Bird Netting Basics

Bird netting can be a crucial part of your bird repeller game plan. Bird netting is most effective when used to keep birds out of specific areas – to seal open entries and block access by birds. Most bird netting is so strong, it even stands up to larger animals like deer,coyotes, and dogs which can help to protect your garden.

We recommend bird netting as one of the most effective products available. It is typically available in three versions: Standard Bird Netting, Heavy Duty,and Premium. all UV stabilized for durability and strength, even when exposed to the elements.

  • Premium:  Premium grade polyethylene bird netting is durable, long-lasting, efficient,and effective at keeping birds out.
  •  Heavy Duty Bird Netting:  Heavy duty net made from tough polypropylene, seals entries,installs easily, and lasts for decades.
  • Standard:  bird netting seals entry points and blocks access to roosting sites prevent birds from roosting and nesting in undesirable areas.

Bird netting is easy and versatile to install.

With the spring nesting and garden planting season already underway – you might want to get started now on protecting your property and plants from bird problems with this bird repeller solution – bird netting.
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Bird Repeller Spikes

 In principle, the simplest concept in bird repeller solutions is: if the bird can’t sit, rest or perch at a particular spot, they won’t be there long enough to leave their mess.

Homes and buildings have many spots where birds can perch or roost. Single family homes have eaves, gutters, chimneys, roofs, railings, patios, even satellite dishes or antenna where birds have a tendency to stop and sit. Apartments and condos have balconies, car ports, awnings and other areas.

If there is a flat spot where a bird can roost, the most effective bird repeller is Bird Spikes. These are polycarbonate or stainless steel bird spikes. They present a surface that is uncomfortable for the bird to land on – they do not hurt or injure the bird.

A strip of bird spikes is long lasting, safe and has a very minimal visual impact to your property because they are very thin spikes and typically are mounted on the roof, gutter or beams that are well above eye level. You definitely should plan where you place them so that they are not an eyesore or have the possibility of being damaged, by tree limbs for example.

For a house with a standard peaked roof, or even a dormer type window, you may want a strip of bird spikes across that roof or dormer peak. Similarly, with your chimney, you can attach spikes to your spark arrestor. Even a strip of spikes across your satellite dish can keep birds off of it very effectively.

Take a look at how the pigeons avoid this half-completed bird spike installation…

We recommend, of course, that you only use these means when you have an actual bird problem. If you have one beam the extends beyond your roof-line and it is popular with birds, use bird spikes on that specific area – no need to target your entire roof. It is possible that the birds might move to a different area of the roof, but if that area does not allow the birds to mess the ground area that you frequently use, then no need to bother with bird spikes on those other areas of the roof.

With bird spikes keeping the roosting birds away from those prime resting areas, you’ll realize many benefits, including:

  •     Saving insulation, siding, and roofs from replacement or repair
  •     Increasing property aesthetics and value by eliminated bird damage
  •     Decreasing aesthetic and surface damage to edging, fencing, vehicles.
  •    Eliminating destructive, corrosive droppings
  •     Eliminating costly repairs



Birds are just plain messy

Birds can be beautiful and graceful and sing delightful, cheery songs but boy can they leave a mess behind! A pigeon can produce a pound of poop in a week, a canada goose can product a pound in a day! If it’s on your home, your property or your business, you need to do something to protect not just the value of your property, but also the health to all the people around as well.

There are great bird repeller solutions and Bird Control products from many companies on, our preferred provider of bird repeller solutions for all situations. Take a look and get a safe, environmental, humane and effective solution to your bird problems.

Bird Repellers for Business (Issues and Benefits)

In our introductory “Why do you need a Bird Repeller?” article, we talked about the general problem areas for both home and business situations. Here we’ll talk a bit more about the importance of bird repellers for businesses.

When you consider the astounding variety of businesses and business locations, it is very difficult to generalize bird repeller solutions for businesses facing bird roosting, nesting and swarming problems. But the issues caused by bird problems and the benefits of bird repellers can be easily understood.

At your business locations, birds can cause structural damage, noise problems, as well as aesthetic damage from nesting and droppings (which is also a serious health concern for humans). This true for both types of locations, i.e., structures and land or open space situations.

The implications of not dealing with bird problems for these situations include:

  • damage to property (buildings, cars, trucks, landscaping, products, etc.)
  • increased maintenance and cleaning cost
  • health issues for employees
  • property issues for employees (cars, clothes, etc.)
  • health issues for customers
  • property issues for customers (cars, clothes, etc.)
  • loss of business due to mess, smell and general negative environmental affects
  • local, state and/or national health and safety regulatory issues

It’s easy to see that all of these factors will contribute to a general but measurably negative impact on your product(s) and business. The benefits your business will realize by dealing with bird problems are many including:

  • Saving siding, roofs, and insulation from replacement
  • Decreasing aesthetic and materials damage to edging, fencing, vehicles, etc.
  • Eliminating destructive corrosive droppings that destroy capital investments
  • Decreasing costly and disruptive cleaning and maintenance time
  • Improving environment and aesthetics for retaining customers and employees

By dealing proactively with bird problems, businesses reduce risk in many health and legal areas including:

  • Insuring against potential lawsuits and legal liabilities
  • Reducing Professional workman’s compensation claims
  • No FDA and OHSA inspection failures
  • Preventing Health Department citations and fines.
  • Eradicating potentially costly disease sources: Avian Flu, West Nile, Histoplasmosis, Salmonella,E. Coli

In future articles, we’ll look at the building and open space issues that business often have to deal with in addressing bird problems and the types of bird repeller solutions that have proven effective for many businesses. You can also visit the for many great Bird Control products (such as netting, spikes, and more) where you’ll find great prices and a robust review system by actual customers.


Get Ready with Bird Repellers

We’re here to remind you that it’s time to start thinking about Bird Repellers. It’s early February, still cold in the North and East but it gets more mild the more southerly that you go which means the birds are coming!

Certainly you’ve still got birds in your area eeking out a living but Spring will bring new growth and the urge for birds to get together and start the next generation.

The best way to protect your property from this nesting drive is probably bird netting. We’ve discussed bird netting and you can see one of our articles here.

With Spring will also come new growth in plants and trees and a new planting season for fruits, vegies and flowers. Check out the other tools we’ve reviewed to see what might be helpful in planning for your planting season so that you keep as much of what you plant for yourself.



Many Bird Repeller Tools

We find if useful to occasionally recap the contents of our blog so that new readers don’t have to hunt too much for the information that they may need as we’ve been helping to identify great bird repeller solutions for over 15 months. (Don’t let that stop you however as we have some great demo videos and information throughout our blog posts…)

There are many tools available to you as bird repellers. They are safe, non-lethal, and effective in keeping birds off of your home, decking, balconies, builidings and other structures. They can be effective for outdoor areas, farms, orchards, fields and other agriculture.

Bird Netting and Bird Spikes very simply keep birds out of or off of structures. These are effective bird repellers for keeping birds out of rafters, porticos, bell towers, and off of awnings, antennas, overhangs, signs, pipes and all other sorts of architectural elements that attract resting birds and lead to lots of bird messes below.

Ultrasonic repeller and Sonic Bird Repellers (some units can do both) are effective for small areas like balconies all the way up to fields, orchards, warehouses, and outdoor factory and building complexes. Using a motion detector can improve the effectiveness of small units on balconies, decks and porches so that the unit is not always broadcasting sonic or ultrasonic signals.

You can watch what happens in this short video when a sonic repeller is turned on at this landfill…


Last but not least, Visual Bird Scares are another item that when used properly can help chase and scare birds away from railings, moored sailboats, rafters, rooftops and other areas. Animal decoys combined with sonic units can work well on golf courses and parks.



What can Sonic Bird Repellers do for You?

There are many areas where safe and effective bird repellers such as bird spikes, bird netting or even ultrasonic bird repellers can be used with great success to eliminate bird mess and roosting. Larger open areas or large building complexes can pose a different challenge. Sonic bird repellers can be a great alternative for areas that may be a bit more remote or less heavily populated by workers, such as warehouses, factory complexes, garbage dumps, even farms or orchards. Here is a demonstration video of using just such a sonic bird repeller to get birds off the ground and buildings. Once the birds realize that they can not rest comfortably due to the sonic assault of bird predator sounds, they will stop coming to the property:

10 Applications for Bird Netting

10. Open Architectural Structures: You may have a building with a cupola or belfry or a loft that is open. Even though these areas may not be open to the general public, you’ll want to cover the openings with bird netting to eliminate any nesting and roosting activity in these areas.

9. Architectural recesses and over/underhangs: Birds may roost on overhangs or build nests in underhangs such as roofing awnings or dormer under roofings. You can block off such areas effectively with bird netting.

8. Open air structures with framework: Barns, parking garages,  tents or canopies, gazebos, etc. All of these structures allow flowing air, and flying birds, to enter. You can block off ceiling areas where framework or beams provide nesting and roosting opportunities.

7. External piping, machinery or conduits: On roofing and the sides of buildings, machinery and its appendages offer may tempting spots for birds. Unfortunately, the messes left can be damaging and corrosive and greatly increase the cleaning and maintenance costs for your building.

6. Sculptures, columns and other decorative attachments: Many beautiful and distinctive buildings, with sculpture and decorations adorning the property provide many areas where birds can roost and nest. The messes left can be unsightly and corrosive. Effectively employed, durable but fine-meshed bird netting will keep these areas free from problem without losing the visual impact of this architectural detail.

5. Freshly planted seeds: Bird netting can protect freshly seeded areas from birds and small animals as well. Framed to seal the edges and providing some clearance above the ground, the netting protects the seeds and allows the new plants to sprout with problems.

4. Fragile tree or plant growing cycles: Protecting flowering trees and plants with bird netting can help these plants blossom with fruit or full flowers for your enjoyment. Durable bird netting can even keep small animals away from your plants while allowing insects to enter and pollinate your flowers.

3. Balconies: Using bird netting on open balcony railings can reduce the roosting and messes from birds.

2. Signs, billboards, etc.: Perfect roosting spots can be protected by keeping bird off of letters, light fixtures and ledges created by signs and billboards.

1. Chimneys and gutters: These high objects provide easy and popular roosting locations under which bird mess can really collect. Bird netting can keep birds from getting in to these areas and can help keep your grounds clean.

Bird netting is a safe, durable and cost effective bird repeller solution for protecting areas from the damage that roosting and nesting birds can cause. Check out Bird Netting on

Why do you need a Bird Repeller?

Sometimes, too much of a good thing is not good. Such is the case oftentimes with birds – those feathered friends whose birdsong, antics and even personalities often disrupt our lives past the point of enjoyable co-existence. Both the numbers and the results of the numbers (i.e., the physical remains…) are often not just disruptive but a visual and health concern as well. When we talk about bird repellers, we can break the areas for application as follows: structures – business structures – personal land or open space – business land or open space – personal We break these down by personal and business for several reasons, not because the tools are different, but because the size, aesthetics and choice of solutions may vary.

Some examples of bird repellents may help. Protecting business structures and business spaces is both in the interest of the business in protecting their assets but also valid in protecting their customers as well. Structures that lend themselves to perching or nesting birds will not only leave unsanitary residue that may affect people, plants, even auto paint jobs. Some nesting birds may also become overly protective and be a physical nuisance to people in the vicinity. In this instance, bird repelling devices, such as bird netting to prohibit nesting and perching, bird spikes (again to prevent perching and congregating on structures or things like signs and lamp posts), and sonic devices to incent them to go elsewhere.

Businesses can also involve large structures and areas of land. More aggressive sonic devices may be called for where both audible and ultrasonic is used, provided that people may be more scarce so that audible measures do not disrupt them as well. Visual “scarecrows” may also be employed with such sonic devices – anything from inflatable scare shapes to predator dummies like owls and foxes to low power lasers can be used in warehouses and hangers, golf courses, parks, orchards, and in many other applications.

Personal structures and land, i.e., homes and backyards, are much smaller and less tall than the average commercial building so the scope and solutions will be less involved. Bird netting or animal netting may be useful in backyards to keep birds away from trees, plants or gardens that may be vulnerable, particularly during key portions of the growing season. Ultrasonic bird repellers and bird scares can be effective year round. Bird spikes can protect your house, garage, and any other structures from birds perching.


Bird Repellers for Business (Case #3)

In past articles, we’ve looked at closed parking garages, open but covered areas, such as dock or parking areas, storage, warehouse or distribution centers, barns, outdoor theaters or music stadiums, etc.  In this article, we want to move to the purely open areas where bird repellers are necessary to keep birds away from your property. Farms, orchards, vineyards, airports and airfields, facilities such as refineries, piping stations, outdoor manufacturing or storage, garbage dumps and recycling centers, and parks or golf courses, etc. are all areas that can benefit from bird repellents. In most of these situations, you’ll want to look at sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers and bird spikes and netting. Due to the size of some of these properties, visual scares may or may not be as beneficial but can add a secondary deterrent factor in some cases.

In the areas of food production, bird repellers will help to protect your crops or product from damage due to bird droppings from nesting, roosting and perching, but also damage from bird eating or sampling of your products, such as grapes or fruit. Your need may be seasonal where you may wish to only deploy bird repellents during specific growth or fruiting times. In some cases, birds may help to keep your insect population down. Only you can determine if birds are doing more harm than good. Bird netting can be used to cover trees, grape vines, and crops. Strong and durable, bird netting will keep the birds away and can even be effective against some animal pests as well. Look for a stronger grade of netting if you need to deter rabbits or other animals in addition to birds. More powerful multi-speaker sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers can be set up in a field to keep birds away. With battery and solar support, these can be placed just about anywhere outdoors and protect large scale areas. Visual scares can be a good secondary protection, such as reflective holographic tape attached to posts that blows in the wind, or owl dummies.Bird Repeller <a href= Manufacturing facilities, garbage or storage areas, airfields, golf courses, etc., can benefit from bird repellents to protect the area from caustic and smelly bird droppings that require frequent cleaning and maintenance activities. Birds can, of course, be a danger to airplanes and, in the case of larger birds like geese, these can be a nuisance and danger to people on golf courses and in parks. Sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers are the main tool for these open areas. Look to target the species that are giving you specific problems, from geese to seagulls to starlings or others. Bird netting or spikes may help on any structures, fencing, piping, etc. that may run through an area. For golf courses, you may want to use visual scares, such as realistic foxes or coyote forms that include sonic predator sounds. These scares may need to be moved occasionally to increase their effectiveness. Sonic Bird Repeller - Mega Blaster PROPlease note that with the more powerful ultrasonic bird repellers and ultrasonic pest repellers, even though you cannot hear the sounds at those frequencies, workers should take care to protect their hearing when working near the units or checking on them. Read all safety information that comes with the sonic and/or ultrasonic units. To research products to help you in these areas, please select from the types of products displayed at the top of our blog.