Pigeon Proofing Your Garden? Why You Should Use Plastic Bird Netting
If you are the kind of person who likes to grow his or her own fruit trees, berry bushes or vegetable gardens, you will have likely had to deal with a pest bird infestation at some point. Birds can destroy ripening vegetables or fruit and leave your garden looking a mess.
Pigeons eat all kinds of berries and fruits. Other birds such as Mockingbirds, Thrashers or Orioles like to eat oranges. Waxwings, bluebirds, robins and finches love to eat grapes. Starlings like to eat cherries. Sadly, no matter which fruit you decide to grow, you will find a pest that will take a liking to it.
If you love to garden, you have probably spent a lot of time protecting your plants from insects and watering them. After devoting so much energy and time taking care of them, the last thing you want is for your home-grown fruits and vegetables to become food for birds. Let us discuss why plastic bird netting is an effective pest control measure for your garden.
Why should you install plastic bird netting?
Plastic bird netting is a proven and effective form of bird control. It prevents birds from accessing specific areas of the garden. It is a very humane way to protect your fruit trees, gardens and bushes. It is easy to set up and can be customised to any size or shape.
Bird netting comes in various kinds of mesh sizes. Most manufacturers who offer bird netting also sell handy clips that are useful for easy and fast installation.
How to install plastic bird netting?
Suspend the netting over your vine or bush by around 6 inches. This will prevent the birds from settling over the nest and eat the plants through the meshes. To suspend the netting, place poles around your garden perimeter. You can secure the netting with twine, hog rings or zip ties.
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