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How to Keep Birds Off Your Balcony

Do you have birds landing on your balcony? Birds do this often at hotels, rooftops, residential homes, restaurants, and other commercial establishments. They land on the balconies, disturb the people nearby, and leave droppings all over the ground.

If you have this problem, there are steps you can take to fix it. This article will go over how to keep birds off your balcony.

Ledge modification devices like bird spikes, bird wire, and electric shock tracks are usually used to keep birds off ledges. If there is a bird infestation problem, however, it is is not always possible to keep birds off your balcony using only ledge modification techniques. Often the problem needs to be traced to a deeper root.

If there is a bird infestation in an area, it is most often because of one of two reasons: food and nesting.

The first step is to keep birds off your balcony is to remove any nearby food sources birds might be eating from. This includes covering trash cans and reminding people to not feed the birds. Another possible food source for birds can be insect infestations. If there is an insect infestation nearby that birds are eating from, address that problem to remove the birds' food source.

The next step is to block off bird nesting grounds. The places birds nest depends on the species, but most bird species prefer covered areas that are safe from predators and the weather. Prime locations for birds to nest are under solar panels, in chimneys, under HVAC units, in canopy rafters, and in other covered locations.

The best way to stop birds from nesting in these locations is to exclude them with bird netting. Bird netting is applied to block off these areas with a very high rate of effectiveness. It can be bought at a hardware store or can be installed by a bird control company.

If you can stop birds from eating nearby and nesting, you will have solved a very big part of your bird problem. Without food or nesting grounds, birds will have very little reason to come by your balcony. At this point, you can install ledge modification devices to prevent the remaining stray birds from landing on your balcony.

One of the most popular bird control ledge modification devices is bird spikes. Bird spikes can be placed on a surface like a balcony or ledge and blocks birds from landing on that surface. Bird spikes do not actually hurt birds but just block them from landing.

Another ledge modification device is bird wire. Bird wire is strung over a surface and is a springy wire that bounces if birds try to land on it. They cannot get a firm grip on the wire and fly away as a result. Bird wire is less visible than bird spikes and many people prefer it over bird spikes for aesthetic reasons.

Electric shock tracks are a third ledge modification option. Shock tracks go over a surface and give a small electric shock if a bird tries to land on it. They are flat and not very visible. Electric shock tracks work well but are generally not a preferred option if there are going to be people or other animals in range of the tracks, such as on balconies.

AviAngle is another option if the surface of the balcony birds are landing on forms a right-angle with a wall. AviAngle converts a horizontal surface into a diagonal one, causing birds to slide off if they try to land.

Summary: The best way to keep birds off your balcony is to first address if you have a bird infestation nearby. The way to stop a bird infestation is to remove nearby food sources and block off nesting grounds with bird netting.

Once the scope of your bird problem is reduced, the next step is to install ledge modification techniques like bird spikes, bird wire, electric shock tracks, or AviAngle to prevent birds from landing on your balcony.

Benefits of Getting Birds Off Your Balcony:

  • Block Birds Off Your Property

  • Less Bird Droppings

  • No Nesting Birds

  • Cleaner Looking Property

  • Lower Bird-Borne Disease Risk

If you have a bird problem, we can help. AviAway professionally installs bird control solutions for all bird species. We have 30+ years of experience in bird control and have performed work for companies like Amazon, Rite Aid, and the U.S. Postal Service. Click here or call 844-247-3373 to request a free bird control quote.


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