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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.
You’ll find many highly rated Bird Netting products at great prices and with helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com.

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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 Amazon.com.

Bird Repellers for Business (Case #1)

Parking Areas and Garages

We’ve previously talked about bird repeller solutions and bird repellents, such as bird netting, bird spikes, visual scares, and sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers used for businesses that are experiencing bird problems. These problems discussed relate primarily to business buildings and, to a degree, parking areas. In this ongoing series of posts, we’ll delve into more types of business premises and environments to show some possible solutions to bird problems that may exist in those situations.

First, we’ll delve into the larger issue of parking garages and parking lots. With open parking lots, there are typically signs and light posts where birds may roost. Using bird spikes is the easiest, cost-effective solution to keep birds off of these fixtures and reduce the possibility of bird droppings on cars, pavement and areas such as payment booths or kiosks.

Multi-level parking garages can be a more challenging environment that requires multiple bird repellent techniques.

For those garages that are underground, it is perhaps more important to keep birds from entering as they may become disoriented with all the cars and auto fumes and be unable to exit the garage. Underground garages can also be worse breeding grounds for the smell and unsafe environment that bird droppings create for people. To prevent birds from entering such garages, sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers and visual bird scares can be used. Even more general ultrasonic pest repellers may be useful to deter rodents or other animals from entering the garage as well.

The ultrasonic bird repellers and visual scares should block or blanket the areas where the birds may attempt to enter. In general, birds will stay away from the cars entering and leaving but the gate area should be targeted with these bird repellents for times when the car traffic is infrequent. If there are other open areas that allow air to flow in, you might consider covering these sections with bird netting. Air will continue to flow but birds will be kept from entering the garage area.

Open air, multi-level parking garages require a different approach. Sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers won’t play much of a role in this case. Bird netting will be appropriate only to seal off areas where concrete or steel beams create nesting cubbyholes. If there are structural areas on the face of the parking garage that allow birds to roost and nest where their droppings create a problem on the facing or below, bird netting can also be used to make these ledges inaccessible. Visual scares may be useful in areas where there are ledges inside or on the facing of the structure.

Bird spikes will probably be most effective for this type of parking structure to keep birds from roosting on signage, on structural beams, on lighting fixtures or on internal or external ledges.

By keeping your parking structure or parking lot clean and free from bird droppings, especially when they may drop on your customer’s cars, your business will maintain a good reputation and not suffer from constant customer complaints and even lawsuits. The solutions described above are durable, safe and very cost effective when you look at the alternatives.

We recommend Bird Netting, Bird Spikes and other solutions from Bird-X Bird Control Products, a leading provider of bird control products since 1964.

Bird Problems at Home #2 (Sonic Bird Repellers)

Previously, we talked about using ultrasonic bird repellers around your home, targeting patios, balconies, decks, i.e., the types of areas that are open but offer some opportunity for birds to perch or roost for a time, thus leading to bird messes that you have to regularly clean up.

Sonic bird repellers are another effective variety of electronic pest repellers. Where ultrasonic keeps birds away by generating  a variety of annoying frequencies that chase birds away (without affecting people), sonic repellers work with audible sound that repels or deters by giving birds a message that they understand to be a distress type of alarm and/or a predator sound.

Distress and alarm calls can be somewhat species targeted although if you’ve ever watched different types of birds around a bird feeder, you often see them respond to another bird’s warning cry should there be some perceived danger in the immediate area. Regardless, as you look for sonic bird repellers, be sure to check what types of birds it can target.

Not all bird species are necessarily in the pest category. Pigeons, seagulls, crows, doves, geese, woodpeckers – these are typical problem birds. Be sure that the sonic repeller you choose targets the bird(s) you have the most problems with. (You can see a variety of sonic repellers from industry leader Bird-X by clicking here.)

These units are all intended for use outdoors and most have multiple speakers to allow you to target and blanket a problem area from several angles. Do realize that it takes more than just plugging it in and turning it on (although you may see some results quickly) but you may need to adjust the targeting and frequencies to repel your particular bird species effectively. Many people don’t take the time to do this and incorrectly assume that the unit does not work.

Look for dual power units, AC and battery operated, in case you don’t have electric wiring in the vicinity of your bird problem. Some may even employ solar power or solar recharging of your battery, allowing it to operate more continuously.

As bird repellents go, sonic (and ultrasonic) bird repeller units are safe, effective, durable and easy to install and use. You can use sonic units by themselves or utilize some visual scares as well. In combination, it’s a great one-two punch to keep bird messes and damage away from your property.