What do you got for vultures? These birds are disgusting. They land on my roof and make a mess. I know they’re protected so I can’t shoot them but I’m getting tired of throwing rocks at them. I’ve tried some type of scare balloon which didn’t work at all. Also an inflatable snake. They do seem to be afraid of people but I’m not home enough to keep them away all the time any suggestions,?
Vultures are an important bird considering all they do. But when they start roosting on or adjacent to our homes and other man-made structures, they usually cause conflict. Most notable is their vomit and their droppings. Vultures naturally vomit most everything they consume which is highly corrosive. And their droppings are generally more repulsive, larger and messier compared to other birds. As a protected species, vultures are afforded a unique shield which prevents direct action from property owners. Fortunately there are some low impact repellents and strategies you can be effectively employ.
BEST VULTURE REPELLENTS
Vultures can be repelled around the home using a mechanical devices which will frighten them from the area. For use on the average roof top, we have a few “scare” type products which seem to bother them enough to make them move away.
The first is the JUMPING ATTACK SPIDER. So if have them landing on gutters, TV antennas, electric lines or other movable parts of your roof, install one spider for every 400 sq/ft of area with activity. This device has a built-in sensor and can detect any kind of vibration or motion which causes it to release over 2 feet of string. It then retrieves itself back up by slowly winding up the string and moving its legs all the while. This motion mimics a real spider and is alarming to any bird including vultures.
SOUND REPELLER FOR VULTURES
If the vultures are using a large area of the roof or if they’re roosting in trees adjacent to your home, install BIRD GARD SOUND REPELLERS. These devices sends out a stressful range of sound vultures do not like. The sound is not detectable by people but the vultures will immediately hear the sounds and move away.
Bird Gards are ideally suited for large open roof tops, power lines and open trees used for perching birds. They will send and sound wave effective up to 75 feet away and their coverage is good up to 2000 sq/ft.
On the roof, you’ll want to position them in corners facing out over the area you want to protect. For trees and property borders, mount them on poles point up toward the place where they congregate.
Each unit comes with a power supply so they can be powered using their “always on” setting. The included cord is 25 feet long but can be extended since its low voltage and requires very little power (it will cost less than $.50 to run a unit per month). Use the “always on” setting for the first 2-4 weeks following the initial install to insure they move away and stay away. After that you can try using the “motion detector” setting which can be powered by batteries but in general, always on is the best setting.
MOTION ACTIVATED WATER SPRAYER VULTURE REPELLER
For low lying vultures around ground level, install MOTION ACTIVATED WATER SPRAYERS. These devices have built-in motion sensors and when activated will release a blast of water which can be set to spray as powerful as your garden hose will allow.
These devices will generally spray at least 25 ft or more and it only takes one blast to chase away unwanted vultures from the covered zone. Depending on the layout of your land, it will probably take 1 to 3 units to get complete coverage and protection.
Place the unit at least 20 feet from the problem area and activate it a few times to see the spray so it can be adjusted as needed. You can actually hook them in series so several can be powered by one water source enabling you to protect an area several hundred feet from the home. Overall this device is highly effective and will yield instant results.
Turkey vultures and black vultures can be annoying and offensive when roosting close to or on man-made structures. Though limited, there are a few subtle vulture control options which can be put into action. If done right, the end result will be getting rid of the vultures from your home. The key to success with all these options generally is directly linked to how well they are installed. If the installation is done properly, you should be able to blanket and protect large areas which insures the best success rate. Remember to monitor the problem periodically and make adjustments as needed. Vultures are smart and can be stubborn so don’t expect them to pack up and leave after one bad experience. In most cases they’ll figure out that moving away for good is their only option.
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