How to Keep Birds Out of Your Garden

keep birds out of your garden It’s spring, and with it come birds, all eager to nibble and peck at the ripening fruits and vegetables in your garden. You will want to keep birds out of your garden this spring because robins will feast on your prized veggies. Crows will quickly devour almost every kind of fruit. And starlings with their vast numbers can quickly destroy your strawberries, blueberries, grapes, tomatoes, peaches, figs, apples and cherries.  Without proper bird control measures, your garden will be at the mercy of spring birds. Fortunately, the bird control pros at Bird B Gone have several humane and effective solutions.

Block Out Bird Pests with Garden Netting 

Bird-B-Gone’s Garden Bird Netting creates a barrier that prevents pest birds from getting at your prized fruits and vegetables. The netting is light, easy to handle and designed for temporary garden use. No need to resort to poisons or traps, tactics you may not want to use, especially if you have pets or children. Bird-B-Gone Garden Bird Netting is made of tough, UV-protected polypropylene and comes in a 3/4-inch mesh to seal out today’s most troublesome bird pests. To block out smaller birds, ½-inch and ¼-inch mesh sizes are available. Garden Bird Netting comes in sections or bulk rolls of 14 x 100 feet and 14 x 200 feet. The large rolls are easily trimmed down to protect specific areas of your garden. To keep bird pests from your tomatoes and other vegetables, you can wrap individual plants in this netting. For larger gardens, you can suspend the netting around an entire area. Just make sure the netting is firmly secured to ensure it stays taut. Zip ties, twine or similar materials are ideal. Small trees can also be protected with this netting.

The Sound Solution: Sonic Bird Deterrents

Bird-B-Gone’s Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic emits a combination of distress and predator calls that convince birds danger is near. The device can be set to scare off any of 22 specific birds, or you can switch it to a general setting to scare all birds. The weatherproof device is programmable and comes with a built-in speaker that will cover up to an acre. Unlike ultrasonic devices that broadcast high-frequency sounds birds can’t hear, Bird Chase Super Sonic sends out sounds within a bird’s hearing range. The sounds resemble natural birdcalls to the human ear, so they won’t annoy pets or neighbors. Because it’s solar powered, no AC access is needed, so it can be placed wherever pest birds gather most often.

Set up a Few Red-Tail Hawk Decoys 

Bird-B-Gone’s realistic Red-Tail Hawk Decoys will scare pest birds from your decorative garden. Hawks hunt during the day when most birds are active, which is why hawk decoys are more effective than owl decoys (owls hunt at night). Bird-B-Gone’s realistic-looking hawk decoy is 17 inches tall and will convince pest birds that a real hawk is standing by ready to strike. The decoy is made of heavy duty plastic to ensure its “live” appearance for many years outdoors. Decoys can be placed in any high visibility area of your garden. Simply move the decoy from time to time to keep pest birds from getting used to it (they may have bird brains, but they’re not dumb).

Hang Up Some Visual Deterrents

Bird-B-Gone’s Visual Bird Deterrents create a distraction zone for pest birds. The simplest is Flash Tape, a 50-foot roll of iridescent foil tape that’s easily cut into short strips. Affixed to high visibility areas of your garden, the strips snap in the wind and reflect sunlight to make birds too nervous to stay. Equally effective is the Scare Eye Diverter, a tear-drop-shaped iridescent foil deterrent covered with a large “predator” eye. There’s also the Bird Scare Balloon, a large inflatable “beach ball” that’s covered with big predator eyes. When the Diverter and Balloon bob and weave in the wind, birds see them as predators and will leave. Again, for best results, visual deterrents should be moved around every so often.

Ask the Experts

If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, Bird B Gone has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.

 

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