I honestly wish I could keep the birds out of my barn (“Going to the Birds?” Hands On, EQUUS 450). They carry a fungus/bacteria that, unfortunately, I’m allergic to---which I didn’t know until recently. Grackles had taken over my barn and left a horrible mess. I power-washed all the hard surfaces, and unbeknownst to me, the dried-up droppings floated through the air I breathed, and I ended up with a double lung infection.
Now I must completely cover up and wear a mask just so I can get any items needed to feed my horses, even if it’s 90 degrees! Cats, dogs, snakes, netting, removing nests, etc., have had no effect on them. I will not give up my horses to these flying vermin and will continue my quest to effectively remove them from my barn. Jeanne Lueppen Attica, Michigan