Birds in the attic are a nuisance. They make noise at night, eat through your insulation and can cause structural damage to your home. You may be wondering how to get rid of them in the attic. There are many ways you can go about it but here are some of the most popular ones.
Using traps is one of the most common ways to get rid of birds in attic. You can purchase or make your own. Some people prefer using humane traps to catch the birds alive then release them in a safe location outside their house. The problem with this method is that it’s easy for an animal to steal your property and destroy it, so you have to keep in mind where you would be releasing them in order for them not to find their way back in your attic or somewhere else in your home. Another downside is that there are laws when releasing wild trapped animals – usually they have to release within 5 miles from where they were caught, which may cause another headache if you live near borders between counties or.
Putting up fencing around the perimeter of your home works great, especially if you’re dealing with a large number of birds. It will make it difficult for them to land on your roof or anywhere near the entrance to your attic. You can find some basic fencing at any hardware store or online retailer. A less expensive option would be constructing it yourself using wood, plastic netting and gravel rocks but you have to check local laws before doing anything related to construction on your property. Also this method requires regular maintenance and is not 100% effective unless properly taken care of and well maintained.
3. Harassment/Scare tactics
Using scare tactics such as traps that move when an animal triggers it, loud noises (firecrackers/loud radio), bright lights and other similar items that make the birds scared enough to leave or stay away from your house. The downside is that you have to be consistent with them as they may not work on every type of bird and also it’s a lot of work as you would need to do it 24/7. Some people use air horns which are pretty powerful but again – only effective when used constantly.
4. Put a large pan of water outside to attract birds away from your house.
Birds are attracted to water so putting a pan outside that will attract them away from your house is one option you can try. You can go as far as building a small pond near the entrance to their nest and also adding some colorful plants around it to make it look beautiful. If they’re leaving, there’s one less thing for you to worry about but again – only if the birds are leaving. If not then you have been given another problem that needs solving, which brings us back to square one.
5. Cover chimneys with wire mesh
Covering the chimneys with wire mesh will keep them from entering your home via that way. You can use a metal or plastic netting, depending on what you have available at your disposal. Just make sure it’s much bigger than the opening so no bird can fit through it and also place a protective pipe around the chimney to secure the material in place so it doesn’t fall off over time. There are many ways how to get rid of birds in attic but if you’re not working smart then you may be wasting your money on constant purchases for products that turn out to be ineffective. Using traps is one option but I would recommend going with either wiring or scaring tactics since they require less effort and are 100% effective if done correctly.
6. Scare them with a real owl decoy
They usually hate the sight of one and it will scare them away for good.
Nothing works better than scaring them with something that’s believable to them – their own natural predator – an owl! You can buy or make your own but buying one is probably easier so you don’t have to go through any trouble trying to find useful materials to use when making one. Just be sure that the decoy has all the features that would mimic a real-life owl as closely as possible, otherwise it won’t work on birds if they see some minor differences in appearance. Another option is using fake plastic snakes which are pretty effective too because most types of birds hate snakes just like they do owls.
Talking about snakes, another one of the most effective ways how to get rid of birds in attic is by using fake or real egg snakes which are usually made from plastic or rubber materials but some people prefer using real ones. They look pretty cool and realistic so if you don’t mind having something like that around your house then go for it. Some people even use them inside their home instead of just putting them near the entrance to the area where the birds are nesting because they’re very good at scaring away any type of bird species. Just remember that once you place it around your home you mustn’t disturb it no matter what happens because it may scare away the wrong animal…
7. Trap them without hurting the birds.
There are many ways how to get rid of birds in attic, you can go with the wiring method I mentioned earlier or using other items like fake snakes, owls and air horns but sometimes all it takes is one high-quality bird trap that’s effective enough to make sure your home gets rid of any type of unwelcome guests. You can buy a large number of these or just two or three if the problem isn’t too bad and over time they will collect most, if not all of the birds nesting inside your attic so you no longer have a problem at all! I don’t think there’s a simpler way on this list so far as how to get rid of birds in attic so if you want to go with a bird trap then be my guest, it’s your choice.
8. Use mothballs to get rid of them
Not a very popular way how to get rid of birds in attic but it works nonetheless, especially on these types of birds: pigeons, seagulls and other types that don’t reproduce after coming inside your house. The idea is quite simple really but you have to know that this method takes time because you’re basically playing a waiting game until the moths become unbearable for the birds and make their decision whether or not to stay there… There are many ways how get rid of birds in attic but if you’re not working smart then you may be wasting your money on constant purchases for products that turn out to be ineffective. Using traps is one option but I would recommend going with either wiring or scaring tactics since they require less effort and are 100% effective if done correctly.