While birds are generally harmless and playful creatures, they can become a nuisance if they make themselves too comfortable on your porch. Waking up to birds beautifully chirping their morning song is most people’s dream, but if they start spending a lot of time on your patio, one resultant factor will be bird poop blotches everywhere.
Similarly, sitting on your porch to have an evening snack may also become a struggle as birds may try to snatch their share from you. And if these birds happen to be crows, the constant croaky cawing is sure to give you a headache.
Due to all these reasons and more, you may be wondering how to keep birds off your porch or patio. Luckily, there are a number of effective tips that may not necessarily discourage birds from nesting in the trees around your house (so you can have the morning chirpy songs) but will definitely keep birds away from your porch or patio.
What You’ll Need
Here are a few items that will come in handy:
aushucu Bird Spikes Cover 11Feet Stainless Steel Pigeons Spikes Small Bird Repellent Spikes for Roof Fence Window Mailbox(11Feet)
AUSHUCU metal bird spikes is made of 100% 304 stainless steel, which is durable and not easy to rust and damage in all kinds of bad weather.
Our bird repellent spike can be bent and cut to meet the needs of various environments.
New upgrade: the base is polished carefully, so its safer, and you dont have to worry about scratching your hands. The groove is deepened between the holes, the needle fixation is more firm, and it is not easy to deform.There are 5 holes on the screw, which is more convenient for screw installation.
Each package includes 10 bases and 10 sets of spines, covering 11 feet, and 20 zip ties, which is convenient for binding and fixing.
Our pigeon spikes mainly prevent all kinds of birds from landing, including pigeons, sparrows, crows, and small animals like squirrels. It can be installed on the roof, chimney, aisle, fence, etc.
Ornamental reflective spiral deterrent
MorTime 30 Pack Bird Repellent Reflective Scare Rods,Ornamental Spiral Deterrent Control Device, Effective Hanging Bird Repellent Devices to Keep Birds Away from Your House Window Garden
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Tapix Bird Blinder Repellent Pinwheels (10 Pack) 15 inch Pinwheel Bird Deterrent, Holographic Pin Wheels for Yard and Garden, Garden Spinners Effectively Keep Birds Away
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Quality Wind Spinners - Tapix bird blinder repellent pinwheels is made from durable plastic material for outdoor use. The bird repellent product comes with a durable rod stick that can resist strong winds. The spinning wheel is applicable to mount anywhere on your anti-bird zone such as yard, vineyard, home, garden, barn, garages, etc.
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Yard Decoration - Garden spinner pinwheel is 15 inch reflective enough to get the birds attention from afar. Very stylish pinwheels for yard and garden to scare away birds that can be mounted anywhere to beautify your surroundings.
Easy To Install - Easily mount this bird blinder repellent pin wheels on your area with direct sunlight and breeze for effective u
Pgzsy Memorial Wind Chimes Outdoor Large Deep Tone, Wind Chime Outdoor Sympathy Wind-Chime Personalized with 6 Tuned Tubes, Elegant Chime for Garden Patio Balcony and Home
Wonderful and Sweet Sound: It can emit a crisp and pleasant sound when the breeze blows this string of chic, exquisite, beautiful and elegant wind chimes, which makes people feel comfortable and more peaceful.
Size description: The total length of wind chime is 28 inches from the hook to bottom, the top diameter is 3.6 inches. There are six and beautiful aluminum tuned tubes that range in length from 6.8 inches to 10.9 inches.
Use occasion：Our wind chimes could apply to plenty occasions. It can be hung on windows, trees, lawns, terraces, yards and can also be decorated in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms.
Durable and High-quality: The sturdy nylon rope strung the entire string of wind chimes , and the 6 sturdy metal pipes will not rust, it wont be damaged even if hung outside in the wind and sun.
Memorial and Sympathy Wind Chimes：The beautiful wind chime is not only as outdoor decorations for garden ,but also a good memorial gift for anyone you remember, such as your parents ,friends, neighbors, etc. It can show your concern, wishes to th
Ugold Solar Powered Owl with Detection, Silent Mode, Flashing Eyes, Rotatable Head and Realistic Hoots, Plastic Owl Decoration for Home, Garden, Patio and Fence
Solar Powered - Driven by solar power, the owl has a solar panel at back of the head.
Multi-Functional - The owl has a pair of flashing eyes, a rotatable head and it can make realistic hoot, motivated by a built-in sensor. The owl will make your garden full of vitality.
Silent Mode - You can mute the owl in case you and your neighbors get tired of hoots.
Outdoor & Indoor Decoration - 100% hand painted. A great decoration for garden, home and patio.
Size & Material - 16.9 x 6.8, made with premium PE materi
Here’s how to get started when you have everything in your hands.
How to Keep Birds Off Your Porch or Patio in 8 Steps
1. Remove Bird Feeders
The first step to keep birds away from your porch or patio will obviously involve making it less hospitable for these feathery creatures. Many homeowners overlook the aesthetic bird feeder hanging right over the deck or somewhere near the patio. Therefore, if you must keep a bird feeder within the premises of your house, place it as far away from the patio as possible. Your backyard could be a good location. If keeping the feeder away is still not discouraging birds, you will have to remove it altogether.
2. Remove Bird Baths or Standing Water Sources
Just like the bird feeder, you would also want to remove any intentional or unintentional birdbaths from your porch or patio. By unintentional, we mean any unexpected water sources such as bottle caps, jars, pots, or containers lying around your deck that may attract birds. This is especially true for warmer regions as birds love bathing in water when they feel hot. As was the case with bird feeders, if you still want to keep some water out for your feathery friends – do it away from your porch or patio.
3. Remove Colorful Materials that may Attract Birds
Birds are often attracted to colors – they can confuse colorful materials with food or simply peck on them out of curiosity. If you have any colorful outdoor decorations, rugs, or tapestries hanging around your porch – they may be the reason for birds frequenting the area.
What colors are most attractive depends on the species of the birds. For example, bluebirds and jays are attracted to blue color, while goldfinches and Warbles love the color yellow. See if there is some colorful thing that you can eliminate from your porch or patio.,
4. Consider Installing a Repellent Device
If the birds are a little stubborn, you may want to install a repellent device for keeping birds off your porch. These types of devices produce high-frequency sounds that are inaudible to you but super annoying for birds. As soon as such a device is switched on, birds sitting on your patio will fly away. However, be careful in using these devices as they may get to your pets too if they are roaming outside.
5. Hang Shiny/ Reflective Things
This is another great way to deter birds – just as much they like colorful objects, they are scared of shiny moving materials which reflect light in multiple directions. A handy item for this purpose can be spinning pinwheels that can serve both as an outdoor decoration and bird deterrent. Otherwise, you can also buy an Ornamental reflective spiral deterrent to keep birds away from your patio.
6. Use Wind Chimes
Reflective visual cues are not the only thing that scares birds away; tinkling, loud sounds are also disliked by these feathery fellows. This is why inserting wind chimes on your porch or patio is another smart way to deter birds if it is usually windy where you live. The sudden chiming sounds startle them and discourage them from nesting on your property. If you do not have a problem with the chiming sounds yourself, this can be the easiest way to scare birds away.
7. Use Bird Spikes
If you have no water and food sources around your porch and you have tried a couple of other techniques to deter birds but still find their poop staining your porch – this could be because some birds are nesting in your porch light fixture. The warmth in this area is a major driver of birds’ attraction. Luckily, you do not need to remove the fixture – just making it unreachable by lining it with bird spikes will be enough! Bird spikes are easily available and come in various sizes.
8. Buy Some Plastic Owls
Finally, you can use birds to keep birds away – and we mean fake ones! Usually, birds like crows are clever, and this trick may not be enough to fool them, but smaller birds are very scared of bords of prey, and strategically placing some plastic owls on your patio will be enough to keep them away.
Our Final Thoughts
While having birds around your property can be a sweet experience, it can turn into a nuisance if they find a home too close to yours, and you are left with bird shit stains all over your deck. A rapidly growing bird population can cause other problems, too, and so it is best to keep them away from your building. We hope that these effective tips on how to keep birds off your porch or patio help you enjoy a relaxing evening on a clean porch!