Birds can be a real nuisance when they decide to build a nest on or near your air conditioner. Not only can they damage the unit, but their droppings can also spread disease. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to deter these feathered pests. While it may take some trial and error to find what works best in your situation, taking these steps can help keep your air conditioner free of birds and their mess.
Things to try include; trimming back any trees or shrubs that are near your air conditioner. Birds like to perch in these areas, so trimming them back will help deter birds from being able to get close to your air conditioner.
It is good practice to install a bird net over your air conditioner. This will physically block birds from being able to access your air conditioner unit. You may want to try placing a fake owl or another bird deterrent near your air conditioner. Birds are often scared off by these types of devices, so placing one near your air conditioner may help keep them away. If that fails you could use an ultrasonic bird repellent device near your air conditioner. These devices emit high-frequency sounds that birds find uncomfortable, so they will avoid the area where the sound is coming from. You can find these devices at most home improvement stores.
If birds are still managing to get near your air conditioner, you may need to take more drastic measures. One option is to cover your air conditioner unit with a wire mesh screen. This will make it difficult for birds to get access to the unit, and will also help keep out leaves, dirt, and other debris.
Another option is to install a bird spike strip on or around your air conditioner. These spikes make it difficult for birds to land and perch on your air conditioner, so they will likely stay away. You can find bird spike strips at most home improvement stores.
If birds are becoming a regular problem, you may need to contact a professional to help resolve the issue. A wildlife control company can help identify what is attracting the birds to your air conditioner and take steps to resolve the issue. In some cases, they may need to install netting or other physical barriers to keep birds away from your air conditioner. If you have tried everything and still can’t seem to get rid of the birds, contacting a professional may be your best option.
What is the best bird deterrent?
There is no definitive answer to this question as different birds are deterred by different things. Some birds may be scared off by a fake owl, while others may not even notice it. It is often a matter of trial and error to find what works best in your particular situation.
There are a few things you can do to keep birds off your air conditioner. Trimming back trees and shrubs, installing a bird net, or placing a fake owl near the unit may help deter birds. If these measures don’t work, you could try an ultrasonic bird repellent device or install a wire mesh screen over the air conditioner. In some cases, you may need to contact a professional wildlife control company for help.