“We have an awning that birds have been nesting in for the past 10-15 years,” explains Geoff. “We tried everything including the glue product, netting and even blocking the area with foam but they would just lay hay on the glue and pull the netting and foam blocks out.”
Not only was the mess of dirt and hay unsightly, but every time the Laurents extended the awning bird droppings and hay would fall out all over their terrace. It was a never ending battle that the birds seemed to be winning, complained Geoff.
“In spring last year I decided to give the new Wingo Gel a try, although I didn’t really have any confidence that it was going to make any difference after everything else we had tried. But to our absolute amazement, we never saw a single bird in the awning from the day we applied the gel!”
Despite the fact that the awnings and gel application are in an outdoor area, the Wingo was effective all summer. The Laurents have only recently started to notice the odd sparrow or starling hanging around, nearly eight months later.
Wingo contains only vegetable-based gel oil and cinnamon to deter birds for up to two years in covered areas. Birds don’t like the feel of the gel oil on their claws while the cinnamon smell is a reminder that the gel is still active, effectively deterring the birds long-term.
Given the immediate success with Wingo in his awnings, Geoff decided to see if it might work in other areas too.
“We’ve got another table in a patio that the ducks like to come and crap under,” said Geoff. “So I put a little bit of gel in a saucer under the patio table, and haven’t seen a duck poo since.”
He also put a small dish of Wingo on the ground beside a tomato plant growing on a trellis outside. Despite the fact that he expected the tomatoes to be a major attraction for birds, not one tomato was bird-eaten all summer.
“It really is amazing,” agrees Geoff. “I really thought it would never work, especially with the tomato plant, but it kept the birds away with only a small tray of gel.”