Suggestions on "politely" getting rid of the birds!!!

RPost78(8A)May 5, 2014

I have two issues! I have a parrot and his food attracts birds. I can't get around that, but I'd really like it if the birds would stay off my porch. I have tried the fake snakes and that doesn't work. The birds poop on them! Any suggestions?

Next issue: The mocking birds are wreaking havoc on my strawberries! I'd greatly appreciate it if they'd find another place to have a buffet. Any suggestions on getting rid of them? I have thought of building a cage to put around my strawberries, but that may not be easy for me to do!

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The only way to keep those unwanted birds away from the porch is to eliminate all sources of food.
To keep birds away from any plant you need to cage those plants with something that the birds cannot get through, but pollinators can. Floating Row Covers, anti bird netting, small mesh (1/4 inch) chicken fencing, etc.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 7:57AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

A fake owl perched above the porch would work for a while, but only for a while, and might freak out your parrot too.

A worse alternative is a sound cannon.

Good luck,
Dennis

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 12:16PM
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RPost78(8A)

Glad you mentioned the pollinators! I was so into keeping the birds off my strawberries that I hadn't even thought of the pollinators! Boy, that would have been bad! Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 7:29PM
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