Tanglefoot Bird Repellent is generally used on resting places, such as window sills, roof ridges, gutters, ornamental coping, stonework and ledges. Do Not apply on steeply angled or vertical surfaces as slumping may occur. Tanglefoot can remain effective from 2 months to 1 year depending on the environment. Excessive dust, pollution, bugs and debris can reduce effectiveness and longevity. Reapply when completely covered by dirt and debris.
Use vegetable oil, followed by soap and warm water to clean hands and tools. Remove from surface by scraping and cleaning with mineral spirits.
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Tanglefoot is an EPA registered bird repellent gel for use against pigeons, starlings and sparrows. Tanglefoot remains effective in repelling birds for up to a year under normal conditions.
For best results:
Thoroughly clean the application surface before applying any bird repellent. Follow all recommended precautions related to the hazards of bird and animal waste. Apply Tanglefoot only to clean and dry surfaces. Seal porous surfaces such as wood, stone or concrete with paint or sealer before application.
TIP: Apply a water resistant tape on the surface first, then apply the Tanglefoot to the tape. That way if it becomes necessary to reapply because of dust & debris buildup you can simply pull up and discard the used tape and repeat the process for reapplication. Tanglefoot remains effective from 40o F. to 100o F. High heat can make Tanglefoot run.