How to Use Fake Snakes to Keep the Birds Away

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

I like to hang a pretty wreath on my door to make my house look inviting and colorful. But my wreaths are prime targets for the birds and they can get a nest built in just a couple of days.

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

Keep Birds from Nesting in Your Wreaths

Spring time is here and the birds are busy finding new homes and building their nests. They like trees, gutters and other locations that are up off the ground where they can be safer and can keep watch over their nests of baby birds. I like birds and especially the colorful ones. I do not like the messes they can make and the droppings under their nests.

I like to hang a pretty wreath on my door to make my house look inviting and colorful. But my wreaths are prime targets for the birds and they can get a nest built in just a couple of days. Years ago after having my front door stained and the front porch strewed with grass, leaves and small branches, I decided I had to take action early before the birds started scouting a spot.

You may have seen my previous post on this subject, How to Keep Birds from Nesting in Your Wreaths.  I have had baby birds live in my wreaths and make a real mess at my front door. On top of that the mama birds got very upset when we tried to use the front door and would attack us. That just wasn't going to work so I had to come up with a solution to keep the birds away.

Birds don't like snakes. I borrowed a rubber snake from my grandson and to put it in my wreath. The birds thought it looked real and I had to agree with them. Those fake snakes even give me a start. I returned the snake after a couple of weeks because I decided to buy my own. Since then I have kept a rubber snake in my door wreath to ward off the birds.

Last year I had hanging ferns on my porch. They were full and dense and looked really pretty. I didn't give it a thought that the birds would like my ferns too. They moved right in and damaged the ferns. So this year I bought a new supply of snakes and they are going into all my hanging baskets and ferns.

The birds will just have to go somewhere else to nest. I still see birds in my yard and they are gathering food for their baby birds. I am happy to let them forage and carry those worms and bugs to someone else's front porch.

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Interesting....we only have birds that nest under our deck....our storm door

goes over the front door so has never had a nest on any decor.

Apr 28, 2016 07:03 PM #1
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Anita Clark
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A smart tip to help keep the birds away and protect the door. Good reblog choice, as always, Roy.

Apr 28, 2016 08:03 PM #2
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Mark Robinson
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Very good tip! I'm going to try this around my home.

Apr 28, 2016 08:58 PM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Roy. I read this and learned something. Great choice for a re-blog.

Apr 28, 2016 09:05 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Debbie Reynolds

Apr 28, 2016 09:24 PM #5
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Gita Bantwal
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Good morning Roy. I have read this post . I am scared of snakes.

Apr 28, 2016 09:24 PM #6
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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I remember reading this from Debbie. Clever idea!

Apr 28, 2016 09:43 PM #7
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Scott Godzyk
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I would have never thought of that Roy Kelley , good choice for a reblog

Apr 28, 2016 10:49 PM #8
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Debbie Reynolds
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We had strong winds this week and it blew my snake out of my hanging fern. It startled me. I can see why the birds stay far away. Thank you Roy for the reblog.

Apr 28, 2016 11:16 PM #9
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for stopping by. Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Apr 28, 2016 11:20 PM #10
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Brian England
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Nice choice for a reblog, Debbie Reynolds always has great advice and I definitely try to follow her ways!

Apr 29, 2016 12:25 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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We have a rainy Monday morning in Maryland. Take care if you must be out and about on slick roads. 

Have an outstanding week and a most productive May.

May 01, 2016 08:39 PM #12
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We have a beautiful Monday morning in Maryland. Have a great week and enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

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