I have a problem with swallows or starlings attacking my home. This is a stucco house with a concrete tile roof. I have already protected the entire house by hanging sunscreen and DVD’s on the sides that have direct sunlight. Last year this worked fine and the birds left the house alone. This year they are more aggressive and will fly under the sunscreen to build mud nests on the wall. It sounds like the attack is too far along for your devices to work so I am considering the 4-the-birds liquid. The stucco walls are a light beige color; will this liquid stain the walls or change the color if applied with a sprayer? I am fighting off the birds with a BA gun and use a high pressure washer to remove the mud nests on a daily basis. It started early this year and will probably continue into July-August; will one application of the liquid be enough. When spraying, does it need to be diluted or used straight from the bottle? Would you please email a phone number so I can purchase your product over the phone. Thanks……
First, swallows love to make nests on stucco. The rough texture seems to get their nests to stick well. Once they start, a scent will be prevalent that tends to attract more over time so it becomes a problem that will start anew every spring.
Second, 4-the-Birds would be a great choice to get them to stop. It is used straight out of the jug; no dilution is needed.
Third, the application can have an impact on the shade of the texture. It’s hard to tell sometimes and really the only way you’ll know for sure is to treat a small area first to see. Generally dark surfaces will turn a little darker and look “wet”. Light surfaces tend to not show it. Again, check by apply a little to an area out of the way.
Lastly, it can be applied with a PUMP SPRAYER but 4-THE-BIRDS can also be applied with a paint brush. We generally recommend this when working on homes since this will allow you full control of the application therefore reducing the amount of runoff or waste. All these items can be seen in our BIRD CONTROL ARTICLE.