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Old 06-21-2002, 11:14 AM
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I have a question unrelated to the R/C hobby but has some bearing.

I have just built a trailer for carrying my planes around in which is parked in my driveway under a tree. My problem is "BIRDS" does anyone know of away that I can use to keep the birds out of this particular tree? I am getting tired of looking at their crap, I am trying to keep the wood as dry as possible without washing it to often.

I have heard of placing a fake owl in the tree but not sure where to get one at or if they even work.

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Old 06-21-2002, 11:20 AM
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M-80s are effective. you also might want to try a fake cat or rubber snakes.
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:51 AM
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I am a roofer, and birds are a frequent problem. Througghout my years, there have been several methods to try and chase birds pidgeons are the worst) away :

#1 The Owl - doesn't work.... pidgeons will even sit on top of the plastic owl's head and crap all over it.

#2 Low voltage - kinda works..... strung along the top of the parapet wall a low voltage wire is strung to keep the from roosting on the wall.

#3 Reports - works well..... Most major airports have gone to this. Every ten minutes or so a shotgunblast sounds (either real charges or speakers set up on the flightline.

#4 BB Guns - works awesome!!! Not only do you get rid of em, their friends will never come back either !!!! ( tree- huggers will love ya for this one !!)

Rats with wings ------EWWWWWWW!!!


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Old 06-21-2002, 12:08 PM
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What kind of tree and what kind of birds?
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:13 PM
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As if the kind of tree matters??
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:23 PM
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What kind of tree and what kind of birds?
bash-ace, the tree is a Sycamore and the types of birds are mainly Black birds, Blue jays and Doves.

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Old 06-21-2002, 12:25 PM
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The tree serves as one of two things, a safe haven or a food source. Take away what makes it attractive and you will loose the birds. If it has dead branches that serve as roosts, they need to be cut off. Birds are habitual creatures, you need to modify their habit of using that particular tree.
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:28 PM
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One more thing, this tree is not a small tree it is at its full growth. 50 X 50 at the least.

I already plan on cutting the lower limbs that I can access.
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:43 PM
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The Blue Jays are probably there to stay (they are bold birds), the doves and black birds can be controlled. Blackbirds and doves shouldn't be protected species, this might sound barbaric, try a technique using an "efege", that's where you shoot a dove or blackbird and hang it's corpse in the busiest part of the tree. I have used this proven technique with turkey vulture roosts with great success. If birds perceve a threat in a given area they will avoid it. If you're not the natural born killer type, try hanging highly reflective streamers in places where the sun will reflect off of them in the tree, the constant glittering keeps them on the defensive, and they get tired of that quickly.
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Ok here's what I have so far.

Birds of prey, reflective streamers, electric shock, gun blast every 10 min, fake cats, rubber snakes and shooting.

among these I will try them all but will only resort to shooting for corpse display as a last resort.

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Will the corpse display work on the PITA's at the field?
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Originally posted by stevezero
Will the corpse display work on the PITA's at the field?
I was thinking that might be a good one to try on the teenagers that sometimes hangout in front of my house and drink beer on Saturday nights.
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You could try sticking my ex-wife in the tree!!!!! She screeches like a magpie and you are in luck, she lives in Dallas!
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Good one...
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Blackie,

I can sympathize with you, since we live around the same area. Although, killing as the last resort is one avenue, it is not a solution. The crackles would careless it you killed one of their own. You might in fact be doing them a favor since they eat their own kind. Gross!! Of course, the other factor is pissing off the neighbors. Try covering the top of the trailer with plastic or a tarp of some sort. It does not have to be expensive. Also, a pet cat that stays outside does wonders.
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May not be good for your situation...
The most effective thing I've seen is a pulsating sprinkler with a timer and solenoid. The sprinkler is like the type you would see at the golf coarse. Shoots a healthy stream in a 360 pattern. The sprinkler head is mounted on a lengthy piece of pipe and stuck up as high in the tree as possible. The timer was set to go off for about 20 minutes right around dusk when the pests were coming into roost. It only had to run for about a week of the 20 minute cycles to change their habit and just periodically after that. Good luck.
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Shotguns... Dead PETA members... Screaming ex-wives...

God I love this place!!!

ROFLMAO!!!!
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I still have no idea who you are Equest, why don't you come on out of the closet?

To tell you the truth I doubt I would ever kill again, hell I even hate seeing road kill much less shooting to kill.

My neighbor has cats but I'm not very keen on them as they tend to jump on my pretty white truck and make paw prints all over it.

The tarp may be a good solution but not convenient, nor would it give a pleasant look. I was looking for something more convenient, although it would probably be my best bet and easier on the pocket book. Maybe one of those small blue cheap tarps from academy.
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Blackie,

check out birdguard.com, they might have something you can use.
They specialize in sonic bird repelent systems, I've seen those keep gulls out of marina outdoor food areas, they make a barely audible ticking sound that irritates birds out to a given distance from the unit.
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Originally posted by Blackie
Ok here's what I have so far.

Birds of prey, reflective streamers, electric shock, gun blast every 10 min, fake cats, rubber snakes and shooting.
among these I will try them all but will only resort to shooting for corpse display as a last resort.

LOL

i love this place!!! hahaha
makes me proud to be an AMERICAN! because only in america, can you suggest hanging a corpse from a tree as a method of bird repellent. LOL


and actually.. take that statement out of context and it gets really interesting. lol heh heh heh :devious:
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Hey Blackie,

seems like the tarp or plastic cover is the way to go if you are cost conscious. I know it is a pain, but how often are u going to be putting it on and taking it off?
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More thought into the tarp, wont work! it would create more heat in the trailer and cover the vents on the sides of the trailer.

One thing has not yet been mentioned and that is cutting the tree down but thats out as well it would take away the shade and degrade property value.
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I volunteer my 16 year old son and his music--That should chase off bout anything
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Might as well build a car port. A tarp is high maintenance. You'll be rolling up a dookie buritto with the tarp. Not to mention the wind and rain problems. Park the trailer else where....
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Originally posted by Cabane
You'll be rolling up a dookie buritto with the tarp.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH ROFL!!!!!
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