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Suggestion How to get rid of birds

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    Rye83

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    The ANA/ANP have taken over maintenance with "supervision" from a private company. It's already a mess though. Many times I have to send the vehicles they send me back for maintenance because there is no way I am hooking up a jammer to an electrical system THAT jacked up. When turning a vehicle on causes a battery to spark and smoke, you have some problems.

    The Italians flipped the bird to General Oder #1 the best. They knew how to party and gave zero shits about rationing that stuff out. The Germans are far more conservative and less out in the open about it but all the restos here sell beer (though I'm not allowed to have any because they won't give me a ration card). But where there is a will.....:wink: The Americans in Bagram do random searches of anyone coming from a non-US base to check for smuggled alcohol. My last contract they did road blocks on Disney and stationed MPs near the living quarters latrines to give breathalyzers. They really do waste a lot of time and money trying to stop something that is going to happen regardless. They would have better results if they just regulated the stuff as most of the other NATO partners do. It's all pretty much over for the soldiers though. Contractors (or should I call them "Advisers") will be here for the foreseeable future.
     
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    FIRST Find out what animal eats these "birds"
    SECOND Create fake images / models of these predators....use small mirrors as eyes
    THIRD get a fan.....create streamers that flutter around the perching sites.... birds do not like movement

    worth a try.... personally I would just kill the little bastards..... would not be the first person in the Philippines to ignore the law
     
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    The CD disks are working great out side in the garden (thanks) they may stop your birds from comming in to roost before dark.
     
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    Also try:
    1. Reflective tinfoil (kitchen foil) and balloons - birds hate both.
    2. Buy a few giant Balls and paint/marker pen big black & red bulls eyes on both sides of each ball. Hang them up where they can sway in the wind.
    3. Buy lots of tacks/small nails with small heads and nail them everywhere the birds are perching.
    [DOUBLEPOST=1430784179,1430784076][/DOUBLEPOST]4. Take up Falconry. It works in Trafalgar Square (London) - The pigeons don't dare return! :wink:))
     
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    Could you light a small fire in a trash can or pail and smoke them out?
    After a few evenings of that they may look for a better place to hangout.
     
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    Totally Agree, I have heard of some using a Plumbers colour bomb ( I think that is what they call it) this has a smell to it as well a little pungent, this I am sure will work also. :thumbsup:

    JP :bag: :cigar:
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    I thought about the 'smoke 'em out' scenario - but then thought.. They 'aint Bees?
    Whilst I don't doubt they would bugger-off for a while, I'm not so sure they would be prevented from returning just as soon as 'the smoke clears'?
    Save, all-out biological warfare - I reckon the jingly-jangly shiny obstacle course is a good way to go. Although you might be accused of Voodoo by the neighbours?:woot:
     
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    NAH! I am sure the Afgans have already tried the Voodoo stuff. Look at the coat they gave to Dustin, Mind if it kept the girls off him it may just do the trick with the Birds.( pun intended) :wink:

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    just stop the rice that usually works, :smile: if you can get your hands on a fake hawk suspend it high, small birds will never fly under a hawk
     
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    Good Idea but like scarecrows, eventually they will cotton on. Pointing a fan it it to keep it moving will of course help but I imagine that would not be Practical.

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