When you open your front door and find twigs all over your welcome mat and entryway floor, you know that's not a good thing!
Looking up, I find the culprits are trying to build a nest right in the hanging chandelier!
It's so far up! The top of the front door is 8 feet tall...
...then another 8 to 10 feet from the top of the door to where the chandelier hangs...
That's too high for us to climb up and take the nest down. We'll have to call someone with a tall ladder and nerves of steel. Can you tell high places scare the bejesus out of me?
If you know how much I love and baby my Hydrangea bush, you know my first thought was...Birds, This Means War!
Wild Bill removed the nest from the flowerpot before I thought to get a picture of the mess.
I bought a large box of mothballs and spread them around in the pots. Wild Bill got out his pink Barbie BB gun and shot it off each time the birds flew into the entryway.
Birds don't like the sound of shots (even little pink BB gun shots) and will learn to stay away.
In some small rural towns that have problems with birds nesting in downtown trees during the nesting season, they employ "noise cannons" to discourage the birds from nesting there.
In regard to the mothballs, our last house was near a lake where 22 deer roamed freely around using our flower beds and flower pots as a salad bar.
The only thing I ever found that deterred the deer and other wild animals from eating our plants was mothballs. Hopefully birds don't like mothballs either.
Thanks for dropping by!