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Old 07-06-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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How to scare birds?


I've been bothered with noisy birds lately. There's a seagull family on my roof. Two small grey ones, and a lot of them flying around. I don't want to harm them, so I was thinking of scarecrows. But nobody has scarecrows on their roof and do they work on seagulls? Anyone know what they are afraid of?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Seagulls aren't afraid of anything

Seagull......

Face it; You are the one that's in the way of and bothering the Seagull family
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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I would put one of these up there! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterosaur

or a hawk might work... lol =)
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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Anyone know what they are afraid of?
House cats?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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Don`t know about Seagulls. But I used a

http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4913851...irds-away.html

at my ranch to scare birds away.

Edit: A ultrasonic device will make them uncomfortable also as well as fake rubber snakes.

Covering their area in red chile powder is another non violent solution also.

Last edited by rokytnji; 07-06-2011 at 01:35 PM.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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you need to place LOTS of mirrors , they are scared of their own reflections ...
 
Old 07-06-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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I used to live near the seaside and we all knew that the one thing you do not want to happen is that a seagull lands on your roof for any length of time. Once they land they will always come back. The UK seaside solution: a steady hand, a good eye and an air rifle.
 
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Thanks. I think I will order a fake owl to put up there. But I guess I will have to live with it till the little ones have flown away, otherwise it could be even more noise. I don't think a voilent solution will be any good, won't other ones just come instead?
 
Old 07-07-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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I don't think a voilent solution will be any good, won't other ones just come instead?
Whimp. No.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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Fake owls do seem to work at some BBQ places in town.

Get an electric fence controller. A cattle electrifier would smoke them so you need a bit less current like ones for kids or pets.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 05:14 AM   #11
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How to scare birds?

Creep up behind them and shout: BOO!!!
 
Old 07-08-2011, 05:37 AM   #12
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Fake owls do seem to work at some BBQ places in town.

Get an electric fence controller. A cattle electrifier would smoke them so you need a bit less current like ones for kids or pets.
There are electric fences for kids?
 
Old 07-08-2011, 05:43 AM   #13
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There are electric fences for kids?
If there isn't, there should be.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 05:47 AM   #14
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I think this solution can work on kids:

http://mosquitogroup.com/mosquito-device-products.html
 
Old 07-08-2011, 06:02 AM   #15
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I think this solution can work on kids:

http://mosquitogroup.com/mosquito-device-products.html
Sometimes I am simply astonished.
 
  


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