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Bird Chaser
LaVelle Meiers, Avon, Minn., used to have trouble with swallows nesting in his ma-chine shop above his trucks and other equipment. He experimented with many methods of chasing them away and finally hit upon one that worked.
Meiers hung a 5-ft. wide strip of heavy cloth across the top of the door opening and tore it into 4-in. wide strips. Since adding the fluttering barrier, birds no longer nest or mess up the equipment. They'll fly in under the strips but it scares them enough so they won't stay in the building long.

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2