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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.
how to poison pigeons

How to get rid of pigeons with poison

Killing pigeons by poisoning them – good or bad? Pigeons are considered a pest. They are not pretty to look at nor do they wake us up with a beautiful dawn chorus, like other native and non-native birds do. In fact, many people believe that pigeons are flying rats and therefore should be eradicated just

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best bird spikes to keep pigeons away

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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how to trap pigeons

How to trap pigeons and what are the best traps to use?

Guide to pigeon trapping If pigeons are not raised as pets, they become pests. Pooping everywhere they cause no end of damage to buildings, statues and structures and create a great deal of noise and disturbance when they sit together in a flock. One of the best ways to trap pigeons is via a pigeon

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how to keep birds away from your car

How to keep birds away from your car

Finding an effective method to keep birds away from your car will save you time and frustration that occurs with cleaning up bird poop on your vehicle. Rural areas and urban areas alike have their share of avian pests that create challenges for drivers. After yet another episode of a recent car wash being ruined

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best owl decoys to scare birds away

Owl decoys to scare birds away

Using owl decoys to scare birds away Pest birds cause millions of dollars in damage to homes and buildings across America every year. Due to the acidity levels found in bird droppings, structures are eroded causing leaks and ruining historical properties and statues. Nesting birds can also ruin gutters, cause electrical fires and block ventilation

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what diseases do pigeons carry

Do pigeons carry diseases?

Most of us don’t consider birds to be pests. In fact, many of us hang feeders and fill up bird baths in our backyard in order to actively encourage them to visit. But some birds, such as pigeons, can cause just as much damage to your property as an infestation of rats, bed bugs or

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