How to Keep Birds from Nesting in your Wreaths

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robinHow to Keep Birds from Nesting in your Wreaths.

I love to watch the birds. They are beautiful with all the bright colors and fascinating to watch. I so appreciate that part of nature.


But I do not want them in the wreaths on my front door building nests. They tear the wreaths up by picking parts out of the wreaths to make their nests. They bring twigs and leaves and other debris into my wreaths and make them look ugly. They leave their droppings on my front door and all over the stoop. This is very uninviting to me and my guests and unsanitary as well.

wreathFor years I would try to stay ahead of the egg laying by undoing their nests. But they are fast little creatures and can have a nest built in a couple of days and their eggs deposited.  At that point I don’t want to evict them and undo nature’s cycle.  But I have figured out a way to have those birds go someplace else where they will be safer and more welcome.

How to keep birds from building nests in your wreaths. I borrowed a rubber snake from my grandson and placed it in my wreath. It worked like a charm and the nest building stopped.


Hiding snakeSince this worked so well I made a trip to the dollar store and bought my own snake in a color to match my wreath. I gently tucked it down into the wreath so it won’t scare any of my front door guests to death. I stuck the head up slightly so those keen bird eyes can see what is waiting for them if they dare.


There is only one small problem. The only snakes the store had grow in water. So if I get a blowing rain storm that beats on the front door, my little rubber snake may not be so little any more. It can grow to 3 feet long. At that point it might scare me to death too. I will cross that bridge when I get to it.


How to keep birds from nesting in your wreaths? Now I have no more unwanted nests in my wreaths. All because of a $1 fake snake and some little birds with only bird brains. Bye Bye Birdie.

I also know the tricks of the real estate market in Clarksville TN. If you would like assistance please call Debbie Reynolds, Realtor at 931-920-6730.

 

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Brenda Archambault
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I love the idea,  if possible should you bring the "snake" in before rain.  Does he shrink as he drys out or do you have to replace?

Apr 15, 2013 08:26 PM #1
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Or you can have the REAL ONE I came home to on Saturday.  He was sunning on my front porch and had he not been on concrete he would have met my 9 mm, but I didn't want to shoot up my porch. 

Apr 15, 2013 08:36 PM #2
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Kwee Huset
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Hi Debbie, fantastic tip to share with us in the rain. Thank you for your brilliant idea.

Apr 15, 2013 08:42 PM #3
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Brenda, Since I don't know what it will do I may just let it go and see. If it grows too much and doesn't shrink back I may have to cut him in half or something.

Kevin, Now that would have scared my husband to death. I am not nearly as afraid and I have to calm him down and hold the snake down while he kills it. It's so funny.

Apr 15, 2013 08:44 PM #4
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Kwee, I was so frustrated and just thought, what do birds not like. Rather than waste the money on a snake, I borrowed first. Then I invested a whole dollar in my own. They don't even fly near my porch. No more bird droppings.

Apr 15, 2013 08:47 PM #5
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I never knew all this bird jazz but I have been educated. :)

Apr 15, 2013 08:49 PM #6
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Debbie if I came to your door and saw the snake it might scare me away too:)

I wonder if this will work for a propane tank too.

Apr 15, 2013 09:17 PM #7
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Noah Seidenberg
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This reminds me of the Hitchcock movie The Birds.

Only kidding.

Great post

Noah

Apr 15, 2013 09:46 PM #8
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Hello Debbie, interesting trick to keep birds out of wreaths and funny about the snake you bought can grown larger when wet...ha!
Apr 16, 2013 01:57 AM #9
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Mike Warren
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Good post, Debbie. Thanks for sharing this idea. 

Apr 16, 2013 02:20 AM #10
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Hi Debbie -- snake charmer and a great Realtor too, Clarksville, TN is quite fortunate to have you available for such practicial advice.   

Apr 16, 2013 03:30 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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Great suggestion.  Keep those birds out of the wreaths!

We have problems with squirrels at the bird feeder.  We added cayenne pepper to the bird seed to discourage them.  The birds do not notice the difference.

Apr 16, 2013 04:50 AM #12
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Dorie Dillard
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Hi Debbie,

Great suggestion! I have never heard of this and will try it..I always have birds nesting in my wreaths and pots of germanium's!!

Apr 16, 2013 05:32 AM #13
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HA, never heard of this trick before. What a clever idea Debbie!

Apr 16, 2013 05:33 AM #14
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Valerie Zinger
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Debbie. Mow I know you drive into the garage and go through the garage door not the front door. LOL. A snake that grows with water? It must be a water viper. Oh please, stop me now!
Apr 16, 2013 05:55 AM #15
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hi Debbie, this post is hysterical! Who would know about a rubber snake in a wreath? And it grows with water? I think it's best to paint the door a great color and stencil in a fake wreath!

Apr 16, 2013 06:26 AM #16
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Joan Cox
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Debbie, great advice, but may scare some of the visitors if this wreath is on the front door.     

Apr 16, 2013 07:05 AM #17
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Debbie, thats hysterical.  I guess I would have removed the wreath for a few weeks.

Apr 16, 2013 07:12 AM #18
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Debbie - That's pretty funny - I can imagine a snake in our door wreath keeping away a lot more than birds. We have a big wreath made out of twigs that sits on the side of our house and every year it gets 2-3 nests, which we leave alone, since they don't tear up the wreath. But we don't tolerate the swallow nests over the front door - what a mess that causes!

Apr 16, 2013 09:18 AM #19
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Hi Debbie, I am sure that snake also keeps solicitors away!! Have not seen this one before - great tip if you have birds in your wreaths. Regards Dave

Apr 16, 2013 09:42 AM #20
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Donna Foerster
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Debbie~ I had a bird nest in my wreath a few years ago, so I took it down. I like to have a wreath, so I was disappointed. This year I decided to try to hang one again. So far so good, but maybe I should go "snake shopping" just in case.

Apr 16, 2013 09:43 AM #21
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Laura, You just never know what you will learn on the Rain.

Jennifer, I haven't had any welcomed guests get offended. I guess the unwanted guests just go away.

Noah, What low measures we Realtors will stoop to to preserve our things.

Bob, I am hoping it will not swell but I guess I will have to wait and see.

Mike, Please pass it on.

Michael, I think I might just charm some folks into a home today.

Roy, Thanks for the re-blog and for always stopping by.

Dorie, They like my hanging ferns so I will look for some smaller deterrents to place in them.

Apr 16, 2013 09:58 AM #22
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Larry and Sheila, I should hav done a video to show how it is done. That would have been fun.

Vaerie, In fact I do. But the wreath is tall and most of the Girl Scouts are short and wouldn't be able to see it.

Joanna, I love my wreaths. I have 5 that I rotate through the season. Plus I am not a painter. LOL

Joan, Oh know, I haven't had anybody see it yet!

I have taken it down Chris but that is letting the birds control me.

Dick, These birds are messy and they stain the porch and tear up my wreaths. No more.

Dave, Yes it works. I don't mind you sharing.

Donna, Check out the dollar store. Mine had a nice selection of snakes. LOL

Apr 16, 2013 10:03 AM #23
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Oh my goodness, it's creative, but not sure I like the growing snake deterrent. Lol. ( We just had a bird in our dryer vent - at first we thought it was some type of rodent - which freaks out both my husband and myself).  Poor little guy didn't have a chance and by the time we got it out - it was dead. It was a Starling - but still. :( 

Apr 16, 2013 10:21 AM #24
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Good afternoon Debbie, we have a bird family in our wreath at our front door right now.  Am afraid to open the door for the mother may fly into our house as she darts away.  LOL... keep the water away from your wreath.  Would hate to see that snake grow.  Great tip!!

Apr 16, 2013 10:26 AM #25
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You do NOT want birds in a wreath, to build a nest on an outdoor light fixture or anywhere near the house, especially near a door.

Once they build a nest and lay eggs, while everyone is saying "Oh, isn't that cute."

HA!  Wait until the eggs don't hatch.  The smell will drive folks away.

Apr 16, 2013 10:44 AM #26
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Debbie- that snake looked real!!! It would have scared me away.  I want a pic when water gets on that snake to see what it looks like!!!!!

Apr 16, 2013 10:51 AM #27
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LOL! You're so funny!! My husband and I walked upon a snake last night as we did our walk. Thanking God that we had flashlights. I didn't see it. When Rick yelled SNAKE. I went three feet up in the air and ran forward. He calmly told me to come to him. My answer was "why would I want to come to you if there is a snake there?"  I had actually ran closer. So, Rick now knows to simply say "don't freak out because he's not near us, but there is a snake ahead." LOL! I know, TMI, but I thought you might enjoy it. Thanks for the tip!

Apr 16, 2013 10:58 AM #28
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Debbie,  What a good idea!  I think I will put a snake in my strawberry patch!  I wonder if squirrels are afraid of snakes, too.  

Apr 16, 2013 11:00 AM #29
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Debbie, I never would've thought! Birds never tried to nest in my wreath probably because we garden snakes around(real ones). I always keep moth balls around the parameter of the house which keeps those ugly snakes away..They're creepy..

Apr 16, 2013 11:14 AM #30
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What a great idea.  I would never have thought of that.

Apr 16, 2013 11:36 AM #31
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Wow! So simple but so effective, I'll have to try this myself!

Apr 16, 2013 11:50 AM #32
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In the rainy PNW, the rain could be a big problem with the fake snakes! 

Apr 16, 2013 12:20 PM #33
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Debbie: I guess I've always lived in an area with plenty of bushes and trees for the little ones to nest in. I've also never thought about a "spring" wreath. And that's a great idea to dress up the front door. And the snake as a deterrent? I've got a few other places I might use that trick. You learn something new here in AR every day.

Apr 16, 2013 12:31 PM #34
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This is the first time I have heard of that trick and it is a good one, a natural deterrent.
Apr 16, 2013 12:33 PM #35
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I had to laugh when I read your title. A few years back, a bird had nested in our Christmas wreath. We rarely use the front door and didn't know it. Until, we opened the door and the frightened bird flew into the house. Fortunately, he flew into our piano room. We were able to close the door and capture him in a sheet and then release him unharmed.. If he had flown into my family room with 18' ceilings, he would have been there awhile. We probably would have had bird droppings everywhere until he finally died. I will definitely be getting a little rubber snake.

Apr 16, 2013 12:37 PM #36
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That's a very creative solution to your problem, Debbie!  I must admit I have never had a bird to nest in my wreath, and would almost welcome it.  However, I also know that I'd likely become disenchanted once I experienced the issues you speak of.

Apr 16, 2013 12:48 PM #37
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I haven't had birds in my front door wreath but they love the paper box. I am always afraid that they will fly up in my face when I try to get the paper out.

Betty

Apr 16, 2013 12:51 PM #38
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Debbie,

What a great suggestion!   I bet it will keep pesky salespeople away as well!  

Apr 16, 2013 01:29 PM #39
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What a great tip! Especially with the season approaching. I'll have to try this one out if any problems arise. :)

Apr 16, 2013 01:35 PM #40
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Debbie, that is a wonderful tip. My wife is always after the wreaths to jeep them clean and the front stoop. We've had nests built in there which cut off the front door

Apr 16, 2013 01:54 PM #41
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Try a dollar store for some that don't grow in water.  I have some little boys in my Sunday School class that love getting little snakes and lizards (of the rubber variety) as prizes for finishing the activity.  Great idea, but I think it would freak me out to see the snakes. And if it grew I would be like you and it would scare me.

Apr 16, 2013 03:24 PM #42
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Debb, Never fear, my front door is protected by an 8' deep front porch cover. It would have to be a hurricane in Tennessee.

Judi, After the season I am going to test the snake out in water to see what he does. I am curious.

Lenn, I can vouch that it is a smelly mess for weeks and I don't want to go there again.

Kathy, You will get to see what that $1 snake will do when drowned!

Joni, You are a little bit afraid like my husband. For some reason I don't have a sever fear of them.

Marge, The squirrel eat my roots in my herb plants so you have given me another idea. They are not afraid of my fake owl.

Beth, Mothballs, I had forgotten that one too.

Ginger, Try it and see what happens.

 

Apr 16, 2013 03:25 PM #43
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Wow! What an ingenious idea, Debbie! Thanks for sharing - I'm going to try it!

Apr 16, 2013 03:29 PM #44
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Bud and Beth, Isn't it fun to share our ideas with one another?

Francine, I am not too worried. Those Dollar Tree items usually are flawed.

Hella, I have a wreath on my door all year long except January and February. I hunker down then.

Morgan, Yes it is, a natural plastic snake, LOL.

Tammie, Good for you. It really works unless of course your birds are smarter than mine.

Oh Myrl, trust me you would not want the mess especially with a nest of baby birds also leaving their bird droppings.

Betty, Give that a try but warn the newspaper person.

Wayne and Jean, So far just a few are able to catch us at home.

Trisha, Fantastic. Glad I could help.

Ed, Those birds tend to think it is their territory once they have laid those eggs.

Tammy, They must have sold out of the other type but as I told Debb Janes, the porch is covered by an 8' overhang. It is not likely to get wet.

Wayne and Jean, Try it you will like it.

Apr 16, 2013 03:33 PM #45
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very cleaver way to fool the birds.

Apr 16, 2013 04:27 PM #46
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I love that your snake grows in the wet weather. LOL. I can just see it. I have one of these, that I keep by the plants in my office, but that's indoors. Me and another agent got this snake for practical jokes. That reminds me that I have to put this guy to use. But that's another story.

I can see where the rubber snakes will work on the wreathes. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Apr 16, 2013 05:37 PM #47
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What a great idea! I may need to try that in our newspaper box where they ikeep building nests. Seems simple enough and harmless!

Apr 16, 2013 05:54 PM #48
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Debbie, now that is too funny! I can just imagine what it would look like to have a three foot fake snake hanging from a wreath at your front door! How's that for curb appeal? LOL. Otherwise, I think the idea is genius! ... Still laughing...
Apr 16, 2013 06:16 PM #49
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I would have never thought fake snakes would work. I love to watch birds, too.
Apr 16, 2013 07:16 PM #50
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Do the snakes work on pigeons?  I've even tried stringing compact discs along my balcony since pigeons aren't supposed to like anything reflective.  No dice.  Can't find anything that scares those darn birds away :)

Apr 16, 2013 08:35 PM #51
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Debbie, I thought this was cute but informative. I did not know that birds would build a nest on a wreaths on people's front door.

Apr 16, 2013 11:25 PM #52
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Personally, I won't have anything to do with snakes... rubber or otherwise! A great tip, but not for me. Even pictures of snakes get me anxious!

Apr 17, 2013 04:09 AM #53
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Chuck, Yep, they have been bested.

Hi Debbie, Give my little trick a try. I have learned from reading some of the comments it might work in other situations too.

Jamie, Oh yes it is not harmful, they just choose another location.

Silvia, I guess if I decide to sell the snake may have to go. Luckily I plan to stay right where I am.

Cheryl, They are fun little creatures to what. You can almost predict what they will do next.

Carie, I don't have any pigeon tricks but you could give it a try.

Wika, Oh yes they like to be up off the ground and away form other birds and pray. That is why they never would suspect a snake.

Nina, It is just pretend. A little rubber snake is harmless unless of course it grows when wet.

Apr 17, 2013 05:02 AM #54
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This reminded me of those phony owls you can erect near pigeon roosting sites. They worked really well until the more careless and indifferent pigeons landed near them and nothing happened. I saw one phony owl covered in bird poo and thought...Wow, the birds are sending a message

Apr 17, 2013 06:56 AM #55
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Richie, Until the birds figure out they are being tricked I am in good shape. I have the owl to keep the squirrels away and they pay it no attention.

Apr 17, 2013 09:23 AM #56
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Debbie, guess I have never had this problem, but love your ingenious solution. Now a problem I had in past was bats hanging out on my porch~ behind the shutters or above the door. Not exactly the most welcome visitors.
Apr 18, 2013 09:51 AM #57
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Well I just learned something new. Thinking about it I can see how this would work. Snakes eat eggs, momma bird doesn't want her eggs to be dinner for a hungry snake. Great idea, thanks. 

Apr 19, 2013 03:53 PM #58
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Mary, Now a bat would not be a welcome guest or maybe he would. I am writing a post about that.

Suesan, That is the reason they stay away. They have to protect those eggs.

Apr 19, 2013 06:12 PM #59
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Debbie, what a clever idea. I chuckled at the thought of the snake growing to 3 feet overnight during a storm.  :)

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Kent Temple
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Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate

GREAT POST!! I never knew that ... good infomation - thanks for sharing! I especially love the part where the snake may get bigger with water!!! LOL :)

Jan 14, 2014 09:03 PM #61
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Julie Grillone

Hi Debbie, I never knew birds in wreaths were a problem...until tonight. I arrived home late, no outdoor lights, turned the knob opening my front door and as I went to step inside, suddenly at once felt and heard a bird (or bat) fly into my long hair and out into the night. I was directly in its path to freedom.
I've owned this house for twenty-five years and this had never happened before!
So I googled and found your post. Thank you for the info and the laugh. I will be buying a snake tomorrow!!

Dec 09, 2014 10:03 PM #62
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