The Universal Problem of Bird Poop on Cars

Anyone with a vehicle has actually had a problem with feathered friends trying to revolve their automobile white. Whether parked in a shopping mall, strip mall, or grocery keep parking lot, this deserve to be an problem. It's especially a difficulty for those of us that live close to rivers, lakes, or the beach (think seagulls).

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What can we carry out to aid keep our vehicles out of harm's way? Some world might think that their auto is cursed and also that nopoint on earth can assist their auto. I am here to provide some assistance and also hopetotally help those of you that are having actually some bird bomb issues.


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How to Keep Birds Amethod From Your Car

One very easy approach to increase your as a whole opportunities of staying clear of avian messes is to park away from locations wbelow birds hang out. These include:

Light articles.The edge of buildings (birds will regularly poop just prior to or while taking off).Lamp poles.Dumpsters.Sailwatercraft poles.Telephone wires.Wherever before you watch birds roosting. I cannot emphasize this enough, remain amethod from parking under big trees where birds congregate. If you park there, it will be bad news for your car! Trees wright here birds are present.Cover side mirrors with a plastic bag, sock, or cardboard (they prefer to "play" with the "various other birds" in the mirror).

How to Bird-Proof Your Car

Many type of birds poop while flying. Tright here are many type of various methods to encourage them to avoid your automobile. Here is a machine I made myself that works rather well.

Take a couple of old compact discs—4 is enough—and also make a tetrahedron or pyramid-shaped structure with them. Make sure the CDs reflective sides are facing out. The sun will certainly reflect off these surfaces.Take some towel and warm glue it about a magnet and then glue the magnet to the bottom of the pyramid. When you acquire out of your automobile, place this framework on top of your auto. (The cloth will keep the magnet from scratching the paint on your car.)The magnet need to be solid sufficient to hold through the wind. A stereo speaker magnet works well.If you want to acquire fancy, make a small shaft so the tetrahedron have the right to rotate and also spin.

This framework will keep the birds ameans from the area bereason of the moving of the light. These bit contraptions can serve the exact same feature approximately pools and decks, too.


Why Do Birds Poop on Your Car?

A British auto shop performed a casual survey of to answer the question, "Are some cars even more likely to be crapped on than others?" What they found, among various other points, is that red cars carry out seem to be a favorite among birds.

Birds likewise have actually a herbal fight-or-trip response. Loud vehicles, civilization walking by, or various other sudden motions or noises could literally scare the crap out of a surrounding bird. Anvarious other perspective to look at is that most animals are rather reliable. The even more something weighs, the more effort, or power, it takes to relocate it. Hence, as soon as a bird is taking flight or preparing to carry out so, it unlots on your vehicle.

Can Bird Droppings Damage a Car's Paint?

Yes! Birds do not pee and also poop individually. Their white droppings contain uric acid, a component of urine. Uric acid is corrosive enough to etch via a car's paint, so it's crucial to wipe bird droppings off a car's finish as soon as possible.

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One Day it May End

Until the day that this war in between the avian civilization and our vehicles ends, I hope that these principles help. If you have any various other suggestions, please feel totally free to leave a comment and also let the remainder of us understand. I hope the birds protect against your automobile and also might the skies reprimary clear above. Good luck!


This short article is accurate and also true to the ideal of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and also does not substitute for personal counsel or skilled advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: I rent a carport and have actually uncovered that birds love to sit on the timber rafters and poop almost everywhere my automobile. What can I perform around this? Please help!

Answer: Tbelow are spikes you have the right to purchase to area on optimal of the rafters, or put nails in the rafters and permit them to stand tall. You are searching for a method to proccasion the birds from perching there.

Question: Are birds afrassist of owls?

Answer: Some would be afrassist of them and also others would certainly not be afraid of them. It would certainly mostly depend on if the bird was hunted by the species of owl you are asking around. Also, as soon as birds come to be mindful that something will not perform them damage they end up being much less and also less afrhelp of it.

Question: Why can't I shoot birds through my pellet gun to proccasion them from pooping on my car?

Answer: Shooting random birds to prevent them from pooping on your automobile is likely illegal in many kind of areas.


Question: I have this problem with bird's droppings on my scooter (moped). How perform I prevent that?

Answer: Either put the initiative into something that is movable and will streatment the birds, or tarp the scooter while not utilizing.

Question: There is a Robin that is constantly targeting just my car once tright here are 3, via trees around each. Is it possible that they will actually targain a specific car?

Answer: There have actually been researches that imply that birds will certainly poop on various colors even more. With a situation like this, I would lean towards the bird is revealing itself around the exact same distance from take off and also it happens to be your auto is that distance even more frequently than the others. We frequently park in the same locations - creatures of habit.

© 2011 Chris Andrews

Comments

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on October 05, 2019:

Best of luck, their presents are not appreciated.

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island also, Canada on October 04, 2019:

These are some brilliant tips-- I especially like the one via the CDs and the magnet! We have actually power lines over our drivemethod so it renders perfect feeling that we often have bombs. Will attempt to park as far from the lines as we deserve to. Thank you for this post!


Vidhan on July 15, 2019:

Thanks for sharing this information regarding Car covers, I really uncovered this incredibly interesting. And your blog around cars cover is additionally exceptionally advantageous to safe cars from dust and also all.

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on June 25, 2019:

Crystal, sorry for the issue. Unfortunately, white is one of the colors that birds primarily just favor 7% of the time. But dirt and also debris does display up on white much much easier. I would look for bird nests or birches in the location. Birds will certainly frequently poop prior to they take off. See what can be done to remove a perch area.

CRYSTAL ANN TOWNS on June 25, 2019:

We just purchased a 2019 white sub forester and also birds are constantly pooping on it and scratching the home windows we put bags over mirrors still not working weve never had this difficulty prior to weve had orange, blue and brown vehicle's not when did a bird poop on them ...what have the right to we do

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on June 17, 2019:

The just thing you are trying to execute via this is produce something that moves and reflects favor. Make a pyramid out of them on some plastic or something rigid and also weather resistance.


Pfirsisch on June 17, 2019:

Man, I'm really glad I video camera across your write-up. I simply bought a plastic, life favor owl. I haven't supplied it yet, however I remember it being provided in the countryside of Europe to proccasion bird nuisance. I desire to attempt your strategy. I posted this as a question over, yet I wasn't sure it would certainly be checked out. Can you carry out a connect or image of this CD tetrahedron contraption you have? I watch and also understand exactly how a pyramid is shaped, yet I have actually no principle exactly how to build this you explain. You said 4 (four) CDs. Do 3 go together to develop the top of the pyramid, and also the 4th is the bottom, focused inside the 3?

sid on May 02, 2019:

I use covers to store the birds off my side mirrors, mirrormatemitts.net

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on April 19, 2019:

I uncovered it humorous though ;)

Bob on April 19, 2019:

Excusage the pun...but what a pack of Shite

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on October 01, 2018:

Sorry, birds have the right to be an annoying trouble. If you are required to park under a tree you may want to invest in a vehicle cover. Most anything that you could do most likely wouldn't aid much bereason if they did land also and also then were scared you would certainly have the same problem.


Damon McDermott on September 30, 2018:

Shit, I believed you were severe. I'm glad I review the reviews before I developed this contraption. I moved right into an a HOA and I need to park under a tree, the birds are damaging my car. I guess I'll attempt mounting a large lizard to the roof.

thelma on January 05, 2018:

Chris Andrews you have the right to get those owl at the TSC tractor supply store

Mayombe on July 12, 2017:

Lord! This guy talks method also much!

markberoth on May 12, 2016:

had actually trouble through birds pooping on my car i put a magnet on my car this day so we will see what happens.Hope this helps !!

Julie on December 28, 2014:

My problem is my neighbor refoffers to relocate his feeders and they line up via where my vehicle needs to be parked to gain in and out on the sidewalks. I think its a tiny point to ask it's damaging my paint and I didn't buy a Caddy to acquire it shit on! I'm washing off the paint! We won't also go right into his outdoor cats. Just thought tbelow might be some sort of sonar form thing I can plug in to deter them.


Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on June 25, 2012:

Tbelow are also bobble head owls that they make now. Not sure wbelow to acquire aorganize of them though.

Michelle on June 24, 2012:

Thank you for this article and the video! :-). In my area a bird (I think it's a robin) has identified that he deserve to land on the window of cars and then simply poop all the way dvery own the side of the door. This was happening on simply one truck however the bird has discovered its more fun to spreview the joy to everyone. My neighbor's and also my car acquire hit at least everyday if not multiple times a day. I'm looking forward to trying out your CD concept and hope it helps.

John on April 16, 2012:

Some of the suggestions I never thought of. I am generally even more involved via finding a parking spot than wbelow it is at. I will certainly try to usage a small even more forebelieved. Great commercial btw.

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on April 12, 2012:

It talks about as soon as birds poop. The whole concept is to store them amethod. When I lived in NYC, nopoint works other than structure modifications. The article is supposed to be humorous - but in many cities there are rather a few means to save them from pooping on your car. I have actually also named a couple of over.


I hope that you did uncover some of it funny though ...

donnie on April 12, 2012:

Funny thing is,..this post talks about bird poop, and nothing to execute via keeping them from pooing on your automobile. Do you folks realize exactly how difficult it is to uncover a parking place away from trees and also power lines in a city or tiny town. This article is a joke apparently.

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on January 28, 2012:

And that is an additional excellent principle. I would like to check out that - good principle and also thanks for the smile from imagining it.

P.J. on January 28, 2012:

I bought my son a remote manage helocopter and he currently flies his helo into the area they were roosting...WOW! NO MORE BIRD PROBLEM! Plus i'm now having actually fun flying his helo, so a lot that I acquired a a lot larger version. Started a fun hobby. Like the old saying, can't beat em', join em'...FLYING, that is!

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on July 21, 2011:

I hope it works for you. Those little bit bombers deserve to make a mess.


Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on July 21, 2011:

Great hub! Because I don't have actually covered parking, finding a method to keep birds (of which there are many type of in my area) from "lightening their load" right over my auto is a real issue. Your suggestion around the old discs seems a good one. Thanks. Jaye

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on June 29, 2011:

Fay Paxton, I recently came throughout an short article talking around spray food preparation oil on your grill so the bugs come off easy. I have actually never before tried it, yet I thought someone commented around bugs.

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on May 25, 2011:

Fay, around the bugs from driving or the bugs landing all over? I have resided in the Great Lakes location all my life and also the bugs can cover a totality building. And, of course, the bugs can be hit and also for this reason tough to remove from the car.

Fay Paxton on May 25, 2011:

Now if you have the right to tell me what to perform around the bugs, I'll be happy.:) up/useful

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on May 23, 2011:


Glad you liked it. If you are having actually a trouble examine out Animal Rebel. It doesn't advertise for birds, but it could occupational.

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I recognize the TSC cshed to me has it on clearance best currently. Hope that helps, and also if you attempt it let me understand if it works.

b. Malin on May 23, 2011:

First off I need to say that Video is Hilarious and also so to the point. I laughed via the majority of of this Hub...However before, we have actually a Beautiful tree near the drive means and once those birds need to Poop, guess who's car they carry out it on. Anyone for a Sling Shot! Good Hub CJ.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on May 23, 2011:

Hi CJ, Great hub, I have actually displayed it to my husband also, as he makes such a large fuss when he finds poop on the car! The video is hiarious, he is at this minute trying to make this device!!! many type of thanks

Chris Andrews (author) from Norwalk, Ohio on May 22, 2011:

Glad you favor it. I had actually fun through this one. The advise actually would certainly help, more than likely. But I couldn't imagine this being a completely serious post.

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epigramman on May 22, 2011:

...well, lol lol, I can't think no one in Hubville has commented on this hub - male oh guy also the title alone would wake up the 'dead' lol - I park my auto under a tree so you understand it's Pearl Harbour eexceptionally morning, noon and night - but I love your writing style, your wit, your cdamage and your audacity of putting this hub subject all together - so what else have the right to I say - this is hubawesome and give thanks to you for your endorsement and fan mail .......there's only one thing left to execute ......