After speaking with the frustrated homeowner, it was time to get to work. I was anxious to give these birds some strong incentives that would motivate them to go elsewhere. There are a number of effective ways to make your roof inhospitable to birds. Here, I used two of my favorites that I believed would be most effective in modifying the birds' behavior and provide incentives for them to move. First, I installed shock tracks to the peaks of the roof. These tracks don't cause actual harm the birds. Rather, these tracks emit an uncomfortable low volt shock that soon trains the birds to no longer sit there.
I also installed an "eagle eye" to the lower dock section. This device rotates with the wind giving off a reflection to keep all the birds away. This annoyingly large glare of light distracts the birds from landing.
After I finished installing these bird repellent devices, I explained everything to the homeowner, and told him that these devices will be substantially reduce the level of bird activity, and over time, the bird problem will be completely eliminated. The seagulls will seek out other more hospitable locations where they are not shocked or otherwise bothered every time they attempted to land. Needless to say, the homeowner was thrilled that he had his home back and he and his family could come and go as they please without worrying about being "bombarded" by falling bird debris, and that his home and prized boat would no longer be treated as a bird waste disposal facility.
A residential customer in Normandy Beach called Cowleys because of a massive nuisance bird problem — seagulls were landing on his roof and depositing unsightly droppings all over his property. Perhaps most upsetting for this homeowner, were that the seagulls were leaving their mess over his most prized possession, his motorboat. He was hopeful that the problem would self-resolve and the birds would get tired of his property and move elsewhere, but he realized, after a period of weeks, that the birds were perfectly happy there and were not planning on moving any time soon.
As I was pulling up to his driveway, I could see that his property was overrun with birds and the droppings and crab pieces from the seagulls were covering the roof of this beautiful home After listening to the homeowner’s horror stories about these invading seagulls, I knew that this was a problem that needed to be resolved, and resolved quickly. Bird droppings are not just an unsightly nuisance. Over time, this thick white paste of acidic uric acid will eat away at shingles and sheathing. This vile waste material is acidic enough to disintegrate roofing materials and cause roof leaks. Also, birds nesting in drains and gutters can block water drainage. leading to dangerous standing water on the roof. And it’s not just property damage. Bird droppings are a serious health hazard because they contain parasites and other pathogens.