Birds play a large role in the functioning of the world’s environment and ecosystems. These winged creatures serve as pollinators and seed dispersers for plants throughout the world. Every year, millions of birds are killed by man-made structures and human activities. Homeowners can do their part to protect birds by following this guide.
Prevent Home Window Collisions
To be clear, birds never fly into windows in an attempt to enter your house. Birds fly into windows due to the reflection of the forest or sky in the glass.
Individuals can protect both birds and their windows by installing a screen on the outside of your window. That way, the bird will bounce off the screen with little to no injuries.
If you are looking for a creative way to make your windows safer for birds, try using colorful decals.
It is also a good idea to keep shades and curtains closed that are not being used during the day. This will prevent the surrounding nature to be reflected.
Limit Light Pollution
Artificial lights in the darkness can affect a birds ability to navigate at night. The bright lights can even lead birds into houses or buildings, which can result in fatal collisions.
When possible, homeowners should turn off outdoor lights when they are not in use. We can also protect birds by turning off lights inside the house at night when going to sleep. Or simply close the blinds or curtains once it gets dark outside.
Limiting your home’s light pollution at night will help prevent birds from becoming disoriented and injuring themselves.
Buy Bird Friendly Products
Many homeowners use pesticides, herbicides, and other contaminants to prevent weeds and insects from taking over their yard. But what many homeowners do not know is that these harmful chemicals are also killing birds and other creatures.
Instead, try switching to bird friendly products and solutions to keep your home looking good. A toxin free yard is not only good for birds, but better for humans too.
If you are looking to stop using yard products altogether, hand pulling weeds presents individuals with a great way to get outside and exercise. Plus, the insects in your yard provide a great source of food for birds and other wildlife.
Have A Pest Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control
If you think you have a pest problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.
Call us at 443-854-8072, visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information.