Pigeons may be rats with wings, but it’s hard to match the volume of shit produced by a flock of resident geese. If you live anywhere near a park or other area in their flightpath with short-cropped grass and water nearby, you’ll have experienced the futility of walking without stepping in goose shit — that’s where Irri-Tape comes in.
The holographic iridescent diffraction foil from Bird-X supposedly drives away all kinds of pests including pigeons, crows, seagulls, geese, and even predators. Tie it to stakes or poles in your yard; fasten it to your roof or porch; place it anywhere with light and wind to make it work.
Bird-X claims the 2″-wide, 2mm-thick polyester foil bothers all of a bird’s senses (although we only count two): Light causes the material to produce constantly changing reflections and shadows, and a light breeze causes the foil to dart around, making a fierce metallic noise.
Irri-Tape will run you $8 to $10 for 25 feet, but you can buy larger quantities, like 500 feet for $150.