Keep birds from nesting on a deck or porch by using a non-lethal bird deterrent such as a mirror, plastic hawk or bird netting. There are federal and local ordinances protecting birds, their nests and their eggs, making ... More »

Birds can be prevented from nesting on porches by scaring them away or by preventing access to common nesting locations on the porch. Plastic hawks, reflective bird diverters, reflective flash tape and sound deterrents a... More »

Birds tap on and attack windows because they see their own reflections in the windows but do not recognize that they see their own image. Because many species of birds are territorial, they consider the bird that they se... More »

To deter woodpeckers, use a physical deterrent made of netting, hang objects that move or make noise, place nesting boxes and feeders for the birds, and spray hot sauce where the birds commonly visit. In addition, check ... More »

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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 »

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Birds can be prevented from nesting on porches by scaring them away or by preventing access to common nesting locations on the porch. Plastic hawks, reflective bird diverters, reflective flash tape and sound deterrents a... More »

Effective methods to repel birds include the use of decoys or scary masks, placing spikes or netting in areas where the birds congregate and the use of irritating noses, smells or lights. Other methods include bringing i... More »