Whats the best way to prevent birds from roosting on my roof space?
Spikes and Netting Whether it is geese, pigeons, sparrows, woodpeckers or smaller birds that frequent your patio, do not resort to using toxic chemicals, poisons or gunfire (which is illegal within cities). Not only are such methods inhumane, but you could cause damage to specimens other than birds. Some methods will cost more than others, depending on what you choose, and you may see varying results with each. If you have a patio cover with a rough surface, put a bird spike/strip on it; you can also cover your roof and awning with the needle strips. Large birds such as pigeons and seagulls may avoid landing, roosting and nesting in spots where you place metal spikes or wires. In turn, the spikes should eliminate droppings that end up on your patio. While spikes may be a bit pricey, you may end up saving money in the long run, as you will not have to deal with damages to your patio and patio furniture caused by pigeon droppings. Another possibly pricey option is placing bird netting or