Eliminating Perches to Reduce Bird Activity on Your Property

Birds are a common sight in most outdoor areas, including residential and commercial properties. While many bird species can add to the beauty and diversity of our environment, they can also cause damage and create problems for property owners. Nesting birds can leave behind droppings and debris that can be unsightly and potentially hazardous. In addition, some birds may become aggressive or territorial, posing a threat to individuals and pets.

Understanding the Problem: Why Are Birds on Your Property

One of the main reasons birds are attracted to properties is the presence of perches. These are areas where birds can land, roost, or nest, providing them with a safe and elevated vantage point. Perches can range from tree branches and gutters to ledges and building structures. Unfortunately, these same perches can also attract unwanted bird activity, leading to potential damage and health risks.

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The Negative Impact of Bird Activity

Bird activity on your property may seem harmless at first, but it can quickly become a nuisance. Some of the negative impacts of birds on properties include:

  • Health hazards: Bird droppings can contain bacteria and other pathogens that can spread diseases to humans and pets.
  • Property damage: Nesting birds can cause damage to roofs, gutters, and other structures with their nesting materials and constant activity.
  • Noise pollution: Birds can be loud and disruptive, especially during mating or nesting season.

The Solution: Eliminating Perches

One way to proactively address bird activity on your property is by eliminating perches. By removing or modifying potential perching areas, you can discourage birds from roosting and nesting on your property.


Regularly pruning trees and shrubs can help remove or reduce the size of branches that birds use as perches. Remember to prune away from buildings to discourage birds from hopping from the tree to your structure.

Bird Spikes

Bird spikes can be installed on ledges, window sills, rooflines, and other flat surfaces to prevent birds from landing. These are not harmful to the birds; they simply create an uncomfortable surface for perching.

Using Bird Gel

This is another non-harmful deterrent. The sticky sensation of the gel is uncomfortable for birds, discouraging them from landing on treated surfaces.


Placing bird netting over potential perch sites like trees or gardens can keep birds from landing.

Covering Ponds or Pools

A simple pool cover can deter birds from landing and discourage them from drinking and bathing.

Remember, it’s essential to ensure that your methods of perch elimination and deterrence are humane and that you’re not causing harm to the birds. It’s advisable to seek professional assistance from pest control services like OMNIS Pest Control, who can offer expert advice and effective solutions for managing bird activity on your property. Our licensed and experienced professionals can identify problem areas on your property and implement effective solutions to deter birds from roosting or nesting.

Other Bird Control Methods

After addressing the removal of natural bird perches, our next focus will be on disrupting artificial perches commonly used by birds. By implementing alternative methods to disrupt these perches, we can have a significant impact on bird behavior. Here are two other effective ways to achieve this:

Visual deterrents

Placing reflective objects or hanging shiny ribbons near artificial perches can create a visual disturbance for birds. The constant movement and glimmers of light can deter them from landing and perching. Large sculptures of predators of birds like eagles or owls have also been known to be good visual deterrents.

Auditory deterrents

Utilizing sonic devices that emit distress calls or predator sounds can disrupt the peace and tranquility that birds seek in their perching spots. These devices can help create an environment that is less welcoming to birds.

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More Specific Bird Control Methods

Eliminating perches is just one strategy in our comprehensive bird control approach. We also offer other effective methods, such as:

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Lark Control

This involves using visual and audio deterrents to discourage larks from nesting on your property.

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Sparrow Control

Our team can identify and block potential entry points for sparrows, preventing them from accessing your property.

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Robin Removal

We use a variety of humane methods to remove robins and discourage them from returning to your property.

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A Bird-Free Property

Bird activity on your property may seem like a minor inconvenience at first, but it can escalate quickly and cause significant damage. By eliminating perches and implementing other effective bird control methods, you can proactively protect your property from the negative impacts of birds.

Contact OMNIS Pest Control today to learn more about our bird control services and how we can help keep your property bird-free.