How to Keep Pigeons Out of Your Garden

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Are you struggling with how to keep pigeons out of your garden? I understand there are many methods that you have tried but failed in keeping these bothersome birds away. Most garden owners spend too much to keep their gardens pigeon free yet they achieve too little from their venture. That is why I have compiled the most successful and proven ways to keep pigeons out of your garden. Read on to find out how you can drive pigeons away from your garden.
How to Keep Pigeons Out of Your Garden - 6 Tips

1. Scare them using a scarecrow.
Use of fake predators is an effective natural method of keeping pigeons away from your garden. Some of the pigeons scare you can use in your garden include coyote replicas, plastic snakes or owls.
You can put these scarecrows in your garden next to the plants or the trees nearby. Don't forget to move the fake predators to different locations after some few days. The pigeons are smart birds, so if you don't change them they will find out that the scares are harmless.

2. Use a bird repellent.
Bird deterrents can also keep pigeons away. You can apply a honey solution or bird gel in surfaces where the birds like to land. Pigeons hate sticky surfaces and as such, this will discourage them from landing in your garden.
Also, you can use strong spices to keep them at bay. Pigeons detest Odor from spices like black pepper, naphthalene flakes, and chili. So spraying these spices in your garden is an effective method. However, don't forget to replace these spices continually to maintain a strong smell.

3. Install wire netting around your garden.
Setting a bird net around your garden can prevent the pigeons from reaching your plants. You should also locate all the pigeons roosting areas in your garden and cover them with a birds nest. When pigeons get trapped every time they go to nest, they will look for a new home.

4. Ultrasonic devices.
Some garden owners also use ultrasonic devices to drive pigeons away. These devices use ultrasound technology that creates and sends sound waves. The waves confuse the birds and make them fly away. Ultrasonic devices are very effective in repelling pigeons. However, they are expensive and difficult to find.

5. Use shiny surfaces.
Reflective surfaces are also good bird repellents. Covering your garden with shiny streamers and hanging CDs to allow them to move in the wind can work wonders in keeping your garden pigeon free. The surfaces reflect the sunlight which affects the eyesight of these birds thereby driving them away.

6. Spray them with a hose.
By spraying pigeons with a hose, you discourage them from landing in your garden. This method works best in cases where the birds have not started nesting.
You can also use automatic sprinklers around your garden to keep the birds from encroaching your garden at all times.

Birds love to hang out under solar panels, on the roof, and in gardens With the above tips, you know know how to keep pigeons out of your garden. Therefore, pigeons will no longer be a nuisance to you. These tips can also work in different areas around your home that have pigeon problems.


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Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Chrissy, Good ideas. The few times I had pigeons discover my bird feeder in my yard, I ended up devising an overhang off the top of the feeder that made it hard for the big pigeons to land on the perch.  Once that was in place I kept chasing them away and they gave up.  Touch wood they have not returned in many years. 

Wish there was a way to get rid of house sparrows....they adapt to everything.

Welcome to AR.

May 24, 2019 03:08 PM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Chrissy Boltan very valuable report for how to keep pigeons out of a garden.

May 24, 2019 03:43 PM #2
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Thanks for sharing these easy to follow tips to help keep pigeons out of your gardens.

May 27, 2019 08:32 PM #3
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