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Bird Repellers

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: The Captain Morgan Briny Bar
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Printed Date: 17 Dec 2019 at 1:32am


Topic: Bird Repellers
Posted By: Kevin.S
Subject: Bird Repellers
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2019 at 8:13pm
Has anyone tried the ultrasonic bird repellers, and if so do they work?  There is a swallow or swift building a mud nest in my shed roof above the boat, which is making a real mess everywhere.  At the moment I keep knocking the nest down every day, but the buggers keep rebuilding it -they just aren't taking the hint.  I wondered if putting one of the ultrasonic devices in the shed might keep them out.  Our feathered friends are a real PITA this time of year, I've got one nesting in the roof above my office and every day I have to empty straw and twigs out of the letter box.



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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2019 at 8:26pm
Go green,
Accept it.

Push your barrow out and wash when necessary.

Give them names.

Or eat them.

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Posted By: kitno
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2019 at 8:41pm
I've got swallows nesting in my shed. They poo all down the side of the boat. I just wash it off before I take it out. Doesn't really bother me.

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2019 at 9:18pm
You have to stop them else they will be back year after year.


Posted By: feeder
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 7:35am
Bang Bang, problem solved.
 
Cheers


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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 8:48am
OK Mattoo - your green solution.... How many swallows does it take to make a useful pie? He may not have enough - unless he can encourage a few more to set up house.
Yes, they are a perennial pest. I locked one in (unknowingly) in my garage a couple of days ago. They just don't take the hint.
There used to be a sticky paste you could get in a tube. It had something like chiilie in it as well. Clean the nest out , clean the area and apply the paste. Their feet stick to it and they don't like it. They don't get stuck - but don't like the surface. Was called Hot Foot. Dunno if still around or not. Otherwise - if feasible - you could try stringing some fine nylon (6lb or similar) around where they are trying to nest. They crash in to it.
Good luck. If possible, I use .22bird shot. They don't come back.
Alan


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Posted By: Mr Moritz
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 8:53am
Print an A4 photo of cats face and put it up near nest...


Posted By: Structfab
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 9:25am
there's those "birds of prey" decoys, that may work. People put them on their moored boats etc to keep gulls from ****ting all over their yacht/launch. An Owl perched very near by in the shed will have them nesting elsewhere in no time. Personally, I like my shed resident swallows.....but yeah, do make a mess.


Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 9:40am
A $8 red shed trap laid over that part of the boat, or whatever.

Was down at a factory couple days ago, they had a movement operated distress sound... more bloody annoying than the birds.
And the guys recon the birds get used to it.
There are stickers of birds of prey that can be put  on windows that are prone to bird strike (wood pigeons, tui, blackbirds etc)
 Ultra sonic gadgets, know a few ppl who have had them for mice stuff like that. mess up some of their dogs , thats it.

Then there is the air rifle...good on pigeons, trouble is as soon as the flock in the tree reduces another pair move in to nest/ roost.
 Now pigeons, there is a legit complaint.. sound like cats in high heels on the roof, mess up the roof and decks by perching on gutters.
 What is the easiest way to chop down and kill a large mature phenex palm?

If extend the chop down logic as a soln... demolish the shed Wink


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 9:49am
demolish the shed Wink
Hmm. Can see large piles of rubble looming.
But yes - noise things are very limited. Birds don't mind noise - they get used to it. Airports have problems with birds. And people don't like living by airports ... because of the noise. They don't mind roosting in noisy factories etc. In fact they are very adaptable. It takes them a few days to work out the latest ruse.
Physically deterring them generally works tho - make it uncomfortable for them and they will find your neighbors shed more attractive.
Alan


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 10:47am
I did notice in bunnings some of those wire spikes that come in strips.
Often seen on commercial buildings.

Yes a small pie indeed, just one swallow and it's all gone.

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Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 10:53am
That reminds me.. seen ppl hang old cd s on strings in gardens and fruit trees
 no idea if works short or long tern thu.


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 12:15pm
Yes a small pie indeed, just one swallow and it's all gone.

OOhhh - toooo much.
Alan


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Posted By: cirrus
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 3:16pm
Just enjoy the gift of beautiful swallows in your shed. Not everyone is so privileged . They will nest and soon  be gone again .


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 5:07pm
Cirrus - maybe he can relocate them to your shed? :-) Maybe you will take mine too?
Alan


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 5:28pm
And you think you have **** problems.

At least I can get two pies for one ****ter.



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Posted By: pjc
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 5:48pm
A cat and Bang and if the cat doesnt do his job then you know where the next shot is.

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Posted By: fish-feeder
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 5:54pm
Put some grease or vasaline in the area they are trying to build their best,I've been told it works for swallows....there's a joke in there somewhere 👍

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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 6:23pm
Yes - that is sort of what the Hot Foot stuff is - with a bit of spice thrown in. They don't like tacky feet.
Alan


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Posted By: Nirai
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 6:50pm
Google “Alpha Chloralose”

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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 6:52pm
That won't work for swallows. They have to eat it. Usually dosed into grains etc.
Alan 


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Posted By: Big -Dave
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 8:43pm
Con, we all know the swallow is the bird of love...

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Posted By: Steps
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2019 at 8:37am
Dunno no about "spice" chilli" stuff.
 We bread parrots, kakariki crimsons Burke, turqs  few other breeds for many yrs.
 They do not have the taste receptor for hot stuff.
 As far as to say they where so sort after we used to use the seeds of capsicum and chili as rewards when training them.

 The cores (hot seeds) out of capsicum where a regular part of their veggie diet which was a good 60/70% of their overall protein/ fruit seed diets.


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2019 at 8:55am
Steps - not talking about taste. The paste/grease stuff in the tube is spread out where they want to land/roost. It is not for eating - it sticks to their feet. And they don't like it. From memory it had an additional additive that gave them itchy feet - hence the 'Hot Foot'. Not sure what they had in it but have a feeling it was some chillie base. I have used it. Works OK - problem is it collects dust etc and looses some effect over time and then you have a bit of a mess to clean. But for short term, more specific areas, def worth a shot. Not sure if still available or not. Pest control guys used to use it.
Regards
Alan 


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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2019 at 9:09am
https://store.nzfarmsource.co.nz/catalog/hot-foot-bird-repellent-gel-300g/205268" rel="nofollow - https://store.nzfarmsource.co.nz/catalog/hot-foot-bird-repellent-gel-300g/205268

I think M10 sell it too,
Alan


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Posted By: puff
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2019 at 12:31pm
Just take an ugly mate...



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