Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 16
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gman inconclusive ?
since I'm at work & not home all day to watch, my only gauge of effectiveness would be quantity of bird droppings before & after. I would say my patio definitely has lot less since I put these up, but not sure if it's because of this tape or stuff I sprayed up in awning beams. I clearly see how the noise/motion this mylar tape makes in a good breeze would make birds want to leave - besides, my wife loves the festive multi-color "decoration" now. LOL!
May 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PearlCat45 Great Product for Keeping Woodpeckers Away
This tape is great for keeping woodpeckers away. I've used it for years. This particular brand is very sturdy and flashy.
May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by David Does not work - waste of money!
We purchased this tape from another outlet but it is the same that is sold here. We installed it exactly as described in the included instructions. Then we watched the fruit tree and very soon a Mocking bird landed in the tree and ate a fig. The wind was even blowing allowing the tape to make some noise and it did not disturb the bird.
It may work in other type of trees or applications but not in fruit trees. Birds are smarter than most people give them credit. This is an overpriced item that does not work at all. I also found out that the price is set by the manufacturer, so Home depot is not too blame for the expensive cost.
First picture shows the bird, near the top right side, eating the fig and you can clearly see the tape in the tree. Another picture shows the bird standing on a branch in the same tree with no regard to the presence of the tape.
July 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Don't bother. Birds aren't scared of shiny tape.
I'm not sure who started the rumor that birds are scared of shiny tape, but I put this stuff all over our one plum tree and it did nothing to deter the birds.
Also, the stuff ripped after a month.
November 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PatsFan This product is working, keeping the woodpeckers off the house!
Easy to install. I tied the ribbon with a knot like a man's tie, and that seemed to work best. Bottom line: No new woodpecker holes in the house since the ribbon went up a month ago.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bee Great bird repellant!
The bird repellant ribbon is excellent--very iridescent and easy to work with. I've not had a single hummingbird to impale itself in my screen since using the ribbon.
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by poodlething no more woodpecker, ha ha
A beautiful, endangered species, woodpecker was tap, tap, tapping holes in the new rails of my deck and waking me at 5:00 A.M. every morning! I looked for a solution on the internet and the suggestion was "irri tape." I'm a widow and i was able to easily install it. It is quite pretty holographic ribbon and best of all, it worked! Thank you Home Depot for helping me.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wisconsin Kept The Birds Off My Ledge
We have a protected ledge above columns on my front porch. Those darned robins can build a nest in a couple of hours. Rubber snakes worked for a year or two, then the doves pushed them to the ground and the next day the doves were nesting on one side and robins the other. Hubby bought this product this spring and cut several strips, attaching with push pins above and over the ledge. Scared the birds away the first day. I saw evidence of dropped grass and twigs they were bringing to build their nest, so it scared them enough to drop their stuff. When the wind blows, the strips make a crackling sound that frightens the birds and the shiny strips catch the light and must frighten the birds as well. Worked for us!
June 21, 2014