Bird-Proofing Your Hanging Baskets: Tips from the Experts
While we all love the sound of birdsong on a summer’s morning, and we all enjoy watching birds feeding from the bird tables and hanging feeders in our gardens, whether in a family home or perhaps your recently purchased Residential Park Homes from http://www.parkhomelife.com/ , there can be times when birds become an annoyance and even a health hazard.
For example, if you have hanging baskets around your home or property, you may find that you have an issue with birds wanting to use them for their nests. This problem is likely to increase as summer unfolds over the land and warmer weather brings more seasonal bird species such as swifts and swallows, which are known for finding interesting nesting sites around the home or garden.
Thankfully, there are a number of expert-endorsed methods you can use to bird-proof your hanging baskets and stop them from being damaged by broody birds.
Keep your eyes open: constantly check your baskets for any telltale signs of nest-building such as a sudden build-up of twigs, feathers, grass and other similar items.
Offer alternatives: provide proper nesting sites for the birds that frequent your garden, such as nesting boxes or birdhouses.
Wire mesh: while it may not be aesthetically pleasing, arranging wire mesh or chicken wire around your hanging baskets is an efficient way of keeping out nesting birds and can easily be removed when nesting season is over.
Subtle deterrents: adding uneven objects to the soil in your hanging baskets, such as stones or toothpicks, will make them too uncomfortable for birds to want to nest in, so they will look elsewhere.
Use a special spray: you can buy a non-toxic deterrent spray which is ideal for spraying on your hanging baskets as it does not negatively impact the plants and, provided you apply it every two weeks, will prevent birds from choosing to build nests in the baskets.
Find Out More
For more advice and information on different forms of bird management in your garden, please have a look at http://www.rspb.org.uk/makeahomeforwildlife/advice/gardening/unwantedvisitors/feralpigeons.aspx
Help with Pest Control
If you need help with nuisance bird management for your home or business premises you can contact local companies that will be able to help you with this.
Your pesky bird problem will soon be solved, taking away any worries you may have about hygiene or aesthetic issues on your property.