Home & Lawn Pest Control : How to Prevent Birds From Flying Into Windows


Hi I’m Jim Harmon California Pest Management
here in lovely southern California. We are going to talk a little bit about what can
you do to stop birds from running into the windows at your house. A lot of people are
putting reflective film and UV barrier film on their windows. Unfortunately that’s darkening
them up and turning them almost into mirrors. And birds they see another bird in there and
they’ll fly right at it in defensive manner if they are trying to defend their territory.
A lot of times they think they can fly straight through. Especially when you have a nice open
house and lots of windows. We need something to hand down, something to reflect off so
it freaks the birds out so they notice this is a solid object. This is a solid area. Now
how do we do that without going too much into arm and a leg. Let me you you. Ok now we need
to make some kind of reflective strip. Something that’s going to reflect light and the birds
will notice. So around the house everybody’s got aluminum foil. And you can have the kids
get together and do this as a project. Take aluminum foil and take some scotch tape. And
we are going to make strips of the foil. Mind you, you can do this as you are pulling the
foil out with the cutters that are already on the boxes. You make nice strips of the
foil, you can even go thinner and they by the way sell foil already in rolls for this
purpose so you don’t have to cut up your nice aluminum foil. You can buy that in the hardware
store and home and gardens stores also. You take this, and we are going to walk over here
to our window and we’ll be taping this is place on the windows. Now we want to have
one of these for everyone of these panes in this door so yeah that’s a lot of stuff. But
if you have birds tape this across, make a nice pattern, one each so they at least notice
it’s here. Very simple and very inexpensive and an easy way to make sure the birds see
that you have windows. You can also use our CD trick and hang a CD from the inside or
the outside and as they are spinning around they are catching the light and the birds
see them too and they stay away.

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