How To Keep Birds Out Of Gutters (3 Simple Tips)

Many of us love the sight of birds perched on a tree or power line. However, some consider them an…
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Jacob Wadding

Many of us love the sight of birds perched on a tree or power line. However, some consider them an inconvenience. This is especially true if you find your gutters are filled with clogs—debris and organic matter make perfect nests for themselves and their eggs or hatchlings. Follow along if to learn how to keep birds out of gutters.

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How To Keep Birds Out Of Gutters

Cleaning your gutters and downspouts is one way to avoid clogs and the accompanying expense of dealing with bird nests. Unfortunately, you can’t always keep an eye on your gutter system to check for nesting birds.

1. Gutter Covers

A high-quality gutter protection system is a permanent solution to your bird problem. Solid gutter covers are installed on top of the gutters, letting rainwater inside your gutters while keeping leaves, twigs, and other gutter-clogging debris out.

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2. Use a Decoy

A professional roofer may recommend installing a decoy to stop smaller birds from using your gutters as a nesting place. One example is a fake owl, which is a good temporary bird deterrent. Be sure, however, to check with your homeowner’s association if this is allowed.  A rubber snake is another example, and many birds see them as a threat. Again, this may work for a while, and you have to be careful not to let it fall into your gutters.

3. Bird Repellent

This substance, which can come in gel, granule, or spray form, stimulates different bird senses to make them uncomfortable until they fly to another location. However, this deterrent may have to be reapplied now and then to keep birds away.

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Contact Arch Exteriors For Professional Gutter Service

ARCH Exteriors, LLC offers professional gutter installation with years of experience. We install seamless gutters with hidden fasteners, as well as conduct repairs to get your system working again. Call us today at (877) 214-2831 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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