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.
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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