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I'm pissed. My neighbor is a bird lover. She had feeders that she fills with bird seed. So as you would expect there are lots of song birds flying around here. Cardinals, Robin's, Blue Jays, etc. The problem is I can't keep them from sh!tting all over my truck. I have a carport that I park my truck under. Now that spring is here these damn bird are hanging out on my truck walking all over the hood, pecking at the windows, and as you can imagine leaving their calling card all over. I'm constantly cleaning the poop off my truck. That stuff can do some serious damage. I'm at my wits end. I swore to my wife that if I can't find a peaceful way of keeping them off my truck I'm going to sit on the porch like a ******* and shot them with a pellet gun. Or lace mousetraps with birdseed

What should I do. I don't mind having the sond birds flying around the surrounding trees. But hurting my property is not cool. MY dad suggested buying a fake rubber blacksnake and sitting it in the rafters of the carport. Or a fake owl nearby. lol I think the pellet gun might work better :)
 

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i remember seeing plastic spikes about 3-6 inches long on strips that were glued to rafters etc to keep pigeons from roosting
 

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Tie some old cds on string and hang around car port - snake will help - owl will help. Ask neighbor to move feeders so truck is not in fly zone. Don't chase birds off entirely - they reduce bugs in your yard and garden. We have 12 feeders around our yard and usually not a problem.
 

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Tough call. Get a pet owl?

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I have seen plastic owls for sale that will do the trick. I also met a guy once that had 3 rubber snakes around the back yard and he would move them once a day. He put one on his picnic table and Viola, no more bird crap.
 

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pellet rifle would be pretty effective
 

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wind chimes of any form will help. just something to maintain movement around the vehicle.
Also, a couple times a day, check the area for the start of nests and remove them.
 

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Owls, moth balls, dead birds, electronic bird repellers, etc.

Leave the gun for the last resort, if it come down to it do it. But find some dead birds laying around and hang them from the rafters. Birds don't like dead birds, they will no longer see your car port as their safe haven.
 

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Then you can make hats from their feathers!!!^^^^


It might be tough to hot em with a pellet gun( especially while flying) how bout a nice Remington 870 12gauge???
 

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Well at least they aren't protected species, ospreys poo all over my car at school and I can't do a thing about it(except carpool)
 

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we used plastic owls and they work pretty good. put a rubber snake on the hood of your truck when you park it. that should do the trick as well.
 

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I just started to feed birds in my yard this winter and I have been gardening for about 15 years. I too have a carport and the birds were a problem before I ever started to feed them. Carports are an attractive nuisance so it is difficult to keep them out.

They have used the nooks and crannies in my carport for nesting since the first year I built it. I got foam pieces to plug the holes, but the birds are persistant and they peck the foam until it is dislodged or disintegrated.

I used the rubber snake and at first it worked. It didn't take long for the birds to realize it was fake and the morning I went out to find bird suiff on the snake, the snake went out of service.

The birds in my yard spook easily, but they also adjust to distractions very well. If I walk into my yard while they are feeding they fly off. If I am not too close to the food source they will return and eat while I am working in the yard.

This morning I was within 10 feet of the food and they just ignored me as long as I didn't make any sudden moves.

I guess what I am saying is that I don't thnk the bird feed is as much of a problem as the carport itself, at least that has been my experience. As stated earlier, birds do indeed eat lots of your plant pests so having them around can keep you more environmentally friendly as well as having their beauty to watch and their beautiful songs to listen to.

That is plus three on the positive side and minus one on the negative side. That would be a no brainer for me. Oh yes, you could get a cover for your truck and then an occasional washing would take care of everything.
 

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The fake owls are pretty good--we stayed at a cottage in Bouctouche NB where the lady next door had 2 of them mounted on stumps to keep the gulls away--my wife {the blonde} took several pictures of them but couldn't figure out why they never moved--until she walked up to them. Might fool your sh-tbirds too? {Brings back military memories}
 

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car cover...
 

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I just started to feed birds in my yard this winter and I have been gardening for about 15 years. I too have a carport and the birds were a problem before I ever started to feed them. Carports are an attractive nuisance so it is difficult to keep them out.

They have used the nooks and crannies in my carport for nesting since the first year I built it. I got foam pieces to plug the holes, but the birds are persistant and they peck the foam until it is dislodged or disintegrated.

I used the rubber snake and at first it worked. It didn't take long for the birds to realize it was fake and the morning I went out to find bird suiff on the snake, the snake went out of service.

The birds in my yard spook easily, but they also adjust to distractions very well. If I walk into my yard while they are feeding they fly off. If I am not too close to the food source they will return and eat while I am working in the yard.

This morning I was within 10 feet of the food and they just ignored me as long as I didn't make any sudden moves.

I guess what I am saying is that I don't thnk the bird feed is as much of a problem as the carport itself, at least that has been my experience. As stated earlier, birds do indeed eat lots of your plant pests so having them around can keep you more environmentally friendly as well as having their beauty to watch and their beautiful songs to listen to.

That is plus three on the positive side and minus one on the negative side. That would be a no brainer for me. Oh yes, you could get a cover for your truck and then an occasional washing would take care of everything.
Well said...So it looks like a car cover or a regular healthy coat of wax. I still like my dead bird idea, they will fly from the smell. Yes birds are beautiful creatures but are pretty nasty at the same time.
 
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