- Avoid making these mistakes when installing bird netting
- Follow these tips to make bird netting a breeze
Bird netting is one of the most common methods used to deter unwanted birds from a variety of properties. While this method may seem easy for DIY property protection, it can become a time-consuming chore if not done properly. Check out some of our bird netting do’s and don’ts to help make the process a little bit easier.
Assume All Bird Netting is the Same
Bird nettings come in a variety of sizes, weights and materials. Before making a purchase, make sure you are choosing the appropriate netting for your needs. Questions to ask yourself when browsing bird netting include:
- What type of property are you protecting? Net types will be different for specific types of properties. The kind of nettings used for buildings and structures is not the same as nets used for gardening or crop protection.
- What bird species are you trying to deter? Weights, materials and mesh sizes will differ depending on the size of birds you are trying to deter.
Install on a Windy Day
It can be tricky to install bird netting even on a calm day. These long, thin nets can easily become tangled or knotted if not handled properly. Trying to install netting when it’s windy is going to make the process way more difficult than it needs to be.
Expect a Permanent Fix
While netting will prevent birds from easily accessing your properties, don’t expect the fix to last. Over time, netting will deteriorate, leaving holes or gaps that pest birds can easily slip through. For long-lasting results from bird netting, be prepared for regular maintenance and updates.
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Before you begin, research the best type of bird netting for your needs. Compare the types of netting, sizes, weights and equipment needed to install. Once you’ve found the right type, shop around to find the best priced deal.
As you begin installing your bird netting, make sure to stay organized. Stretch out the net to full size, find all the corners and determine which side is up. This will help you avoid tangles and make the whole process a lot easier.
Give Yourself Inside Access
If using bird netting to protect your fruits or vegetables, don’t forget to make a small access hole for harvest. While the net is built to keep birds out, you’ll still need to be able to get in to pick or tend to your plants. Make a small incision large enough for you to fit your hand for whatever crop you are harvesting.
Find Better Bird Protection With Avian Enterprises
While bird netting will protect your properties from unwanted birds, the effects won’t last forever. For long-term protection, choose a liquid bird repellent. Avian Enterprises offers a full range of liquid bird control products that provide immediate and long-lasting results. Learn more about our bird control solutions by giving us a call at 888.868.1982.