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Old 01-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Buzzards eating roof

I live in eastern Oklahoma and have encountered a few people finding their rubber roofs being eaten by buzzards. I know this sounds crazy, but this is happening. if anyone knows away to discourage this I would be grateful.
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Once attended a seminar presented by Dicor regarding caring for your rubber roof and they showed photos of roofs damaged by birds. They said they are attracted by the soap some people use to clean the roofs. They said never to use anything with citrus added to the product. Not sure if this applicable to your situation or not.

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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Had that problem with my MH two years ago. The birds were picking at the sealant, the way I found to stop it was I bought a fake owl and put it on roof no more problems.
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Have you been cleaning fish up there on that roof!
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Once attended a seminar presented by Dicor regarding caring for your rubber roof and they showed photos of roofs damaged by birds. They said they are attracted by the soap some people use to clean the roofs. They said never to use anything with citrus added to the product. Not sure if this applicable to your situation or not.

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X2 on citrus products. The birds think there is a fruit underneath and will do everything they can to get to it. Never use citrus based products on the outside of the MH and especially on the roof.

The owl suggestion may work.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, I'll pass it on especially the shotgun
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Thanks for the info, I'll pass it on especially the shotgun
It is illegal to shoot a buzzard but that being said if you do shoot one the rest will not return, we had an issue with buzzards roosting on our house ( destroying the shingles) one was shot others never returned
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They have been going after sun roof seals and wiper blades in Everglades National Park for years. Heard recently some naturalist say they are merely teaching their young'uns how to tear a carcass apart. I think a 22 cal pellet gun would ruin their day. Works great on grey squirrels too.
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