How do I keep birds off my patio?


Birds keep flying on my patio and pooping all over everything. I have an old dog, and they used to get in his food. I started not letting his bowl stay out. His water bowl is still out, but they don't bother it.

  6 answers
  • Colleen Colleen on Apr 21, 2019

    I have seen some balconies, where the owners have put up some type of screen to cover the opening. Maybe you could use the netting that is meant for fruit trees & affix that to the opening, between the balcony rim & the roof or the balcony above you?

  • The Jaxbum The Jaxbum on Apr 21, 2019

    Buy a cheap plastic owl and place it in an elevated spot where they will see it...

    I had the same poopey problem... but not any more....

  • Barbara C Barbara C on Apr 21, 2019

    Stop feeding the dog on the patio unless you are out there to keep birds away. No food, no birds.

  • Carolyn Chambers Carolyn Chambers on Apr 21, 2019

    IKR, I thought if I moved the food, they wouldn't find it :), but he's old and he eats soooo slow

  • Alberta Coulter Alberta Coulter on Apr 21, 2019

    If you leave the food out you may end up with more problems than birds. Rats love dog food as well. Feed him in another place in the yard or in the house, if you let him in the house. Keep his food in a sealed container. You must have a lot of birds to have this problem!

  • Carolyn Chambers Carolyn Chambers on Apr 21, 2019

    thanks for the response I have three trees in my backyard crazy but it never occurred to me to just move the bowl

    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 21, 2019

      just make sure your poor old guy can find the food and ants don't get all over him and food. Let the old guy spend the rest of his life inside with you.