It can be entertaining to watch wading birds such as Limpkin birds play around freshwater marshes from time to time. However, when they start to infest your property and ruin your quiet time, it’s time you do something about these invasive Limpkin birds.
There are several ways to eliminate these pesky birds from your property. You can scare them away using different deterrents, removing their food sources, and using repellents to name a few.
Read on to learn more about how to get rid of Limpkin birds safely and fast.
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Ways to Get Rid of Limpkin Birds
1. Install Bird Deterrents
Installing bird deterrents is one way to safely keep Limpkin birds away from your property. They can either be visual or sound deterrents to scare them away.
- Sound deterrents
Devices such as an ultrasonic bird repeller emit a sound to get rid of birds. These sounds are similar to distress calls or the sound of their predators.
Some sound deterrents are motion-activated and will only emit sounds when they sense any movement. Alternatively, there are programmable devices that allow users to set the time.
- Visual deterrents
You can use decoys such as alligators, birds of prey, snakes, and raccoons, all known as Limpkin bird predators.
If you can’t find any fake animals to put outside, you can use compact discs, mirrors, shiny tapes, or kitchen foil to distract the Limpkin birds. Their reflective properties can help create flashing lights that can be unsettling to birds.
2. Make Your Property an Unfavorable Space for Them
To prevent adding more nuisance Limpkin in your place, you need to create an unfavorable environment for them.
It would help if you knew something about these birds, like their preferred habitat and diet.
- The Limpkin bird’s diet consists of apple snails, worms, and insects. If your place has many of these, you can expect to hear these Limpkins scream all night outside.
So, getting rid of their food sources is one way to prevent hearing the annoying Limpkin sound, which can be infuriating, especially during Limpkin mating season.
- As for their habitat, they love freshwater marshes. Removing or trimming plants near wetlands would be best to make the place less appealing for them.
You can also install barriers along this area, such as nets, to prevent them from entering your property.
3. Use Bird Repellents
Another effective way to get rid of Limpkin birds is by using chemical repellents. However, be careful when choosing one, as some can be harmful to birds.
Remember we just want to keep the Limpkins away from our property. There are bird repellents that are non-toxic but are effective, such as Avian Control and Methyl Anthranilate.
You can spray these chemical repellents on areas where Limpkins will likely enter and stay. The taste and scent of these chemicals are unpleasant for them, and they have no choice but to leave the area.
4. Call the Professionals
If all things fail, then maybe it’s time you let the professionals do the job for you. You can contact the nearest pest control company and have them look at the situation.
They have trained bird specialists who can help assess the problem and provide the right solution for your Limpkin bird problem. While hiring a professional may cost you more, it would be all worth it.
Aside from that, they are more knowledgeable regarding laws, regulations, and permits concerning wildlife management. By hiring a professional, you can avoid getting in trouble with the authorities.
Now that you know how to get rid of Limpkin birds, you can rest easy and get a well-deserved good night’s sleep.
If you choose to use chemicals, read the instructions carefully on how to safely and effectively use them. It’s always a good idea to take safety precautions when handling chemicals.
Whichever method you choose, just make sure that you check with your local wildlife agency on the proper way of dealing with Limpkin birds.
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