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Richard writes

How do I get a sparrow to stop perching on my awning near my house?


The most effective way to get the bird to stop perching in a certain area is to simply block it off with hardware cloth or bird spike strips (you can find these strips on Google). If the area is inaccessible the bird will usually look for a new place to perch. If this is an area that can not be blocked off you can use a product such as 4 The Birds. 4 The Birds is sticky substance that you apply to the areas that the bird is trying to perch on. Once the bird lands on the area it will feel the 4 The Birds on it's feet and usually fly away. After a period of time the bird will learn that the awning is an unsuitable perch.

Answer last updated on: 05/23/2011

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