As cold weather creeps in and we get deeper into fall bird season, bird control priorities become slightly different. However, there is still a lot that can be done this time of year to keep birds away all year long. Here are some interesting facts and tips for a better approach to fall bird season / pest bird control:
- Stop birds from perching. Fall bird season is peak migration time and pest bird numbers have grown due to the addition of this year’s young. Stop birds – large flocks and passersby – from resting on rooftops by installing bird spikes on the most convenient ledges. To protect signs, light posts and other higher-profile perches from larger pest bird species such as starlings and pigeons, apply the discreet-yet-highly-effective Bird Proof Gel.
- Stop birds from feeding. Cold weather during fall bird season can deplete many bird food sources – fewer bugs, berries, and seeds – even the grass stops growing. Pest birds will become more aggressive to reach these remaining sources of food. Keep birds away and stop birds from decimating fall foliage with exclusion netting – pest bird netting is 100% effective everywhere it is installed. To protect lawns and fields from foraging geese and other migrating waterbirds, apply a liquid taste aversion like Bird Stop to grass, turf, etc.
- Deter geese from settling. Fall bird season is actually the BEST time to remove stubborn resident geese from property. During other seasons it can be extremely difficult to deter geese. Use the one-of-a-kind GooseBuster sonic repellent system to remove current geese and to discourage any transient geese from settling for the winter.
- Stop nests from attracting birds next year. Because it is illegal to remove nests while birds are still using them, fall is the best time to do a little pest bird cleaning. Nests and other bird debris can become a source of attraction for more pest birds next year. Make sure nests have been vacated before carefully removing them. If bird droppings are present on the premises (particularly in large quantities), be aware that these messes pose extreme health risks and should be removed by pest control professionals.
Just because birds are flying south for the winter doesn’t mean bird season is over. And if you are located in the South…well, then you already know that bird season and effective bird control is a year-round commitment! Stop birds from causing problems all year long with safe, humane, eco-friendly bird control products from Bird-X.