If you are a farmer and have crops that you don’t want to be destroyed by birds there are many bird control methods you can use. Some of the best methods include:
Anti-roosting wire system
This system is used to deter mainly pigeons. It’s made up of a series of parallel wires supported by narrow pins and held by small springs. The spacing between the wires is small and designed to prevent pigeons from going through. You can install the wires at different heights depending on your needs.
The advantage of this control method is that it causes minimal damage to your building. The narrow stainless steel pins used to support the unit are small thus you can easily drill them into the mortar joints. When you remove the pins, you can easily refill the holes with mortar thus leaving little damage to your stone or masonry.
According to experts, once you have installed the netting it can last for up to 10 years. It’s also environmentally friendly thus if you are environment conscious you live at peace as you know that you are contributing to the betterment of the world. While the system is great, its main flaw is that it limits you to the use of ledges only. You also can’t effectively control other bird species using the method.
Plastic netting system
Popularly known as chicken wire, this bird control method is designed to control the bird problem by exclusion where it prevents birds from nesting in light walls, recessed parts of a building, and under eaves. The netting is made from polyethylene or polypropaline. These materials are able to withstand high tension without stretching which ensures that your enclosure is strong. The netting system is loved by many people as its environmentally safe, ideal for large areas, effective for a wide range of bird species, and can last up to 15 years.
The method has a number of flaws. One of the flaws is that it’s ineffective when there are large holes in the netting as birds can easily fly through them. It’s also expensive, time-consuming, and difficult to install.
Distress signal systems
The system mimics the sound of distressed birds aimed at signaling other birds from getting closer to a building. The good thing with the system is that it doesn’t obscure the building aesthetics. It also doesn’t cause damage to your building. The main setbacks of the system are noise pollution and the effects are temporary as the birds can always return after turning off the distress signal.