You’ll never have to scrub bird poop off your deck with this clever trick

  Sitting out on your deck or patio can be lovely in summer. But what’s not lovely is having to


Sitting out on your deck or patio can be lovely in summer.

But what’s not lovely is having to clean up the mess left behind by the feathery friends who use your deck or patio has a hangout.

No doubt you’ve heard or tried all the ways to keep the birds at bay.

From buying a plastic owl to laying out plastic, toy snakes to scare the birds away.

But treading on a toy snake or freaking yourself out with a plastic owl can be a nuisance.

You could try hanging CDs around your deck – but that might not blend well with the style of your home.

So what should you do?

There is a clever life back that won’t scare you or change the appearance of your home.

All you need is fishing line. That’s right, fishing line is the clever life hack to keep birds from dirtying your deck.

Before you worry about the bird’s safety, you should know that it won’t hurt them at all.

You might be wondering how it works?

Well, it’s easy.

Most of the mess being caused by birds is due to them landing or perching on your guard rail.

To stop this, all you need to do is run fishing line as a tightwire two inches above the rail.

The birds can’t balance on the tightwire, so they’ll have no where to perch on your deck.

Simply run the the fishing line two inches above the rail, tying the end of the line to a post or wall to make it nice and tight.

This hack is cleverly used by many restaurants to keep birds such as seagulls out of their outdoor dining areas.

Why not give it a go yourself?

It’ll save you scrubbing your deck or patio every few days!

Have you tried this life hack before? What do you do to keep the birds away?

  1. John Dods  

    Who would actually want to keep wrens away…?

    • Marg  

      1Totally agree John !! Love the birds on my verandah.

    • Arlene Norton  

      Well you would if your deck had birds droppings not only on the decking but your table top couch and every other bit of furniture you have on your decking …… Just saying………

      • Bernadette  

        I’d be just so happy if there were a sufficient number of visiting birds to make as much mess as Arlene Norton says – but I imagine she is not talking about fairy wrens – their poop is so small you wouldn’t even notice.

  2. David Williams  

    Ever tried to untangle a live angry seagull from a fishing line?

  3. Karen  

    Birds come in and perch on my fishing line which is two inches above my rail and tight.🤔🤔🤔

  4. Maureen  

    Poor birds could get caught in the fishing line.

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