Birds are the most beautiful and pleasant creatures. They are liked by almost everyone. Their voice is charming to hear. But sometimes these small creatures can cause a great mess for us. Birds like sparrows, pigeons, robins, and others can be a source of inconvenience for you and also your precious stuff on the balcony can be damaged by theri poops. HOw ot keep birds away from the apartment balcony?
You can get rid of birds from the apartment balcony by using fake decoys like owls or hawks. Placing shining objects like the old CDs or reflective tape can also sort out your problem. You should keep the food items away that is the main source of attraction.
You get up very early in the morning because of the chirping of the birds and that results in a headache or a bad temper. For detailed guide and for some special tips stick to the article.
You made a beautiful balcony for your enjoyment and the parties. When you visit your balcony in the evening or other times for relaxing, you will not like to step up on the popping by the birds. This is the most annoying thing for you but don’t worry. In the next 10 minutes, you will be happy for finding the solution to your problem.
Here are the 9 most effective methods that you can use to keep your birds away from the balcony.
- Use fake predators decoy
- Birds spikes can keep them away from the balcony
- Find the reason which is atracting these birds to your apartment balcony
- Sound deterrents can assist you
- Water sprays
- Spinning repellents
- Shinny material
- Use wind chimes
- Gel repellent
Use fake predators decoy
This is one of the most effective methods that you can use. Fake predators can save your balcony from the birds. They don’t even sit in the place because of the scary nature of the birds. You can use this for your benefit.
Buy a decoy owl from the marketplace and place it in the main area where birds can see it easily. This can save you from the mess by the birds. You can also use others deterrents like hawks and snakes as well. There are many deterrents are in the market nowadays. You can choose any of them that suits you. But– it can’t work for a long time if you place the faux predators in the same place. Because birds will come to know that predator is not real. So change their location regularly.
Solar predator eyeballs are also a good option. You don’t need to charge them and also they look scary because of the continuous motion of the eye. It can be effective.
Anti-perching birds’ spikes would be a good solution to your problem. It will remind the birds that this balcony is not for them. You can use it anywhere on your balcony. They are easily available and in a range of materials from plastic to steel. For little birds, plastic spikes would be best but for birds like pigeons, hard material is a good option.
They are less expensive and durable, can stay there for the long run. Spikes also don’t disturb the look of your balcony. They are small in size and can’t be noticeable. You can install them in less time and with the help of others. It will be a good choice.
Remove any food source around
Find the reason why birds are coming to your balcony again and again. Birds go there where they feel comfortable and find a suitable environment. It might be because of the food material that they get there. Sometimes you do this unintentionally. Remove this reason for their return and you will feel a clear difference.
This is also the reason for their visit to your balcony. There are many places in the houses where the nest can be easily made by the birds without getting your attention. Birds like sparrows make their nests and other birds also start building theirs. They lay their eggs there and return regularly. It gathers a lot of birds. Find the nests and remove them. Fill that place so that they can’t make a new one.
Birds feel scared when they listen to sounds and flew away. Ultrasonic birds’ deterrents are an effective method to use. The normal listening frequency by most birds is 4Hz. Ultrasonic deterrents have a frequency range up to 18-20Hz. This frequency can cause little or no damage to the birds’ hearing but enough to repel them from your balcony.
These ultrasonic sound systems are motion-activated. When the bird come and sit, they instantly make a noise that scares them. They’re easily available as well.
You can also use the specific sound for the targeted birds. For this purpose, recorded tapes can be used. If the sparrows are too common in your area, then you can use sparrows warning sounds. They will be more effective. Similarly, recorded sounds for other birds like crows, pigeons, woodpeckers are also available. You can choose according to the situation.
Water sprays can be used as birds’ deterrents. You can buy a spray having the sensor. As soon as it detects the birds it will start spraying the water that will keep birds away from your balcony. It is automatic and operated on a battery. It is simple to use with effective results and can’t harm the birds.
You have to just connect it with the hose. When birds came, this sprinkle will spray water for 5 seconds. It also has a good range as well (8/10 meters). If you have plants on your balcony and many birds come there daily, then this water spray will also serve as watering the plants on the balcony.
The spinning pinwheels are also a good source to keep birds away. Birds are scared of the rotating things and they don’t go even near them. That’s why it’s a good and effective repellent option. They are made of plastic, that’s why they are less expensive and within reach of everyone. But in areas where the flow of air is high then these repellents can be dispositioned easily because of plastic material. As a solution, you can use hard materials like steel for their rod.
They are simple to install and also a humane solution to the problem. One thing that should be kept in mind is the direction of the breeze. Place in the right direction so they can spin maximum to keep the birds away.
Shiny materials like mirrors, tapes, and CDs are an excellent source of birds’ repellent from a distance. They see these materials during flying and do not come close to them. Shiny things irritate them. They get afraid of these things.
Shiny tapes and CDs are simple to use. They can’t require any special place on the balcony, especially the shiny tape. You can use this tape anywhere and it also can’t affect the beauty of your balcony and will also be out of sight of people as well. It can play the role of a visual deterrent for the birds. The shiny material is effective in both the sunlight as well under the bulbs. They just need any light to perform their function. If you want to hang these materials, give some space between them. So they can spin as well which also scares birds as stated earlier.
Wind chimes are the most effective birds’ repellents, which you can apply and they can give excellent results as well. Birds like sparrows, pigeons, and others feel uncomfortable when they listen to sounds. Chimes are a good source of producing sounds that irritate birds to sit and create a mess. The reason that makes a wind chime is a good choice for you is that it can shine, can make a sound and can spin as well. All these things make birds scary. Chimes look beautiful when hang. It can also add beauty to your balcony as well. Place them in the area under the sun or where enough light is available. So they can shine. Your balcony size decides how many chimes you need.
You can also choose gel repellent. It is a new way to keep birds away from the balcony. It has a sticky surface and a smell that is not liked by the birds. It is versatile, can be used for all kinds of birds like sparrows, crows, seagulls, owls, and pigeons. It can be set up in minutes. It is an expensive solution but if the place is properly cleaned then can be effective for 2-4 years. You can place it anywhere on your balcony.
Should I kill birds?
Early in the morning or when you awake because of the birds chirping, the first thing that may be coming to your mind is, I am going to kill them. But how many birds you can kill? This thought will add more discomfort. It is also inhumane behavior to kill them. It is illegal in many areas. Although, it is allowed in some areas to kill non-native birds. It will also be a noisy action. So leave this thinking and apply these simple tricks to get rid of the birds.
Birds are beautiful creatures by the Creator but sometimes they can damage things and can create trouble for you. You will be comfortable after applying any of the above-mentioned techniques. You can choose according to your comfort and budget. But keep in mind you want mental satisfaction and convenience so don’t try to harm them. They are also an important part of the environment.