Designing In Bird Control: Landscaping With Prevention Built In

Unfortunately, not all birds are welcome visitors to our homes. Some can be very destructive, scaring off smaller birds and creating unwelcome noise. These birds can create a mess in our outside space, ruining what should be a haven of peace and tranquillity.

There are laws protecting birds, which means poison is not an option; however, there are means by which you can legally protect your home.

The Quiet Approach

If using noise as a method of pest control is not suitable, there are other methods that can be employed. Simple statues of the birds’ natural predators can be very effective; for example, owl statues are particularly good for scaring many smaller nuisance birds. If birds nesting within the property is the issue, methods can be used to make this an unattractive option.

Netting across possible entrances, eaves fitted with screens and even bird spikes can make landing on ledges and windowsills impossible. It is advisable to seek professional advice from a company such as, which will be able to go through a number of options depending on the specific problem.

Fight Noise with Noise

Using bird scarers that emit a noise to deter the birds from entering your garden is not a practical solution for those who want to enjoy their outdoor space; after all, a noise that is abrasive to birds will also be abrasive to humans. Even ultrasonic noise that is outside the spectrum of hearing for most people can be detected by some women and children. One way to get around this is to use what is known as bio-acoustic sound.

This type of sound mimics calls made by birds in nature – either distress calls or the calls of predators – to scare birds away. These innovative sound systems are being utilised by more and more nuisance bird management companies and can be very effective; however, they must be used in a manner that complies with the laws on bird protection.

Successfully managing bird nuisance can make a big difference to private homes and companies alike. Some of the proven techniques can be incorporated into the landscape unobtrusively, ensuring that not only does the area look good but also that it is protected against potential nuisance from some of the less-welcome avian visitors.