Once you have all the vital materials for this project, you may now proceed to follow the simple guide as follows. Now, here are the steps on how to get rid of Mockingbirds.
Launching an Attack
Prior to going all out with your attack, be sure to track down where the Mockingbird is exactly located. Use binoculars to look for the bird’s location. If you want to get rid of Mockingbirds effectively but as humanely as possible and avoiding killing it, you can opt to use water to launch an attack.
Using a super soaker powered by water, aim and shoot into the tree where the Mockingbird dwells.
(Tip: Check if there are power lines closeby or other things that can cause possible danger.)
Cardboard cutouts of owls and hawks are another way of scaring away Mockingbirds. You can nail these cardboard cutouts to the tree or arrange them anywhere in your yard.
Nevertheless, you also have to consider the Mockingbird’s territorial instinct that may result in a fight between your cardboard cutouts and the bird.
If in case the cardboard scare tactic does not work, you can opt to use outdoor ultrasonic bird repellents. These noisy devices are known to be effective in scaring most birds away.
(Tip: Place the cardboard cutouts in close proximity to where the birds are and make them as sturdy as possible.)
When all else fails and the birds decided to stick around, then an option to use earplugs to have a good night sleep is another way. It is one thing to do steps in to deter them but causing them harm is another story.
Mockingbirds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which means harming them is illegal. So, since you fail to rid them out of your property, then you can just leave them be for the moment and make adjustments yourself.
They say prevention is always better than cure. If you realize that the mating season of Mockingbirds is coming, you can do preventive measures for discourage them from hanging around your property.
Pruning or trimming off some of the branches of the trees is a way you can also try. When there are no tree perches there will be no birds.
(Tip: It is also best that you get rid of any thick or overgrown hedges and shrubs.)