I was looking at your website in order to buy a product that will help me scare away a sparrow at the entrance to my apartment. There is a light above our front door on which a sparrow rests regularly. The sparrow seems pretty bold and comes back regularly even after we shoo it away. It has not started nesting but i is creating a lot of mess right at our entrance.
Which product would you most recommend to disuade the sparrow from resting on the light.
i looked at ITEM # 743132 (gel) but was not sure if it could be used on top of a light bulb (with shade) as it might already be a little hot
Any advise would be really helpful.
Sparrows and other birds will many times find something attractive under an overhang, roof or other protected section of a structure like a house. These locations allow them to feel safe and many times “look over” the surrounding terrain. They don’t necessarily want to use the location for a nest but regardless, their droppings are messy and not acceptable. The thing to understand here is that birds are creatures of habit and once they form the pattern of using something on a daily basis, they’ll usually stick to this regime until there is good enough reason to change.
To deter or repel unwanted birds like your sparrow will require one or more of the devices located on our BIRD CONTROL page. There are several that could do the job and even though the BIRD GEL would work, it’s probably too messy for the location and in my opinion, not the best option. Alternatively, theBIRD TAPE would be better suited. These are easy to install and easy to remove. And though these are what you’d like to have hanging by your front door for any length of time, in most cases you won’t need to have them there long. Usually there is an immediate response after the installation and the sparrow or sparrows that were coming around will learn to go elsewhere. Once you notice no bird activity, allow the device to remain in place for another week at which time you can remove it and save it should they return.
Here are links to the items mentioned above:
jonathan www.bugspray.com 1-800-877-7290