So I'm a few short days from closing on my first house, got a great deal and I'm very excited. Its a "new" home, a foreclosure with construction started in 2007 but never finished or lived in. Its a stucco exterior that seemed to attract every cliff swallow for 30 miles. I know to use a hose or power sprayer to knock down the old nests or keep the new nests from being built. I've also done a bit of reading on the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, so I'm trying to keep them from establishing a home or eggs/offspring. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or old secrets on preventing or keeping the birds away. Like always, thanks in advance.