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How to keep birds off of your patio furniture
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people think of birds as an added delight in their backyards, and
that is why many gardens have bird baths and birdfeeders. Of course,
while birds may be a delight in your backyard, they are not so wonderful
when they get on your patio
furniture! Nobody wants to deal with bird poop all
over their patio or other such annoyances. Luckily, there are ways
for how to keep birds off of your patio furniture.
Believe it or not, there are many different solutions for how to
keep birds off of your patio furniture. Perhaps you have already
tried to put up a scarecrow on your patio, but you know what? A
scarecrow is much more likely to scare your guests than to scare
any birds away. So, how do you keep birds off of your patio furniture?
Well, these days, there are many innovative ways to keep birds
off of your patio furniture… ways that are a bit more high
tech and much more effective than the classic scarecrow. One such
solution is a magnet. A magnet that can keep birds off of your patio
furniture?! Now, the idea may sound a bit odd, but it really works.
You can buy a powerful magnet who’s main purpose is to keep
birds away from your patio (in a safe and humane manner). How does
such a tool work? Well, it disrupts the birds’ means of sensing
direction, and they will therefore stay away from the 15-20 foot
radius that such a magnet might cover. Birds cannot adjust to the
effect of such a magnet. Of course, if you are going to use one
of these devices to keep birds off of your patio furniture, be sure
to keep your computer, pacemakers, or other magnetically coded devices
away from it.
Another tool for keep birds away from your patio is a bird repellant.
There are simple non-toxic bird repellants out there that you can
apply to surfaces that you do not want birds to land on. Such a
bird repellant is stick and birds do not like the “feel”
of it. Of course, seeing as how it is sticky, you will not want
to apply it to your patio furniture, but you may want to consider
applying to branches that hang over your patio or a gutter that
surrounds your patio. If a bird cannot land around your patio, it
is much less likely to poop on your patio!
There are also more modern takes on the scare crow to keep birds
off of your patio furniture. Birds really are afraid and nervous
around things that remind them of a predator bird, and also sometimes
bright colors and bold designs.
There are also many other ideas on how to keep birds off of your
patio furniture that pertain to specific species (we will not get
into these ideas in this article).