Get rid of unwanted birds by first removing their food and water sources and denying them access to suitable nesting areas. If these steps do not fully repel the birds, use repellents, sound makers or bird frightening de... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

To get rid of birds, use exclusion tactics and bird repellents. Killing the birds is not recommended because many states have laws against killing certain types of birds. More » Home & Garden Pest Control

To eliminate sparrows, eliminate any possible food and water sources that attract the birds, and then exclude the birds from their preferred nesting areas. Exclusion techniques should be used only when eggs or young bird... More » Pets & Animals Birds
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The Humane Society of the United States advocates removing food sources, scattering pigeon birth control, covering large areas in netting and preventing pigeons from nesting to control the population. They describe sever... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

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Homemade bird repellents include visual deterrents, physical barriers and sprays intended as taste aversions in the birds' food sources. Some birds may cause damage to homes if left unchecked. More » Home & Garden Pest Control

The fastest way to rid a yard or an attic of raccoons is to remove or block paths to food sources. The Old Farmer's Almanac recommends starting by keeping birdseed sealed away at night when raccoons, which are nocturnal,... More » Home & Garden Pest Control