1. Place Deterrent Items Near Your Boat
Birds prefer the high points on a vessel, but will also land on a protective canvas. Birds rely heavily on visual clues in their environment helping with flight, the detection of predators, food sources, etc, and moving, flapping objects will discourage birds from flying near or landing. Items called the Bird Spider, spikes, Scare Balloon, flash tape or a solar bird repeller. Simply placing a decoy of a bird-of-prey (such as an owl) on your vessel has been known to be an effective deterrent in keeping other birds away. If your vessel has a “Windex” style wind-direction indicator at the top of the mast, be sure to use the “bird spike” piece of hardware included to prevent birds perching on (and breaking) your Windex.
2. Place visual clues such as reflective items around the boat.
4. Ultrasonic option or Bird Repellent Spray
If you are looking for something a little less visual, you could try an ultrasonic scarer. Ultrasonic systems are not harmful to birds but produce a high pitch static sound-emitting deterrent. These devices have not been proven effective with all species of birds because some of them cannot hear loud decibel frequencies.
Or, you could use a bird repellent spray that can be purchased at most pest control stores. The spray is advertised to keep birds away and prevent them from gathering on your canopy or dock. The down-side to the spray is that you would need to continuously apply over time.
5. A Boat Cover
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