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Bird Protector
updated: Oct 15, 2012, 10:03 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

How can I keep sea gulls and pigeons from perching on my roof?

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 COMMENT 331455 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:12 AM

Get a wooden replica of a hawk up there.

 

 COMMENT 331456 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:12 AM

little spikey things

 

 COMMENT 331458 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:19 AM

Get a first-floor condo.

 

 COMMENT 331464P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:31 AM

Get a wind-driven whirl-i-thing such as Moby Dick has.

 

 COMMENT 331469P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:38 AM

Get a cat.

 

 COMMENT 331477 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:43 AM

rifle?

 

 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 10:46 AM

I've seen people put giant stuffed tigers in the area and the birds stay away. It was cool to see the giant stuffed tiger up there in the tree!!! Even a fake snake might do the trick.

 

 COMMENT 331494 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 11:07 AM

motion sensored gun turret should work

 

 COMMENT 331504 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 11:26 AM

you could try metallic bird deterrent tape, google it.

 

 COMMENT 331521P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 11:53 AM

I second the tape. It was used on the roof of the Angler Center on Goleta Pier for the first year before it eventually self-destructed. Very effective and remained so even after it was removed. It took a full year before the birds resumed perching there.

 

 COMMENT 331604P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 02:44 PM

Remove the food source. Are you putting out old bread or birdseed? Find out who in your neighborhood is putting out the food. These birds don't hang around just for the fun of it. Someone is feeding them.

If your neighbors have bird feeders, there are plenty of feeders designed to keep out the larger birds. You need to do some detective work, if it's not you who is laying the table.

 

 COMMENT 331609P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 02:45 PM

@469. Cats kill millions of songbirds every year. They don't mess with birds the size of pigeons (rock doves) or seagulls, however.

 

 COMMENT 331661 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 04:51 PM

Wrap your house in camo netting.

 

 COMMENT 331704 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 06:52 PM

Throw small dead varments up there when you see a hawk around. He will start keeping an eye on the place.

 

 COMMENT 331729 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 08:15 PM

I like 704's suggestion. I did something similar with rats and a neighbor's barn cats. I lured them over with a freshly zapped (not poisoned) rat and they started patrolling part of my property, too. Didn't see a single rat for over a year. Then the neighbor moved and took the cats. I had to buy a new rat zapper.

 

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