Ducks in the pool


Old 05-21-00, 01:45 PM
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How can I discourage wild ducks from setting up housekeeping in and beside my swimming pool? I do not have a dog, nor do I want one. Shooting them is not an option.
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Old 05-08-05, 08:35 AM
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I read somewhere that someone put a big blow up alligator in the pool and the ducks stayed away.
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Ducks can sometimes be driven off if you persistently harass them by making loud noises like clapping or banging on pots and pans. If there is a nest in the area, then this will not be effective. Purchase Mylar streamers, available at most party stores. Place three-foot high stakes in the ground at each corner of the pool, then stretch the Mylar from stake to stake across the pool to form an X. The flashing and movement of the streamers normally frightens birds away. Pool can be kept covered with net or solar cover when not being used. Birds quickly learn that plastic owls or snakes or other animals are fake predators.
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