Having problem birds such as pigeons or seagulls gathering on your roof in large numbers can be a big problem for home owners. The noise and damage they cause can be costly and unsightly so it pays to act quickly if you have a problem. Here are five great ways to prevent birds on your roof:

#1. Bird Spikes – putting bird spikes on your roof acts as an excellent deterrent. They can be erected on ledges, windowsills and gutters and they make it very difficult for birds to perch, roost and nest. You can get these spikes in different sizes depending on the type of bird causing the problem so if you’re not sure what to get, then please ask.

#2. Bird Netting – netting is also effective. Netting can cover a wide area and will stop birds from landing and perching on your roof. This is particularly a good solution for commercial buildings.

#3. Decoys – using plastic decoy birds that look like birds of prey can deter other birds from landing on your roof. This acts a bit like a scarecrow and helps to scare birds away because they think one of their predators is there.

#4. Bird Feeders – place bird feeders a good distance from your patio area and roof to keep birds away. Birds will go where they can easily feed so if you can give them easy access to food away from your property they will keep going back to the same place.

For more advice about effective bird control, please contact us now.