Bird Netting Company in Michigan

About Bird Nets, Uses and Installation

Deterring birds is a task that requires extensive knowledge and preparation and, most importantly, the use of the most appropriate methods and tools. Depending on the species of bird, there are different deterrents one can use to deter a specific species of bird. Additionally, some methods might prove to be more appropriate and effective than others in bird deterring, depending on the type of environment and space in which you apply them. However, some methods like bird netting, spikes, and fogging are highly useful in various types of environments. They also work well for the majority of bird species. However, choosing the right method amongst them requires knowledge of each specific method, as well as the proper use and installation. The degree to which these deterrents will be effective directly depends on their proper use and installation.

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Methods of deterring birds include a wide variety of different tools and appliances. While some find that simply placing objects that will scare birds away, like artificial animals and hanging shiny objects will be successful in deterring birds, others believe in the use of more mechanical methods like bird spikes and electronic boxes. While artificial animals and shiny objects aim to scare the birds away, other methods simply won’t allow them to reach the areas that owners want free of birds. Bird nets are one of these tools. They are often used to prevent birds from reaching certain areas or entering spaces. Before you decide to choose the method of netting to deter birds, it is important for you to gain enough knowledge about the types of nets you should use and the way to install them properly. If applied in the right way, these tools will help you not only deter birds but also other pests, like mice and rats. They can also be helpful in deterring raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and other feral animals that might try to get inside your home.

Bird nets serve to prevent the animals from reaching certain spaces. They are made of wire mesh, which essentially keeps the bird away without harming it. Bird nets are most frequently used to seal spaces like chimney flues, balconies, vents, and many other bird entry points. They are available for purchase in the majority of stores that specialize in gardening, and they are also quite affordable. Once the net is set up, the bird is no longer going to be able to enter the particular area. Birds are also not going to be able to land on these nets either. This method is a great solution for all of those who want to avoid harming birds. Indeed, killing birds is not only cruel and unnecessary, but could also be illegal. Depending on the bird species, some of them are protected by law. It is simply much easier to use a net and doesn’t have to worry about possible legal consequences than to use more aggressive methods and put yourself at risk of being penalized for breaking the law.

How to Use Bird Netting to Solve Your Bird Problem

First things first, you need to make sure that the net is the best solution for your space. If you have problems with birds roosting outside your windows and on your balcony, a bird net might help. Also, if your estate has spacious vents built in, it is going to be difficult to keep animals away. Because it’s most likely that you can’t have these completely sealed, bird netting is the way to go. One of the more complicated and hazardous bird problems include roosting in the chimney. Birds flying in through your chimney and building nests on top of it puts your household at great risk of catching fire. Moreover, if you are dealing with a protected species, you might have to wait for months before you can remove the nest. For this reason, it would be wise to get your chimney flue. You can also use nets in open spaces, like yards and to protect smaller plants from birds pecking on them. Some also use bird nets to keep birds away from trees.

Installation of bird nets is normally not a difficult task, but it does require some patience, knowledge, and precision. The smartest thing you can do is write the information about areas you want to be netted down and seek advice from the person in charge of selling the nets. To get an adequate amount of net, you should write down the measures of height and length of each space you want to net. The very process of netting is simple. You simply need to fixate the net onto the surface around the area, which you can do by nailing it into it or setting up a frame and then nailing the net on top of it. One detail you want to pay attention to is to neither tighten the need too much nor leave it to lose. If you tighten the net too much, it might eventually snap from under the weight of animals trying to chew or claw through it. If you leave the net to hang too loosely, animals might get caught in it and damage it eventually.

How to Install Netting to Keep Birds Out

  1. 1. Measure Area

    This is the first step, but the most important step. Some areas are very large and you need to know how many nets you will need to net off your area. Try using smaller nets like 25'x 50'. They are much easier to work with. You can get custom sizes for your netting, but it can be quite costly and take several weeks to get your custom netting. 

  2. 2. Draw Netting Placement Plan

    Take photos of the area you are netting. With the proper measurements from the first step, you can begin to piece together a game plan for hanging our netting. Draw it out in rectangles of 25' x 50' and squares of 25' x 25'. 

  3. 3. Installing the Hardware

    Once you have your nets, and you have mapped out the areas you will be hanging them it's time to start the hanging. You will basically be creating a grid with metal cables to attach the nets too. You will need to install metal brackets around the entire perimeter of the area you will be hanging the metal cable. Once you have all the brackets in place, you can string the metal cable around the perimeter of the square or rectangle area you will be hanging the nets. 

  4. 4. Hanging the Nets

    Nets need to be installed as tight as possible to prevent sagging. So the best way to do this is to start on one corner of the net and ring the net to the cable with some hog ring pliers. Once you have one side hung you can start stretching all the sides and corners as tightly as possible. Once you have one net hung you can move on to the next section and hang your next net. 

  5. 5. Cleaning Up the Netting Area

    The final step when all of the nettings are hung is cutting the excess net. Not all areas are perfectly square so there will be some excess net left over. You can use a heavy-duty pair of scissors to cut the netting. You will also find many areas to be smaller than your pre-cut net so you will need to cut off all of the excess. 

Major Bird Problems in Michigan- Bird Netting For Pigeons

Pigeons are one of the most commonly found birds on the planet. While they do not exist in numbers that match such things as sparrows were finches, what makes them so noticeable is the fact that they live primarily in areas where people are around. Pigeons live off the innovations of people, building their homes in the houses and buildings of men and women, as well as living off of the food that we discard. They take advantage of how man has evolved much in the same way that rats and mice have. Despite the fact that they are so common, this does not mean that you want birds gathering around you or your property. For those who live in complexes that are many stories or who have business structures, birds can be extremely challenging to get rid of because they enjoy perching outside the window or along ledges and eaves.

Keeping Pigeons Out With Netting

This does not mean that owning a home diminishes the possibility of birds gathering around your property. They could just as easily set up along your roof, balcony, or deck area, creating a huge mass and making it difficult to get rid of them. They can truly be a disaster. One means by which people are attempting to keep birds away from areas like a deck, windowsill, balcony, or ledge is through the use of a wire netting material. Placing this durable material around an area makes it more difficult for the bird to able to purchase or land in the area, keeping it away.

Does this work? The truth of the matter is that it is extremely effective. This mesh is designed to make it so that the birds find it difficult to even be around the netting. Covering up areas where a pigeon Woodland or gain access, denies the bird the ability to fly around, perch, and find some location to build a nest. The best part about it is that this netting is quite unintrusive to the person who is installing it. While you may not like to look out your window to see a big mess around your house, the truth remains that this is no more intrusive than if you were sitting behind home plate at a baseball game. You can clearly see out, giving you the ability to enjoy your view, while not having to worry about pigeons coming around.

The mesh is made of a durable material that keeps it so that the birds cannot chew or peck their way through. In addition, it does not allow them to be able to land on the material because of how close in proximity the individual spokes of the netting are. Added to the advantage of using this is that it is reasonable in price in terms of the effectiveness that you were getting. You can get a square yard for just a few dollars, which makes it a worthwhile investment if you are having a real issue with pigeons.

Bird Netting Services in Michigan

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If you have a bird problem and you live in Michigan we service you. Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia, Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Otisville, Swartz Creek, Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford, Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland. For more areas we service visit our locations page.

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