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How to stop birds from pooping on your car?

Anyone who owns a car has dealt with a bird or two trying to turn their vehicle white. Whether parked in a parking lot, mall, or grocery store, bird droppings can cause serious damage to the paint of cars. Those living near rivers, lakes, and the beach should make sure they have bird control measures in place for the birds to stay off their vehicles.

Darn birds! It's a mystery as to why these pesky birds keep pooping on the cars that we've just washed! To stop them, we have to put up a sign or scare them away somehow.

How to keep birds from pooping on your car: the basics

One way to prevent bird poop from ending up on your car is to drive at least three feet away from any tree, plant, or building where birds might be roosting. Another very simple way to avoid bird droppings on your car is to park your car as far as possible from trees or other objects that birds might like to perch on.

birds on trees will poop on your car

Prevent bird poop on your car on your own property

If you are bothered by birds around your home, there are several things you can do to keep them out. You can use string or fishing line to deter birds from making contact with your vehicle. Or you can purchase a bird scaring device like a scarecrow or statue of an eagle.

How to keep birds away from your car?

If you are looking for a way to keep birds from pooping on your car, the best solution is to cover it with a high-quality bird deterrent. There are many products available on the market and you can get them at any store that sells bird repellents. Most of them are liquid and you just have to apply a small amount all over your car's paint surface and leave it to work overtime.

Birds fly away from reflections of the sun. If you have birds invading your garden or backyard, consider using De-Bird Discs to deter them from your property. These disc-shaped discs made out of plastic foil are placed on windows and other reflective surfaces to scare birds away from the area and into an area where they cannot damage property.

Now, take a number of CDs and arrange them into a pyramid-shaped structure with the reflective sides facing out. The sunlight will reflect off these surfaces, making your car easy to spot. Arrange some clothes or cloth around a magnet and then glue it to the bottom of the pyramid. As you exit your car, place this pyramid on top of your car to make sure that every bird sees them from miles away.

Why do birds poop on cars?

Although this is true, I think that birds tend to poop from a high perch and defecate on the ground below. This helps to keep them concealed from predators. From a bird's perspective, the splashes of light in cars seem similar to the splash in trees or water, so they just let go.

How can bird poop damage your car?

Birds do not poop, pee, or spit on their own — they do all of these things at the same time. To keep your car's finish protected and shiny, wipe bird droppings off as soon as you can. The white, fibrous, little balls they leave behind are uric acids that seem to be very corrosive and will eat through your car’s metal if you don’t wipe it of early.

How to keep birds away from your car mirrors?

Birds can be very territorial and they will try to defend their territory from others. This is especially true during the mating season. If they see themselves reflected in your car's side-view mirror, they will become aggressive toward the intruder. They may perch on a mirror waiting for you to reappear or even fly toward you. By blurring or blocking the reflection, they are less likely to react aggressively toward you. To keep the birds off your car, cover your car mirrors with something that makes it hard to sit or perch.

cover your car mirrors to prevent bird poop

Written by James Laverne

April 16th 2021

Avatar author James Laverne

Hi, I'm James! With over 25 years of anti-pest experience, I am writing this blog to help you birdproof your home. Get in touch if you have any questions. Happy reading!


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