Keeping Birds Out of Your Barn Rafters
Birds can be a nuisance in your barn rafters, leaving droppings and debris that can damage the structure of your barn. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to keep birds out of your barn rafters.
Install Bird Spikes
Bird spikes are an effective way to deter birds from landing on your barn rafters. These spikes are made of metal or plastic and are designed to make it difficult for birds to land on the surface. They come in various sizes and shapes, so you can find one that fits your needs. Installing bird spikes is relatively easy and requires no special tools.
Hang Reflective Objects
Hanging reflective objects such as CDs or aluminum foil strips around your barn rafters can also help keep birds away. The reflection from these objects will startle the birds and make them think twice about landing in your barn. You can also hang wind chimes or other noise-making objects to further deter birds.
Make sure all openings in your barn are covered with netting or mesh to prevent birds from entering. This includes any gaps between boards, windows, doors, vents, etc. Covering these openings will help keep birds out while still allowing air circulation.