If you're growing trees that are starting to bear fruit, you'll want to take steps to protect them from hungry birds arriving this spring--deterrents like bird netting for trees. A wide variety of birds are attracted to fruit trees, everything from bluebirds to woodpeckers. They'll peck and poke and eat everything on a branch, letting many fruit hit the ground to rot.
Yes, you can scare birds by banging pots and pans or blasting them with a water hose. But they'll return as soon as you go back in the house. The other problem is that pest birds often poop where they eat, so even if your fruit is un-pecked, it could be covered with bird poop. And as you may or may not know, bird droppings can carry any of 60 infectious diseases--like salmonella. One effective solution suggested by the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone is bird netting for trees.
Tree Netting for Birds is Effective
Recommended by bird control professionals, bird netting for trees can be most effective in protecting ripening fruit. It keeps bird pests from nesting in small trees and prevents them from pecking at fruit hanging from branches. Keep in mind that birds are territorial creatures. If they nested in your fruit trees last year, they'll return this year. Bird netting seals bird pests out, physically denying them access to your fruit.
Bird Netting for Trees is Easy to Install
Light and easy to handle, Bird-B-Gone's Garden Bird Netting is available in 14 x 100-foot and 14 x 200-foot rolls. It can easily be cut down to the size you need using ordinary scissors. The netting even comes in three different mesh sizes. Choose the 1/4" mesh for small birds, 1/2" mesh for medium sized birds, and 3/4" mesh for large birds. With two or more people, the netting is simple to drape over your trees. Bird-B-Gone recommends using their handy bird netting clips to keep the netting taut and in place.
Garden Bird Netting for Trees is Durable and Versatile
Bird-B-Gone's Garden Bird Netting is fabricated from a durable, UV-protected polypropylene material that will hold up under prolonged exposure to sun and rain. This netting is built to last and virtually invisible (so it won't impact the aesthetic look of your garden). Its also highly versatile. You can install Garden Bird Netting on a temporary basis if your pest bird problems are only seasonal, or you can install the netting permanently to provide protection all year for your fruit trees.
Keep in mind that the longer you wait to install bird netting for trees, the more you'll risk pest birds damaging your fruit. The key is to be proactive and block the birds before they settle on your trees.
Bird-B-Gone is the worlds largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.