Removal of Bird Droppings From Pavers

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Things You'll Need

  • Broom, brush or ice scraper

  • Water

  • Mild dish detergent

  • Pressure washer


If all else fails, hire a professional outdoor cleaning service to clean the droppings from your pavers.

Remove any trees, overgrowth, or nesting areas from around your pavers to prevent birds from leaving messes.

A beautifully maintained yard and outdoor living area is a place for entertaining, relaxing, and simply enjoying the outdoors. However, with outdoor spaces come things such as dirt, debris, and animals droppings. Birds perch and nest in nearby trees and on power lines and rooftops, occasionally dropping excrement from those places onto surfaces below. This leaves messy bird droppings on your expensive patio pavers. Thankfully, there are ways to remove the droppings and rid pavers of stains, leaving you with a clean outdoor living space.


Step 1

Use a broom, brush (never steel, as it may cause damage to the surface of the stone), or ice scraper to sweep away as much of the droppings as possible.

Step 2

Soak the area on the paver with cold water. Use a hand-held brush to scrub away the bird droppings. If the droppings are fresh or have not been on the paver for long, simply scrubbing with cold water and a brush may be all you need to do to effectively remove the mess.

Step 3

If the previous step was not effective, scrub the area with a brush and hot water.


Step 4

Mix 1 part mild dish detergent with 3 parts water, and apply the solution to the stain on the pavers. Scrub with a brush, and rinse with cool water.

Step 5

Use a pressure washer for pavers that are heavily soiled or that do not respond to the other methods of cleaning. Use a medium pressure spray to cause the least amount of abrasive damage to the pavers. The water from the jets removes any droppings or residue left on the surface of the paver, and washes away miniscule layers of the paver's surface to clean more deeply than you could with a brush.



Jamie Conrad

Jamie Conrad is a professional writer and artist, having over 10 years of experience in both writing and performing arts. She has worked as a news anchor, newspaper reporter, freelance writer, and theatre artist, veterinary technician, and teacher. Her work has appeared in various local newspapers and extensively on eHow. Conrad studied at West Virginia University and holds a B.A. in theatre and journalism.