Visual Deterrents

Visual Bird Deterrents

Looking to scare birds away for good? Decoy owls and other predators, reflective and holographic devices such as scare tape (not aluminum foil), optical gel, our bright colors of bird scare eye balloons, fly away lasers, and other visual deterrents keep pest birds away.

Unlike sound deterrents, visual bird deterrents work by using bright colors, motion, flashing lights, and other signs of danger to frighten birds away from a home, garden, business, or another type of property. When used correctly, bird scaring devices make pest birds such as pigeons, crows, and starlings so uncomfortable that they will fly off and not return rather than trapping birds or dealing with bird nests.

This is how to keep birds away and bird pooping problems a distant memory.

How to Scare Birds Away For Good

Bird scaring devices stop birds from roosting but can be ineffective if used incorrectly (have you seen a picture of a plastic owl decoy covered in bird feces with a pigeon on its head?). Pest control professionals know that visual bird deterrents are successful only when they create so much fear that pest birds become frightened birds and are willing to flee the area and leave behind any food, water, or protection found on the site.

Scaring birds off can range from easy (a flock of starlings) to difficult (a woodpecker in an established territory). Established birds will fight much harder to stay at a site than newcomers. Scare tactics and visual deterrents should be used as soon as possible after pest birds arrive at a site. Remove all food and water sources in the area to maximize success.

Scare devices by themselves are not a substitute for exclusion techniques or products. In high-pressure areas that offer attractive habitats and abundant food and water, visual bird deterrents are ideal when used together with exclusion products to scare birds away and keep them off your property for the long term. This, again, is how to get rid of birds.

Scare Owls

Non-moving plastic owls are ineffective, that's why we developed this rotating, screeching owl. Four predator/scare sounds are programmed: birds in distress, predator attack cries, and wing beats. The rotating base mounts easily to any flat surface, and spins in the wind. A photo cell activates the sounds during daylight hours only. Sold one per package.

The Intimidator

The Intimidator is a professional grade avian deterrent which uses motion and bright flashing to scare away woodpeckers and other birds from unwanted areas. Woodpeckers can cause serious damage to homes and other buildings. This deterrent is lightweight and needs very little air current to create a dynamic visual effect that frightens birds. It mounts easily to any wood surface with a single screw. Must be mounted so as to reflect flashes onto the side of the structure. Most structures require multiple units to protect all sides.

Scare Eye Balloons

The bright color, large eyes and hanging reflective streamers on this 2 ft. balloon are threatening to birds; they think they're being watched by a predator. Sold one per package.

Fly Away Lasers

You have probably known for a few years now that lasers are highly effective tools to solve bird problems. The problem was that lasers powerful enough to do the job cost too much.

Optical Gel

Bird Barrier Optical Gel™ may be used to deter feral pigeons, gulls, and many other unwanted birds from roosting on buildings and other structures. Bird Barrier Optical Gel is supplied in ready-to-use plastic-dish containers. These should be affixed to surfaces with commercially available silicone adhesive or other suitable and removable adhesive.

Goose Guard Kit (ea)

Holographic Guardian Owl (ea)

University-tested with positive results for bird control.  The bright flash of the unique holographic/iradescent feather pattern, large eyes, and movement deters the most persistent bird from destroying personal property.

Holographic Repel Strips (2in x 25ft)

Octopus (ea)

Spray Away Hydro Remote Bird Sprinkler

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