Organic Bird Control: Meet Mr. Owl

We are a little worried about the birds that frequent our backyard, there are so many old trees in our neighborhood and so it is just nature being nature.  You would think that our “bird” dog would handle them… but she likes to lay in the sun and watch them peck at the veggies and walk around in the yard, far more than actually chasing/catching/eating them. 

Who would have thought that we would have the best organic method of taking care of birds… yet it is broken?

Damn dog.

So we had heard owls were a good way, but I will be damned if I can catch one or even see one these days… so we went with the artificial one.  It was a lot easier to catch. 

We would like you to meet… Mr. Owl – the wisest bird on the block.

Use an owl for organic bird control.

Kiss those pesky birds good bye, or at least that is our hope.  We have heard this is a great method to organically control birds around your garden… let’s cross our fingers.  If nothing else we can just have a nice pet owl that requires very little water and/or food… our kind of pet.

8 thoughts on “Organic Bird Control: Meet Mr. Owl”

  1. I’m not sure if it’s effective, but I’ve read that hummingbirds are territorial and if you feed them, they can run the other birds off. I know you guys like natural control methods, it might be worth a shot.

  2. Megan – hmm… well we are feeding hummingbirds – haven’t seen but one so far. Have seen lots of freakin’ birds though! We were thinking about doing the owl thing and then feeding the birds with a house/feeder thing.

    We were hoping that birds would learn that the birdhouse was ok… but not the garden. What do you think? Doubt it. We like the birds, but we don’t want to feed the army.

  3. This may or may not work, however this a company that I know of called Bird-X, Inc. They have a variety of products that really work and are affordable. For more info you can visit

  4. @Kelly Crost – Thanks for the link – I have seen the balloon things before.

    I guess a little self promotion never hurts either eh? 😉

    Some great products though. Thanks1

  5. try, i wrote in about birds in my backyard, and got a very detailed response. The people there seem to be very helpfull!!!

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