Spring is the time when all your vegetables, strawberries, blueberries and small fruit trees will be showing the results of your hard work. Trouble is, pest birds will also want to partake of your growing cornucopia of fruits and veggies. They'll come, first one at a time, then in larger flocks. And before you realize it, your natures bounty will either be half eaten on the ground or in birds tummies. The time to protect your plants and trees is now--before the birds feast en mass on what you've so painstakingly cultivated.
Yes, you can scare bird pests away with old CDs hung from a tree or blast them with a water hose. But these tactics only work temporarily. The hungry little critters will return. And heaven forbid, you try to use poisons or pellet guns--your family and neighbors would never forgive you. Lethal means like these are also against the law in most areas.
So how can you protect your spring garden from pest birds? The bird control pros at Bird-B-Gone have a few suggestions.
Block Birds with Bird Netting
Bird-B-Gone's Garden Bird Netting creates an impenetrable barrier that blocks pest birds from young trees, vines and plants. Light, easy to handle and practically invisible, it lets sunshine, fresh air and spring rains continue to nurture your plants and trees. Made of rugged UV-protected polypropylene, garden net comes in three different mesh sizes 2-inch, 1 1/8-inch and 3/4-inch--to block out all manner of troublesome bird pests. Garden netting is available in small sizes or bulk rolls of 14 x 100 feet. For larger gardens, vineyards and multiple fruit trees, the netting comes in 14 x 5,000-foot rolls. Besides blocking out pest birds, garden net creates a micro-climate under specific areas of your garden, reflecting some harmful heat away from your plants, vines and trees. Bird-B-Gone recommends suspending the bird netting using poles implanted around the perimeter of your garden, and to leave at least a four-inch space between the netting and your plant, vine or tree.
Scare Birds with Natural, Threatening Sounds
Bird-B-Gone's Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic broadcasts pre-recorded distress and predator calls for as many as 22 species of birds. The sounds resemble normal bird calls to the human ear, but birds recognize them as danger. The distress and predator calls are broadcast for two minutes and repeated every 10 minutes to scare birds from gardens and trees. The sound intensity can be adjusted from 65 to 105 decibels using the volume control. And unlike ultrasonic bird scare devices, which emit sounds birds cant hear, the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic emits sounds that are plainly audible to pest birds. Being solar powered means you can place the device wherever pest birds seem to gather in your garden or 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.