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    I live in a condo and there is an eavestrough attached to my balcony to contain water with a downspout.

    Well for several years there are sparrows who sneak in and nest, have babies, it's a endless cycle.

    I`ve asked my super to do something about it, put up mesh, anything, he won`t because HE likes them.

    They crap all over the place, they ruin my patio furniture (Okay I`m done sounding like a bitter old woman)

    I want to get rid of them - not hurt or kill them, just, deter them from coming to my balcony.

    I don`t want shiny dangly tin foil contraptions hanging anywhere around or a fake stuffed owl.

    Help!! Suggestions!?
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    I had Robins nesting underneath my deck a couple of years ago. They were lovely, but really messy and stuff so I had to deter them as well.

    What I did was got plastic and wrapped the area where they were nesting. Oh, momma did not like that. She tried her all to get under the plastic, but she could not. She did not come back the next year as I kept the plastic up for about a year and a half, just to be on the safe side, because this little girl was persistent!!! I took the plastic off last August when I restained my deck.

    Yes, the plastic was a little unsightly, but it did the job. If they can't nest the birds will eventually move on.

    Good luck!
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    What about decals used to warn off birds from glass windows? Might scare the sparrows away. You have balcony glass doors or windows? https://www.amazon.ca/Birds-Choice-B.../dp/B001QIVXW4
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    Though mostly people use trap to catch the birds but this is not a solution. An other amazing idea is to hang a cd or mirror in your balcony. The reflection will force birds to fly that place. If it does not work then contact bird control company.
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    An owl statue supposedly scares birds from gardens but not sure how to advise adapting that bit for an eavestrough.

    I read that one skyscraper in Texas on a stormy night killed about 359 birds and there were three birds found alive that were sent to rehab. Migration season and lights in skyscrapers are ongoing issues.

    Since the weekend of Easter, there is one bird that has taken a liking to tapping a stepladder step a few times at a go. Darn bird. I need to find my tennis ball and take aim. Sibling thinks bird is scaring insects but I say it's found a new toy-a loud one that has not taken its beak off yet.
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    I think you can use bird slopes that attached to the areas of your home where birds can usually find purchase, and it keeps them from being able to sit down and rest.

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    Cats. The cat can scare the birds!
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    Posters of the grumpy cat or get a scarecrow. 10/10 birdies would fly away

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    Use anti-roosting spike strips. You can attach these to just about any spot that a bird might want to perch, such as the roof of a house. Buy spikes at the hardware store or garden centers. Attach according to the manufacturer's instructions.A smoother alternative is to use a “Slinky” toy, available from department and toy stores. Spread it out along the handrail of a balcony, with the coils not more than 1 1⁄2 inches (3.8 cm) apart. Wire it (or use duct tape) in place every 8⁄12 inch (1.7 cm). The pigeons hate it because it makes the surface uncomfortable for them to land on.

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