Birds are known to nest in urban areas, whether on rooftops, in gutters or, in some cases, in satellite dishes.

When birds find their way into a satellite dish, it can not only disrupt your TV reception but also pose a potential hazard to the birds and your property.

Fortunately, there are several safe and effective solutions available that stop birds nesting in satellite dishes.


Bird spikes


Installing bird spikes is one of the most effective methods of deterring birds from nesting on or near your satellite dish.

These act as a physical barrier, making it uncomfortable for birds to perch, let alone start to build a nest.

By strategically placing bird spikes along the edges of your satellite dish and securing them to your antenna with cable ties, you discourage birds from landing without causing harm.


Hawk Kites


Another effective method to stop birds nesting in satellite dishes is the use of hawk kites.

As the natural predator of most smaller birds, kites resembling hawks or falcons is a great way to deter birds from nesting in the area.

When a bird sees the predator near your satellite dish, it will immediately vacate what it perceives as a dangerous area and look for a better nesting site away from your property.


Bird-repellent gel


Applying bird-repellent gel to your satellite is another effective and long-lasting method of protecting your property from nesting birds.

Bird gel is a non-toxic substance that uses food and natural oils and can be applied to surfaces around your satellite dish.

When birds land on your satellite dish, the sticky gel creates an unpleasant feeling on their feet, discouraging them from landing there again.

Some gels will also emit an ultraviolet light that appears as flames to birds, which, coupled with the smell of the gel, keeps the bird population away from your property.


Need help stopping birds from nesting in your satellite dish?


Managing nesting birds can be a nuisance, but there are a number of solutions available to help you effectively protect your satellite dish and surrounding property.

We always advise customers to adopt humane methods to ensure they comply with the relevant laws that protect all avian species and wildlife.

If you have any concerns about how to safely manage nesting birds on your property and would like advice and assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0151 345 6854 or email us at