Bird nests should be removed prior to using any Bird Deterrent. If there is a nesting situation involved. If birds are in trees, and nests cannot be physically removed, products need to be in the trees with the birds in order to have any desired effect!
Some electronic products work immediately! Actually, in some cases, the electronics DO produce immediate and dramatic results. BUT, as a general rule, and considering the thousands of situations and environments it may take several days and patience for the product to affect the birds. Again, in cases of nests, the continued existence of the bird nests, especially in the spring, will be an instinctive magnet for the birds.
Electronic products need to be installed at the correct level. In order for the electronic product to work most effectively, the birds must be exposed proximately and consistently to the sounds whether they are ultrasonic sounds (silent to humans) or the occasional sonic sounds (natural sounds of predator birds like hawks and falcons and bird distress signals). This means that the speaker of a given system must be all the way up at the level of the birds and the birds ideally should be exposed to the sounds at a reasonable distance for a good deal of the time to break their particular habit.
Some electronic bird control devices can control 100% of the birds 100% of the time in 100% of applications! However there are simply too many environments and contributing factors which may determine how well an electronic repeller works, how fast it takes effect and what percentage of the problem a given repeller is capable of solving.
Sound devices are designed, in part, to change behavior patterns of birds. The systems are programmed by the user and the programming is there so it can be altered frequently or periodically to continue to chase the birds. Nest removal may have to be more frequent than once to help the longevity of the control program.
Survey the birds. Gather specific data as to the type and population of birds, length of time of their residence, flight and time patterns, entries, exits and favorite areas, and nesting, feeding and roosting habits.
Survey your property. Discover what the birds find attractive about your area (food, shelter, hidden recesses…), and whether the same conditions prevail in neighboring properties. Note overhangs or foliage above current infestations.
Remove all inducements. Before installing any product, make sure to clean the area of all evidence of birds: nests, fledglings, droppings, dead birds, and the residual scent. (Adult birds are likely to return to their young in order to protect them or to assist them in leaving the area.) Also remove food spillage, garbage, nesting material and other items that may be appealing to birds.
Maintain a clean and changing environment. For maximum effectiveness, periodically clean the area of nests, debris and droppings. This should be done often on a new installation to ensure that birds do not try to return to their old habits.
Install early. It is always best to install a product before “bird season” begins; it is easier to keep the birds away than to rout them out once they have already established a living pattern.
Consider alternate locations. Make educated guesses as to where the birds will go when they are repelled from their current infestation. It may be very easy for birds to relocate to the other side of a roof or warehouse, an adjacent loading dock or a nearby gutter or pipe. Products should be applied to, or installed in, these adjacent areas as well.
About Pigeon Patrol:
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