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Old 04-28-2016, 08:24 AM   #1
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looking for help with birds nesting

We had slide toppers installed last fall and then put in storage for the winter.
now that it is out of storage sitting at home, the birds keep trying to build nest between the slide out topper and the alummumin cover for the slide out topper. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, any solutions to keep them out
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:33 AM   #2
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Can you put plastic scouring pads in the hole or some SS wool?
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:50 AM   #3
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When they are actively building the nest place your cat up there for an hour or so. They will give up the nesting site REAL quick. Will not harm the cat great fun for a cat.
The chance of the cat actually catching the bird is also low but they will go build the nest in another location in a heart beat.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:52 AM   #4
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I have this problem every spring.
Just have to keep chasing them out until they finally figure out it's not safe.
It's a PIA as they are diligent but not much else I've tried works.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:57 AM   #5
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You might try cutting a cheap piece of Styrofoam to the correct size and wedge it between the awning and the slideout.
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:21 AM   #6
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Get a couple of flexible rubber snakes and put one in each end of the topper where the birds are getting in. Place em where the birds will see them. Birds hate snakes as they will eat the eggs. That should cure the problem.
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When they are actively building the nest place your cat up there for an hour or so. They will give up the nesting site REAL quick. Will not harm the cat great fun for a cat.
The chance of the cat actually catching the bird is also low but they will go build the nest in another location in a heart beat.
Not very funny and cruel. I am sure there are different ways to stop birds from nesting without possible injury and death to the bird. I like the rubber snakes idea.
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I had t put styrophome in the gaps of my metal carport. Has worked.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:55 PM   #9
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Owl decoy or two. That's what we use at the silos at work, they work great.
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Not very funny and cruel. I am sure there are different ways to stop birds from nesting without possible injury and death to the bird. I like the rubber snakes idea.
Its Natures way cats and birds are natural enemies. In nature feral cats kill more birds and other small animals than any thing else.
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