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    Default How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    I did use the search and I might get mit-gee d but whatever. This is insane. Every summer, a HUGE flock of birds sit atop a tree on my house and poop like crazy on my car. Sometimes its white, sometimes its brown and SOMETIMES ORANGE. It sickens me and now that my family have new cars, I don't want a single drop of bird crap on them since I detail my car every spring/summer and I do not want to waste time trying to remove bird crap on my car. Are there any natural remedies I can do to prevent them from hanging on the tree? The easiest thing is to cut it down but I don't want to do that. I heard hanging used cds on the top deter them away as birds do not like shiny objects. I was thinking about hanging those owls you get at crappy tire to scare them away. What do you use or what works? I need to implement something before the weather gets warmer. I know I posted this on RFD but I want to hear what fellow TM3ers use. No jokes please as I'm sure you don't want acidic bird poop on your cars.
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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    a little off topic here but speaking of bird poop... my car got poopped on today, just cleaned it last night... Orz back on topic.. i would love to know what can you do to prevent them from dropping crap on to my driveway... especially there is a big tree on top of my driveway... not good....

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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    I'd suggest you buy those fake owls as they'll be intimated by it.

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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    ^^^^ i was just thinking that Tim

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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    What is a good fake owl to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogata View Post
    What is a good fake owl to get?
    Anything that looks real. I've seen them at Canadian Tire and Home Depot.

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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    go for the shot gun
    its more fun

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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    Try a hunting store. You should be able to find some fake owls there..... but if you do change your mind... you'll also find the shotgun there too....
    either way... it will have both solutions... LOL

    Also.. I've seen "spike strips" on a number of building downtown. Im sure you could fabricate one or find one somewhere. But its only really effective if the birds always stay on one particular branch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPS View Post
    go for the shot gun
    its more fun
    I said no jokes =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTOTHEL View Post
    That thread on SA is epic. Are you a goon?
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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    miniature sam site?

    also, ive seen pellet guns at walmart, that claim to be good for "small pest control"
    look into that.
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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    well you can always setup a bird feeder on ur neighbors yard haha

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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    There are some bird "repellants". The best option i can give is the spiked bars they put on signs and bridges in T.O. They cant land on it so any branch that goes above the driveway slap it on there,

    Another option is to get one of thoes car ports from crappy tire or home depot. doesnt stop the birds but stops the crap

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    i think that joke is over and highly illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by dentinger View Post
    miniature sam site?

    also, ive seen pellet guns at walmart, that claim to be good for "small pest control"
    look into that.

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    Stick this in the tree for a week or two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuyuzora View Post
    Stick this in the tree for a week or two?

    http://www.amazon.com/Havahart-5265-.../dp/B000BO71NY
    That won't work. My tree is really old and tall. Almost as big as ones you see in a forest.

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    Think outside the box and cut the tree down. And then use the wood to build a box.

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    I said no jokes =)

    Aww man

    No comment then
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    Default Re: How do you keep birds from pooping on your driveway?

    do you have a garage? just park in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DumpInfo View Post
    I'd suggest you buy those fake owls as they'll be intimated by it.
    Save your money, they don't work.

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    two sticks of dynomite, duck tape and a redneck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom Zoom Boy View Post
    Save your money, they don't work.
    This actually reminds me, since I don't recall anyone asking - what kind of birds are you having problems with specifically, Ogata?

    If they're dumb birds, I think the Owls will work... But not for crows. Crows are bloody smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom Zoom Boy View Post
    Save your money, they don't work.
    Really? Hmm...that's odd, plan b. Get a scarecrow...

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