How do I keep the birds from "white washing" my mailbox & lamppost?

by Colroy
  11 answers
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Mar 27, 2018

    Set a plastic owl nearby and nothing will bother it. Get one of those plastic ones and attach it with wire or wire ties to your mailbox!! I adore my birds, but if they want to live here, the least they could do is clean up after themselves. They love my front porch which is always scattered in poop!!!

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Mar 27, 2018 nasty...bad birds ! All I can think of is post an owl or crow on top....totally ruining your look I know :)

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 27, 2018

    Put a spike on top then they won't perch and poo..............

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Mar 27, 2018

    you could install a small, attractive metal pinwheel.

  • Melanie Melanie on Mar 27, 2018

    try wd40 so they slip off wont hurt them but might save on poo clean up

  • Cydnie Taylor-Ridling Cydnie Taylor-Ridling on Mar 29, 2018

    A fake snake on the mailbox

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 07, 2022

    A spike will prevent them from landing on top and decorating your post, you can paint it to match. If that is not enough, you can buy bird spikes, check out your local Home Depot or Lowes, also at Amason.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 08, 2022

    Put something at the top they can't perch on.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 04, 2023

    Flag or Windmill?

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 04, 2023

    Hi Colroy, hope this helps you out. Rub olive oil or use nonstick cooking spray on the top of the mailbox to prevent the birds form landing.

  • Lise Lise on Jul 11, 2023

    We do the pinwheel thing. Be sure it has some silver on it so it works better. I would also recommend using an Annin & Co. Quick Stick Bracket to but the pinwheel in, the opening in the bracket is wide enough to allow the pinwheel to turn to catch the wind.

    I also recommend actually gluing small magnets to flag holder then putting it on your mailbox rather than using the sticky stuff on the holder if you are in a very hot location! We learned this lesson after about half way through the first summer ours was on our mailbox, it started to melt/slide down the black mailbox. After some elbow grease to remove the sticky residue from the mailbox we opted to use magnets and have zero problems since then. I believe we used E6000 to glue the magnets to the Annin & Co. bracket. I hope this is helpful to someone. 🙂