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How to Keep Birds Out of Front Door Wreaths

By Alicia Bodine | Updated November 01, 2017

Jason Politte/Demand Media

Items you will need

  • Aluminum

  • Chili peppers

  • Water

  • Bowl

  • Empty spray bottle

  • Wreath

During the holidays, people like to decorate their homes, and the outside is just as fun to decorate as the inside. Wreaths can be made to celebrate many different holidays, but once you hang a wreath on your front door, it becomes an enticing place for birds to build a nest. You may think this is cute at first, however, you may change your mind when the birds start leaving their droppings on your front door.


Find any aluminum products that you may have in your house and hang them up near your wreath. Birds do not like shiny objects, and this will deter them from coming anywhere near your wreath.


Fill a bowl with warm water. Crush up some chili peppers, and add them to the bowl. Set the bowl out in the sun for two days.


Pour the contents of the bowl in an empty spray bottle. Spray this mixture on your wreath. It will not hurt the wreath, but it will repel the birds if they get past the aluminum.

Photo Credits

  • Jason Politte/Demand Media


Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for 13 years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, GoBankingRates and WiseGeek. Bodine is passionate about gardening, travel, education and finance. She has received awards for being a top content producer.