A pigeon-proof balcony: How to get there?
Pigeons, these often unwanted winged visitors, have the annoying habit of settling on our balconies, leaving behind a real mess. More than a visual disorder, pigeon droppings can cause significant damage and even pose a health risk.
However, this problem can be solved naturally and at a lower cost. here are my 5 tested and approved tips to keep pigeons away from your balcony.
Create a hostile environment
Pigeons like flat, stable surfaces to land on. Disrupt this tranquility by installing disruptive elements. Pigeon spikes are commercially available, but a more economical solution may be to simply attach tree branches haphazardly over possible landing areas. It’s an excellent natural repellent at a lower cost.
Use visual repellents
Pigeons have excellent vision and are particularly sensitive to movement. To scare them, hang shiny objects that move with the wind. Unused CDs, aluminum strips or mirrors can do the trick.
Opt for sound repellents
In addition to being visually sensitive, pigeons also react to unusual noises. Various devices that emit deterrent sounds are available for purchase, but a small bell or a tin can filled with pebbles can also be used for this purpose.
Harness the power of essential oils
The repellent with essential oils is a natural and safe solution for pigeons. Pigeons especially hate the smell of peppermint, eucalyptus and lemon. Dilute a few drops in water and spray this solution regularly around your balcony.
Play the scarecrow card
The scarecrow is a great classic for keeping unwanted birds at bay. As for pigeons, a silhouette of a hawk or owl, their natural predators, is very effective. It’s a simple method that has proven itself for centuries. Each of these pigeon repellents has its strengths and weaknesses. The most important thing is to test different methods and find the combination that works best for your balcony. With a little perseverance, even creativity, you will soon enjoy a pigeon-free balcony!