Visual deterrents to keep away birds

Visual deterrents to help keep away birds include:

  • Predator Decoys - like plastic owls or falcons
  • Scare-Eye Balloons - large balloons that move and have predator eyes
  • Flock Reflector - mirrors on a pole and swivel, that create alarming flashes
  • Mylar Tape or Strips - reflective tape that startles birds
  • Moving Flags / Fans - devices that blow in the wind to shoo birds

Birds can be a big nuisance when they choose to hang around your most treasured sports. This may be the roof, around ponds or the garden. Apart from the large droppings that these creatures are bound to leave behind, they can be a source of serious noise pollution in your backyard. Often times you have to resort to different means just to see the birds gone. Trapping can sometimes prove inefficient especially when you have them numbering in hundreds. Poisoning could be illegal in some states, squeezing your list of options when it comes to seeing these creatures leave your home or property in peace.

One of the most effective and non-lethal techniques of discouraging these creatures is to have visual deterrents in place. Birds rely much on their eyesight to land and take off, estimate distances and gauge the relative safety of the elected landing places. Once you give them the impression that this is no place for them, they will be rethinking their options and seeking to find an alternative point to roost. Be warned that no single visual deterrent is often efficient over the long term. Birds may adapt to seeing the same deterrent in the same position and place every other day and sooner than later they will discover that this is just an ingenious means to deny them comfort. For this reason, using a range of visual deterrents will most likely be much effective than relying on one, and moving these deterrents from time to time will improve their life like posture and better scare the birds to keep distance.

Scare eye balloons are one such visual deterrent that has proven its mettle over time. Scare eye balloons capitalize on the terror like eye paintings and the light weight of balloons that allows them to hang more conveniently in almost any bird hotspot. They make a simple and effective repellant as regular moving with the wind will give the birds enough reason to be scared. They cost less time and energy in erecting and can be purchased mostly at affordable costs from the local stores. Recent versions have seen an addition of Mylar tails as well to improve their life-like posture and make them appear more threatening. They can be used in homes, gardens, doorways, trees and more.

Terror eyes are another revolutionary addition. To the list of visual deterrents that work perfectly for scaring birds off from your facilities. They employ holographic eye designs with reflective mirrors that appear to follow the birds in all directions. They also employ bright colors that can be easily spotted from miles away and at all angles, meaning that a single terror eye deterrent can guard a very large area more effectively. Its move with the wind brings to the fore the potency of predator like features that are needed to keep the birds off the limits of your property. They can easily be installed as well, making them quite a convenience for those seeking them out.

Prowler owls are one of the prorated visual deterrents that work perfectly for majority of the bird species. Owls are considered an adversary for many of the bird species and their presence is a large distaste to most of the birds. Prowler owls are a proven trick that works for many birds and firms have learnt to present more lifeline models with aggressive posturing. These ones come positioned in a manner that presents them as ready for flight - making any bird that lands its eye in the owl scamper to safety. The glassy and large reflecting eyes of these owls are sufficiently intimidating to any bird that comes around and most will be under stress to get out of range. The large and flexible wings that can flap in the wind will automatically elicit a chase reaction among the birds, fleeing and never thinking of a return any time soon.

3-D coyotes are another familiar scare for most of the birds. Coyotes are natural predators for the birds and the live coyotes have a natural instinct to chase after any bird that comes near it. Birds have also learned to stay away from territories with coyote presence, so positioning one in areas you want to protect will condition them to keep off the place.

Scarecrows are another better part of the deal when it comes to keeping birds off your facilities. Scarecrows imitating human beings in action are highly actionable and can help keep the birds in a continuous tense mood. The more realistic the facial and other features are the more effective the scare Crow is. Regular changing of the scarecrow position can better enhance its effectiveness and make it hard for the birds to decipher the nature of the scare.

Mylar takes are another formidable tactic you can deploy from time to time. This sine take will reflect light rays back to the skies and put in danger the navigation skills of any bird running into these reflections. The take will also him softly with the wind - and a combination of audio and visual effects if the take just make things get more complex for the birds. Bird will have a difficult time deciphering g what the reflective take means for their safety and the addition of sound will give then enough reason to believe that they are in danger and thus take off never to return any time soon.

Quite an assortment of visual deterrents can be bought to deter birds, ranging from the very cheap to the very expensive. At the cheaper end of the scale, you will find holographic or foil strips that are designed to be hung from tree branches, fences, walls, etc. These work like scarecrows, fluttering in the wind and scaring the birds away with physical movement. At the same time, the foil or holographic material will help to reflect light. Beams of light distress the birds and encourage them to fly away. 

Moving on, we come to plastic owl and duck decoys, designed to fool smaller birds into thinking larger, bullying, predatory birds are lurking around. 

For slightly more money, you can buy dummies and decoys that move, have reflective lights, or make noise. Some of them are solar-powered; others need mains or battery power. 

Spider bird deterrents work in the same way, but they are shaped like a spider, with lots of thin, spindly legs that move around in the wind. These are frequently used to protect boats and rooftops. 

Visual deterrents can work well to deter birds, but they are best used alongside other approaches, such as food removal and other property modifications.