Building and maintaining a house is oftentimes a struggle against nature. If the spot where you’ve decided to build your house is an attractive roosting area for birds, for example, then you can expect bird droppings to be present in every place without a roof. Not a lot of people appreciate the presence of wild animals in their homes. While the area may be considered as part of their natural habitat, many animals can pose a threat to human safety, health, and property. In these cases, it’s practical to look for ways to deter these animals from living near residential areas.

Feng Shui expert Kartar has received a question about the tools that one homeowner is planning to use to prevent pigeons from nesting in their solar panels. Here’s what the Feng Shui practitioner has to say about the matter.

Dear Feng Shui Expert: I was planning to buy an eagle to place on top of my roof to keep away the pigeons from nesting in between my solar panels. I saw this lady clearing her items, so I bought 6 eagles in the form of a statue. 1 winged eagle, 3 closed wings, and 2 babies in the nest. I know I can’t place it on top of my roof as they are not big enough to scare the pigeons, and also, they are slightly heavy. Where can I place them in the house?

I work from home. My house is west facing. I placed it temporarily at my back deck on the North corner but facing East. My deck in a way is an enclosed area on both sides with a roof. My friend said it is good and but others say it’s not. Please advise as I am so scared.

Answer by Kartar: You asked about a solution for making sure the pigeons do not lay eggs on your roof and interfere with your solar panels.  You bought some eagle statues as you heard this might help, but they are not practical to use.  Placing anything, a statue or some other deterrent in any other part of your home is not going to resolve the pigeon problem.  This is not a feng shui problem, but rather an ordinary, mundane landscaping property maintenance issue.

I highly recommend you contact a licensed landscape architect or landscaper, even a gardener for suggestions on how to keep the pigeons away.  You might just need some kind of spiky mesh around that area, which would be difficult to sit on, let alone lay eggs.  Don’t worry about having something protective on your roof to shoo away the pigeons. It is not bad feng shui to have a deterrent, in the same way that it is not bad to have some deterrents to keep birds from turning an outdoor fountain into their bathroom.

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There are plenty of intersections between Feng Shui and practical solutions to everyday challenges and concerns—and clearly, this is one scenario that holds true on both fronts. If you have a practical concern that you think can be solved by a Feng Shui expert or a practitioner who’s based near your home, then find the help you need through Feng Shui Nexus.