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birds building nests behind porch lights #5005777
04/11/15 10:17 PM
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What have you done to be effective?....i am thinking of making something that would be like an enclosed triangle...i have steel bird spikes but dont know if that would be a correct placement for them

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5005940
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Joshua,

Would have to see the lights, have seen some where you could use spike if folks are okay with the look. Most of them I've seen if you put spike in they
are going to build the nest there. I've seen some where doing a custom buildout would be the best way, or modifying the type of light fixture. I bet with a pic
you'd get some good answers, too many light fixtures and settings for me to think I can tell you true without a pic...

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Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5006126
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The Cracker Barrel restaurant in our area had hired someone to stop the sparrows from nesting on top of their outdoor speakers.

They used Nixalite type product spikes to remedy the problem. However, as is the case with sparrows using that type of deterrent is rarely to never effective for these birds. They are slum birds and will settle in just about every or any nook or cranny they deem adequate for a nest site.

All the spikes just served as a structural support foundation for all of their debris, they appreciated the support. smile

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5006285
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Yes bob....that is why i am hesitant to put bird spikes

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5006556
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Sloping or triangular configuration with no internal access is about all that is effect besides total access exclusion measures.

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5008017
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FWIW: I almost lost my cabin to a fire, started by a bird nest next to the fixture. Was a very close thing.


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Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5008116
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And Big Bob isn't the only one. Had a very hot nest at customer's place last year. Not something you would ordinarily think about.

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5012551
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Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5012743
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Got it all made then she tells me no holes...so bent one side and forced beside j channel...it worked...holds solid

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5029732
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man. it worked, but with that cage on the house, i'd just remove the light. it's kinda gaudy just to keep a porch light.

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #5029776
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hey I agree with ya pancake...but it is in the back of the house on the deck...she just wanted it done

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #6817372
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Setting a fake owl on the porch seems to scare the birds away.


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Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #6817814
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optical gel ??


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I've built triangular slide of aluminum flashing and placed it on top of the fixture. Match the color of the fixture and the flashing material and you should be good.


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Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #6819769
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that would have been a better option tom...wow this post is a few years ago

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #6820339
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Bird slides.as recommended above
I always look at.a repairnas.to how mad would.my wife be if I did that
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Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: TRapper] #6824831
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We attached a rubber snake to the porch light 4 years ago and still no nest.

Re: birds building nests behind porch lights [Re: bigmac2] #6825089
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Originally Posted by bigmac2
We attached a rubber snake to the porch light 4 years ago and still no nest.

Interesting idea. I'll keep that 1 in mind. Thanks


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