Vineyard Netting Makes a Difference

Vineyard Netting Makes a Difference

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Kathy Fritsch in Bird Netting

Birds and the agricultural community do not always get along. There are solutions to pest bird problems for vineyards. Bird netting is often used and is effective in preventing bird access to the grapes. It is a very cost effective way to protect the crops.

Bird netting is the strongest and one of the most effective bird exclusion methods in the world. The netting stops the pest bird’s entrance to just about any architectural design including courtyards, rooftops, overhangs, parking garages, and crops such as vineyards. Bird netting can be used on practically any building, large or small and long and wide vineyards. Bird netting is installed vertically or horizontally and is virtually invisible. This adaptable bird control method is lightweight, cost effective and offers UV protection from the elements. UV protection makes it more resistant to the effects of the sun. Bird netting when properly installed, ensuring no gaps, presents an impermeable barricade. There is a wide variety of bird netting hardware for use on any substrate. It has 100% bird exclusion against all pest bird species. It is available in different mesh sizes to exclude all pest bird species. It is important to purchase netting that conforms to industry standards and is recognized as high quality.

For use in crops such as in a vineyard, the main reason for vineyard netting is to save the vines. But another reason to ward away the pest birds is because of the accumulated droppings that present themselves when the birds are allowed to roost in the area. The droppings will ruin parking lots, playgrounds and outside eating areas. Bird droppings can accumulate quite quickly where birds are allowed to roost. The droppings that are allowed to accumulate may present the risk of disease to people nearby. The accumulation of bird droppings is loaded with many fungal, bacterial and viral diseases that can be contracted by coming into contact and breathing in the dust spores of the bird feces. Upper respiratory conditions such as Histoplasmosis can be mild, but it is also known to cause pneumonia and even death. Cryptococcus neoformans is primarily found in pigeon droppings. The risk of contracting cryptococcosis is not related to the age of the excrement. It is a potentially fatal fungal disease acquired by inhalation of the fungal matter. Cryptococcosis has been increasing over the past 20 years for many reasons, one being the prevalence of more autoimmune disorders in humans.

Many pest birds are communal roosters, meaning they roost in large verbose groups. The uric acid in the bird droppings poses a threat of destruction to structures and machinery. Uric acid is very corrosive and can even ruin metals as well as paint and wood. This is another important reason why bird deterrents are necessary. A simple bird net could prevent illnesses and damage that is caused by the messes the pest bird makes. Commercial properties, vineyards and private homes are all susceptible to the difficulties associated with pest birds, their nests and their droppings. Bird netting will prevent this trouble. Vineyard netting will save your crops and make a big difference in the environment of the area.