mind, these chemicals will not exterminate the birds but rather repel them.

Bird Control Takes Time

As with any good thing, it takes time to bird proof a home but in the end, it is worth it when you never find yourself having to deal with a bird infestation. With this being the case, you might not find the permanent fix you’re looking for. Over time, the birds can get used to bird proofing methods, making it imperative to incorporate multiple methods on your property. This allows the birds to continue being confused by the setup you have. One of the main things you should do when you’re working on this project is research. Through your research, you will find what could work for your home and how you can avoid a bird infestation. The truth of the matter is that some strategies will work better than others, especially when paired with other tactics. While quality bird control can take time, the time is well spent when you find your property free of these feathered pests.

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