Birds around the house
Jumpo trainers can be used on porches, decks and lanais including furniture, and on window sills and other areas you’d prefer birds not land. The more Jumpos, the greater the chance that a bird will set one off.
Plan your Jumpo layout on your observations of bird messes and general bird activity. Roughly, estimate about one Jumpo per 10 square feet of floor area, plus at least one for each furniture item. On a high-rise porch 4 feet by 17 feet with two chairs, a table, and a wall A/C unit; 12-15 Jumpos worked very well to keep pigeons away. See figure to right.
Tie one end of the Anchor Cord thru one keyhole on each Jumpo and the other end of the Anchor Cord to furniture, railings, etc. so your Jumpo will not be lost since it might leap off the porch or deck. A Jumpo falling from a porch or window sill in a highrise building could injure people below. So please use the anchor cords.
Place a sign "CAUTION - JUMPO TRAINERS AT WORK" so it is clearly seen in an area where Jumpos are set, such as at an access point to the deck or on a boat cockpit.
It is our experience that if you reset most of the set-off Jumpos in the layout during the first day or so, you can train the resident birds to move to areas without Jumpos, and only limited monitoring is needed thereafter. The time it takes to permanently get rid of birds depends upon how established the birds were originally and the degree of monitoring of the JUMPO layout.