Blueberries are not an easy crop to grow, and birds love to snack on them. Now that spring is here and blueberry season is approaching, it’s important to protect blueberry crops from birds. Follow these tips for blueberry bush bird protection:
Use Netting to Prevent Damage
Placing netting on blueberry bushes can help prevent birds from damaging the fruit. However, birds will still be able to flock around the plant, leaving droppings behind. Be careful, though, because birds or other creatures can get caught or harmed. Many birds are federally protected, so be sure to install netting safely.
Implement Scare Tactics
There are a variety of scare tactics that can be used to scare birds away from blueberry bushes. However,
birds are very smart and learn quickly that these are not real. Move the objects around to help prevent this from happening. Scare tactics include:
- Fake predators, like owls or snakes
- Streamers and balloons
- Aluminum pie pans
Repel Birds with Liquid Bird Repellent
While netting and scare tactics can help keep some birds at bay, using liquid bird repellent can safely repel birds away from the area. Not only does it safely repel birds, but is safe for humans or other animals. Liquid bird repellent sprays can cover a large area and do not affect the taste or growth of the plant.
Use Avian Control Liquid Bird Repellent to Protect Blueberry Crops
Avian Control liquid bird repellent can be sprayed or fogged onto blueberry plants to keep them safe from birds. Applied about every two weeks, the non-toxic, EPA-registered spray safely repels birds away from the area but has no negative effects on the crop. Contact us to learn more about how Avian Control liquid bird repellent can protect your blueberry bushes or call 888.868.1982 to place an order, today!