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How to Repel Birds Naturally

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Birds are messy, noisy, and can be really annoying. The worst part is that they also make a mess on your property with droppings everywhere. If you’re looking for a natural bird repellent, then this article is for you.

Repel birds naturally

There are many ways to repel birds, but it’s important to know that you should never harm or kill them. 

Here are some natural bird deterrents which use plants:

  • Herbs such as tansy and rue have a strong smell that acts as a great natural pest repellent. These herbs will keep away any type of pest from your garden and will act as not only a natural rodent repellent, but as well for deer, rabbits, lizards & insects, and now also the pesky pigeons. It just takes planting these herbs in between flowers for an effective method of keeping bugs out.
  • Lavender has always been known for its gorgeous fragrance. But did you know this plant grows well even without full sun exposure? It’s a great plant to have in your garden when you have an issue with birds.
  • Another way is to repel birds from windows by using hanging plants that will grow down and cover the window, shading it entirely so that they cannot see their reflection in them! Plus, this method can also be used for other pests such as squirrels too.

On top of these methods, there are many more which use repellent herbs or flowers. Just remember: natural bird deterrents don’t harm animals but merely keep them away from certain areas where people do not want them around; therefore protecting both parties involved! When done correctly, all you’ll need is some patience before seeing results. Overall it’s important to protect animals and the environment so that we can live in a more sustainable world.

DIY bird repellent

Another way is to repel birds with DIY bird repellent gel. Although there are many types of commercial products that promise they will keep pests away, natural homemade solutions can do the same thing without harming animals or people. 

You just need sugar and water which in turn makes a simple syrup which you’ll want to apply on surfaces where pigeons like to perch; such as ledges, beams and rooftops (just be careful when applying it). It’s also best if these surface areas face outwards so that other birds cannot get at your mixture.

As well as making sure all food sources are removed from around the area where you choose to put up this solution.The last thing needed to help repel the birds is patience, as it will only take about three to four days for them to realize this area isn’t an ideal place.

Remember that you do not need a lot of ingredients to make this repellent. A simple mixture with minimal things added will leave the area smelling fresh for longer and keep pests away.

You can purchase ready-made bird deterrents from garden centres or buy specific pest control products online for example, which are guaranteed to work. But if you want natural solutions instead then there is no need to worry as it’s easy and cheap enough to create your own homemade powder.

Powders have been used by farmers for years now in order to repel birds naturally without harming them. The best part about powders is that they’re mess-free and won’t get into anyone’s eyes; perfect when dealing with little ones too.

You’ll only need to mix the following ingredients in a bowl: talcum powder (baby and cosmetic grade is best), cayenne pepper, chilli flakes, and garlic. This mixture will leave your area smelling fresh for longer with its spicy scent too. And if you happen to have some mothballs lying around then feel free to add those as well because it’s another great way to repel birds naturally from ledges.

Powders are an extremely easy method of creating homemade bird repellents without having any mess left over afterward either. So there really isn’t much more needed other than these simple steps that can easily be followed by anyone looking for solutions on how to repel birds naturally. Plus, powders come in many scents that will suit your garden’s needs.

Some powders contain specific ingredients such as eucalyptus or lavender which are popular choices due to their fresh smells, but there really is no limit on what you can choose from if it means keeping pests away without harming them! So be sure to do a little research before venturing out into the world of DIY pest control products.

Many people don’t realize just how much damage pigeons and other animals cause when they’re around. This includes everything from faeces being left behind onto household items & food sources, to chewing wires in homes and businesses resulting in costly repairs needed afterward too. But following these steps for how to repel birds naturally will only take a few days before seeing great results.

What is a good bird repellent

Whether you decide to use herbs, plants, or powder to help repel birds naturally, we hope you found this article helpful in keeping those pesky birds away. Be sure to try out the different DIY methods mentioned and any natural pest repellent products that may help you. Be sure to buy from a reputable supplier, with reviews and even case studies if they have them.


Alicia Saville did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health and well-being.

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