Birds around your home can be very entertaining to watch, but there are some downsides to having a lot of birds around. One issue is bird droppings. Not only do they make your property look disgusting, but they can also spread disease and because of the acidity of the droppings, they can do damage to your driveway, walkways, and other areas that are sensitive. Another problem is if birds decide to nest in a chimney or vent. This could lead to serious problems, even posing a fire hazard.

Getting rid of birds can prove quite challenging. Having a scarecrow or a noisemaker will only work for so long before the birds get used to them. Some have chosen to get a dog to discourage birds from coming around, and this usually works, but it does give you something else to take care of.

Putting up netting can stop birds from nesting in areas where you don’t want them, but you should also make sure that you don’t inadvertently feed them by putting out grass-seed and not covering it up.