Bird Barriers, Repellents, and Controls FAQs If you are experiencing some trouble with birds near your home or business, you may be wondering what your options are when it comes to bird barriers, repellents, and controls. The following frequently asked questions may help you get started.
Why should I worry about controlling birds around my business or home?
Depending on where the birds are gathering and the type of business or home you own, birds can create any number of the following problems. First, there's the issue of corrosive droppings. If birds create a residence near or on your building, bird droppings will build up, and quickly turn to corrosive salt and ammonia. Additionally, birds can interfere with operation of your business. This isn't just a concern for airports any longer, either. They can become entangled in other machinery, block ductwork, and damage roofing and utility lines. The issue of disease and sanitation is another thing to consider.
What products are available?
The type of product you purchase may depend upon the problematic species and the number of birds you are dealing with. That said, there are visual decoys, bird spikes and netting, electronic noise deterrents, and even gels that can be applied as taste aversions.
What if I don't want to get rid of all the birds?
Commonly, when dealing with residential issues, residents may desire to eliminate one or more types of birds, but find some birds to still be desirable. There are products on the market that can deter problem birds while still attracting song birds to your feeder.