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The Solution to Stop Birds Ruining Your Solar Panels

Beautifully feathered and chirping happily as they fly gracefully across the sky, our feathered friends are a pleasure to watch. They are such a huge part of the Australian landscape that it’s hard to see why some people see them as pests. It’s interesting to note that the NSW state crest features a Kingfisher, or…
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How To Avoid Magpie Attacks This Swooping Season

Magpies protect their young during the swooping season by attacking any potential predator. Unfortunately, this behaviour can lead to attacks on humans who may unwittingly get too close to the nest. Although most attacks are harmless, there have been a few cases where magpies have injured people. Knowing when and how to avoid being attacked…
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The Potential Danger of Pest Birds

Many are well aware of the expensive property damage, noise and general chaos caused by pest birds, but are pest birds dangerous? Surprisingly few know of the damage to human health for those coming into proximity with them. Like certain other animals, birds carry particular diseases. Which, in certain circumstances, can be transmitted to humans…
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The secret to why pest birds keep coming back

Australia is home to some of the world’s most diverse bird populations, but pest birds threaten the very existence of many native birds. While some native birds struggle to survive, pest birds such as the Pigeon, Indian Myna and Starling multiply rapidly. Pest birds can quickly overtake native birds and create havoc. They leave droppings…
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How Can I Stop Bird Pests From Pooping On My Car?

After many years of hard work, you finally manage to buy your dream car. There it sits on your driveway, a deep red and impossibly shiny brand new Ford Mustang. That night you barely sleep, so excited to be behind the wheel again. You’re woken early the following day to a cacophony of birds squawking…
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How To Control Pest Birds

Pest Birds have become blight on our native species and our environments. They supplant the natural habitats of endangered species and foul their water supplies. They deface our homes and places of work. These pesky birds bring destruction everywhere they go. Pest birds can cause misery, wasted time, and a substantial financial cost to repair…
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Bird Pest Control: What To Consider If You Have Pest Birds

It’s hard to imagine that something as small as a bird can necessitate pest control measures. However, where there is one bird, it soon becomes many birds and then a whole flock. Some of the most prolific offenders are pigeons, mynas, starlings and some cockatoos. The damage to residential homes, commercial premises and public buildings…
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Pest Bird Control: The Ultimate Guide

Got A Bird Pest Problem? Here’s Why You Need To Act Now. A few birds singing in a backyard tree seems a pleasure rather than a problem. However, where one bird finds a good place to roost, more follow. Before you know it, you have a bird pest problem. Pest birds like starlings congregate in…
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Alternatives To Bird Netting

Bird netting has proved to be invaluable for a variety of projects. However, there are circumstances where an alternative might be more appealing. For example, imagine Sydney Opera House covered in bird netting. It would certainly do the job more effectively than the giant robotic birds, which failed as a bird prevention measure. However, bird…
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How Long Does Bird Netting Last

So you’re considering bird netting, and you want to be sure that it’s a good investment. Much depends on the magnitude of the project. For commercial purposes, the initial outlay will be more than covering a few backyard trees. Is the project a permanent structure, or will it be used for seasonal protection? Unless it’s…
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How Much Does It Cost To Get Bird Netting?

Count the Cost Many people ask, ‘How much does it cost to get bird netting?’ Is it more cost-effective to install DIY? To correctly determine the total cost of installing bird netting, other monetary and non-monetary factors need consideration. There is a very old aphorism that states that ‘Time is money.’ Therefore time spent on…
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How Can I Tell Which Birds Are A Pest?

Feathered Friends or Flying Foe Beautiful and graceful as they fly, The Indian Myna, the Common Sparrow, The sweet chirping of the Barbary Dove, or Rainbow Lorikeet, is music to our ears. What could be wrong with seeing a Mallard perching daintily on a branch? Or a Red Whiskered Bulbul spying out his next meal? …
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Best Way to Get Rid of Birds

You wake up: it’s a beautiful day and you throw open the windows for a big breath of fresh air. But the sight that greets you is bird droppings along the window sill. Looking up to see where they have come from, you meet with the beady-eyed stare of a Magpie. It’s swooping season, and…
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How Much Does Bird Control Cost?

One of the first things to consider when weighing the advantages and disadvantages of professional bird control is how much does bird control cost? Many people feel that installing bird control measures is much cheaper as a DIY project. Bird Control and bird repellent and eradication equipment is widely available, being sold at many DIY…
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How Do I Stop Birds From Pooping On My Patio?

You’ve just moved into your new home, and everything is pristine.  The house is perfect and pretty birds in the tree next door sing and chirp. You’re feeling very zen. You are eager to invite family and friends over for a housewarming party to enjoy cold beers, a sizzling BBQ and sunshine. Guests arrive and…
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How to Deter Birds

There are over 800 bird species found in Australia, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Australia is a veritable paradise for bird lovers. Bird watchers and citizens, in general, enjoy participating in citizen science projects like the Big City Birds project. The scheme tracks behavioural changes of the Australian White Ibis,…
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Why Do Birds Hang Around My House?

Have you noticed that birds are drawn to specific homes and gardens whilst leaving others untouched? Your neighbours may be enjoying a beer in the backyard or tea on the terrace. Meanwhile, you’re faced with poop on the patio and feathers in your fettuccini. So, you may ask yourself, why do birds hang around my…
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How To Scare Birds Away

Do you wake every morning to pretty birdsong from feathered marvels of nature tending chicks in nearby trees? Or is it more like a screeching swarm of feathered bullies pecking on your windows and pooping on the window sill? If this is your lot, you may have wondered, what can scare birds away? Before taking…
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