Bird Control Methods, Bird Netting
We all like birds. They are fun to watch and to feed. .....when they are
at the bird feeder. When they get into a gardener's fruits, berries and
vegetables, they are not quite so lovable. The trouble is, how do you feed
your birds at the bird feeder, and not from your garden?
Without some way of controlling birds, they will beat you to the cherries
in your cherry tree. Your blueberry bush in your garden, is a haven
for hungry birds. And, your sunflowers may soon be seedless, just as those
tasty and nutritious seeds mature. Got a garden full of strawberries? If
you don't have bird control netting, backyard birds will beat you to those
sweet, plump berries.
Birds are a pest problem in the vegetable garden, too. For example, sparrows
love to nip the the tender growing tips of pea plants. With a sizable sparrow
population in your area, your garden sweet pea plants may not have a
Listed below, are ways to deter birds from your gardens and fruit trees.
Bird Control Pest Netting
Nylon garden pest nets are very efficient, and easy to use. It makes controlling
birds a snap. Secure it over the tree, bush or plant you want to protect,
and birds are no longer a problem. A bird pest net can be used on big and
small plants. As a garden netting, it can be draped over your vegetable garden.
It can completely wrap a cherry tree or blueberry bush. Commercial growers
set up a frame around their crop, and create a "roof" of bird pest netting
across a large area.
Bird pest netting is very lightweight. You can set it on most crops without
damage. Use caution when setting it on the tenderest of plants, like lettuce.
It is better, to make a frame to keep the netting off the plant. Make a simple
frame, to hold the pest net over and around your plants. Sun, rain
and air circulation can enter and exit easily through the netting, helping
to keep plants healthy.
Tip: Use 1/4" to 1/2" mesh nets. This size is too small for birds
to get their beaks into.
Use multi-strand bird netting wherever birds are a problem to your crops.
It is durable and hard to break. Unlike single strand netting, multi-strand
nets will last for many years.
Netting protects plants from birds, bunnies, deer, and other foraging pests.
Unfortunately, it is not effective against ground hogs, squirrels, chipmunks,
and other gnawing type of pests.
Three types of bird pest netting:
Guard Pest Net Bags - Net bags are really neat for a quick cover-up of
a bush or shrub. Its very popular for blueberry bushes. Simply roll it on,
and your blueberries are secure. Roll it up a ways, to harvest the fruit.
Pest Net Sheets - Flat pest netting sheets work well in the
vegetable garden. It comes in varying sizes. Drape it over your plants
in your garden, and the birds and bunnies are shut out.
Buy Pest Netting Sheets now.
Bulk Pest Netting - For big gardens, bulk bird netting is the
solution. It's cheaper in bulk. If you have several bushes or trees to cover,
you can size and cut pieces off the bulk roll.
Buy Bulk Bird Netting
Birds, Bunnies or Deer feasting on plants in your garden!?
Brunch time is over.....period!
Buy the Garden Buffet Buster now!
A sound system blasts noises, or plays the sounds of natural predators. It
can scare off the birds in your garden. We stress it "may scare the birds",
as some people report questionable results.
An inexpensive sound system, is a disposable aluminum pie pan tied to a string
and placed in a tree, or on a post in the garden. When the wind blows, it
bangs against the tree, making noise. It only works when the wind blows
strong enough to move the pie pan. It also irritates your neighbors.
Natural Predator Figurines:
Fake Owls, and inflatable snakes are a couple examples of products that may
scare off birds. The figurine must look life-like. Moving it from time to
time, makes it appear more realistic.
Scarecrows have helped to protect gardens and crops from birds for over 3,000
years. They are still in use in home gardens, and are very popular in fall
decorating. Learn the history of scarecrows, how to make scarecrows, a little
trivia and more. More on Scarecrows
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control, garden fencing, more.
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