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Birds can be a nuisance by nesting in unwanted places, creating mess and eating crops. Learn how to deter them in our blog.
best bird spikes reviews
Mike Henderson

Best Bird Spikes – Reviews & Buyers Guide

Birds are attracted to areas where food is most abundant and there are plentiful places in which to roost. But if you own a house or property that is plagued by pigeons, gulls and other big birds, then you may want to consider anti-roosting spikes in order to deter them. Not only do feral birds

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best bird netting reviews
Mike Henderson

Best Bird Netting – Reviews and Buyers Guide

Noisy, messy, destructive and incredibly persistent, pest birds such as sparrows, pigeons and gulls are known to wreak havoc on crops and buildings when roosting or foraging for food. What is bird netting? Bird netting is a discrete solution that enables you to block birds and other pests from entering areas where products, yields or

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inflatable scarecrows to scare birds
Mike Henderson

Do inflatable scarecrows scare birds?

Scarecrows have been around for many decades and are predominantly used to discourage birds from feeding on crops. Over the years scarecrows have flitted between friend and foe, featuring in films such as the Wizard of Oz, which is a children’s classic, to Jeepers Creepers which is a well-known horror movie. Do air blown scarecrows

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best ultrasonic bird repellers
Mike Henderson

Best ultrasonic bird repellers – reviews and buyers guide

Do ultrasonic sound deterrents scare birds? There are a number of humane ways to deal with pest birds including ultrasonic bird sound deterrents, although over the years, there has been much debate surrounding these devices. Below we recommend some of the most effective bird sound deterrents on the market today and explain why we believe

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reflective scare tape for birds
Mike Henderson

Why does reflective tape scare birds? Which tape is best?

Birds can attack properties and backyards causing chaos to structures, crops, vineyards and plants. The perfect solution for keeping tenacious birds at bay is reflective tape, otherwise known as deterrent or scare tape. Bird repellent scare tape Reflective tape is an effective form of bird control as it uses a combination of sound, generated by

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woodpecker bird house
Mike Henderson

Do woodpeckers use bird houses to nest in? Which ones are best?

A woodpecker birdhouse is a great way to deter woodpeckers from drilling holes in your house and ruining desirable trees, whilst providing an excellent place for them to nest. Woodpecker bird houses Do woodpeckers use bird houses? Yes, a woodpecker bird house provides a valuable home for many different types of woodpecker. They offer birdwatchers

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how to treat and repair woodpecker damage and holes
Mike Henderson

How do you treat and repair woodpecker damage and holes?

The constant tap tapping of a woodpecker causing damage to your home, is enough to make you want to bang your head against a wall too! But, when a woodpecker makes itself known, there are a number of things you can do to treat and repair the damage and holes it has left behind.Before you

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how to keep birds from building nests under carports
Mike Henderson

How to keep birds from building nests under carports

If you have a carport, you will need to know how to keep birds from building nests under the carport and in other popular areas near your home. We have great suggestions and products to help you solve the problem of unwanted birds and other pests. How do you keep birds from building a nest

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best dove and pigeon decoys
Mike Henderson

Best Dove and Pigeon Decoys

There are various techniques used for hunting and shooting pigeons and doves, however, the most popular has to be decoys. How to use pigeon and dove decoys To successfully hunt pigeons and doves using decoys you’ll need to monitor their flight line, detect wind direction and place the decoys in a specific pattern facing the

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how to shoot pigeons for pest control
Mike Henderson

How to shoot pigeons with an air rifle

Whilst we do not condone shooting pigeons for sport, there are occasions when it is deemed necessary to eradicate pigeons with an air rifle due to the damage and destruction they cause. This is often the case out in the country, where crops are ruined, poultry disturbed, and water sources contaminated with pigeon faeces. If

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