How to Keep Birds from Building Nests?

How to Keep Birds from Building Nests?

How to Keep Birds from Building Nests

On your porch, you will see pigeons, sparrows, crows, and many other birds relaxing. You don’t want to see your newly built porch covered in bird droppings, particularly if you spent a considerable amount of money on building it.

You will simply lose the color and sheen of your porch as a result of these smelly droppings hardening over time. These droppings contain a high amount of acid, so the color on the porch will also begin to fade quickly.

Porches can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal. People walking past a porch that is littered with bird droppings and feathers will imagine the inside is just as dirty.

A porch covered with feathers and droppings would not make a good first impression if you were having guests over. You will find it difficult to stay out on your porch with the awful odor of droppings.

You can use different tips and techniques to get rid of bird droppings when you’re frustrated by the number of them. It’s better to limit their access to your porch instead of letting them take over it.

You can try some of these simple methods to Keep Birds from Building Nests on your porch.


  • Bird Spikes Should be Installed where Birds Perch Often

Perching is often used by birds to test out potential nesting sites. It is recommended to install bird spikes to prevent birds from perching on beams. 

Bird B Gone Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come in four different widths, including 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch versions, increasing the area of protection against pest birds. Due to the small width of these spiked strips, they can easily be applied to very narrow surfaces. 

 Installation is quick and easy thanks to the built-in glue tough and pre-drilled mounting holes.  Glues, screws, or tie downs can be used to attach the spiked strips to any surface.

  Featuring a bendable base, the spiked strips can follow a variety of curved surfaces on an exterior surface. The polycarbonate base is UV-protected and made with a patented “bend and crush” design so that the spikes do not break.

  • Clamp in Gutter Spikes to Keep Rain Gutters Clear

Pest birds will not be able to land on Bird-B-Gone’s Gutter Spikes and can’t even land on the gutter edge. 

Birds can also be kept away from drain areas with these spikes. Spike strips can be installed in virtually any gutter size thanks to their ease of installation. They come in six and fifty-foot lengths along with sections that are two feet long, four inches wide, and four inches tall. 

Rain gutter spikes can be installed in seamless gutters, bonderized gutters, copper gutters, aluminum gutters, steel gutters, or vinyl gutters.  A clamp runs along the base of each section, hooking right up to the gutter. 

A secure mounting system consists of three “C” clamps per two-foot section. Both the narrow and wide gutters can be clamped using the thumbscrew adjustment. It is virtually impossible to detect bird spikes once they are installed.

  • Under your solar panels, block out birds 

Pigeons love to nest and roost on rooftop solar panels. 

Birds can easily access the panels from both sides, providing shade and protection from predators. 

If they have previously nested under solar panels, they can be extremely persistent. Nests and droppings are difficult to remove from solar panels because they are usually located eight inches off the roof deck. 

Using Bird B Gone’s Solar Panel Bird Deterrent Kit, pest birds are effectively prevented from nesting and roosting here. 

Solar panels are installed in a snap, thanks to specially designed clips that will not scratch or compromise their integrity. When the mesh is installed, there is no drilling required.

  • Bird netting creates a physical barrier

With Bird-B-Gone’s No-Knot Bird Netting, birds cannot enter unwanted areas such as attics and under patio covers. Made of heavy-duty polypropylene, the netting is flame resistant. 

3/4″ mesh netting prevents birds from landing or nesting by creating a physical barrier. Flame-resistant 50-pound-breakable polypropylene fiber is used to create lightweight netting. 

Water, mildew, or rot will not affect the netting. Despite years of direct sunlight, the netting has UV inhibitors that allow it to remain strong and durable. As well as that, it is temperature resistant. 

Our bird nets have the longest guarantee in the market, lasting for 10 years. When installed, No-Knot Bird Netting is virtually invisible because it is easy to handle and install.

  • Deter Birds like Swallows with Bird Slope Panels

Take a look at the outside of your house. Are you amazed by the tiny spaces in the walls? Nests are often built in them by birds, especially swallows. For protection, use Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Slope panels. 

The panels are so angled and slippery that they are unsuitable for pest birds to land on. A flat surface can be easily attached to the panels with screws, glue, or nails. 

Each panel features a glue trough on the underside for easy installation using standard outdoor polyurethane adhesives. Easy “snap-on” Slope Extenders allow the panels to adapt to ledges wider than 10 inches. 

Vertically mounted panels can be easily attached to buildings using special mounting clips. Birds cannot get behind the panel’s thanks to “end caps.” 

Stone and grey are the two colors available for Bird Slope. In addition to being UV-protected and non-conductive, Bird Slope panels offer lasting durability in punishing weather conditions.

  • Birds can’t get into small holes and crevices with copper mesh 

Bird-B-Gone’s Copper Stuf-Fit mesh is a perfect solution to keeping pest birds out of small crevices, holes, and nooks around your house. 

Approximately 20 feet of 6-inch wide mesh are available per roll. Additionally, it is rustproof and stain-proof (steel wool will rust, run, and stain your carport). 

Copper Stuf-Fit even prevents birds from nesting around conduit and lighting fixtures and working their way under roofing shingles.

  • Create an alarming sense with visual deterrents

These affordable visual pigeon deterrents are simple but remarkably effective.

 Pigeons won’t bother Flash Tape, silver-and-red foil tape that reflects sunlight and crackles in the breeze (the reflective red-and-silver surface makes them think there’s a fire nearby). 

Bird B Gone offers an inflatable pigeon-spooking balloon that is the size of a beach ball, complete with a large, mock predator eye. 

The Scare Eye Diverter has an equally intimidating predator eye in the shape of a teardrop. The twisting and bouncing of these deterrents are perceived as lifelike predators.

  • Using Sonic Deterrents as a Solution 

A bird’s hearing is far superior to our own. 

Bird Chase Super Sonic uses sound-based technology to keep birds alert and unwilling to build nests. 

As many as 22 species of birds have their distress and predator calls pre-recorded. 

If placed in a “general” setting, it will scare all birds. 

Every 10 minutes, the device plays bird distress and predator calls, and it can be programmed to activate at night. 

With the volume control, birdcalls can be adjusted from 65 to 105 decibels. Because the sounds are similar to normal birdcalls, pets and people will not be disturbed. 

Bird Chase emits sounds within a bird’s hearing range, making it more effective than ultrasonic deterrents, which are impossible to hear by birds.


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