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Ricky Raccoon

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My fake/plastic owls are totally ineffective except for short-term use in a very close-proximity area (we do have owls that nest behind our house):

I had a female cardinal who persisted on trying to build a nest on 2nd story steep-sloped bay window roof that was sheltered under our eaves; all her materials consistently just slid off.

After literally 2 weeks of cleaning the nest trash off the deck every day, I hung the owl from the gutter about 6' away - no effect.

I then hung the owl right at the target nesting area. The cardinal would perch about 4 feet away, but become visibly agitated.

She did give up (immediately zero nest trash), and did not return the next year.

Since then I have used the owl effectively two more times for other "target" areas.

BUT, I sat an owl on our deck rail and the squirrels never even seem to notice it one time, just squeezed around it while running the rail.
1 year ago