As a corn grower, there are many ways to prevent bird damage to corn crops this season. If birds are becoming an issue, it is important to take care of it as soon as possible. The longer the corn crops go untreated, the harder it will be to protect them in the long run. Once you decide which strategy is best for your field, make sure all prevention tactics are in place before harvest so that those pest birds don’t fly away with any of your profits. Using a combination of tactics is often the most effective way to deter birds from the area.
There are different visuals that can be used to prevent bird damage to corn crops. When it comes to how to prevent bird damage to corn crops, these are some of the most effective:
An effigy is when a dead bird is hung upside down, about three feet off of the ground, to deter other birds from coming near the area. It’s important to move the position of the effigy about once a week to keep new birds from entering the field.
Scarecrows are most effective when used with an additional tactic. Scarecrows should be moved frequently around the area so that birds don’t become accustomed to it.
Birds naturally warn other birds of danger. There are many noise devices that are specially designed to produce copy-cat or loud noises and bird danger calls to deter other birds from coming near the area.
Unlike many other methods, bird repellent is really the only surefire way to repel birds and prevent them from ever wanting to return. But which one is the best for preventing bird damage to corn crops? Pay attention to the ingredients and make sure that it won’t affect the growth or taste of your crops. Even though many repellents may effectively keep birds away, the negative side effects of the product may end up causing more harm than good.
Avian Control liquid bird repellent from Avian Enterprises consists of all food-grade ingredients, making it non-toxic and non-lethal. Not only does it effectively prevent bird damage to corn crops, but it also has no effect on the growth, color or taste of your crops. It is also mild enough to use around people and other animals. If you are interested in learning more about how Avian Control can help you prevent bird damage to corn crops this year, call us to get started!