Question by  kattincup1 (1)

How do I stop bird from building nest on top of front door porch light?


Answer by  Peg (459)

Birds will not land on or build nests on surfaces that have sharp, pointy objects coming from them. Affix some nails or other long metal objects to a small piece of wood and set that on top of the porch light.

Reply by problemsolverdeb (0):
I have tried putting aluminum foil crumped beside and on top of the porch light but they knock on the foil on top.  add a comment

Answer by  Gr8Turk (22)

We have had the same problem occur at our house. We have tried everything including chicken wire, changing the light fixture, but the only thing that has worked, was to put a life-like bird (fake) on the light fixture. Seriously, it's goofy, but it works!


Answer by  MThorpe (46)

Wrap the surface that the birds nest on with wire, wrap it with a net to reduce the surface area for the bird to nest on.


Answer by  delta55 (36)

Buy bird spikes or bird strips and put them on top of the light. These are thick, bent wires that are U-shaped. They repel birds and discourage them from building on surfaces that they cannot perch on. If the metallic spikes distract from the look of your porch light, you can always repaint them to match.

posted by Anonymous
This doesnt work,, they build a nest right on top of the spikes,,,, have to try something else  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

spikes are a waste of money


Answer by  problemsolverdeb (0)

any other ideas? i've been destroying their nest daily for almost 2 weeks now.

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