Bird Netting for Gardens and Other Bird Control Methods

Bird Netting for Gardens and Other Bird Control Methods

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch in Garden Bird Netting

Plastic garden netting has a diverse range of usages. Blueberry netting, strawberry netting and cherry tree netting are a few types of bird netting for the garden area. Gardens are as popular now than they ever have been. People are focused on eating right and adding lots of vegetables and fruit to their diet. What better way to make sure you are eating organic than to grow them in your backyard? There are organic ways to keep the bugs away without pesticides, and there are safe and humane ways to keep the birds from getting at the bounty before you have a chance to enjoy your bounty. There is nothing more annoying than to put in the time and labor only to have your fruit and vegetable bounty eaten by the pest bird.

It is a good idea to pay attention to what lies above as well as below in the ground. If pest birds are known to roost and perch on your patio or roof ledge, and in trees, they are just waiting for you to turn your back so they can dive down for dinner. Bird netting for gardens is not the only way to keep the pest birds out of the backyard. Another type of deterrent could be the red tailed hawk. It is a life like hawk decoy. Hawks hunt during the day and are more threatening than the owl. This visual bird deterrent appeals to the birds sight and sense of danger. Most birds are roosting at night, so having this red tailed hawk decoy hung from a rope or twine in the tree, or just placed on a post in the garden area will keep the birds away. This identifiable predator can also be placed on top of rooftops and on the patio or balcony covers. It will stop that birds eye view into your backyard. They are made of a durable plastic and will last through the weather elements. They are easy to mount and display. This life-like hawk decoy is low cost and will be effective for both small and large pest birds.

There are other visual bird deterrents such as scare diverters and scare balloons that will keep the birds from getting at your plants. Scare balloons and diverters can be hung in the trees, sides of the home or any overhang. The teardrop shaped bird deterrent and the scare balloon have a shiny reflective surface that acts as an optical illusion to the birds. What the birds perceive when they see these visual bird deterrents is a mock predator eye and it frightens them and they will want to avoid the area where they are located.

One of the best forms of bird control is the bird netting, however. It excludes the birds totally from an area. The bird netting for garden meets a varied range of needs. It is lightweight and yet very durable and easy to manage. It will protect raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, grapes and other fruit trees such as pears and apple trees. The birds cannot resist the sweet fruit, so make sure to install bird netting for gardens as soon as the fruits start developing on the branches.